THE MILITARY VEHICLE TRUST
Latest MVT Covid-19 lockdown policy as from September the 14th 2020.
As a charity and responsible public organisation, we have a duty to ensure our members abide by Government advice and we keep the safety of our members and the public paramount. Although lockdown restrictions are changing regularly, the core guidance has not changed the MVT‘s existing policy regarding the organisation of Area Meetings and public events; they continue to be suspended until further notice.
However, in the light of recent changes to the law, in particular the “Rule of 6”, we request that members also adhere to this guidance and do not meet up and/or attend events in groups, in the name of the MVT. This also applies to organised road runs, as these can be seen as a means of transmitting the virus between areas.
As a direct result of these new restrictions, we will continue to suspend the Vehicle Verification service for the safety of our volunteer inspectors.
Members are also requested to follow additional local or international restrictions.
We all know our vehicles draw immediate attention where ever they go, so let’s be vigilant and follow the MVT’s Code of Conduct and behave in a thoughtful and responsible way.
Please stay ‘Stay Alert’, not just for yourself but for everyone else.
The arrangements for local area lockdown and the related Government guidance are being updated regularly.
Please check for the current Government guidance and any local arrangements at all times using the link below.
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.
THE MVT REMEMBERS CAMPAIGN POPPY DAY 2020
Every year, MVT members up and down the country raise funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and support and attend events to commemorate Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
This year, as we battle the second wave of COVID-19, many members are unable to do this and have asked us how they can show their support for the RBL and commemorate the occasion in a safe way.
That is why we are suggesting that MVT members show their support by displaying vehicles, together with any flags, poppies, etc outside their homes, like they did for VE Day earlier this year.
We can also join in any nationally observed activities such as the two minutes’ silence and the proposed “clap for the Veterans” alongside our vehicles.
Photographs of displays can be sent to us via facebook and we can collate a national virtual event.
Local lockdown rules and restrictions regarding the ‘rule of six’ and outside social mixing should be observed at all times.
In this way, we can safely demonstrate support for the RBL and help to ensure that the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts, is remembered despite these difficult times.
PLEASE JOIN THE MVT REMEMBERS CAMPAIGN AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
To donate to RBL go to https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate
Christmas is coming and what do you buy for the MVT Member who has everthing ??
Well for this Covid Xmas why don,t you pop over to the MVT Shop and browse our branded clothing line and order over the internet and have it delivered to your door so you don,t even have to go out to get it ?
We have some Great Deals on at the moment so hurry and beat the Christmas post rush.