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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.

 

 

 

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Military Vehicle Trust

THE NORMANDY D-DAY FESTIVAL JUNE 2019

 

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

 

 

 

THE MANSION SARISBURY GREEN

 

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

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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

 

 

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FORT NELSON

 

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

Contact: Cameron Kinnear 07796 426362. 

 

SOUTHSEA BOWLES CLUB

 

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

SOUTH HAMPSHIRE MVT FACEBOOK PAGE

 

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

LATEST COVID 19 LOCKDOWN POLICY

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.

 

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New Forest at War

 

The New Forest and surrounding areas played a huge role during the Second World War (1939-45), and the wartime history is very important to locals of the New Forest, not to mention friends and relatives of those who fought during that time and of course the surviving soldiers, seamen and aircrew of the area themselves.

Today, some reminders of the dark days of war are still very much visible in certain areas of the New Forest National Park - from the disused wartime airfields of Beaulieu, Stoney Cross and Holmsley, to the coastal defenses of Hurst Castle and the Lepe Beach area.

The wartime history of the New Forest is a big topic; this page outlines just a handful of examples of areas that played important parts during WWII.

 

At the height of activity there were no less than 12 airfields and ALGs (Advanced Landing Grounds) in and immediately around the New Forest. Sites included Beaulieu Heath, Stoney Cross, Ibsley, Holmsley and Lymington, as well as Hurn to the west, now Bournemouth International Airport.

Whereas many sites are now invisible to the human eye, some are still clearly visible, especially from the air. The thin top soils of the New Forest mean that runways, service roads and building foundations of some wartime airfields have never been reclaimed by nature, and although the Forestry Commission has removed many tarmac and concrete hardstandings, service roads and foundations etc. from places such as Stoney Cross, outlines and evidence of major wartime activity still remains.

BEAULIEU AIRFIELD

 

BEAULIEU Airfield was built in 1942,opening in August with 19 Group, RAF Coastal Command and was used mainly as a base for anti-submarine patrol work. In February 1944 the airfield transferred to 2 TAF(2nd Tactical Air Force) for preparation for D-Day.Another change in command in March 1944 saw the arrival of the 9th Air Force/USAAF who stayed until the end of August. Following the departure of the USAAF, in December 1944 the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment (AFEE) arrived.

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US Airforce pilot 'Freddy' Fredendall

BEAULIEU 'A' Airfield

Involved in experimental work with glider towing,parachute drops etc,the AFEE used the old East Boldre Airfield site which was literally right next door, on the far side of the Lymington-Beaulieu road, as a drop zone.

In September 1949 the AFEE staged a Battle of Britain display, over 30,000 people attended the display.

 

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