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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 June 2020





Strange times indeed, writing as I am on our patio in beautiful spring weather.  But as for being “all revved up and ready to go” as the Ramones song says, our vehicles are instead sitting forlornly in the garages and driveways of Hampshire, thanks to the Chinese bug!

it’s difficult to look ahead to the publication of this the June issue, as normally I’d be waxing lyrical about our trip to Normandy, the Overlord show, VE Day celebrations, and all the other stuff we were anticipating.  Instead everything is cancelled or postponed, so it seems we are resigned to a summer of frustration, however there’ll be no excuse for when the veil is lifted for loads of pristine MV’s not to hit the road!

I’ve been asking the SHMVT troops what’s going on vehicle wise and it seem those “round tuit” jobs might be done (those you’ve been meaning to get “around to it”!): Fred Cole is threatening to fit the refurbished jeep starter and dynamo that have been gathering dust for months, Andy Michael’s Stalwart is being fettled at Barry Ring’s, and Pete Ridley stuck his head under the hood of his jeep, took a look then closed it again! Pete has however discovered an excellent source of WW2 working replica walkie-talkies www.onlinemilitaria.net , which when compared alongside his original wartime radio are very good copies. At home we’ve finally finished the signwriting on Duncan’s LWB jeep!

Paul Edwards’ CMP Chevrolet truck is moving forward – figuratively speaking – its chassis blasted and painted DO, hubs on, brakes and brake lines assembled.  Paul says he’s having that nice feeling of starting to bolt bits back together again, although I failed in convincing him to paint it in desert colours!

The other Matchless, also a 1941 G3L, he purchased off a good friend and Great War battlefield companion and decided to restore it to go with his RAF BSA M20.  Having a spare sidecar frame sculling around Bob decided to build it as an outfit, then thought his previously restored RAF starter trolley would complement the rig, so this is how it came about. The sidecar is complete with original WW2 ‘flimsy’ petrol cans and toolbox, marked up as ‘RAF WESTHAMPNETT’ (the current Goodwood aerodrome), and I think you’ll agree the result is stunning and very different.

Pauls CMP chevrolet (4) RAF workshop G3L with aircraft starter trolley (3) LWB jeep in new livery March 2020

Paul's CMP Chevrolet got brakes

Duncan's 8th Army livery

Bob's Matchless G3L - Beautiful!