West Kent Area
The West Kent IMPS area is located in the middle of the Kent countryside and extends from IMPS East Kent area across to the East Sussex IMPS area border and up to Weald and North Kent IMPS area boundaries.
We have our monthly meetings at the former WW11 Advance Landing Ground (ALG) RAF Lashenden – known to us all as the Combined Ops venue – Headcorn Aerodrome, Headcorn. The IMPS West Kent area has only been in existence for a few months now but we already have a good following of members and have had a couple of last minute rallies and meet ups. We plan to support local rallies and events, give our support to the RBL Poppy Appeal collecting and enjoy the fantastic hobby of Military Vehicle restoration. We look forward to you joining us at Headcorn and our future run outs and gatherings.
The Wings Bar.
(formerley RAF Lashenden).
Shenley Road, Headcorn,
(food orders before 7pm – bar open)
2nd Wednesday of the month
My interest in Military Vehicles began back in 1979 after meeting with Allan Ede, James Baxter and Tony Lawrence and the trips in Tony & Jim’s WW11 Jeeps to the Duxford & Thruxton shows before IMPS started.
It was a few years later that I joined IMPS and purchased my 1944 Willys MB Jeep. I attended the early War & Peace shows at Tenterden and later at the Hop Farm where I spent 15 days every year until 2018 helping set up the IMPS W&P shows. Became an area secretary back in 2000 representing the Weald area for 20 years – Became a board member in early 2000 holding Vice Chairman and Chairman’s positions until 2020. Have met a great group of like minded people enjoying Military Vehicle restoration and supporting military charities. Recently moved home and started the new IMPS West Kent Area. The highlight of the M/V calendar for me is the annual IMPS Pas de Calais France liberation trips to the Somme – Bethune, Souchez & now Haillicourt –
‘We Will Remember Them”.