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Welcome to the website of the MVT's South East Midlands Area. Our members look after and restore a whole range of ex-military vehicles with both UK and overseas origins. Vehicles include the well known Jeep through to tanks, transporters, lorries, Land Rovers, motor bikes, the humble folding bicycle and range from pre-First World War to the present day. Local areas hold informal monthly meetings that provide a forum for members to discuss just about any topic they want. Wherever you are, you can be sure there is another member who can help or who knows someone who can. The club's main website is at www.mvt.org.uk
Last mvtsem.com site update: 17-02-17

If you would like to be notified via email when the MVTSEM website is updated, please send an email requesting this to petegerry@btinternet.com including your name and MVT membership number. By doing this you are consenting to the webmaster keeping your name and email address on a database. Your email address will not be shared with any third party.




RIAT is a show- piece for serving and historic aircraft:  see the website www. airtattoo. com

The MVT has been invited to have a stand at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford, in Gloucestershire.  The show organisers wish to celebrate 70 years of the US Air Force and have asked that there are more military vehicles at the event.  Vehicles do not have to be restricted to US Air Force. All vehicles are welcome, however they would like a good selection.
The event is July 14-16 and the show will be locked down (no vehicle movement) between 0700 – 1930 each day.
The MVT CoM will be organising this event and would like area secretaries to let us know if they are interested in attending.
The RIAT show is the world’s largest air show and is something worth seeing. Tickets for the weekend cost £118 and we are being given two free tickets per vehicle entered (children under 16 go free), which is a really good deal to get an opportunity to see this show.
The show organisers have stipulated no bladed weapons of any kind and no guns of any kind, unless they are an integral part of the vehicle (such as a tank gun).  There will be an exhibitors campsite near to the exhibitors' entrance to the show.
We propose that the MVT set up their own campsite here, with members arriving on the Thursday to display from the Friday morning and other members arriving during the Friday, parking up at the campsite and then going into the show on the Saturday morning.  You will not be able to arrive on the Saturday (unless it is before 0630!!) or Sunday.
At this stage the MVT CoM is looking for interested people with their vehicles to let their area secretaries know whether they would be interested in attending.  At this stage all we need to know is the name of the member, their membership number, type of vehicle they are bringing and an email address.  MVT CoM will then contact the members directly.
Please be aware that we may have to say no to some people depending on size of site and the variety of vehicles that the RIAT organising team are looking for. 
This is an exciting opportunity for vehicle owners.  Please notify our area secretary Ian Gardiner by the end of March 10. His contact details are on the Contact section.


Some of the team which brought you Wicksteed at War last year

The Military Vehicle Trust will be holding a safety day to ensure all invitees have a common and professional approach to event safety. Numbers for the event are limited, so if you are interested please get your response in early.

Event date – Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Event Time – 0900 – 1300 (no lunch is provided, so please bring a packed lunch if you would like to eat before the end. We may go to pub afterwards, which may be an option for you).
Location – Armourgeddon, Southfields Farm, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6NW, www.armourgeddon.co.uk
What to wear – Please be prepared for cold, wet and mud. You will be near your car to get additional clothing
Who is invited – MVT area secretaries plus one other member from their area, Personally invited event organisers, MVT CoM Members, Wicksteed at War marshals
What will you be doing
          0900 – 0915 – Welcome and introductions
          0915 – 0930 – The MVT events guide and its content
          0930 – 1230 – Groups will rotate through four stands: First response fire-fighting, first response first aid, vehicle marshalling and events safety.
          12:30 – 12:45 – Vehicle safety demonstration
          12:45 – 13:00 – Group discussion, feedback and thoughts.

The purpose of this day is to give all people a common approach to shows so that we know we are all taking the safest approach that we can. If you think that the day can be improved then please feed this back at the end of the day or afterwards to mvt-events@mvt.org.uk.
If you are successful in completing all of the stands you will receive an orange MVT safety vest, allowing you to officially marshal vehicles at MVT shows for 2017. Only MVT members will get the official vests.
We look forward to seeing you at the event. Please let us know you are able to come by sending the following information to mvt-events@mvt.org.uk
         * Name
           * Email
           * MVT Number (if applicable)


Our Thursday, May 4, area meeting will be at the Carpet- baggers Aviation Museum, Harrington, whose volunteers have kindly invited us back after our fleeting visit during last year's Airfields Road Run.
It starts at 8pm and the usual area business will be quickly taken care of before museum staff show us round this important site. If your lights are good enough, please arrive by MV!
The address is Sunnyvale Farm, Lamport Road, Harrington, Northampton, NN6 9PF.
More details on www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk
Picture shows Jeeps and what looks like a Dodge Command Car at Harrington (copyright Carpetbaggers Aviation Museum).


SE Midlands members should keep a note of their MV mileage during all of 2017 as we are starting a Wilkinson Sword-type comp- etition, based on miles travelled to and from meets and shows.
Unlike the main MVT comp- etition, this will be open to all MVs, not just wartime.
You must be affiliated to the SE Midlands Area to take part and the winner will be announced at the February 2018 meeting.


OUR friends at the Sywell Aviation Museum will be opening their doors again on Easter Saturday, April 15, and MVs are welcome to display in the car park (times later).

Before that, the museum is holding a number of fund-raising talks in the Cirrus Room, The Aviator Hotel, Sywell.

Sunday, March 5, 1400hrs: "The Hangar 11 Collection - rare and historic Warbird operators” by Steven Atkin. Steven details the Hangar 11 Collection, led by Peter Teichman as chief pilot, one of the most active Warbird operators and airshow participants in Europe, averaging over 80 public displays per season. Featured in the talk are their TV and film star aircraft, P-40 Kittyhawk, Hurricane, Spitfire Mk XI, and P-51 Mustang, and what it takes to maintain and support these fantastic aviation icons.

Sunday, March 19, 1400hrs: "Full Circle - A Display Pilot's Story" by Bill Ramsey. Bill's fascinating personal story of around 50 years' involvement with aviation, covering his operational career - an even split of bomber pilot and flying instruction – and his eventual career in the display world. The main part of the presentation covers his time as a display pilot with the BBMF, as the RAF solo aerobatic display pilot for the Grob Tutor and of course his time with Vulcan XH558, and his time as Senior Supervisor to the Red Arrows. The talk includes a number of short films not seen in public before.

Admission to each talk is £5 per person.


We want to know what South East Midlands Area members have lurking in their garages and sheds, so please send us a picture and short write-up of your green machine. We'll put them on the Members' Vehicles section. Email the webmaster at petegerry@btinternet.com and attach a jpeg picture. Or you could bring along a photograph and description to a monthly meeting. The webmaster has kicked off this section with his own Harley-Davidson MT350E.


A new Army surplus and military clothing and equipment store has opened in North- ampton and we have been offered a 10 per cent discount for MVT members on production of your membership card.
Combat Cellar is in The Maltings, St James Road, which is part of the Westbridge filling station and taxi compound, just down the hill from Northampton Station. There is parking right outside.
Opening times are pictured.
A website, www.combatcellar.co.uk , will be operating soon.


If you consider yourself in the South East Midlands Area, it is vital that you affiliate yourself to the area. Only those who have affiliated can stand for office, vote at meetings or take part in the mileage award. It's easy to do, just go onto the main MVT website (www.mvt.org.uk) and click on the "Membership" tab. Then click on "Affiliate to an Area" tab. Fill in the form, selecting "South East Midlands" and submit it. It only takes a few minutes.



Our meetings are usually held at the Aviator pub, Sywell Aerodrome, near Northampton, at 8pm on the first Thursday of the month (but not January). Just go into the bar and ask for directions to the MVT meeting room. Check first with the Diary section in case the venue or date has changed.


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