Contact the Military Vehicle Trust
You can contact the MVT by telephone using our telephone help line Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm! Simply call 0333 321 8977 and choose from the options to leave a message for one of our Officers. You can also send each officer an email by clicking on their email address below.
MEET THE TEAM.
As chairman of the MVT I provide leadership of the Council of Management (CoM) team which looks after the running of the MVT. I help the team realise and implement changes that we need to make for the smooth operation of the club for the benefit of all members.
I am responsible for guiding the forward planning of the MVT to keep it the thriving club that it is in to the future. I deal with keeping the Trust up to date regarding changes in regulations
governing all aspects of running the MVT. With the input and help of the CoM, I hope we can continue to be the world’s largest military vehicle club.
My primary role is that of Treasurer to the Trust and I look after all aspects of the financial management of the Trust, working closely with other members of the Management Committee to safeguard the organisation's finances. I am also one of the four named trustees of the trust and as a trustee I am appointed to manage the assets of the trust for the benefit of its beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of the trust. As Publications Manager I also take responsibility for the publication/ print and delivery of the Trust's Windscreen Magazine and all printed material used by the Trust and any of its areas.
I've been a member of the MVT for over 20 years now and have run a good few military vehicle and steam shows in my time.
As Website Manager I am responsible for running the MVT's website which is continually evolving as we include more content and features which our members can use.
These website features will be invaluable to our members in helping them with their vehicles but will only be available to current MVT members, so if you are not a member now or have expired, why not join the MVT? As after all, we are the oldest and largest military vehicle club in the world.
As Editor of the Military Vehicle Trust’s magazine, Windscreen, I am responsible for putting together the magazine each month using material supplied by members and contributors together with news items and feature articles. I’ve been involved in publishing for over 25 years now, starting off with military model making magazines before progressing to monthly newsstand military vehicle magazines.
I’ve owned a wide variety of military vehicles in that time, including Jeeps, Land Rovers, armoured cars and several unusual vehicles too!
As Verification Officer my role is to provide assistance with your application to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, DVLA for :-
1. Registration of your vehicle - Form V55/5
2. Retrieving an existing registration number - Form V765
This service is to principally help the ordinary member of the MVT to get their vehicle verified, although we offer the service to non members and commercial business's as well.
For further details please read and follow the instructions found at verification service
I am responsible for allocating the MVT mobile trailer unit, once the CoM have agreed that the trailer unit would benefit and enhance an MVT show. I ensure our trailer custodian is aware of the booking, I then contact the show site and make sure I have all the up to date paperwork and correct dates,full address of the show and passes to allow us access.Once satisfied I contact the MVT member that has requested the trailer to arrange delivery of the mobile unit, all the information is then passed onto the custodian making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
Despite the name, my role as the MVT’s General Secretary, is not really clerical or secretarial. I do, however, “have responsibility for the efficient administration of the Trust”. That includes dull things like maintaining the Trust’s records, along with arranging and minuting the Council of Management meetings and the AGMs. One thing that needs keeping a constant eye on is ensuring that we are always in compliance with statutory requirements, as well as our own Articles and Memorandum of Association.
Whilst that might sound quite grand, I regard my main role as more “General Muggins”, so both the public and Trust members contact me, mainly by email, on the widest range of subjects. This can be anything from a missing Windscreen magazine to asking where they can hire a Sherman tank for a prom night!
But perhaps the best thing about the job is chatting to members and other enthusiasts about our hobby. I can spend hours each week, mainly on the phone, talking to folk.
I am responsible for the safety of our members at events when they are representing the MVT. Across the country the Area Secretaries and our members hold many events in the name of the MVT, either organised by the MVT or us exhibiting at a larger event. It is my responsibility to ensure that these organisers are supported by the MVT in terms of Event Safety, Insurance and running an event professionally.In terms of event safety I am responsible for the MVT events guidance document which is updated in the event of incidents at shows. I am also responsible for ensuring the code of conduct is followed at our events.As part of this the MVT run an annual safety day which I organise and members are invited to learn more about how to run an event safely.When the authorities get involved in events I am responsible for supporting event organisers to help them through.Included in this is the requirement to make sure that all the correct insurances are in place, for both organisers and members.
As Membership Secretary, I deal with telephone and email inquiries about joining and renewing your MVT subscriptions and any other queries that our members have. I also liaise with our database managers and card providers to ensure our membership systems run smoothly. However, the most enjoyable aspect of my role, involves getting out to meet our members and promote the MVT.
My role as Area Liaison Officer involves communicating with our national network of areas via our hardworking Area Secretaries to help them in their work representing the Trust at a local level.
If you need help joining the MVT or with anything related to your membership please email me or telephone me on the number opposite.
As Data Protection Officer, I am responsible for ensuring MVT members' personal data is kept safe and secure, by auditing and enforcing internal and external administrative compliance with UK Data Legislation.
I am the MVT's new Social Media Manager. My role is I look after the MVT's social media accounts and create the post on current topics and events.
Currently the MVT has the following social media accounts:
1. Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/militaryvehicletrust/)
2. Facebook Group (Military Vehicle Trust - Members Only
3. Instagram (@militaryvehicletrust)
4. Twitter (@MVT1968)
5. YouTube (Pending)
Alan Rawsterne. Events Officer - Now retired, my background is logistics, continuous improvement and Six Sigma. I am also a Trustee of and the Secretary for a neighbourhood forum.
I’m particularly interested in Cold War vehicles and have owned an Austin Champ, on and off, since I was 16 years old and yes it’s true that the therapy didn’t work!
I’m proud to be a member of CoM and as the MVT Events Officer I am responsible for authorising requests for group MVT Public Liability Insurance for the events our members attend. I will work to support our members and event organisers to help them with any questions or concerns they might have about our individual and group MVT Public Liability Insurance.
I’m responsible for your Online Sales and Wanted adverts together with your Event listings. Our hobby means that we are always looking for kit.The MVT offer a perfect way to buy and sell using the free website. All you need to do is complete an electronic “Online Contact Form” found under the Contact the MVT tab on our website homepage. Simply fill in your details making sure that all the mandatory fields are completed. Remember that a photograph says a thousand words so will help you buy or sell your item quickly. Also if you have an Event that you want to advertise then simply complete the same contact form but tick the Non MVT Events Diary box. You don’t have to wait until spring to get you events advertised, why not get the details on our website early and relax.Remember that everything that goes onto the website will also appear in our quarterly Windscreen Magazine to further increase the audience for your Sales/Wanted or Event listings.