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UK boosts jungle training in Belize

8th April 2015 - 11:20 GMT | by Ian Kemp in UK

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The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), part of the UK MoD, has assumed control of the training estate in Belize from the Belizean Defence Force (BDF) in April as the British Army expands its use of the jungle training facilities there.  

The British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) is located at Price Barracks, which it shares with the BDF, about 15km outside Belize City.

In 2011 BATSUB was reduced to a six-strong team who facilitate training for British and international forces. The DIO currently maintains 25 service family quarters, enough accommodation for 600 troops on exercise and various associated buildings,

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