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The South Hampshire Area meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month:


8.00pm Salon bar at the Golden Lion PO17 6EB in the village of Southwick (Pronounced Suthwyk)


(Unless ordered otherwise by General Mayhem)  


We really are a friendly bunch and welcome guests.





Military Vehicle Trust



5th Weds Creully Camp opens. Vehicles and re-enactors. Until 10th June

5th Daks over Normandy. Main Dakota and C47 fly out from Duxford.

Latest information seems to confirm 40 plus planes, to be based at Caen.(Carpiquet airfield). At Caen until 9th June

At some stage Round Canopy planes arrive from Ottery St Mary, Devon.

To be based at Cherbourg Airfield. 3-6 Daks expected, plus jumpers.

6thThursday D Day commemorations at many locations

6th Airborne School ‘Neptune 2019’ Parachute event based at Carpiquet

Parachute drop at 08.00 hours DZ LE HOLDY

6th ‘Gliderbourne’ 75th Anniversary Location TBC

6th Camp Arizona opens at Carentan. Until 10th June.

7th Friday Bourse Militairia. The Cattle Market, Carentan. 08.00 until 16.00

Stalls almost fully booked. Over the road from camp Arizona.

7th Round Canopy drops at Ranville and Pegasus Bridge. Times and flight

routes from Cherbourg (Maupertus airfield) to be confirmed.

8th Saturday Airborne School Drops 08.00 DZ to be confirmed

8th Saturday Parade. Isigny-sur-Mere. 20.00 til 21.30

10 tanks, 350 vehicles and armour already entered.

Longer parade route than Ste Mere Eglise, and a large town square

display usually after parade.

9th Sunday Parachutage at La Fiere. Round Canopy lead, assume 12.00 TBC

Nato contingent from Ramstein Germany TBC

10th Monday Hilaire Petitville. Commemorations 10.00 til 12.00






Stacy Page has invited WW2 period vehicles to attend the relaunch of ‘The Mansion’ in Sarisbury Green, formerly known as Coldeast Mansion on Saturday 30th May.


The event will be in aid of Alzheimers Research UK and 1940s theme. It will give people the chance to look around the venue; there will be live music, afternoon tea and vehicles displayed outside along with drinks and garden games hopefully too. Time’s are to be confirmed exactly, however it is currently 12-6pm


Limited spaces, Details Paul Edwards


LEE VE75 8-9th May 2020


This is the vision of Lee on the Solent Business and Residents Associations to bring together those veterans, men & women from 1945 who experienced VE Day first hand and give them the platform to share those experiences with the younger generations of Lee on the Solent so their memories and the relationship of Lee and its role in the war can be captured, shared and celebrated through an array of elements to create a remarkable and rememberable event.


Click the link to access Facebook


Contact: Jonathan Moore

Tel no:  07710 107231

[email protected] leeve75.co.uk







Ubique are having a 1940 weekend at fort nelson and need vehicles to attend  on the 25-26th April.

Contact: Cameron Kinnear 07796 426362. 




The pompey pals are celabrating VE75 at Southsea Bowles club and would like a jeep and motorbike to park out side the hall.

Contact: Chris Pennycook 07982402229



Tom Kempster has now set up our very own FaceBook page, why not search us out and follow us.



Dave Piper (Reenactor and owner of Piper Garage Services, near Eastliegh) has kindly extended an invitation to the SHMVT to attend a private invite only (non public event) weekend event at The Bill Target field on 11th - 14th September 2020.


The event will be held at the Bill Target field at Highbridge Farm, Highbridge Road, Allbrook, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 6HN and will  probably be last event of the season to get your MV's out.


There will be a small fee to cover Dave's cost for toilet hire etc etc. Social distancing rules apply.


Registration is required on Dave's FB page https://www.facebook.com/dave.piper2


PRIVATE EVENT (MVT Invitation Only)


SOE have kindly invited SHMVT to their free camping weekend August Bank Holiday Friday 28th to Sunday 30th  at    OVERLORD show field, Denmead PO7 6HS (non public event)


Further details are in our news letter recently emailed to members only.


Registration is required for all people attending, please don’t just turn up.


Send your name, email address and phone number with expected attendees for the attention of Myrddin Evans at [email protected]




Big thank you to Dan, Simon and Peter for organising Sunday's road run visiting the WW2 Airfields of the New Forest. We counted 27 trucks out and 25 back! Full report in "Windscreen"

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GOODWOOD Revival 2019

GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2019 D-Day Tribute Parade



In a serious departure from the norm, the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex was awash with khaki earlier this September in a very special D-Day commemoration parade.


The South Hampshire Military Vehicle Trust amongst others supplied more than 90 historic vehicles, many of which were instrumental in Operation Overlord and the wider World War II effort, took to the Circuit, making up what was possibly the largest, and slowest grid it’s ever seen.


From amphibians to American airdrop motorcycles, the parade had everything, including a Corbett Heavy Wrecker towing a Sherman tank and the only working Ford Lynx in Britain. Waving from the open cabs and tank turrets were soldiers and land girls, dressed to the nines in period costumes.


Click on the YouTube links above to experience the spirit of the GOODWOOD REVIVAL.

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Cancelled due to new COVID gathering rules