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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: 11-05-17


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.

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Morning Everyone, 
Please can everyone email Ian (workshop@igracing.co.ukASAP if you want to attend Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 24th 2017
He needs your;Vehicle TypeVehicle Registration numberNumber of people attending
 On another note;Chicksands have also e mailed Ian inviting us to watch the new film “Churchill”. See e mail below.  If anyone is interested in attending then please let me know ASAP. We do not need to go in MV’s as this is just a thank you for our input into the Armed Forces Day.
 
We have permission from SSVC to show a free showing of Churchill (new film) on the Friday before JFC CAFD in the theatre. There are 150 free places. Doors open at 1900, film begins at 1930hrs.
We were wondering if any of the people with the vehicles are local and would like to attend the showing, free of charge?

I know most of them aren’t local, but in way of a small thank, and keeping in theme with their vehicles some might want to attend? Just a thought, let me know what you think.

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Deenesthorpe Veterans visit Thursday 6th July.

Please could members meet up at the Deenesthorpe memorial between 10.30 and 10.45.The visiting group of americans will arrive at 11.00, this group includes one actual veteran and his wife. The tour of the airfield will take about 90 minutes. Therefor we should be finished by 12.30.Afterwards the group will go to Oundle for lunch (eating places not booked so everything will be informal). Graham Bratley the visit organiser says that we are welcome to accompany them and then go on for a short visit to the Polebrook memorial finishing up at Fotheringhay.

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AN auction this month will include many military items, including this Armortek 1/16 scale radio-controlled model of a German Panther, and  Land Rover spares, including hood sticks, an engine and gear boxes.
There will also be German British bayonets, car and truck models and motoring memorabilia.
The auction is at Doff’s Unit, Bedford Road, Rushden, NN10 OSQ, on
Saturday, May 20, at 10.30 am prompt.
For a catalogue, email nj.holt@btinternet.com

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Our May, 2017, monthly meeting was held at the Carpet- baggers Museum, Harrington, where we were shown around and learned of the history of the airfield.
We were made most welcome by Fred West and Keith Taylor of the museum. They gave us a very detailed presentation of the workings of the airfield and really brought it to life. With over 70 aircraft and some 5,000 men, it must have been a hive of activity supplying the French Resistance and agents, all done in total secrecy. The visit was much appreciated by all.
Pictures by Tim Hawkes



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SEM Area Secretary Ian Gardiner said he was surprised at the MVT AGM to be awarded the Warwick Affredi Shield for area secretary of the year. He said it was in recognition of the area’s efforts with Wicksteed at War and leading the way in safety training and was earned by all the SEM members. Tim Cross took this picture of members with the shield at April's meeting.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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An Army surplus and military clothing and equipment store in North- ampton is offering a 10 per cent discount for MVT members on production of your member- ship 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.
The website is www.combatcellar.com

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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.

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MEETINGS

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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Opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and not necessarily of the Military Vehicle Trust or the MVT South East Midlands Area. 




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