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 8th/9th. Fife Vintage Agricultural Machinery Club are holding a ‘Dig For Victory’ themed Farming Heritage Show at Kilmaron, Cupar, KY15 4PE.
The chosen ‘Dig for Victory’ theme will mark 80 years since the start of WW2 and the part British agriculture played in feeding a nation under siege. This will tie in with the crop theme of field scale vegetables, vining peas, and sugar beet once processed by Scotland’s only sugar beet factory at Cupar which closed in 1972
The organisers are keen to feature a display of WW2 military vehicles and period uniformed personnel to add to the atmosphere and interest of the event which aims to commemorate the start of WWII by featuring Land Army, POW’s, Rationing, War Ag’s, Military Activity, Call Ups, Evacuees, and the importation of Lease Lend farm machinery.
On the Saturday there will be an auction/boot sale, road run and BBQ while the main public event is being held on the Sunday.
Arrivals can turn up from Friday 7th and while two day attendance is optional attendees will be more than welcome to spend the Saturday there with overnight camping being possible.
Entries have to be in by Monday 20th May and entry Forms are available to download from the FVAMC website http://www.fifevintage.co.uk/rally/.
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 22nd, Knightswood Gala Day. Local community event held in Archerhill rd and Knightswood park in Glasgow for local charities. Any local fuel costs can be helped with.
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
30th June. Leven Rally and Railway Open Day. Fife Heritage Railway, Kirkland Yard, Leven. The organisers would welcome a good turn out of military vehicles. Former club member Jim Rankin has offerred to make a special donation to the winner of the military vehicle class in the form of a Colt 45 BB gun, belt and holster. Surplus to his requirements. Worth in excess of £100 in total. See their website for more details. https://www.fifeheritagerailway.co.uk/leven-rally
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 (Updated)
The Leuchars Race the Runway Event is all about raising money for the ABF The Soldiers Charity which is the SMVG’s main adopted charity. The organisers have once again invited SMVG members to set up a static display of their vehicles as an attraction for the ‘Racers’ while waiting their turn to take their high performance cars for a spin along the runway. Previous events have raised significant funds for the ABF so a really good cause which merits club support.
Members who are available and would like to support this worthwhile one day event or would like more information should contact Brian Morgan at email@example.com providing details of their vehicle make, type and registration number.
August 18th (Sunday) City of Perth Salute
SMVG members are invited to take part in this year’s City of Perth Salute which will include a large parade along Tay Street featuring a variety of bands and entertainers followed by an arena performance and display of military vehicles on the North Inch. The whole event is expected to run from parade setting off at 12 noon till 4.30 p.m.
Military vehicles of all ages, types and sizes will be welcomed. For further details and to register your interest in taking part please contact Roddy Brown.
September 7th & 8th. SMVG annual show at Scone Palace. Details of anniversary displays etc. later.
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