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 2017

January

29th JANUARY 2017 MILITARIA 2017 at the Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry CV8 2LZ. Up to 380 Exhibitors stands selling a wide range of Allied & Axis  militaria, deactivated weapons, vehicle spares,
books and collectables of the period. Open 9-4PM. Admission £10. Tel 01743 762266 Amanda Lycett info@militariashows.com

February

11th 1940's Valentines Dance Ex-Servicemans Social Club, Friarscroft, Wymondham, Norfolk Dancing to DJ Major UXB. Held in aid of the 389th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, Hethel. 
Tickets £5 in advance from Ann 01603 503896 or Fred 01953 798774 or on the door for £6. Contact: Tom Williamson tomwilliamsonuk@googlemail.com
21st German perspective on Battle of Normandy University of Portsmouth, Dennis Sciama Building, Room 2.14 Talk by Normandy campaign expert Dr Simon Trew of Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst:
"German perspectives on the 1944 Battle of Normandy". Free to attend, refreshments. 5pm start. Details: www.ddaymuseum.co.uk Contact: Andrew Whitmarsh andrew.whitmarsh@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

March

12th Kenley Autojumble The Portcullis Club, Kenley Airfield, Victor Beamish Avenue, Classic Car, Motorcycle & Military Autojumble with on-site licenced bar. Regular traders &   enthusiasts having a clear out. 
07772169524 kenley@indianriders.co.uk www.facebook.com/KenleyAutojumble Contact: Anita Dray kenley@indianriders.co.uk

19th MARCH 2017  MALVERN MILITARIA  FAIR at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern Worcester WR13 6NW.  Militaria, deactivated weapons, vehicle spares, books, badges and Jeeps for sale
at this well established event running for over 20 years. Open 9-3pm. Admission £5. Tel 01743 762266 for more information, Amanda Lycett sales@jeeparts.co.uk

19th SMVG Annual Military Swap Meet The Institute Hall, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, PH2 9RQ Hosted by the Scottish Military Vehicle Group, our annual sale of militaria, MV parts and
collectibles. Contact Al Smith at publicityofficer@scottishmvg.org or Tel 07704 187739 for more info.

 


April

2nd Colne Valley at War Colne Valley Railway,Yeldham Road Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ A recreation of a country station in the 1940's. Any members wishing to take part would be very  welcome. 
Please e-mail on colnevalleyatwar@gmail.com
to register or for further details. Contact: Alison Stabler colnevalleyatwar@gmail.com
8th RAF Digby Vintage Day RAF Digby, Lincolnshire, LN43LH The RAF Digby Vintage Day will commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Station and all proceeds raised will be donated to charity. 
A registration form can be sent to anyone interested in attending. Contact: Cheryl Finch Digby_vintage_day@hotmail.com

8th APRIL 2017 BACK TO THE 1940’S WITH A ‘Pie and Peas’ Supper at Radcliffe  Cricket Club, Manchester M26 3RF.  Children's Burns Camp. Prize for best dressed! All funds raised will go to the Burns camp  charity.
Tickets Available to buy now! www.trybooking.co.uk/BEZ   £10  For more details contact Dan Chadwick danielchad91@yahoo.com

9th MILITARIA FAIR Breckland / Thetford Leisure Centre , Norfolk ,IP24 1JD Indoor fair - around 100 plus tables to inc de-acts, swords, helmets, uniform, books, medals,badges, trench art, equipment, surplus and more.
Free parking, Adm £3 w www.norfolkfairs.com 07596 436260 Contact: susan wright norfolkfairs@aol.com

9th Kenley Autojumble The Portcullis Club, Kenley Airfield, Victor Beamish Avenue, Classic Car, Motorcycle & Military Autojumble with on-site licenced bar. Regular traders & enthusiasts having a clear out.
07772169524 kenley@indianriders.co.uk www.facebook.com/KenleyAutojumble Contact: Anita Dray kenley@indianriders.co.uk

15th/16th Soviet Threat (Weekend of the Cold war) Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich Cheshire Now in its 3rd year Soviet threat at Hack green bunker, a weekend of COld war vehicles, Reenactors   and displays. 
For more info/booking forms please contact admin@eventplan.co.uk   Contact: Eventplan admin@eventplan.co.uk

17th Hack Green Bunker Hangar Sale Secret Bunker, French Lane, Baddington, Cheshire CW5 8AP Sale of amateur gear, electronic equipment, comps, military radio sets and vehicle spares.
Opens 10:00. Trade. Catering.

22nd/23rd WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS 2017 at The Railway Station,Toddington GL54 5DT.  Wartime in the Cotswolds 2017 are now accepting entries from military vehicle owners.
We would love to hear from you, please email Sue Harbron at wartime@gwsr.com

 23rd Visit the Vulcan London Southen Airport, Essex. The Vulcan Restoration Trust own and maintain Avro Vulcan XL426 in live ground running condition. We are looking to 
expand our "Vsit the Vulcan" open day "Cold War" military vehicle section. Please contact us jamiekeene@btinternet.com

23rd Northern Military Expo Newark Showground notts Stalls selling all types of military, from guns, books, uniforms, vehicles 40's fashions etc. Free parking, onsite cafe etc. 
For more info, Tel 07889 516401 or visit www.northernmilitaryexpo.co.uk Contact: Mark Askew jeep.promotions@btconnect.com

May


6th Military and Vintage Motorcycle Ride  Theale to Hungerford, Berkshire  Motorcycle ride in aid of ABF/The Soldiers' Charity. Re-enactors and military vehicles to assist 
along route and at end of run. Camping. Motorcyclists contact peter.walker205@mod.uk. Vehicles text 07748 310996
6th/7th Colwyn Bay 40s Festival https://www.facebook.com/FortiesFestival https://www.facebook.com/FortiesFestival/
We are looking for enthusiasts and exhibitors and relavent style of stall holders. Please get in touch with your details.We are a not for profit free event!Join us!
Contact: Kevin Chin kevinpchin@gmail.com
13th/14th Bakewell at war Bakewell showground, Bakewell, Derbyshire  Bakewell at war is a new event covering all aspects of ww2. With the preparation of the summer for the land girls to panzer devisions preparing for war. 
For more info contact Eventplan at   admin@eventplan.co.uk Contact: Eventplan Ltd admin@eventplan.co.uk
19th/20th/21st  N.S.M.V.T. WAR WHEELS Foxfield Steam Railway Blythe Bridge Stoke on Trent ST119BG Military themed event with vehicles,hardware,all reenactors welcome.
Free public entry, BBQ Friday night, free train rides, road run, camping, showers, toilets on site. Discount bar/buffet. Find us on facebook Contact: Chris Bond chris@bond135.fsnet.co.uk
19th-21st Haworth 1940's Weekend Haworth Yorkshire nostalgic 3-day event. This year we commemorate 'Special Forces' and the 75th anniversary of the Cockleshell Heroes. Events take place throughout the village, including
vintage vehicle displays, evacuees event, re-enactments, speeches from Churchill, Jive dancing, singing and bands playing. Market stalls offering a wide range of goods, food and souvenirs. Full details on the events, evening
dances and additional parking in the village can be found on the event website: www.haworth1940sweekend.co.uk Contact: Nikki Milner / Mark Askew jeep.promotions@btconnect.com
21st Wings and Wheels Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, nr Maldon Essex CM36RN Classic Vehicles and WW1 Aircraft in the only intact Great War Aerodrome in Europe . We would love
to see some old Military vehicles attending. Contact Info@stowmaries.org.uk for further details

27th-28th Ironbridge Gorge WWII Weekend Dale End Park Ironbridge TF8 7EG On the banks of the river Severn in the World Heritage Ironbridge Gorge. Recreating life in the
40s in Occupied Europe and on the Home Front. Free daytime entry, Saturday dance ironbridgeww2weekend.co.uk

28th Pendle Powerfest Nelson & Colne College, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 7YT Lancashire's Family Motorshow. Celebrating Mud & Motorsport + 250 Vehicles of all types,
family fun, live music and more. Raising money for gifts for hospitalised children.
www.pendlepowerfest.com


June

3rd I RUN A PUB IN ROCHESTER and every year I organise a "D-day" day I am looking for some 1940`s vehicle to display in our car park. Can you help?
 I raise money for the British Legion and SSAFA during the day. Please contact Yannick Fausse for more details yfausse@yahoo.fr

3rd Military Living History Maldon Road Park Witham Rising Money for the Royal British Legion and the Youth Section. Contact: Jack Bayford jackbayford@yahoo.co.uk

3rd Holme Grange 1940s day Holme Grange Craft Village, Wokingham, Berks Allied Wartime vehicles and Re-enactors for a small event. Car Parking for modern cars limited but space for MVs is no problem. 
Contact Robert Davey 01189871937 or email robert.davey6@btinternet.com Contact: Robert Davey robert.davey6@btinternet.com

11th Kenley Autojumble The Portcullis Club, Kenley Airfield, Victor Beamish Avenue, Classic Car, Motorcycle & Military Autojumble with on-site licenced bar. Regular traders & enthusiasts having a clear out.
07772169524 kenley@indianriders.co.uk www.facebook.com/KenleyAutojumble Contact: Anita Dray kenley@indianriders.co.uk


17th
Light Infantry & Rifles Annual Reunion Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Oteley Rd, Shrewsbury Over 2,500 veterans and their families attend the reunion.
There's a large beer tent, food and military stalls. A veteran's parade is supported by the Regimental Band.
Contact: rongittings47@yahoo.co.uk Contact: Ron Gittings rongittings47@yahoo.co.uk

17th-18th Wartime in the Vale, Ashdown Farm Badsey Road Evesham Worcestershire WR11 7PA 10th anniversary of the show with its unique WW2 Camp , lots of military vehicles and
re enactment groups displays.www.ashdowncamp.com

24th Armed Forces Day Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, nr Maldon Essex CM36RN Maldon Armed Forces Day. We would love to see some classic Military Vehicles attending.
Contact Info@stowmaries.com for further details

24th South York's Armed Forces Day 92 Bluebell Avenue, Penistone Regional Armed Forces Day Event. Military Arena Style Show, Marching bands, Public Displays,   Entertainment www.penistonearmedforcesday.co.uk  
Members with vehicles will be fed and watered. Contact: Spike Mayston penistone.armed.forces.day@gmail.com

24th Medway Armed Forces Day Celebrations The Great Lines Heritage Park, Gillingham, Kent Free entry event with a host of armed forces displays and have a go activities. Parade & service, bandstand, helicopter fly-in, arena displays,
drive an army digger and more. Contact: Bill Fowler wjfowler1@googlemail.com

25th Haselbury Mill`s Historic MV Gathering Haselbury Mill Nr. Crewkerne Somerset TA18 7NY Static historic military vehicle gathering in the Wessex Area. Exhibitor camping, evening prior to
event. Roy Gallina 01460 63689 roygallina@hotmail.com

25th Simply Land Rover National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. A gathering of Land Rover owners and enthusiasts with a cavalcade and People's Choice award.
www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-land-rover Contact: Alice Reid alice.reid@beaulieu.co.uk

 


July

8th-9th Vauxhall, Bedford +Opel Association Show Ground Market Harborough Leicestershire National Rally for Vauxhall, Bedford & Opel vehicles. 
Anyone who has a Bedford Army Lorry, and would like to display it at this event, please contact us for details. Contact: Michael Crook counter@lmfvauxhall.com

7-9th JULY 2017  YORKSHIRE WARTIME EXPERIENCE.  Hunsworth Lane, Hunsworth Bradford BD4 6RN Junction 26 M62 Motorway Now the North of England's largest military vehicle/re-enactment show set in 84 acres.
Well over  400 military vehicles, 50 plus re-enactment groups & 60 trade stalls.  Contact: Stuart Wright stuart.wright@hotmail.co.uk  www.ywe-event.info contact

15th/16th Wings and Wheels, Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster, Essex. RM14 2TN. This show needs your military vehicles!
The Havering branch of MIND, the charity for better mental health, is expanding its already very successful Wings and Wheels Show to accommodate military vehicles. Last year there were over 300 cars and bikes
plus live music, beer tent, food vendors, stalls, light aircraft on display, helicopter rides, trial flights and family entertainment. Military vehicles will be able to camp from Friday 14th 12 noon until Monday 17th 12 noon as well as showing vehicles to the public on Sunday 16th. There will be food, bar and free live concert Saturday evening for all exhibitors. For more details and entry forms go to http://wingsandwheels.haveringmind.org.uk/Military-Vehicles

 


August

5th-6th Baston in the Blitz Brudenell Playing Fields, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PA 1940's weekend event with many military & home front displays, including some Cold War. Vintage
traders, all-day live entertainment. Firepower demos & battle re-enactments. Fully catered & bar. Contact Alan Hutchins alan.hutchins@hotmail.com

5th-6th Croft Nostalgia Festival 2017 Croft Race Circuit, West Lane, Dalton on Tees  DL2 2PL A Goodwood Revival style event, Historic racing on track. Military & classic vehicles, living history, trade stalls, entertainment, 
aviation and very special air displays www.croftnostalgia.co.uk Contact: Mike Scorer michael.scorer@ntlworld.com

12th-13th AUGUST 2017  RELIVING HISTORY Sandown Airport, Isle of Wight. This in an inaugural event for the IOW, we would like to invite Living history groups from all periods of history.
Also including entertainers, all forms of transport and period stall holders.  Please contact Rosemarie Norman 07894056968  rnormaniow@aol.co.uk

12th/13th Little Ellingham Vintage Working Weekend White Lodge Farm, Rocklands Road, Little Ellingham, Norfolk All MVT members and Vehicles welcome. Contact Richard Baker on 07801 557640 or 01953 850238 Contact: Peter Jones Merrydown.house@btinternet.com

12th-13th Cleethorpes "Operation Phoenix" Meridian Park Cleethorpes DN35 0AR Annual 1940s and Military event, held in the seaside resort of Cleethorpes. Purpose built
showground with Showers Toilets etc. Apply to armedforces1@nelincs.gov.uk tele 07982 604179

20th Kenley Autojumble The Portcullis Club, Kenley Airfield, Victor Beamish Avenue, Classic Car, Motorcycle & Military Autojumble with on-site licenced bar. Regular traders & enthusiasts having a clear out.
07772169524 kenley@indianriders.co.uk www.facebook.com/KenleyAutojumble Contact: Anita Dray kenley@indianriders.co.uk


September

8th-9th-10th Ripley VINTAGE, MILITARY AND STEAM FAIRE,Crich view farm Heage FD Ripley Derbyshire DE5 8JW Our event is in its 5th year. A well attended locally run RBL event. Displays covering WW1/WW2. 1940's beer tent and refreshments, children’s rides, camping and caravan plots available. This year (2016) there were 3000 visitors and we raised £1600 for RBL
 For more information please contact Tony Wilson  derantwilson@aol.com

9th Free Heritage Open Day Event. Herefordshire Light Infantry MuseumSuvla Barracks, Harold Street, Hereford, HR1 2QX All are welcome to come with a large variety of items on display. Military and Classic
vehicles more than welcome come along and display! Free Refreshments. Public hours 1000-1700

30th and 1st Oct. Welshpool Forties Weekend In & Around Town Centre Welshpool, Mid Wales SY21 An entire weekend dedicated to the 1940s with re-enactors, vehicles, exhibitions, tea dances, displays and much more.


October

1st Hack Green Bunker Hangar Sale Secret Bunker, French Lane, Baddington, Cheshire CW5 8AP Sale of amateur gear, electronic equipment, comps, military radio sets and vehicle spares.
Opens 10:00. Trade. Catering.

8th Kenley Autojumble The Portcullis Club, Kenley Airfield, Victor Beamish Avenue, Classic Car, Motorcycle & Military Autojumble with on-site licenced bar. Regular traders & enthusiasts having a clear out.
07772169524 kenley@indianriders.co.uk www.facebook.com/KenleyAutojumble Contact: Anita Dray kenley@indianriders.co.uk

29th-30th Bexley Poppy Appeal Launch Bexleyheath Broadway Pedestrianised area, DA6 7HL Bexleyheath plays host to the Bexley Poppy Appeal Launch with expected crowds of 100,000. This
years theme is military vehicles past & present. contact Town Centre Manager Tony Garratt for details 020 8304 077


November

5th Northern Military Expo Newark Showground Notts. Stalls selling military, guns, uniforms, books, vehicles etc. Free parking, on site cafe etc. For more info visit   www.northernmilitaryexpo.co.uk or tel 07889 516401 
Trade enquires welcome Contact: Mark Askew jeep.promotions@btconnect.com

19th NOVEMBER  2017  MALVERN MILITARIA  FAIR Three Counties Showground, Malvern Worcester WR13 6NW  Vehicle spares, Deactivated Weapons, Militaria & Books etc for sale at this well established
event running for over 20 years. Open 9-3 pm. Admission £5. Telephone 01746 762266 for more information, Amanda Lycett sales@jeeparts.co.uk


December

 

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