Last week, the ground-breaking work of Operation Nightingale was recognised at the British Archaeological Awards.
The British Archaeological Awards are a showcase for the best in UK archaeology. They aim to advance public education and best practice in archaeology through the granting of awards for excellence and initiative. The 2012 ceremony was held at the British Museum in London and was also the launch event for this year’s Festival of British Archaeology.
Operation Nightingale was presented with a Special British Archaeological Award in recognition of the project’s innovative use of archaeology to aid the recovery of injured soldiers. The national award was collected by Richard Osgood and Sgt Diarmaid Walshe, the creators of the project, with Cpl Steve Winterton of 1 Rifles.
To find out more about Op Nightingale’s award click here.
Find out more about the British Archaeological Awards at http://www.britarch.ac.uk/awards/