January 20th (Sunday) SMVG Annual General Meeting. Institute Hall Bridge of Earn. Meeting starts at 2pm sharp. Refer to your official notification. There will be the usual bring and buy sale prior to the meeting and the club shop will be in attendance. A raffle will be held at the close of business with proceeds going to the Army Benevolent Fund. Donations of prizes are very welcome.
IMPORTANT! As always, if the weather looks at all doubtful contact any member of the committee for advice before setting out on a long journey.
March 10th. SMVG Annual Swap Meet. Held at the Institute Hall, Bridge of Earn. 2 mins off junction 9 M90. Sale of militaria, military vehicle parts and collectables. Military vehicles and other exhibits on display. Refreshments available on site in the NAAFI. Admission 10am-4pm. Adults £1, accompanied under 16's free. Contact Al Smith for table reservations and all other enquiries on 07704 187739 or eml firstname.lastname@example.org
April 7th. Knockhill Armed Forces Appreciation day. Contact Brian Morgan email@example.com
April 28th. FBHVC Drive it Day. Time to get the dust sheets, (or just the dust) off your pride and joy and take it out for a run. Check with your ALO to see if there is anything organised for your area or why not organise your own run. If you do, let us know and we’ll put it on the website.
If you're interested, contact John Webster for route and timings. firstname.lastname@example.org
May 12th. Museum of Flight, East Fortune. Wartime Experience. Military vehicles and /or Living History displays welcome. Contact Alistair Smith email@example.com or John Webster firstname.lastname@example.org
May,18th,19th. BA Vintage Country Fair, BA Stores, Lyne of Skene, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7DA. Good military display in the wooded area overlooking the event. Come along and get dug in for the weekend! Contact Vicky Ligertwood on 07766 783752. eml: email@example.com or contact our own Mike Ogston for further info.
June 1st & 2nd. BVAC Classic at Thirlestane Castle, Lauder. A wide range of historic and classic vehicles, with good selection of exhibits in the MV section. Download the on line entry form from the BVAC website https://bvac.org.uk/p/bvac-classic or contact Alistair Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
June 9th. Grampian Transport Museum, Alford. Military Vehicle Tattoo.
Building on last year’s very successful and friendly event, the format will remain similar to last year, with our site being available for those who wish to arrive on Saturday and stay overnight.
We are still working on the programme for the day, but we hope to have more activity in the arena this year, and would welcome any suggestions that would make that part of the day more of a spectacle for visitors.
Online entry form available on the GTM website. http://www.gtm.org.uk/military-vehicle-tattoo-form-2/
Contact assistant Curator Neil Thomson at the Museum on 019755 64517. e-mail – events@GTM.org.uk Website – www.gtm.org.uk or contact our own Mike Ogston for further details.
June 15th & 16th. Keith & Dufftown Railway. 1940s weekend. See website https://keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk/1940s-weekend/ or contact Nigel Bodiam 01340 820794.
June 29th (Saturday) Armed Forces and Veterans Day Aberdeen. RVP Costco Westhill then form up prior to march in Albyn Place. Contact Mike Ogston to register your interest - eml: email@example.com
July 13th/14th, The 45th Glamis Extravaganza. Glamis Castle, Glamis, DD81RJ. Contact Lesely Munro at The Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club on 01307 840311 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 20th & 21st. Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum. Military Vehicle weekend. Camping available from the Friday evening . Usual Barbeque / hospitality on the Saturday evening. Free entry to museum for all exhibitors. See website http://www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com/events/ Contact John Webster email@example.com
July 27th & 28th. Devils Porridge Exhibition, Eastriggs, Annan. Wartime Weekend. Last years military vehicle and wartime weekend although a bit tight for space, proved to be a great success, and well worth repeating. We were well looked after and as last year there will be some fuel money available. Contact John Webster, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 4th. Glenisla Classic Vehicle Club. Glenisla Hall, PH11 8PH. Laid back event amidst stunning scenery. Road run for the classic cars, off road trail for the (smaller) 4x4's. BBQ picnic in the afternoon. Nick Morrocco, 01575 0560207. (No booking necessary)
August 4th. Garioch Vehicle Restoration Society, Vintage and Veteran Rally. Hosting Champion of Champions. Pleasure Park, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire AB51 0FZ. Contact Alan Sharpe on 01467 621189. eml : email@example.com www.gvrs.net
August 3rd/4th. Defend Fife
A follow up to last years "Defend Dunfermline" This time it will be held at Pittencrieff Park, and its associated Glen Pavilion for an indoor exhibition. Main focus will be on the 1940/41 defenders of Fife and the 75th anniversary of the 1944 'push back' against Axis forces in occupied Europe. Once again the Polish forces in Fife will be a strong theme. More details to follow. Meanwhile contact Brian Morgan to register your interest or contact the event organiser Roger Pickering on 07806 644324.
August 17th & 18th. Garlieston Military Weekend. Now in it's third year, the village of Garlieston will again host it's Military Weekend, with a MV convoy run, Saturday evening dance, Mulberry Harbour exhibition and more. Contact John Webster, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 17th Leuchars “Race the Runway” ABF charity event. See https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/race-the-runway-2019-tickets-52867509143 or contact Brian Morgan email@example.com
September 7th & 8th. SMVG annual show at Scone Palace. Details of anniversary displays etc. later.
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before setting off on a long journey!