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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




The South Hampshire Military Vehicle Trust now have our very own FaceBook page, why not search us out and follow us @Southhantsmvt





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.


Latest Report

MVT Windscreen




Area Report October 2020 Continued





I’ve recently discovered that the first owner of our house here in West End, Jacob Moody, was a WW1 veteran!  Our home is part of a local family’s history and Jacob was our next-door neighbour Laura’s grandfather. I’ve been loaned photos, documents and medals by Laura’s dad, and we see that Jacob was among the first to volunteer for Kitchener’s army.  He served with the 10th Hampshire regiment at Suvla Bay (on the Gallipoli peninsular) and Salonika before being invalided home with malaria.  Toward the end of the war he saw service again in France, where he was severely wounded in the face rescuing Frank Kinchenton, a fellow West End soldier in the trenches, and was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig on 8th November 1918. SHMVT member Bob Cross, who is an authority on the Great War and in particular the Hampshire Regiment, is going to assist me in trying to discover where in France Jacob’s action took place, and we plan to visit the area when identified.











As I sit here typing, the monsoon rains have arrived in Southampton after a few days of blistering 35+ degree heat.  It is 13th August, two days before VJ Day, and the torrent outside stretches my imagination to comprehend what our troops must have endured in Burma fighting the Japs. I’m fine with dry heat, having lived in the Middle East, but I’ve never experienced 80+% humidity, and I’ve no desire to do so either. Combine that with glutinous mud, insects, poor food, water, sanitation, hygiene – and fighting an enemy notorious for its disregard and contempt for human rights where surrender was not an option.

The Burma Star recipients are the people to whom we should kneel and pay our respects.



Chris Harris


Jacob, seated, with Frank Kinchenton, the man whos D-Day Memorial Hall, Southwick

Ring bros at D-Day Memorial Hall

Jacob, seated, and Frank Kinchenton. WW1 hospital in Oxford.