THE MILITARY VEHICLE TRUST
Hello and welcome to the website of the Military Vehicle Trust, the MVT.
We are now officially, the worlds Oldest and Largest Military Vehicle club.
We are a charitable organisation dedicated to the conservation of ex military vehicles.
Our members look after and restore the whole range of ex military vehicles with both UK and overseas origins.
Vehicles include the well known Jeep through to tanks, transporters, lorries, Land Rovers, motorbikes, the humble folding bicycle and range from pre First World War to the present day.
You can contact the MVT by Email or telephone using our call handling service Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
There are 33 local Areas, please see the interactive map to find one close to you, which hold informal monthly meetings that provide a forum for members to discuss just about any topic they want. Wherever you are, you can be sure there is another member who can help or who knows someone who can. Local areas organise social events, outings and local shows.
As many of our members are ex-services, there are close ties with ex-servicemen's associations. In particular many areas have close involvement with the Royal British Legions Poppy appeal with members and their vehicles supporting the collection points.
MVT members pay particular attention to the authenticity of vehicles, equipment and displays. Our events are of educational value for members of the public and we try to ensure that the younger generations are aware of our heritage and the debt we owe to all branches of the armed forces. All members are proud of the standard of their vehicles and this is reflected in the frequent requests for vehicles for film and TV work.
The MVT and its Members attend and organise a variety of shows both big and small across the U.K., see our Events Calendar, and even into Europe with last years 75th D Day Tour back to the beaches where it all happened in some of the vehicles who actually landed there in 1944 for real! We are extremely proud as a registered charity to help and support our veterans in returning to the beaches on which they fought for our freedom and the freedom of the whole of Europe in 1944 - 1945. By our presence with the vehicles we cherish we help to educate and inform the people who attend about what happened there in 1944 to 1945 and the debt of gratitude we owe to all who fought for us to be free today.
Important Changes to ownership of Deactivated Firearms click here
The MVT Vehicle Verification Service has been re opened today click here
AGM 2020 is Now POSTPONED
Annual General Meeting postponed.
Due to the rapid escalation of developments with the spread of the Coronavirus the MVT’s Management Committee have taken the decision to postpone the AGM that was due to be held in Coventry on Sunday the 5th of April.
The decision has also been taken to cancel the Safety Awareness Days that were to be held on the 29th of March at Phoenix House, Catterick Garrison, and Armourgeddon near Kettering.
Fortunately for us, none of what we do is vital or essential and because of that we feel that it is necessary ask you to temporarily suspend any Area meetings for March and April.
We will closely monitor any guidance given by the Government and relevant bodies and react accordingly to meetings and events planned for later in the summer. It will be a very different kind of year for all of us, to the one we had already planned for. The health and safety of us all is paramount, so please follow any advice from the authorities and stay safe.
Simon Johnson MVT Chairman
MVT Area meetings and Vehicle Verification Coronavirus update.
Following the Government announcement on Monday the 23rd of March 2020, the temporary suspension of all MVT Area meetings will be extended indefinitely. The suspension will last until the crisis has passed and the restrictions imposed are lifted by the Government.
As a consequence of these new tougher restrictions the Vehicle Verification service has been revised to protect members and inspectors alike, so no vehicle inspections will take place for the duration of the restrictions. However Richard Adams, who runs Vehicle Verification Service, will continue to help members with their first time registration applications where he can, and for as long the DVLA feels it can continue to accept new applications.
The MVT will continue to monitor the situation and Government advice and will advise accordingly.
Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.
Simon Johnson MVT Chairman