Updated MVT Covid19 lockdown policy as from July the 14th 2020.

As a charity we have to abide by Government advice and 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 some of the changes in the restrictions, members are able to attend outdoor events organised by recognised institutions like Museums, Councils etc., where Risk Assessments have been made and Covid19 Government Guidelines are adhered to. This also applies to road runs and below you will see the MVT’s recommendations to keep the public and you safe.


We all know our vehicles are high profile and draw immediate attention where ever they go, so let’s behave responsibly and follow the MVT’s Code of Conduct.


‘Stay Alert’.


MVT guidelines for those taking part in outdoor events (14/07/2020).

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (a cough, temperature or lack of taste or smell) do not participate in the event.

  2. If you develop symptoms after the event follow government track and trace guidance and notify the organiser.

  3. Follow government guidelines regarding good hygiene including regular hand washing.

  4. Observe the Government recommendation to socially distance keeping 2m apart or if not possible 1m+ alongside mitigating measures such as wearing a face covering and not facing each other.

  5. On a road run, keep stops to a minimum.

  6. Vehicles should be crewed by people from the same household.

  7. Observe any Local Lockdown regulations or National Restrictions that override this guidance.

  8. Members should carry facemasks, disposable gloves and hand sanitiser to be used in an emergency or to comply with guidance at establishments visited.

  9. The organiser must keep a record of the name and contact details for each person participating for use in event of tracking and tracing being required, and those details are to be kept in accordance with the MVT Data Protection Policy.

  10. All participants must be mindful that they are representing the MVT and therefore the MVT’s Code of Conduct must be observed.


The arrangements for the easing of the lockdown and the related Government guidance are being updated frequently. Please check for the current Government guidance and any local arrangements at all times.

Simon Johnson

MVT Chairman


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 is a Registered Company No. 02226906

Registered under the Charities Act 1960 No. 327768

Address: MVT, PO Box 1405, Northampton, NN1 9EY


All site content is copyright MVT Material and may not be

reproduced or used for any purpose except by written

permission of the MVT

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