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28-29 SEPTEMBER 2021


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Bert Appleton

Bert Appleton

Head Counter-Explosive Ordnance Defence Engagement Office, UK MOD
Bert Appleton is the Head of the CEDE Office, a niche component of the Security, Policy and Operations (SPO) branch of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), delivering international security capacity building. After a 20 year career in the British Army, 5 years in Olympic sport and 10 years in the commercial sector, Bert designed the CEDE model with staff from Army HQ, set up the Office in 2017 and launched the framework of Suppliers in 2018. Bert is the UK MoD adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Explosive Threats, a Director of Appleton Connections Limited and an active supporter of BLESMA and the Felix Fund.  

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