17 Oct 2012 - By
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MOD announces Energy Awards winners

The MOD has announced the winners of its prestigious Sanctuary and Energy Awards.

The Sanctuary Awards, organised on behalf of the MOD by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), aim to recognise and encourage group and individual efforts that benefit wildlife, archaeology, environmental improvement or conservation of MOD land in the UK and abroad.

This year, the Officer in Command of RAF Brize Norton; the Sustainability Team from RAF Northolt; the Health & Safety Officer from RAF Boulmer; a project to create a new Fire Training facility in a former World War II airfield in Cornwall; and Operation Nightingale were recognised for their outstanding achievements.

Rt Hon Mark Francois MP, Minister of State for Defence Personnel Welfare and Veterans, said of the event:

“The Sanctuary and Energy Awards recognise work across the MOD estate that benefits wildlife, archaeology and environment. They celebrate people who not only protect our heritage and environment, but also collectively save the British taxpayer millions of pounds.”

The Awards were held at a prestigious event in London on 16 October.