After the Military Vehicle Trust decided they were unable to support the Military and Flying Machines show as an MVT Event, the future of the show is secured through a new charity, the ‘Essex Historical Military Vehicle Association’, the new charity intends to seize this opportunity to expand their activities into new areas.
The Military Vehicle Trust Council of Management has made a decision that the Military and Flying Machines show at Damyns Hall Upminster can no longer be run as an MVT event.
In order to secure the future of the show, the Military and Flying Machines Team investigated several ways in which the event could continue. It was recognized an umbrella organisation would be required to undertake the show management. Following research into the available options, a decision was made to set up a Charity Incorporated Organisation under which the show can continue.
The new organisation, named the Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association or “Essex HMVA” (www.ehmva.org.uk) will continue to run and manage the show, maintaining its previous high standards, ethics and format. The show management team remains largely unchanged and has received support from the Essex Area MVT members. The Military and Flying Machines show will become the Essex HMVA flagship event.
The Essex HMVA will promote an understanding of military preservation as well as military history into other areas, providing a source for education and information to support similar minded individuals and organisations. Associate membership will be available.
The Essex HMVA looks forward to progressing with the show and sees this as an opportunity to make the Military and Flying Machines Show better than ever, we hope you will continue to support us on this new and exciting adventure.
Military and Flying Machines show at Damyns Hall - 2nd-3rd August 2014 - www.mfmshow.co.uk