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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.



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Area Report June 2020





Strange times indeed, writing as I am on our patio in beautiful spring weather.  But as for being “all revved up and ready to go” as the Ramones song says, our vehicles are instead sitting forlornly in the garages and driveways of Hampshire, thanks to the Chinese bug!

it’s difficult to look ahead to the publication of this the June issue, as normally I’d be waxing lyrical about our trip to Normandy, the Overlord show, VE Day celebrations, and all the other stuff we were anticipating.  Instead everything is cancelled or postponed, so it seems we are resigned to a summer of frustration, however there’ll be no excuse for when the veil is lifted for loads of pristine MV’s not to hit the road!

I’ve been asking the SHMVT troops what’s going on vehicle wise and it seem those “round tuit” jobs might be done (those you’ve been meaning to get “around to it”!): Fred Cole is threatening to fit the refurbished jeep starter and dynamo that have been gathering dust for months, Andy Michael’s Stalwart is being fettled at Barry Ring’s, and Pete Ridley stuck his head under the hood of his jeep, took a look then closed it again! Pete has however discovered an excellent source of WW2 working replica walkie-talkies www.onlinemilitaria.net , which when compared alongside his original wartime radio are very good copies. At home we’ve finally finished the signwriting on Duncan’s LWB jeep!

Paul Edwards’ CMP Chevrolet truck is moving forward – figuratively speaking – its chassis blasted and painted DO, hubs on, brakes and brake lines assembled.  Paul says he’s having that nice feeling of starting to bolt bits back together again, although I failed in convincing him to paint it in desert colours!

The other Matchless, also a 1941 G3L, he purchased off a good friend and Great War battlefield companion and decided to restore it to go with his RAF BSA M20.  Having a spare sidecar frame sculling around Bob decided to build it as an outfit, then thought his previously restored RAF starter trolley would complement the rig, so this is how it came about. The sidecar is complete with original WW2 ‘flimsy’ petrol cans and toolbox, marked up as ‘RAF WESTHAMPNETT’ (the current Goodwood aerodrome), and I think you’ll agree the result is stunning and very different.

Pauls CMP chevrolet (4) RAF workshop G3L with aircraft starter trolley (3) LWB jeep in new livery March 2020

Paul's CMP Chevrolet got brakes

Duncan's 8th Army livery

Bob's Matchless G3L - Beautiful!