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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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
SOUTH HANTS MVT
Area Report October 2019
ROUND UP ISSUE
Sitting here in August staring at the rain reminds me we’ve had mixed blessings weather wise this summer!
2019 is of course the 75th anniversary of many momentous events, from decisive battles in the European theatre to joyous liberation of towns and cities as Hitler’s armies were pushed back into Germany, and final capitulation. However, it wasn’t just on the near continent, we mustn’t forget our forces continued to battle in the Far East war of attrition against the increasingly desperate Japanese, fighting a vicious and suicidal regard action as they too were forced towards the inevitable. Next year will be VE day on 8th May and VJ day 15th August (2nd Sept in the USA).
The service personnel whose lives were taken forever deserve our grateful thanks and should be remembered in perpetuity, and their actions commemorated. It infuriates me then, when cities such as my own, Southampton, failed to officially commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, despite the area playing such a major role in the build -up, and being home to aircraft and shipbuilding companies vital to the war effort. They did however manage to put together an Armed Forces Day parade, attended by SHMVT members and vehicles, but it could have been so much better if organised by people who were actually interested. In my view the ambivalence of local authorities in recognising the sacrifices made in all wars is a disgrace.
The Eisenhower Convoy from Southwick to Greenham Common was an unqualified success! On June 22, 2019, a convoy set off from Southwick, Hampshire, as part of a commemorative Drive marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The convoy's route followed the journey taken by Dwight D Eisenhower 75 years earlier, when the US Supreme Allied Commander in Europe travelled from SHAEF headquarters at Southwick House (now MOD Southwick) to Greenham Common Airfield, near Newbury, Berkshire, where he addressed US soldiers of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment on the eve of D-Day.
Those members that participated thoroughly enjoyed the 100 mile or so round trip, and were overwhelmed by the public response as the convoy passed through many Hampshire and Berkshire villages en route.
Eisenhower's convoy Marshalling
Southampton Armed Forces Parade
Eisenhower's convoy -SOUTHWICK