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MILITARY AND FLYING MACHINES SHOW -An Announcement...

 

We can now officially announce that The Military and Flying Machines show will no longer be supported by the Military Vehicle Trust, so an new and independent organisation has been set up by the members of the Essex branch of the MVT to carrry on with the show. The new organisation is called the Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association, and has been registered as a charity. We are grateful to the staff and owner of the Damyns Hall Aerodrome for the support we have received, and the plan is to keep on putting on Essex and London’s Premier Military Show.

 

We are all very positive about the new set-up and we are all looking forward to a new chapter and the chance to continue to make it a great weekend for everybody!

 

Our new website is up and running http://www.militaryandflyingmachines.com and if you have any questions, dont hesitate to ask!

 

richard.brew@essexhmva.co.uk

 

Richard

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Blimey- Good on you Guys, I love the show and will be there again this yr. :)

 

Gerry

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Good luck but why a charity the MVT has major issues to sort out due to going in that particular direction.

Edited by ferrettkitt

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You would need to run it as an "entity" for liability purposes amongst others, and whilst a Charity is run "Not for Profit"... what that actually translates to is that it CAN make a profit, the Directors/Trustees cannot withdraw that profit as a Dividend payment like a Limited Company, and the staff can be paid for their time (which I know from personally knowing the Brew's is considerable) just like a Company.

 

Personally, what I would like to see is that some of the profit used to make HMV purchases that can be worked-on by the members (and owned by the Charity), and the restoration progress / collection displayed at the show every year. Given another reason to attend.

 

I believe that would encourage greater club attendance and promote the hobby to people who think it is beyond their means (given the cost of vehicles today), but have the skills to help with restorations/repairs. I believe that Duxford and The Tank Museum are a proven examples to this being a feasible idea.

 

Most of us have heard of the Crompton and Wheatcroft collections of German WW2 vehicles (and I know they have Allied vehicles aswell), but wouldn't it be great to have the Essex HMVA Collection.

 

As a Charity, it would be open to charitable funding, such as the Lottery and a whole heap of other sources (including other charities).

 

I'd like to hear people's views?

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All things are possible, support Military and Flying Machines show, talk to the organisers its great news

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Hope to see some of you guys at the show.

Keith

Was there today helping out

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I will be there selling my last military bits from my red transit van.

Keith

 

Really looking forward to next Saturday now. Got any bits to suit an M38?:cool2:

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No its not to late, for military veh or stall sellers ,

just get in touch via the show link or phone

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Same here - despite a puncture in each rear wheel - it was a great time just chilling out interspersed with blasts around the arena.

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just got back home thank you to all the reinactors and vehicle owners who attended and make this show what it is

a great show probably spoke to a few members even if i couldnt remember your names when doing patrols

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Fantastic show....one of the most enjoyable i've attended. Good stalls (found some bargains) good selection of vehicles and great evening entertainment.

 

Well done to the organisers....who were clearly working extremely hard to ensure the event was a success.

 

Looking forward to 2015!!

 

Richard (Bedford MW)

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Yes, a brilliant show (beer tent, flying display, stalls & military vehicles!) - well done and thanks to the organisers! Defo one for next year!

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Fantastic. Supurb flying display and really friendly. Ditto what evryone else said.

 

See you all next year

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Had a great time and caught up with some good friends... Some more briefly than others :D.

 

A really we'll organised event. Roll on next year!

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Really enjoyed the show.. Other than Snapper, Bill R, Saracenstump & Ian B I can't remember meeting up with any other forum members.. Maybe I did in the beer tent but can't remember lol

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