Formed by historic military vehicle enthusiasts in 2014, the Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association (EHMVA or Essex HMVA) Charity number: 1155705, now has over 120 members, with aims to help preserve military history, vehicles and artefacts.

The Essex HMVA has a membership whose vehicles range from push bikes, jeeps, land rovers, lorries, artillery and tanks. Historic Military Vehicles are in demand for fetes, shows, living history displays and film work. Members vehicles and equipment date from WW1 and WW2 through to relatively modern examples such as Chieftain tanks and Land Rovers. We also welcome non vehicle owning members who may take part in living history or are military collectors. Alternately, you may just want to join to volunteer to help at events.

We are always happy to accept new associate members. Our group welcomes vehicle owners and/or living history reenactors or collectors. we only require you to have an interest in preserving our military history and the aims of our association. If you're new to the hobby, we can offer lots of help to get you started. For those who wish to join our association it starts at just £15 a year per member. Become part of the charity helping to keep history alive.

For our associate members we offer :

  • Free entry into Essex HMVA events for membership card holders
  • Discounted entry into the Chatham Militaria Fair
  • Invitations to exclusive events

  • Monthly e-newsletters to keep you up to date with events and activites
  • Access to the quarterly Olive Drab magazine, via our e-newsletter
  • Access to the UKARA database to buy a RIF Airsoft Weapon as a reinactor (after 2 months) [2]

  • Liability insurance for your display at events.
  • Discounts and vettings for insurance companies [1]
  • Monthly evening meetings at Woodham Ferrers, near Chelmsford
You can also volunteer to help at one of our shows - please use the contact us form to find out more or come along to one of our meetings or shows!

Please click the button below to begin your membership application, you will be taken to our partners site, Membermojo to continue

[1] We have a selection of approved partners who can assist you with insurance for your military vehicle.
[2] You must be over 18 to apply for a RIF Airsoft weapon