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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 August 2020 Continued





Members have not been idle during the ‘lockdown’:

Richard Salter got his ‘new’ Dodge WC21 ½ ton truck back, fresh from a two-year restoration at Barry Ring’s Whitedell Engineering.  I watched the build progress alongside us as we were restoring Duncan’s jeep in 2018 – now I’ve seen the finished article in the flesh and it is stunning, I’m led to believe it is quite a rare beast too.  

John Dyke and his dad Ian have spent most of lock down tidying up their Land Rover 101, their first military vehicle originally bought for off roading over 15 years ago. Started out needing an engine rebuild and coat of paint, ended up as another ground up restoration (we’ve all been there!)  Its nearly finished and looking great.






















Bob Cross has completed the repaint of his 1939 Austin Ten.  Styled as a signals radio car in 8th Army livery from the North African campaign, it too looks brilliant.

William and Ben Penny’s trucks are stuck in the barn cos they’re not yet allowed access to the farm where they are stored!  Annoying or what? All those jobs they could have been getting on with














Trevor Pearce paid his respects at the COPP memorial (Combined Operations Pilotage Parties) close to his Hayling Island home on VE day.  During World War II, specialist teams were based at the Hayling Island Sailing Club on the south coast of England, where they trained in preparation for covert reconnaissance missions of beaches chosen for possible invasions around the world. The Normandy D-Day landings owed its success in part to the COPP teams that provided information to the Allies, including measurements and core samples of the beach sands.

As a family were took our two jeeps out to commemorate D-Day at a local monument, the American Wall, as did other friends in twos and threes at various D-Day embarkation points around the area, of which there are many.  Read about the fascinating American Wall here:


Southampton even has a section of Mulberry Harbour, neglected and deteriorating by the old Royal Pier.  To think that from Normandy until the end of the war 3.5 million American (2 million), Canadian and British service personnel passed through Southampton Docks, and this is sadly overlooked and forgotten. The street demonstrations being held today, as I write, in flagrant breach of government restrictions, could not happen had it not been for the sacrifices of those 3.5 million.  Disgraceful.


Chris Harris


I finally managed to get my bike sorted!  After a great deal of research, help from fellow DKW owners, expenditure on bits that didn’t fit (we’ve all been there as well!) I now have a working kick starter, clutch, generator, so very happy – just need somewhere to take it!

Trevor at the Combined Operations Pilotage Parties

Trevor at the COPP Memorial

Tom Coffey at home

Tom Coffey bottled it!