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.
Why not vist the Colne Valley railway and step back in time to the 1940's, and help celebrate colne valley at war.
Easter Show with Classic Cars, Buses, Military Vehicles & all types of transport. Stalls, music and entertainment.
Join the Knoxbridge pub for their Easter Extavaganza between the 19th and 22nd April 2019, with Live music, a BBQ and Hog Roast, Easter Egg hunt and raffle - free entry for everyone and it's to help raise funds for help 4 homeless veterans`.
For the second year, the Essex HMVA will be taking part in the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs drive it day on the 28th of April 2019, why not come along and cheer us on, en-route.
Starting from Woodham Ferrers Village (opposite the school), this will be a road run around the Dengie Peninsular. Provisional Times are 10:00am for 10:30am start, we will be having a lunch stop on the return leg of the run. More details to follow.
The Charity of the Parachute Regiment, Support our PARAs runs a Bi-annual 10 mile race, called PARA's 10 to raise money. The race is ten miles and there is an option to run it with 35Lbs, like the selection course shown in the recent ITV documentary.
This year marks the 75th anniversary for both D-Day and Arnhem. To tie into this the Charity are looking to have a static display of WW2 British vehicles and equipment on the day.
The organisers would love Airborne vehicles/Airborne marked vehicles and equipment but any WW2 British vehicle would be great. (especially Bedfords)
The site of the static display may be on Abby fields, where the race starts/finishes or on the actual Barracks. This has yet to be decided.
You can contact Rob on the link above for more information if needed.
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Smallish event due to limited number of people permitted on site, but usually a good day. Flying displays, weather permitting (if wet indoors!). We are required to give them numbers of vehicles etc in advance so please confirm your wish to attend.
Details to follow.
Click here to contact Laura Shirley
Canvey Island's Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29th June. As in previous years it is taking place at The Paddocks Community Centre, Long, Road, Canvey Island and includes a parade and service. The event is between 10.30am and 2.30pm and it would be great if members are able to take part as in previous years.
Promenade Park, Maldon. CM9 5JQ. We are planning to run an Armed Forces day , our first run by the ESSEX HMVA. Subject to final council approval.
Details on the Essex HMVA website soon, in the meantime, please try to keep the date free. We would welcome volunteers to assist with this event. Please get in touch via: Click here to volunteer to help
Arrangements as per previous years. Please note you will need to arrive early for this event. Further details soon.
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Classic Vehicle Show with all types of classic vehicles: Cars, Buses, Bikes and more. Stalls, rides, music & entertainment
Click here to contact Steve Dunster
Camping overnight to the 28th permitted.
The Echoes of History Event Team
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Join us at the Echoes of History show, in Purleigh, Maldon on the 10th and 11th of August 2019
You can expect to see one of the largest gatherings of Historic Military Vehicles and equipment from all major periods in South East England, featuring the best historic groups, re-enactors and living history displays in the country to give our visitors a real experience of life in times past. There will be a brilliant turn out of military vehicles across all eras and nationalities from push bikes to massive trucks that even make the tanks look small as well as classic cars, bikes and buses.
With an amazing variety of living history exhibitors depicting life from numerous time periods and nationalities, these historical re-enactors always go to massive lengths to represent their chosen time period as authentically as possible and are always happy to answer your questions or demonstrate equipment, so don't be afraid to ask! This is an almost unique opportunity to see how the soldiers of different nationalities and time periods lived as well as getting close to the weapons, equipment and experiencing the atmosphere of the time.
Don’t miss the arena activities that will take place during the day, with military vehicle parades where you can see these historic vehicles in motion, allowing you to get close to a military convoy that includes tanks and armoured vehicles, see and hear them roaring around the arena as well as learning a little about their history. As always, there will be our exciting battles and demonstrations.
Why not take a rest from all the walking and have a break in our huge marquee, listening to or watching our wonderful live 'wartime' entertainment throughout the day?
There's so much more for all the family to get involved in, as well as all the stuff to watch, see and explore. What better way is there for the younger generation to learn about our history than to hear about it from those who made it - our wonderful veterans that are always happy to tell their own story. Tickets for 2019 are priced at £12 for adults, £5 for children for either Saturday or Sunday (if bought in advance) or £15 adult and £6 for children if bought on the day.
Where else would you be able to get up close and personal to your past?
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The Warren Classic and Supercar Show will offer visitors the opportunity to see some of the finest classic and contemporary supercars in the world, all gathered together in the picturesque grounds of The Warren Golf & Country Club. We have been invited to attend this prestigious event, to put on a display of our vehicles and equipment. You must be registered with us to attend this event in advance, so please get in touch using the link above if you would like to attend.