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V-EX Overland - Veterans Expeditions Overland Outline

 

V-EX OVERLAND is a new project which will be run by Veterans In Action (VIA) to help veterans suffering from the effects of war or who have found the transition to civilian life difficult.

 

VIA take a non-therapy approach to helping those who suffer and instead use the outdoors, centre based projects, adventurous activities and expeditions to help veterans rebuild their confidence, self-esteem and self-belief.

 

VIA have run many long distance walking expeditions across the UK over the last 7 years. These walks have covered a distance of 13,000 miles with over 500 veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) taking part. The impact these walks make to the participants is huge not only to them but also to their families with renewed belief in themselves and their future.

 

Veterans Overland will run in the same way as our walking expeditions and will work in two ways with two distinct phases:

 

• Build phase

• Expedition phase

 

Phase 1 - The Build

 

The first planning meeting took place on the 19th of September 2017 which included 6 mechanics and VIA expedition leaders all of whom are veterans from different Corps and Branches of the armed forces.

 

After an inspection of the two vehicles owned by VIA already, a Land Rover Defender 110 and a Land Rover Discovery the decision on how to take the project forward was to use the Defender for the expedition and to use the Discovery as a donor vehicle.

 

The aim of the project is to have 3 expedition prepared vehicles at the end of the build phase, a Land Rover Defender and 2 x Land Rover Discovery's all with 300tdi engines so that all vehicles will have interchangeable parts i.e.: transmission and engines.

 

There will be a total of 5 x vehicles in this project 1x Land Rover Defender (owned by VIA), expedition prepared, 2x Land Rover Discovery's for expedition prepared and 2x Land rover Discovery's for spares (1 x VIA already own).

 

Work will start initially on the Land Rover Defender and then once complete mechanically work will start on the Discovery's. All vehicles will be fitted out with off road items and attached tentage system to accommodate a minimum of 10 people.

 

In addition to the three vehicles the ream will source an ex-military Sankey Trailer which will be also be expedition prepared.

 

As the project progresses more veterans will be invited to participate and will work under instruction of the mechanics and learn all aspects of the build and the vehicles they are working on.

 

Throughout Phase 1 veterans will be taught expedition training learning skills which will include route planning, logistics, bush mechanics, vehicle recovery, first aid, Bushcraft, photography and videography including editing.

 

The aim is for the vehicles to be ready for Armed Forces Day at the end of June 2018 where phase 2 of the project will be launched at Andover Armed Forces Day.

 

Phase 2 - Overland Expedition

 

Throughout Phase 1 the planning will be undertaken for an Overland Expedition to coincide with the centenary of WW1.

 

2018 is a very important year in the history of our country being that Armistice Day on the 11th of November is 100 years since the last shots were fired in the 'Great War' supposedly the war to end all wars.

 

Unfortunately from the start of the 'Great War' in 2014, British Troops have been involved in conflict every year for 100 years when our forces pulled out of Afghanistan in 2014.

 

Veterans Overland aims to visit many of the locations of the battlefields that our veterans have paid the ultimate sacrifice including WW1, WW2 and the more recent wars in the Balkans.

 

As a charity that helps veterans who suffer from PTSD this will also be an important part of our expedition and we will visit locations and learn about the first recorded origins of PTSD in the battles of Thermopylae and Marathon in Greece, discovering what happened with those suffering from shell shock in WW1 and combat fatigue in WW2 all precursors of the modern diagnosis called PTSD.

 

A huge part of the expedition is that some veterans will have served in the recent wars in the Balkans and have suffered due to the experiences they had and it is our aim to visit some of the locations they may have served to help exercise demons of the past and see that their service has helped transform these countries.

 

This expedition will be the first of its kind and will be approximately 6 weeks in duration with a crew of 10 veterans which may be interchanged during the expedition at certain points. The plan is to travel through many countries off road where possible and also wild camping where possible.

 

The outward route will take in the following countries:

 

• UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Slovenia,   
  Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and Greece

 

The return route will take in the following countries:

 

• Greece, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium and the UK.

 

This expedition will be life changing for all those taking part who will exercise demons from the past and find a new confidence concentrating on the future instead of looking towards the past as those suffering from PTSD are prone to do.

 

 

SATURDAY 15th September 2018

WIN A NIGHT OUT AT THE DOGS!

COMPETITION

NORTHERN FLAT

You and 5 of your friends will receive free entry to Belle Vue to see the BAPP for Bolts 2018 Scurry Cup!

The draw will be made Monday 3rd September.

• 3 course meal

• £50 Drinks vouchers

• £50 Tote vouchers

A visit to the winning podium when the BAPP for Bolts Scurry cup is presented to the winner!

COMPETITION CLOSED

The winner will be announced shortly

BAPP Secure contract to supply products for Crookwell Wind Farm

 

BAPP Group Contracts awarded contract to supply foundation studs for installation on the new wind farm at one of Australia’s largest renewable developments.

 

The project has 28 wind turbines. Now its operational the wind farm produces an excess of 300,000 megawatt-hours during the average year, with zero carbon emissions, an energy supply equivalent to that needed to power 41,600 Canberra homes.

 

BAPP Group Contracts international sales rep, Thomas Harrison, said: “We are thrilled to work alongside the local contractors on a project that will significantly contribute to the energy transition underway throughout Australia”.

 

In addition, he explained: “This is the first milestone for BAPP Group Contracts in Australia and that great contacts have been made because of the specialist knowledge and support that BAPP can offer”.

Raising Funds for Cancer Research

4th April 2018

On Saturday 31st March Richard Nuttall boxed at a charity function for Cancer Research through the Ultra White Collar Boxing promotions. After eight weeks of training at the gym Richard went on to fight at the Baths Hall in front of 1000 people.

 

BAPP kindly sponsored the vest and shorts helping Richard follow in the footsteps of Glyn Sparks and Adam Reeve who have previously participated in this event.

 

Stopped in the third round after a heavy body shot which Richard confesses is still feeling to this day, Richard was proud to take part and enjoyed every minute even after enduring the gruelling training. A great experience which managed to raise around £700 for Cancer research. Well Done!

BAPP Sponsor the

Northowram Rams

5th February 2018

The Northowram Rams are a mixed ability under 13 age group team. The squad has been together from the under 6 age group and have 14 players registered.

The team plays in the Huddersfield Macron junior football league in division 5a.

 

There are 74 teams in the under 13's category, this is the teams first season of

11 aside on a full size pitch, playing 10 games, winning 6, drawing 3 and loosing 1.

The Rams have scored 57 goals and conceded 28, sitting in 3rd place in their league. The team have a chance to go second with 2 games in hand over the second placed team. Finally the Rams are also through to the 3rd round of the cup.

BAPP's New Test House Facility

31st July 2017

As part of BAPP Groups process of continual improvement on quality and inspection, we have now invested in our own in house fully equipped testing and inspection facility.

 

The purpose built test house is situated at the Barnsley Group warehouse.

 

BAPP recently increased the quality department to five staff, incorporating two inspectors overseas, all headed up by our own quality/technical director.

All sourced products although tested at the point of manufacture are now tested in accordance with all relevant dimensional, physical, mechanical, and coating standards, ensuring our customers can rely on the high quality products supplied by our company.

 

Meeting all the necessary requirements for successful installation for their intended application.

 

See our test house section for more details about our equipment.

BAPP Mansfield Award Man of the Match

Mandfield Town FC Front man Kane Hemmings receives a bottle of Champagne from match sponsor BAPP Industrial Supplies (Mansfield) Ltd.

 

After being awarded the Sponsor's

Man of the Match with a 3 -1 win at

home to Carlisle United

1st Jan 2018

Local fund raiser Chris Clarkson in Charity Bike Challenge!

31st July 2017

Chris Clarkson helped raise money for the Children with Cancer Ride London 100. BAPP was proud to sponsor Chris as he took on the challenge starting from Olympic Park and finishing outside Buckingham Palace.

BAPP UK Move to New Premises

31st July 2017

BAPP UK have recently completed a move to a new 6500 sq foot warehouse, incorporating a new Sales Office.

The refurbished unit in Barnsley is now fully stocked and trading with the sales team now settling in.

 

It’s a great move for BAPP UK, offering us treble the pallet storage with room to grow even more if required. BAPP UKs new expansion means they are able to offer

their customers a more efficient service.

 

With BAPP UK being located next to our Group head office, it gives them direct access to our Group stock and central purchasing.

 

BAPP UK have been trading for 12 years

and this is a very exciting move for them.

The availability of stock for their customers

is paramount and it will enable significant expansion to their customer base when offering next day delivery services.

 

BAPP UK have also added to their sales team and have welcomed an additional stores man which in turn will improve efficiency and show more growth for the UK branch.

BAPP Group Invest in New Forklifts

1st August 2017

BAPP Group have just taken delivery of two brand new Mitsubishi order picking machines.

 

BAPP worked closely with Endeavour and Mitsubishi to build the trucks to suit the

BAPP Group warehouse perfectly, even

down to the BAPP orange paint job.

The new trucks are also fitted with the Optafleet safety system, this new addition records any damage to the truck or the warehouse floors. It also completes the full daily drivers reports.

BAPP Sponsor Local Football Teams

31st July 2017

The BAPP Group of Companies are proud to sponsor some of their local teams.

 

BAPP Barnsley have renewed their Club Partnership with Barnsley FC, and a continuation of the shorts sponsorship.

BAPP Mansfield have sponsored the Scoreboard at Mansfield town.

 

BAPP Rochdale, Scunthorpe sponsoring new sign boards at local football clubs.

 

Rochdale (Lancs) continues to sponsor Rochdale Cricket club.

 

BAPP Hull are sponsoring Hull City for the coming season.

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