Why we’re Supporting the Royal Marines Charity’s N75 Expedition

Aaron Cole

Early last week, a team of eight Royal Marines commandos, including serving and former Marines set off for Norway by car for the N75 expedition. The team will travel the 2000 mile length of Norway using only kayaks and bikes; retelling heroic stories of WWII combined Commando raids. Over the course of the journey, the team will be linking up with local people and historical societies at each location, talking to those with a connection to events and building friendships along the way.

So, what’s all this in aid of? Well, the expedition will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Telemark raids, the raids that ultimately served to thwart the Nazi’s nuclear programme. N75 will raise money in support of deserving ex-servicemen and their families in need of person. al assistance due to exceptional circumstances.

The expedition aims to promote good mental health, and any money raised will be used to develop the Royal Marines Support Hub at the Commando training centre in Devon. The Hub will provide practical and emotional support for Royal Marines, and is just one example of the Charity’s ongoing projects.

Where do we fit in? Back in May, two members of the N75 team came to Captec headquarters in Fareham, bringing along two support vehicles supplied by Jaguar Land Rover. They were met by representatives from our strategic partners, Dell EMC and Gamber-Johnson, who supplied a rugged tablet and an in-vehicle dock respectively.

Two of our very own vehicle installation specialists, Graham and Chris, then expertly fitted the tablet and dock inside the two support vehicles for optimal reliability, accessibility and performance. Check them out doing it in the image below.

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The tablets will act as an integral part of the expedition, assuming the role of a mobile base camp.  They will be deployed for mapping, route planning and direct tracking, in addition to acting as a media and storage centre, and so need to be accessible at all times.

Alongside our valued partners at Dell EMC and Gamber-Johnson, we are extremely proud to be supporting the crew on this historic expedition. We wish the Royal Marines all the very best for what will surely be a challenging but rewarding journey, and we can’t wait to share in their stories along the way.

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