OPERATION DYNAMO (CANCELLED)

The municipality of Dunkirk have invited the War & Peace Display Team with the Invicta Military-Vehicle Preservation Society (IMPS) to provide 1940 period vehicles to participate in a series of formal commemorative events to mark the 80th anniversary of ‘Operation Dynamo’, the evacuation of British and French troops from the port of Dunkirk at the end of May 1940. These will be held in conjunction with the ‘Association of Dunkirk Little Ships’ which will also be participating in the commemorations.

Full details are available from James Baxter.

Email: jac.baxter46@gmail.com

IMPS MAIN BI-MONTHLY CLUB NIGHT

Guest Speaker – Lt Col Simon Copley – Smith

Chairman Desert Rats Association

Speaking on the history of the Desert Rats and the work of the Desert Rats.

This is the main bi-monthly meeting of club members, club reports and latest news of events. Special talks and presentations including regular raffles. Meet and chat to like minded members in the friendly surroundings.

THE FROSTBITE RUN

The IMPS Frostbie Run It is our first event of the year and the usual Military Vehicle country drive with a taxing route quiz to The Plough at Hildenborough for a carvery lunch. The cost is £14 adult and £7 child, but the quiz is free! Entry forms will be sent out to our regulars but if you want to join the crowd contact Allan and Sue Ede, 9 View Close, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent TN16 3XE.
Contact Allan & Sue Ede
Tel 01959 574475
Email: allanrede@outlook.com

COMBINED OPS MILITARY VEHICLE & AIRSHOW

MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW & VINTAGE AIRCRAFT WEEKEND. Headcorn Aerodrome, near Maidstone, Kent. In association with IMPS. This Event will be open to the public on the Saturday and Sunday. Featuring:  A ‘fly-in’ of Vintage Military and Civilian aircraft, including famous WW2 warplanes, continuously throughout the whole week-end.  Military vehicle displays, Live Arena Battle-action, Tank and Armoured vehicle demonstrations. Living History and Re-enactment Groups, Militaria and Trade stalls, Bars/refreshments.  A real action packed week-end, on the ground and in the air. Volunteers are wanted to assist with the running of the show at all levels, to volunteer contact Chris Yates at Headcorn Special Events by email.  Contact details and entry forms via the website.
Email: enquiry@headcornevents.co.uk
Website: https://www.headcornevents.co.uk/Events/Combined+Ops
Vehicle Entry Form: Vehicle Entry

AA MILITARY ROAD RUN

       

 

 

 

 

On the 18th April 2021 we will be commemorating the 111th anniversary of the first occasion a body of troops was moved on operations by motor transport with a road run from Sevenoaks to Hastings. In March 1909 the AA and the War Office organised the transport of 6oo Guardsmen from London to Hastings, carried in motor cars owned by members of the AA.
This will also be 11th consecutive year of the AA Commemorative Military Road Run is open to Military Soft skin vehicles and Motor Cycles (sorry no armoured vehicles) in use by British Forces from 1909 to the present day, as well as Veteran, Vintage and Classic cars and motor cycles up to 1945.
Traditionally some 60 vehicles take part, leaving from at 10am from Sevenoaks Suffolk Way Car Park, to travel through Tonbridge and Pembury and down the A21, with a stop at the Chequers Inn in Lamberhurst, to Hastings.
The vehicles will then be on display to the public at the Stade Exhibition area (on the sea front near the Old Town). First arrivals are expected from 11.30, and will be staying to approximately 15.30
The run is being organised in aid of Combat Stress, who celebrate their 101st anniversary this year, and is supported by the AA.

For more information click here

 

IMPS North Kent Area Rally

Mustard’s Farm, Isle of Sheppey. Superb weekend of events and enjoyment. Camping available all weekend, BBQ etc. If you are interested in attending  contact Chris Beal  on 07899 788350 or by email.