Ammo & Company (Military Direct) receives Silver award for the Armed Forces Covenant

Ammo & Company (Military Direct) receives Silver award for the Armed Forces Covenant

Military Direct is Proud and honoured to receive the Defence Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Award 2020

UK military supplier AMMO & COMPANY and its continued dedication to the armed forces has been recognised with the prestigious Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award.

Part of The Armed Forces Covenant, the ERS scheme aims to reward employer organisations for their support and dedication towards defence, including putting initiatives in place to provide training and employment to veterans and ex-forces personnel as they begin the transition to civilian life.

AMMO & COMPANY has had a close history with the Armed Forces since its formation in 1850. In addition to around half of our current workforce is made up of Veterans, CFAVs and Military spouses. 

AMMO & COMPANY recognise the skills and attributes that service leavers bring to any organisation and are very keen to tap into these skills and help develop them. As they work closely with our workforce from commercial and business backgrounds, strong diversity ensures a great client offering.”

Tommy Dalman, Managing & Director of AMMO & COMPANY, said the company prides itself on its links with the UK Armed Forces and ex-service personnel are an integral part of our workforce, with a great balance between them and our workforce from business backgrounds as we build for the future

 Commenting on the announcement of the ERS 2020 awards, Johnny Mercer, Minister for Defence People and Veterans said:

“The breadth and diversity of the winners this year shows how business support for the Armed Forces continues to grow no matter the sector, company size or location.

“I am grateful for the positive attitude and flexible policies these organisations have adopted towards the defence community, which is testament to the fantastic contribution our serving personnel, veterans and their families can make to any organisation.

“I am delighted that so many companies are supporting our people and that, through this scheme, we can give them the public recognition they deserve.”

 

August 18, 2020 — Customer Service

Coronavirus - Covid-19 : Military Direct / Ammo & Company - Update

Coronavirus / Covid-19: Keeping you safe and well

The rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a source of uncertainty for all of us. We know you are concerned, and so are we.

At times like this, communication is critical. I am writing today to share what we’re doing in response to this public health crisis and to let you know how we’ll continue to provide you with the high level of support and service you’ve come to expect from us.

Primarily, the health and safety of our community—our employees, customers, and partners—is our top priority.  We have had conversations with many of our customers and suppliers in recent days about the developing situation with Covid-19, and we have been heartened and inspired by the positive and pragmatic outlooks that have been shared with us. While we embrace this optimistic outlook, we would also like to take the opportunity to assure you that we are taking every possible step to play our part in protecting and preparing you for every eventuality. 

We have been and will continue to monitor and implement formal advice from the government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation.

At the core is a full action plan, which fundamentally creates segregation within the workforce:

  • All our staff members are fully aware of current advice and requirements and regularly briefed with updates.

  • A system of ‘teams’ has been introduced within departments, with separate facilities, in order to duplicate activities where possible.

  • Working hours have changed in the warehouse to prevent any overlap of shifts and to allow for the extra cleaning of crucial areas and equipment. Our overall operational hours have increased to meet additional demand and we have currently no delays to shipping or stocking.

  • In line with the latest advice from the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, any member of our team who has a fever and/or has a new, persistent cough is to stay at home for at least fourteen days.

  • We have handwashing facilities on every floor of our HQ, wall-mounted clinical-grade hand washing instructions in our toilets, and wall-mounted and freestanding hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the building, including in the entrance. 

  • We have ample supplies of disposable gloves in our building, which are worn, and our staff are sanitising at regular intervals. 

  • An ‘off-site’ office facility has been set up, which has no physical link to Ammo HQ current office areas.

  • Staff business travel offsite has suspended, and likewise visitor access on-site, with all business meeting being conducted via phone or video link.

 

We can confirm that all in the business will be working hard to ensure that Ammo & Company and its subsidiaries continue to provide high service levels that are unaffected by these measures and that we will be maintaining the usual order deadlines, shipping schedules and other SLAs, subject to our carriers also doing so. 

We have temporarily asked those employees whose roles allow them to work remotely at least until Friday, 24 April 2020, at which point we will re-assess. It is quite possible that we will extend that time, and we are planning as if we will. However, we are keeping our re-evaluation cycles short given our learnings—the evolution and additional information we gain on this, even day-to-day, is significant.

 

We will be monitoring developments and official advice closely and implementing any, additional measures we feel are necessary and beneficial to protect your health and safety.

If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about any aspect of current events or our response, please do not hesitate to speak to any of the team. We ask in the first instance to email us to enquries@ammoandco.co.uk rather than call with your query, and our team will get back to you as quickly as they can.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support, loyalty, and the trust you place in us.

As at all times, we take our responsibilities to help protect your health and safety incredibly seriously, and we would like to assure you that, you continue to be in the safest possible place, and hands, at Ammo & Company. 

Assuring you of our best attention always,

 

Tommy Dalman

 

Managing Director 

March 18, 2020 — Customer Service
Camping tips for beginners

Camping tips for beginners

Camping can be a great vacation for all the family and has the added advantage of being ideal for those who are on a low budget. Once you have purchased all the equipment you need it will last for years if you take good care of it. Here are a few things that you will definitely need.

Tents

Tents are the first thing you should buy and the good news is that they come in a range of sizes so whether you are camping on your own or with a family of 10, you are sure to find an option to suit you. From the simple two-man tent to the larger tents that have separate sleeping and living areas, there is something for everyone. Included with them are all the things that you will need including ropes and tent pegs. Our most popular tents include the Snugpak Scorpion 2, Snugpak Ionosphere and Highlander Blackthorn tents.

Sleeping Gear

Sleeping bags are the most basic thing you will need for the camping lifestyle but many people prefer to add in a sleeping mat or an airbed just to make it a little more comfortable. A Snugpak sleeping bag is a great choice for style, warmth and a great night's sleep. A good quality sleeping bag is a great investment - just because you are getting back to nature doesn't mean you have to have sleepless nights! Sleeping bags are another thing that come in a range of sizes, but remember if you are buying for kids they are going to grow and you might have to buy new ones in a couple of years.

Cooking equipment

Stoves, pans and dishes are always needed when you are camping, particularly if you are catering for a group. A Jetboil Flash cooking stove is easy to use, is compact and efficient, so preparing hot meals while you are camping will not be a problem. Boil time is only 100 seconds so you can be warm with a lovely brew in less than 2 minutes! Another option is a BBQ but if you are camping off the beaten track remember that you will need somewhere to keep food such as meat cool and fresh. You should also consider how light you want to travel - if you are on your own you should be able to manage with a relatively small number of cooking utensils.

Research

Don't let your research stop at where to camp. Look into all the different options that you have with tents, sleeping bags and cooking stoves. Think carefully about what you should take with you. One of the mistakes that many first time campers make is to take too many things with them, for example, packing boxes of board games thinking that the family will sit around each evening to play them. Be realistic about the clothes you pack too.

Figure it all out in advance and you and your family are sure to have a great time on your camping trip.
September 26, 2019 — Customer Service
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5 Top Hiking and Walking Tips for Beginners

5 Top Hiking and Walking Tips for Beginners

Hiking & Trekking Tips
If you are new to hiking, follow our 5 top tips to ensure that you get off to a good start. Some are common sense, but others may not occur to you until you find yourself in the middle of a hiking trail, wishing you had spent more time on your preparations.

1 - Assess Your Physical Condition - The first thing you should do is assess your physical condition so that you can pick a hiking trail that is well within your capabilities. Once you have completed a few trails, you can think about tackling more advanced routes, but it is better to start off with a trail that does not overtax you physically.

2 - Acquire the Necessary Equipment - If you are going to be hiking in the wilderness, you will need to go well equipped. A good pair of walking boots and some quality walking socks are essential, along with water bottles to take care of hydration. You should also take along some energy bars to keep up your strength when attempting longer hikes. If you would prefer not to carry loose water bottles, you can invest in equipment, such as Camelbak hydration packs, which are backpacks with an integral reservoir in which clean drinking water can be stored.

3 - Obtain a Trail Map and Study it Carefully - Before you set off on your first hike, obtain a map of the trail you are planning to follow and study it carefully. Look out for any points along the way where paths cross each other so that you can make sure you do not head off in the wrong direction and get lost. You may also like to mark the location of promising-looking spots where you can stop and have a bite to eat, such as by a river or lake.

4 - Get Your Equipment Ready - The day before you go on your first hike, gather all your equipment together to make sure that you have everything you need. If you bought yourself a Camelbak hydration pack, you can either fill it the night before or in the morning before you set off. The reservoirs are designed to ensure that the water inside them stays fresh so it is perfectly safe to fill them in advance. Place your walking boots and walking socks together with the rest of your gear so you do not forget to put them on before you leave.

5 - Check Online Weather Reports - Adverse weather conditions can cause serious problems, even for experienced hikers, so it is important to check the local weather reports before you set off on your first hike. If high winds or heavy rain are forecast, it may be best to postpone your trip until another day.

Wherever you decide to go for your first hike, we hope that you have a great time and enjoy many more trips in the future!
September 20, 2019 — Customer Service
BFPO Codes & Addresses

BFPO Codes & Addresses

Static BFPO Addresses

Max weight - 30Kg

BFPO 
No.
Post 
Code
Location Country
2 BF1 3AA Washington USA
4 BF1 3AD Kathmandu Nepal
6 BF1 2AA Lisbon Portugal
8 BF1 2AB Naples Italy
10 BF1 3AF Nairobi Kenya
11 BF1 3AG Seria Brunei
12 BF1 3AH Belize City Belize
14 BF1 3AJ Suffield Canada
16 BF1 0AB Sennelager Germany
18 BF1 2AE Maastricht Holland
19 BF1 0AE Monchengladbach Germany
22 BF1 0AF Paderborn Germany
26 BF1 2AG Casteau Belgium
28 BF1 2AH Brunssum Holland
39 BF1 0AP Bielefeld Germany
44 BF1 0AR Wulfen Germany
46 BF1 0AT Goch/Wessel  Germany
49 BF1 2AN Brussels Belgium
50 BF1 2AQ Stavanger Norway
52 BF1 2AR Gibraltar Gibraltar
53 BF1 2AS Episkopi Cyprus
56 BF1 2AX Madrid Spain
57 BF1 2AT Akrotiri Cyprus
58 BF1 2AU Dhekelia Cyprus
59 BF1 2AW Ayios Nikolaos Cyprus
61 BF1 2AY Milan Italy
63 BF1 3AQ Virginia USA
64 BF1 3AS Edwards AFB USA
65 BF1 2BA Rome Italy
66 BF1 3AU Creech AFB USA
68 BF1 2BE Poggio Renatico Italy
73 BF1 3BD Beaufort AFB USA
75 BF1 3BF Eglin AFB USA
105 BF1 0AX Isolated Detachments See table below
109 BF1 0DL Ramstein Germany
113 BF1 0DN Mansergh Bks Germany
140 BF1 0DQ JHQ, Bielefeld  Germany
599 BF1 5FZ Izmir Turkey
622 BF1 6BD IMATT (SL) Sierra Leone
642 BF1 6DD BMM Kuwait City Kuwait
644 BF1 6DF BMATT (J) Jordan
655 BF1 6DU All FI units Falklands
677 BF1 6EX RAF Ascension  Ascensions
678 BF1 6EY Two Boats Ascensions
769 BF1 7EN LST Oman
801 BF1 1AA Lisburn NI
805 BF1 1AD Ballykinler NI
806 BF1 1AE Holywood NI
808 BF1 1AG Aldergrove NI
825 BF1 1AH Lisburn NI

Isolated Detachments (Isodets)

Max Weight - 30Kg

Box
No.
Location Box
No.
Location
589 ATC Obersdorf 2021 The Naval Outdoor Centre
2001 FDTC Bavaria 2022 RN Ex Officer Flensberg
2002 Army EO, HQ Army, Strausberg 2024 UK Ex Officer Stuttgart
2003 NATO School Oberammergau 2025 BLO Stuttgart
2004 Army EO, HQ1 (DEU) Armd Div, Oldenberg 2026 RAF Liaison Officer Diepholz
2009 MBSTC Möhnesee 2027 RAF Ex Officer Konigsbrunn
2010 NETMA/BCG/BSSO MUNICH 2028 RAF Personnel MEA 4 Manching
2011 BLO(G) Force Development, Koln 2029 UK Typhoon Team Eurofighter IWSSC
2014 OCCAR/COBRA 2030 RM Ex Officer Eckenforde
2016 BLO Pionierschule 2031 Defence section British Embassy Berlin
2017 BLO(G) Training Leipzig 2032 BLO Berlin
2019 RAF Ex Officer Hohn 2033 RN Exchange Pilot Nordholz
2020 German Armed Forces Staff College,  Hamburg 2034 GBR NSE Munster

 

Naval Parties

Max Weight - 11Kg

BFPO
No.
Post
Code
Naval Party Location
485 BF1 4TG NP 1002 Diego Garcia (BIOT)
487 BF1 4TJ NP 1010 (BDLS Ottawa) Canada
488 BF1 4TL NP 1011 - Maritime Warfare  Centre (MWC) / Autec Portsmouth, UK/Miami                                                  
489 BF1 4TN NP 1022 (RNLO) Singapore
490 BF1 4TP NP 1023 (RNLO Gulf) Dubai
494 BF1 4TT NP 2010 Falkland Islands
495 BF1 4TU NP 1005 Den Helder, Holland
496 BF1 4TW OP Atalanta Djibouti
497 BF1 4TX OP Atalanta Att to foreign ships
c/o2 BF1 3AA HMS Saker (Washington) USA
c/o63 BF1 3AQ NP 1964 (Norfolk, Virginia) USA

 

 

HM Ships

Max Weight - 11Kg

BFPO
No.
Post
Code
Location BFPO
No.
Post
Code
Location
204 BF1 4AF HMS Albion 363 BF1 4LE HMS Pursuer
205 BF1 4AG HMS Ambush 364 BF1 4LF HMS Prince of Wales
208 BF1 4AL HMS Archer 365 BF1 4LG HMS Queen Elizabeth
210 BF1 4AP HMS Argyll 367 BF1 4LJ HMS Protector
213 BF1 4AS HMS Artful 368 BF1 4LL HMS Ramsey
214 BF1 4AT HMS Astute 369 BF1 4LN HMS Ranger
216 BF1 4AW HMS Audacious 375 BF1 4LU HMS Richmond
221 BF1 4BB HMS Blyth 377 BF1 4LX HMS Raider
222 BF1 4BD HMS Bangor 378 BF1 4LY HMS Sabre
229 BF1 4BN HMS Biter 381 BF1 4NB HMS Scott
231 BF1 4BQ HMS Blazer 382 BF1 4ND HMS Severn
241 BF1 4DB HMS Brocklesby 384 BF1 4NF HMS Scimitar
243 BF1 4DE HMS Bulwark 386 BF1 4NH HMS Shoreham
251 BF1 4DQ HMS Cattistock 387 BF1 4NJ HMS Smiter
252 BF1 4DR HMS Charger 395 BF1 4NU HMS Somerset
254 BF1 4DT HMS Chiddingfold 398 BF1 4NY HMS Sutherland
255 BF1 4DU HMS Clyde 399 BF1 4NZ HMS St Albans
267 BF1 4EJ HMS Defender 401 BF1 4PB HMS Talent
268 BF1 4EL HMS Dragon 402 BF1 4PD HMS Tireless
269 BF1 4EN HMS Duncan 403 BF1 4PE HMS Torbay
270 BF1 4EP HMS Daring 405 BF1 4PG HMS Trenchant
271 BF1 4EQ HMS Dasher 406 BF1 4PH HMS Triumph
272 BF1 4ER HMS Dauntless 407 BF1 4PJ HMS Trumpeter
273 BF1 4ES HMS Diamond 408 BF1 4PL HMS Turbulent
275 BF1 4EU HMS Echo 409 BF1 4PN HMS Tracker
276 BF1 4EW HMS Enterprise 411 BF1 4PQ HMS Trent
280 BF1 4FA HMS Explorer 412 BF1 4PR HMS Tyne
281 BF1 4FB HMS Example 418 BF1 4PY HMS Vanguard
282 BF1 4FD HMS Express 419 BF1 4PZ HMS Victorious
285 BF1 4FG HMS Exploit 420 BF1 4QA HMS Vigilant
288 BF1 4FL HMS Gleaner 421 BF1 4QB HMS Vengeance
292 BF1 4FR HMS Grimsby 426 BF1 4QH HMS Westminster
300 BF1 4GA HMS Hurworth 431 BF1 4QQ RFA Wave Ruler
309 BF1 4GN HMS Iron Duke 432 BF1 4QR RFA Wave Knight
318 BF1 4GY HMS Kent 433 BF1 4QS RFA Argus
323 BF1 4HE HMS Lancaster 435 BF1 4QU RFA Black Rover
324 BF1 4HF HMS Ledbury 436 BF1 4QW RFA Cardigan Bay
332 BF1 4HR HMS Medway 438 BF1 4QY RFA Diligence
334 BF1 4HT HMS Mersey 439 BF1 4QZ RFA Fort Austin
335 BF1 4HU HMS Middleton 441 BF1 4RB RFA Fort Rosalie
338 BF1 4HY HMS Monmouth 442 BF1 4RD RFA Fort Victoria
339 BF1 4HZ HMS Montrose 447 BF1 4RJ RFA Lyme Bay
345 BF1 4JG HMS Northumberland 448 BF1 4RL RFA Mounts Bay
350 BF1 4JP HMS Ocean 455 BF1 4RU RFA Tideforce
357 BF1 4JX HMS Pembroke 456 BF1 4RW RFA Tiderace
358 BF1 4JY HMS Penzance 457 BF1 4RX RFA Tidespring
361 BF1 4LB HMS Portland 458 BF1 4RY RFA Tidesurge
362 BF1 4LD HMS Puncher

 

 

Operations

Max Weight - 2Kg

BFPO
No.
Post
Code
Operation BFPO
No.
Post
Code
Operation
501 BF1 5AB OP ELGIN 627 BF1 6BJ OP SHADER
550 BF1 5DP OP SHADER 630 BF1 6BP OP TRENTON (EAN) 
556  BF1 5DW OP SHADER 631 BF1 6BQ OP TANGHAM
561 BF1 5EB OP ELGIN (K) 632 BF1 6BR OP KIPION
566 BF1 5EH OP CABRIT  634 BF1 6BT OP CROSSWAYS
572 BF1 5ER OP LITTEN 636 BF1 6BW OP SHADER
567 BF1 5EJ OP TOSCA 637 BF1 6BX OP SHADER
576 BF1 5EW OP VOCATE 639 BF1 6BZ OP KIPION
584 BF1 5FF OP CABRIT 651 BF1 6DQ OP VERITAS
590 BF1 5FP OP ORBITAL 652 BF1 6DR OP MARMAT
597 BF1 5FX OP SHADER 660 BF1 6EA OP SHADER
598 BF1 5FY OP SHADER 664 BF1 6EF OP BRANTA
602 BF1 6AD OP NEWCOMBE 675 BF1 6EU OP SHADER
604 BF1 6AF OP TURUS 684 BF1 6FF OP SHADER
605 BF1 6AG OP TURUS 685 BF1 6FG OP TRAMAL/
TAILPIN
606 BF1 6AH OP PERCIVAL 689 BF1 6FN OP HALLEX
607 BF1 6AJ OP VOGUL 690 BF1 6FP OP RECOMPOSE
611 BF1 6AQ OP MATCHMAKER 695 BF1 6FU OP TURUS
616 BF1 6AW OP CATAN 711 BF1 7AQ OP TORAL
617 BF1 6AX OP BACKWELL/
MODEST/
PRAISER
759 BF1 7DZ OP TORAL
618 BF1 6AY OP TRENTON 762 BF1 7ED OP TORAL
619 BF1 6AZ OP TRENTON 764 BF1 7EF OP TORAL
620 BF1 6BA OP TRENTON 767 BF1 7EJ OP KIPION
625 BF1 6BG OP SHADER 779 BF1 7EZ OP KIPION
626 BF1 6BH OP SHADER 798 BF1 7FY OP TORAL 

 

June 23, 2019 — Customer Service
Tags: BFPO