Essex HMVA - Events Diary

Thames Traditional Boat Festival

Thames Traditional Boat Festival

Resulting from the IMPS Dunkirk Anniversary tour the organisers of this regular event for boat owners and classic car enthusiasts have invited owners of Military Vehicles dating from 1940 to the 70s to join them, particularly to compliment the Dunkirk Little Ships that will be attending. Unfortunately tracked vehicles cannot be accepted due to the nature of the ground. Entry to exhibiting vehicle, driver and crew is free as is the camping. MVs have a special display area close to the Dunkirk Little Ships. MV owners will be made very welcome. Bring your kit along to display with your vehicle. This is a different, and prestigious, event from the from usual MV show, and should be very enjoyable. Fill in the form online and Lyndon York will be in contact with you. Lyndon York

The Essex HMVA Military and Flying Machines Show

It's back again - the Military and Flying Machines show, THE Premier military show for East Anglia ... this year, being held in our new location in Maldon, Essex, on the 12th and 13th of August 2017!

Over the two days this year, we're once again looking forwards to some brilliant reenactors, unusal vehicles and maybe the odd plane or two!

Come see our often imitated, but never bettered show!

Chatham Militaria Fairs

Chatham Militaria Fairs

The Chatham Militaria fair is held every second Sunday of the month (with some exceptions). Check the Fairs website for this years' confirmed dates. EVENT POSTCODE FOR SATNAV ME4 4TZ , Admission is £4 (Essex HMVA Members can get a discount if you show your membership card).

The Chatham Militaria Fair is held in Slip No5 at the historic dockyard in Chatham and is the only monthly undercover militaria fair in the uk with 36,000 square foot of undercover space. Being undercover, means that there are lots of dealers and the show is never cancelled due to the weather.

COMBINED OPS 2017

COMBINED OPS 2017

In association with IMPS. This Event will be open to the public on the Saturday and Sunday. Featuring: A ‘fly-in’ of Vintage Military and Civilian aircraft, including famous WW2 warplanes, continuously throughout the whole week-end. Military vehicle displays, Live Arena Battle-action, Tank and Armoured vehicle demonstrations. Living History and Re-enactment Groups, Militaria and Trade stalls, Bars/refreshments. A real action packed week-end, on the ground and in the air. Volunteers are wanted to assist with the running of the show at all levels, to volunteer contact . Contact details and entry forms via the website.

Original Dunkirk movie screening

Original Dunkirk movie screening

Grace Surman has got in touch regarding an event Hemingway design are working on for September; it is a special screening of the original DUNKIRK on Camber Sands beach in Kent, East Sussex over two nights in September on the 20th and 21st. The event is being promoted by Luna, BFI, Studio Canal and of course Vintage (us at Hemingway Design). The capacity each night is 1000 people.

It is going to be a forties affair down to the detail, and they are looking for 30s and 40s vehicles to set dress; in addition, there will be themed catering, dance lessons, vinyl DJs, a speakeasy mobile bar (from the same company who brought the Coach Bar to Hastings), and reenactment walkabout acts.

If any members with this era of cars would like to attend, they can offer free tickets to see the film - please contact Grace either by email or phone above.


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