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    Dorset, UK.
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    Renovating a VEP Ford 'scrpt' GPW. 46 (RM) Commando & Overlord Camps / Marshalling Areas in Dors

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  1. Hello All. This has probably been done to death over the years, I have looked but cannot find any info so my apologies if this is a repeat post. Can anyone advise on the current UK legislation / requirements with regards carrying paying members of the public in historic military vehicles on public roads. For example paying passengers in a Dodge WC51. Any information would be VERY much appreciated. Cheers. Steve
  2. Over the weekend 17, 18 & 19 June 2016 the village of Broadmayne, Dorset will once again return to June 1944 to see the reopening of D-Day marshalling area D5. Broadmayne D5 offers a weekend of camping, entertainment and commemoration where WWII period Allied and Home Front reenactors, LHGs & vehicle owners are welcome to join us and bring to life the sights and sounds of an army preparing for the invasion of northern Europe. As you are aware this year based at D5 we also have Armour & Embarkation (A&E) 2016. The combination of Broadmayne D5 with Armour & Embarkation will create the UK’s largest D-Day embarkation experience with a gathering of WWII vehicles and personnel on a scale rarely seen and all on the site of an original D-Day marshalling area. For more information about marshalling area D5 (MA D5) please contact me via the Broadmayne D5 Facebook page or email broadmayneww2soc@gmail.com or go to: www.broadmayneD5.info/ Thanks. Steve
  3. Currently filling out V55/5 for my recently imported early script GPW. Many questions refer to the Certificate of Conformity which I do not have. Do I need a CoC to complete the form? Does anyone have one for a GPW? Thanks. Steve
  4. Re A&E 2016 I am pleased to be able to offer parking, camping and entertainment to all vehicles, crew, living history groups and reenactors wishing to attend this event. You will be camping on the site of the former D-Day marshalling area D5 (Broadmayne Park & West Knighton). D5 is approximately 5 miles from the towns of Weymouth & Dorchester, has excellent vehicular access and space is not an issue. We have recently held the 'Broadmayne D5' event for the third year running and would be more than happy to combine both events. For more information regarding D5 see Broadmayne Camp on Facebook or visit www.broadmayneD5.info Steve George Chairman Broadmayne World War 2 Society (Jack - pm sent)
  5. Hello all, After years of looking & learning I've taken the plunge and purchased a script GPW, Chassis No 11085, DoD 03-27-42. Hood No 2059784. She was released from service and first registerred in Pennsylvania on 11-22-1946. She was shipped to UK by her previous owner earlier this year. An early script on her original Midland Steel Co 'willys repro' frame she has retained many of her original features. The rear of her tub was 'clean' but sadly the previous owner drilled her to put the duty spare wheel and fuel carriers on. She's a runner but needs plenty work & TLC. Q: What DVLA forms do I need to fill out in order to register her? Sorry to ask a question for the hundredth time - I have trawled various sites but the threads I find are either confusing or out of date with regards to MOTs, etc. Also, any suggestions for reasonable car insurance? Cheers. Steve
  6. For more information about the history of the camp and further details of event see 'Broadmayne Camp' on Facebook.
  7. Broadmayne D5, 20th – 23rd June continues to grow. Listed below are just some of the weekend’s attractions. Groups confirmed as attending; Royal Engineers 5th Beach Group. 4th Dorsets. Rangers Reenactments. The 1st Division. Normandy 44. Auxiliary Units LHG. 25th BD Co RE LHG. Displays confirmed as attending; The Keep Military Museum. Anthony Cooke ‘Reflections of RAF Warmwell’. CART Dorset. Broadmayne WW2 Society. Dave Lancaster ‘D5 militaria collection’. Womens Land Army. Entertainment confirmed as attending; The Durnovaria Silver Band. The Moonlight Swing Band. Jayne Darling. The Victory Arms. Bright Button Productions Vintage Cinema. Events confirmed; Military camping area. 1940’s pub night. 1940’s Church Fete. BBQ/Hog roast. Swing Band evening. Service of Remembrance. Vintage Cinema night. History Trail. Geo-cache. Plus much, much more. Broadmayne D5 is a Heritage Lottery Funded event and is free to all those wishing to attend. We remain in full support of any other events taking place locally and would encourage visitors to enjoy what the area has to offer during this busy weekend. If camping at D5 you are welcome to come and go throughout the weekend as much as you please. All we ask is you dress appropriately to the period and enjoy yourselves. Steve (Broadmayne Camp)
  8. Working alongside ‘Weymouth at War’ the Broadmayne Second World War Society is holding a weekend of events which will bring the village community together, both in remembrance and in a fun and educational way. With the support of the local Parish Council, Church, School, landowners and history group, we wish to turn back time in the village in order to recreate the D-Day marshalling camp known as ‘D5’, where thousands of American personnel were based prior to sailing from the nearby ports of Weymouth and Portland for the shores of Normandy. The village of Broadmayne is inviting any civilian, (Allied) military re-enactors and period vehicle owners that will be in the area over the weekend 20/21/22 June to be guests of the village, with free camping and parking. The fields you will be using made up the actual tented areas of Overlord marshalling camp ‘D5’ and have good access for vehicles of all sizes, widths and lengths (chemical toilets will be on site). The village has a shop, petrol station, a number of B&B's and a Pub with B&B (& plenty of cider and warm ale!!). All this in a couple of minutes stroll from the camping areas.The only planned re-enactment 'event' will be the road run down into Weymouth. An aim of the event is to have large numbers of (Allied) military personnel and civilians based in the village to give the local community an idea of what the village was like in June 1944. The areas are available for all wishing to take part in the Weymouth at War event. You are more than welcome to take part in any of the activities/entertainment over the weekend but other than that just use the village as marshalling camp ‘D5' and enjoy yourselves.'Broadmayne D5' and 'Weymouth at War' are supporting each other in order to create what we hope will be a well coordinated, fun re-enactment event. Anyone interested in attending please get in touch with either …Myself (Steve) - broadmayneww2soc@gmail.com Gary - info@weymouthatwar.com Hope to see you there!
  9. Hello all,I'm fan of all things military especially the WW2 period. A would be jeep owner I've been reading up on them and thought this would be a good place to learn even more. So any hints (save your money!), tips (don't do it!) or advice (by a weapons carrier instead!) will be much appreciated.Steve ;0)
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