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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.


as from September 14th 2020


As a charity and responsible public organisation, we have a duty to ensure our members abide by Government advice and we keep the safety of our members and the public paramount.  Although lockdown restrictions are changing regularly, the core guidance has not changed the MVT‘s existing policy regarding the organisation of Area Meetings and public events; they continue to be suspended until further notice.


However, in the light of recent changes to the law, in particular the “Rule of 6”, we request that members also adhere to this guidance and do not meet up and/or attend events in groups, in the name of the MVT. This also applies to organised road runs, as these can be seen as a means of transmitting the virus between areas.


As a direct result of these new restrictions, we will continue to suspend the Vehicle Verification service for the safety of our volunteer inspectors.


Members are also requested to follow additional local or international restrictions.


We all know our vehicles draw immediate attention where ever they go, so let’s be vigilant and follow the MVT’s Code of Conduct and behave in a thoughtful and responsible way.


Please stay ‘Stay Alert’, not just for yourself but for everyone else.


The arrangements for local area lockdown and the related Government guidance are being updated regularly.


Please check for the current Government guidance and any local arrangements at all times.


MVT Windscreen




Area Report December 2019




Often when composing the next area report, I inevitably look back to the previous year’s effort for inspiration and as an aide memoire. Upon reading the December 2018 missive, it is scary how quickly time has flown, indeed at this month’s (October) SHMVT meeting at the pub we were discussing 2020 events such as Guernsey, Normandy and Arnhem to name but a few, with members already researching and booking accommodation, as well as the numerous events and runs at home to fit into a very busy diary.






















There is no doubt that, as MVT chairman Simon Johnson alluded to in his August report, requests for vehicles to attend various events seem to be on the increase.  Good news, as it spreads awareness of we do, but we have to be selective.  Whilst we are all perfectly happy to display the wide variety of kit we possess, the event I feel has to be commensurate with the effort we are prepared to make. We do not charge appearance money, ancient vehicles use loads of fuel, and we spend lots for insurance, both to protect the vehicles themselves, us as owners, and of course the MVT Public Liability in case some numpty walks into a tank or trips over a bren gun!  Therefore, we in turn expect the event organisers to provide suitable access, dedicated parking and security, whilst being mindful that we all want to be approachable to the public.  I love the French model where all MV activity seems to be open, accessible, self-policing and works a treat!


I also like functions where we are asked to add a military ’ambiance’, from supporting 1940’s luncheons for older residents, to the Rotary Club’s 40’s dance extravaganza!  An unusual upcoming event is at the Countess Mountbatten Hospice in Southampton; an illustrated talk by author Steve Foster on “The Soldier Who Came Back” a true story of his father’s escape from a POW camp in Poland.  Then, as part of our support for this year’s RBL Poppy appeal, we display at various venues to help fill the collection boxes.

Next year of course there are several VE day commemorations being planned for the 8th May at local and national level, and we will again be spread out across the region!





















The DKW Owners Club GB hosted the 46th Auto Union International Rally in Cirencester this summer.  Amongst all the fabulous 2-stroke cars, vans and bikes on show were a couple of 1950/60’s military Mungas, the DKW-branded off-road vehicle built by Auto-Union, and three wartime 350NZ motorcycles.

Mike Robert's DKW350NZ resize

Mike Roberts’ DKW350 NZ at

Auto-Union rally

DKW bike display at Auto Union rally

DKW work-in-progress display!