Some of our work included research which involved volunteer divers from commercial organisations as well as from MOD
scientific and support staff. Whatever the activity, appropriate operating conditions had to be considered. For example, research
required a shore-based, controlled envronment for obvious reasons. Novice trainees would also need such an environment in order to
develop the confidence to progress to sea trials.
One option never available to the ADG was desktop research and therefore
participants had to be prepared to get their hands dirty. Consequently, most of our time was spent at a variety
of other locations throughout the UK, both
military and civilian. Sadly, many of the establishments no longer exist or have changed their name and/or their purpose.