As part of the Cobham ethos to 'protect lives and livelihoods',
we have many employees who are helping to defend our armed forces
better against IEDs. Cobham employees have leading-edge expertise
in developing advanced Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) detection
systems to support Counter-IED and mine clearance operations, which
include both hand-held and vehicle-based products.
The Big Battlefield Bike Ride (BBBR) is the signature fundraiser
for Help for Heroes - a charity formed to help those who have been
wounded in Britain's conflicts. The money raised goes towards
helping the up to 75,000 servicemen and women, some of whom have
been injured by IEDs and now need support, inspiration and
enablement, to achieve their full potential.
Graham Degg, Manufacturing Operations Manager at Cobham
Technical Services, has taken up the BBBR challenge no fewer than
three times in three years! His hard work and determination have
paid off: Graham has raised £11,500 for Help for Heroes so far,
with a target of raising another £6,000 for his third race which
took place in June 2015.
Graham remarked, 'The event is challenging, emotional and truly
awe-inspiring. I got to ride alongside genuine heroes of mine -
some of whom have survived the terrible physical and mental wounds
of battle. In taking on the BBBR they rewrite the dictionary
definition of courage. Help for Heroes empowers them to do