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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 October 2019 Continued



I’ve wanted to attend Wartime in the Vale for some time now, but it’s always clashed with something else or I’d run out of brownie points.  However, this year, came back from Normandy then shot off to Evesham the following weekend with my bike on the trailer. The drive down through a very soggy Oxfordshire on the Saturday evening didn’t bode well, indeed Ashdown Camp was a quagmire when I arrived!  However, it had stopped raining and the beer tent was heaving, the atmosphere was great, albeit ankle deep in sludge, only the WWI re-enactors probably thought it was OK!


Sunday morning our chum Martin, who’d sort of enticed me to bring my bike to enhance his Wehrmacht 44 Living History group, promptly press-ganged me into the German army with all the correct kit, including a Mauser rifle! We did look the part in the arena though!


A huge pat on the back for the 11 WW2 vehicle owners that cranked up and made the journey such a fun run out through the Forest with only one minor breakdown to speak of. William and Ben Penny’s Dodge Command Car led a convoy of ten jeeps, like a mother hen and her chicks!  Of special note was the smiles we created and kids eagerly waving as we disturbed the peace and quiet of the National Park picnickers!


We had a brilliant club run out to the Friends of New Forest Airfields (FONFA) museum first weekend in August. Great vote of thanks to Dr Henry Goodall, SHMVT member and Chairman of the Trustees of FONFA for inviting and hosting the SHMVT at their recently refurbished museum.  Dedicated to the WW2 pilots, planes and airfields in the New Forest, Hampshire, there were 12 fighter/bomber airfields in the area during WW2 with only one operational today, Bournemouth International Airport at Hurn, delivering a friendlier payload to our neighbours in Europe this summer!

Me, Martin & DKW

This year at the Goodwood Revival, there will also be a military vehicle static display area commemorating 75th anniversary of D-Day. Goodwood aerodrome is the former RAF Westhampnett and in 1944 hosted 245 Squadron of Hawker Typhoons in support of the allied offensive.

Others, me included, will also be back on duty with our Jeeps and trucks at Goodwood to taxi visitors across the airfield and around the site.  I hope the sunshine comes back!


Chris Harris

New Forest Steeds - FONFA

Wartime in the Vale