Invicta Military-Vehicle Preservation Society


East Sussex


The IMPS East Sussex area, spread along the East coast from Rye to Brighton . Taking in historic sites such as Battle and Pevensey ,where the Normans landed (looking for a fight!), Seaside town Hastings with its unique fishing fleet, Eastbourne and Brighton all with their own history. Pevensey marshes where the “Chain Home” radar towers stood in WW2 and their part in the Battle of Britain and the lost Beachy Head RAF Station.

We are hoping to start monthly meetings soon and finding a suitable watering hole for the East Sussex IMPS, we are looking forward to our own ‘Build up’ get together in June, which we hope to move back to May for future dates. Let’s look to a better year and will update once we can move on. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone.

We look forward to you joining us for the monthly meetings and or events.


The Old Oak and Castle
East Sussex


2nd Tuesday of the month



Area Secretary

Ray Garrood

I am married to Shirley and we have two sons. We are in the process of updating our 1960 bungalow in Pevensey Bay which we share with our German Shepherd Nellie Belle.

We have been members of the IMPS since 2016 .

We are looking forward to finally retiring . I am a time served apprentice mechanic and MOT tester. Shirley is currently involved with Census in the bay area.

I started in the motor trade in 1971 at a Rootes dealership in North London. I remember my old service manager who had served in the RAF at North Weald as a ground crew corporal. Some of his old ways still stay with me. Like not being allowed to cause sparks after 4.00 pm in case of fire plus some great stories he would tell us.

Our aim is to buy a Jeep ( once the bungalow stops taking all our savings) it may take a bit longer than we hoped !! I have had a deep passion for the military jeep since school when an older friend bought a February 42 MB in 1970 and regularly had rides home from school. Another mad evening was when we drove down the steps at Alexandra Palace ! Pursued by the night watchman. Different times !!

Looking forward to meeting up with other East Sussex  members in our area and getting out again.

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