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Association of Old Crows UK Operational Award given to electronic warfare solution company EWS for its work in Somalia



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A company has been recognised for its work in helping to support people in a war-torn African country.

EW Solutions Ltd (EWS) received the Association of Old Crows United Kingdom Electronic Warfare Operational Award in recognition of its work in Somalia since 2018.

The Association of Old Crows serves defence, industry and academia through advocacy and educational forums in electronic warfare and related areas.

Chris Howe, of the Association of Old Crows (centre) presents the award to, left to right, Alf Cupper, Mike Iles, Mark Brooksbank, Gary King, Nigel Cathrew, Carl Weaver, James Clarke and Richard Canale.
Chris Howe, of the Association of Old Crows (centre) presents the award to, left to right, Alf Cupper, Mike Iles, Mark Brooksbank, Gary King, Nigel Cathrew, Carl Weaver, James Clarke and Richard Canale.

Its UK chapter president, Chris Howe, visited veteran-owned company EWS in Long Bennington to present the award to members of the field service representatives team in acknowledgement of their dedication and hard work.

Eddie Edwards, managing director of EWS, said: “This award is a well-deserved recognition of the efforts and significant improvements brought about by the EWS field service representatives in Somalia over the last few years and will, no doubt have helped to save many lives in the country.

“Everyone at EWS is immensely proud to receive this award.”

Chris Howe of the Association of Old Crows and Alf Cupper of EWS with the award.
Chris Howe of the Association of Old Crows and Alf Cupper of EWS with the award.

The highly-regarded award recognises the mentoring and training support given by the EWS field service representatives to the Ugandan People’s Defence Force soldiers in Somalia, as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia programme.

The African Union Mission in Somalia is a peace-keeping mission operated by the African Union. Part of the mission is to create a secure environment for the delivery of humanitarian aid.

The dedicated team of EWS field service representatives delivered technical training, equipment maintenance, threat definition, mission fill and mentoring support for the Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare systems that protect the Route Clearance Platoon teams when securing the main supply routes in the country.

It is hoped the capability that the field service representatives have given to the African Union Mission in Somalia will provide an improved quality of life for the Somali people and will enable the Somali Security Forces to bring about a significant change for the better in their country going forward.



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