Operation Nightingale: Archaeology for Recovering Soldiers

Operation Nightingale: Archaeology for Recovering Soldiers Photograph taken by Cpl Kellie Holmes of the Royal Logistics Corps

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 19:30

Booking: No booking required.

Museum members £2.00; non-Members £3.50; payable on the door.

A talk by Richard Osgood, Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Operation Nightingale is a pilot project established by Sergeant Diarmaid Walshe of the 1st Battalion The Rifles and Richard Osgood, Senior Historic Advisor of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). The project aims to meet a demand amongst wounded soldiers for viable rehabilitation programmes, in this case utilising heritage primarily through learning field archaeology skills. The long-term aim is to develop this as a service over the entire country.

A lecture in the Salisbury Museum Archaeology Lectures (SMAL) series. SMAL lectures are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to April.