BSI: Looking back over 2020 and forward to this year’s 25th anniversary For Blue Shield International (BSI), 2020 was a hugely challenging year, as indeed it was for the whole world. But, despite having to work largely online rather than face to face, most of Blue Shield’s projects went ahead, and much was achieved. Photo: [...]
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Blue Shield International (BSI) was invited to support NATO Exercise Loyal Leda 2020 (LOLE20), a Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation scheduled exercise to train and evaluate the Combat Readiness certification of HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) as a warfighting Corps Headquarters. BSI took part in its capacity as a cultural property protection (CPP) expert [...]
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NATO And Blue Shield Sign Letter of Intent for Cultural Property Protection Recognising their vital relationship, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), of NATO, and the Blue Shield, have established and signed a Letter of Intent to foster further cooperation in Cultural Property Protection (CPP). Both parties will encourage cooperation activities to promote cooperation through: [...]
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Dr Paul Fox, BSI, attends the NATO HQ Allied Joint Force Command CPP Round Table, Naples. © NATO 2019 NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFCNP), in collaboration with SHAPE J9, organised a one-day event in JFCNP focused on CPP on 30 October 2019. The aim of this event was to provide improved understanding of [...]
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Caption: Participants engaged in a discussion on structure stabilisation of a damaged building during the exercise scenario planned as part of the CPP Special to Arm Course, Portsmouth, 16 October 2019 © UK Blue Shield UKBS was privileged to support the UK Reserves Cultural Property Protection Unit (CPPU) in running the UK’s first CPP Special [...]
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Caption: BSI staff support CPP training on NATO Trident Jackal 2019, roleplaying as the Ministry of Culture to discuss cultural property protection with J9 CIMIC staff at NRDC-Spain. © BSI October 2019 Blue Shield staff provided cultural property protection mentoring and training on NATO exercise Trident Jackal 2019 with NATO HQ NRDC-Spain. "Trident Jackal (TRJA19) [...]
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Dr Emma Cunliffe attends ARRCADE Globe 2019 at Sennelager, Germany, July 2019 ©Reproduced with kind permission from ARRC Public Affairs Office BSI was delighted to visit NATO exercise ARRCADE GLOBE - a specialist cartographic training exercise for NATO’s military map makers in Sennelager. The event was organised by the UK-based NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps [...]
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Dr Paul Fox gives the opening introduction at the CPP exercise planning workshop, 13 June 2019. © BSI 2019   On 13-14 June, BSI ran a highly successful Cultural Property Protection (CPP) Exercise Support Workshop in London. Aim The aim of the workshop was to share perspectives on designing and delivering CPP civil-military exercise content, [...]
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Air University’s Air Force Culture and Language Center hosted the fourth Annual Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium on March 27 – 29. More than 300 attendees joined the event: this year’s theme was ‘inter(culture) operability: how to enhance alliances and engage with new partners’. Dr Paul Fox from Blue Shield International was formally invited [...]
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Discussion of the CPP Estimate Process for use in Exercise Double River (DORR19), with NATO Multinational CIMIC Group, March 2019. © BSI, March 2019 Exercise DORR 19 was a multi-level Deployable Forces (DF) exercise that aimed to train the Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG) as a deployed CIMIC group. The command post exercise focused on both [...]
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