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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




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The event will start at Southwick House on 25th June 2022 near Fareham in Hampshire and run to Milestones Museum in Basingstoke, a distance of about 37 miles.  The object of the event is to raise funds for the Royal British Legion Riders’ Branch.


In order to avoid too much difficulty with traffic regulations the convoy may have to be restricted to 60 vehicles, which should be of Second World War vintage and of all allied nations.


Entry forms with full details will be sent nearer the time.



The South Hampshire Military Vehicle Trust give notice of our AGM being held on 10th November 2021 8.00pm Salon bar Golden Lion Southwick.


Any Member wishing to stand for election must notify the Area Secretary ASAP



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) we really are a friendly bunch and welcome guests.



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Area Report April 2020 Continued





Of course, being the April issue means we have loads of events to get ready for, and several members are already filling their diaries for those we know are going to be busy.

At time of writing we have just have booked ferries and a gîte to join our mates from the Classic Jeeps website www.classicjeeps.co.uk for the annual trip to Normandy.  Once again, we will be attempting to follow routes of various British forces during the ‘breakout’ from the beaches and into the notorious ‘bocage’.  

With VE day being declared a national holiday this year, many events are planned for what is going to be a very busy May.  There will be street parties everywhere, and here are a few other happenings - the aforementioned LEE VE75 parade on 9th May, the vision of Lee on the Solent Business and Residents Associations;  Several members are taking their vehicles to Guernsey to join the islanders for a special 75th anniversary of their liberation on the 9th, the Channel Islands being the only part of the British Isles to be under German occupation.

Tilford, A Village at War (9th – 10th May) at the Rural Life Centre near Farnham; and of course, the popular Solent Overlord Show, held over the spring bank holiday weekend (23rd – 26th May) in Denmead, Hampshire.

On to June it’s Normandy for me dear reader, HMS Collingwood at Fareham is holding its open day on Saturday 6th June, including the famous Tri-Service field gun competition, but sadly there’s no Southwick 40’s Revival this year.  The Southwick Revival committee, needing a period of respite, have decided instead to stage a SPIRIT OF D-DAY Military Tattoo.  This will be an evening event with support from The Defence School of Policing and Guarding (DSPG), Southwick Park, on Saturday 6th June 2020, to mark the special time when Southwick House played such a pivotal role in 1944.

A grand Military Tattoo running from 18.00 to 22.00 will take place on the playing fields of Southwick Park. Military Marching Bands from all divisions, interspersed with displays and demonstrations, music and dancing, and a Grand Finale of massed bands to round off the evening.            

Finally, dressing a naked jeep! When choosing a colour for his restored jeep Duncan opted for Desert Sand, as our family seems to have an affinity with the desert – his great-grandfather fought in Egypt and Palestine in 1917, 30 years later in 1947 my father was upholding the mandate in Palestine, roll on 30 years and I lived in Kuwait in 1977, add another 30 years or so and Duncan worked in the Emirates and Bahrain! We have been unable to discover his jeep’s precise history, so have decided on a tribute vehicle.  My friend’s father is a REME veteran of Egypt and Italy, so we’re using the Blue over Yellow over Red REME unit sign, then the 8th Army divisional sign, a white shield with a yellow ‘crusader’ cross.  The aerial recognition on the bonnet will be the RAF style roundel, used from early 1942 in the Middle East campaigns, and for census number thought we might use my father’s army service number, 2667024.


Photos in next issue hopefully!

Chris Harris



Duncans LWB Jeep