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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: 08-09-17


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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Left: Last year's Poppy Road and MVs try out the ford





Once again John and Judith Underwood are planning a Poppy Road Run on Sunday, November 12. All MVs are welcome but John would appreciate approximate numbers at the October area meeting.

Here's the itinerary:
0900-0930 Arrive 3 East Carlton Park, LE16 8YD, for tea and bacon butties.
1000 Depart for Weldon via A427 through Corby.
1030 Arrive Weldon, park vehicles (larger vehicles at rear of monument,  small vehicles opposite on grass and pavement).
1145 Depart Weldon for East Carlton via Deene, Harringworth, Lydington, Stoke Dry, Medbourne and Ashley (single track roads from Lydington  and dirt track leading to Medbourne).
1230 Arrive back at East Carlton for lunch. Museum open.
1400 Depart East Carlton for Grafton Underwood airfield, via Pipewell and Geddington.
1445 Arrive Grafton, park vehicles.
1500 Service.
1530 Disperse, via Geddington ford for any vehicles interested.

Any questions, ring John on 01536 771664 or 07910 521721.

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MVT member WO2 (Acting Staff Sgt) Mike Garnett is the speaker at the November 2 area meeting and his subject is Operation Market Garden. Mike, who has parachuted into Arnhem, was responsible for our visit to Chicksands earlier this year.

The December meeting will feature a quiz, buffet and Secret Santa. Please bring a small present if you are able to.

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Nick Thomas has produced a booklet on British Army Jeeps and he's keen to come up with a definitive list of British Army Jeep survivors. Please check out his website (www. britishjeep.com) and the BAJR Facebook group (https://www. facebook.com/ groups/4245616
44379118/). If you have an ex-British Army Jeep, please let him know via the contacts page of his website or via Facebook.

Not all Jeeps had stars on the bonnet (hood)

This is the info that Nick is looking for

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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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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.

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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.