Essex HMVA - Press and Media

Welcome to our Press and Media Centre

The press team exists to facilitate journalists' enquiries about the Essex HMVA or the Military and Flying Machines Show (MFMShow) as well as helping to provide access to the wealth of information and knowledge gained from many years of military preservation. We often get requests for vehicles or equipment for TV and film work. In the past, some of our member’s vehicles have been used as a background for news reports, and recently featured in the film, ‘The Monuments Men’.

Our vehicles and equipment are all privately owned, so we rely on the co-operation and availably of our members in cases where particular vehicles are required. Giving plenty of notice means we can get your request on our website or contact members directly, but we can often work to a tight deadline.


The Military and Flying Machines Show gives the public the chance to have some fun, whilst educating them on the past. Our show format is tried and tested which others have emulated. Our media team are here to assist you in gaining unprecedented access to the Premier Military show for the Essex and London areas. The show has previously been featured on TV's ‘Wheeler Dealers’, as well as recorded and live broadcasts from the show by radio stations. Last year, we had 18,000+ visitors, 300+ classic vehicles, fantastic air displays, as well as 1,000+ living history re-enactors, all day-long live music and 1940's nostalgia. We are sure that our 2014 event is going to be the biggest and best yet, because of the unprecedented interest in the anniversaries of both WW1 and the D Day Landings.


Our event team can supply tailor-made corporate packages for a minimum of 10 people, including access to the VIP tent, catering, helicopter or tank rides, talks by our club experts on vehicles or equipment and exclusive access to the aircraft area. For our corporate guests, we can provide catering services ranging from cold buffets through to full hot food. Give your staff or premier customers a day they won’t forget! We have a dedicated event team who will be able to assist you leading up to and during the show.

As a registered charity, we welcome sponsorship or commercial partnership opportunities, including some cost effective advertising.

If we can be of some assistance for any of the above - please let us know via our contact us page.

Press images are available upon request.

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