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Op NIGHTINGALE began in 2012 and since then has won several national awards for its work. Check out the awards we have won HERE

The project started when a group of army personal were employed to recover archaeological material from Badger setts at the Chisenbury Midden on Salisbury Plain. Time Teams Dr. Phil Harding was also invited along to view the proceedings.The Defence Archaeology Group was developed as a concept because of both the diversity and the ever increasing number of projects which the service personnel were being asked to take part in.

The official formation of the Defence Archaeology Group was completed on 28th September 2012 when Dr Phil Harding and Surgeon Commodore Peter Buxton were invited to the cabin of HMS Victory to sign the ‘Visitors Book’ to record the event.