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Artois Libre

Souchez 300

Artois Libre – Northern France. Our pilgrimage to Bethune for parades, convoys and historic sights.

Combined Ops

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A family fun weekend with living history displays, vehicle arena, aircraft displays and much more.

Operation Overlord

Normandy 300

A week of exploration as we remember the Normandy landings of 1944. Parades, tours, museums and comaraderie.

Dig for Victory

DigForVIctory 300

A 1940’s festival at the North Somerset Showground. Enjoy vintage stalls, live music, military vehicles and a vintage fun fair.

War & Peace Revival

War&Peace300

The biggest military show on earth. Now in new hands but a firm favourite for IMPS members every year.

  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018
    7pm - midnightBoughton Golf Club, Brickfield Lane, Boughton, Boughton-under-Blean, Kent, ME13 9AJ

    In aid of Hill 112 Memorial Foundation with D.J. Terry Elliott, The Dulcettes and The Lindy Hoppers
    1940’s dress optional.  A prize for the best 1940’s dressed male & female chosen by none other than ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ (Stan Streather)
    Tickets £20
    Please contact for tickets:
    annettefigg@hotmail.com / heatherstanden1948@gmail.com
    Annette 07540 374683 / Heather 07985 751463

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    730 for 8pmThe Plough Inn, Leigh Road, Hildenborough, Kent, TN11 9AJ

     

    Christmas Turkey dinner with all  the trimmings - £15.00 pp  (sweets/coffee's available at your additional expense).

    Numbers limited - Entry form in the IMPS Newsletter

    Contact Nick Cowles on 01959 702207

  • Sat
    15
    Dec
    2018
    Sun
    16
    Dec
    2018
    11am-4pmMichelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QS

    For the last of our Christmas events we will be celebrating a WWII Christmas!
    There will be lots going on throughout the day, you can take part in a wartime classroom lesson and try your hand at writing a message in Morse code.  You could participate in a Home Guard Drill or how about making a super special paper aeroplane and take part in our flying competition!  There will be a talk each day on the Home Guard or women in WWII.  How about learning more about the Evacuees that stayed at Michelham during WWII!  The Victory V’s will be singing on Sunday 16th 2-3pm so come and have a dance and a sing along!
    There will also be a childrens trail and crafts and the house will be decorated for Christmas through the ages!
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  • Wed
    26
    Dec
    2018
    Thu
    27
    Dec
    2018

    "We'll meet again, I do know where, I do know when, I know we'll meet again..."
    This Christmas, the Watercress Line invite you to join civilian and military re-enactors and experience the atmosphere of a WWII Christmas on the railway.  Whether this is a trip down memory lane, or a chance to make new memories, it is the perfect place to bring your family and guests after Christmas.
    On both the 26th and 27th December, our period stations will host re-enactors and the general public enjoying wartime music, steam and seasonal merriment. Come and join them for this unique experience.
    Your ticket will include all day travel on the railway, and you can hop on and off at all 4 stations enjoying the 40s entertainment on offer.  See website for more information.
    Website

  • Sun
    06
    Jan
    2019
    10:30 amCroydon Airport Hotel (Hallmark), A23, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey

    £4 entry.  Books, Militaria, Models, Toys, collectables, Paintings.
    40 stalls, all indoors. Free parking.
    Contact 07973 885754

  • Sun
    06
    Jan
    2019
    8am-1pmDallas Auto Parts, Cold Ash Farm, Long Lane, Hermitage, Berkshire, RG18 9LT

    The legendary Dallas Dig Outs are held at our premises and are an increasingly popular fixture in the military vehicle calendar.  Sell those unwanted military vehicle parts or militaria from your boot for just £8, or come as a visitor – entry is just a £1.  We have onsite catering.  As well as a busy autojumbling event, enthusiasts enjoy the social aspect and of course Dallas Auto Parts is open for business with some special Dig Out Bargains!
    To reserve your pitch or find out more, call Liz Rivers : 01635 201124
    Email
    Website

  • Sun
    13
    Jan
    2019
    Newark County Showground, Nottinghamshire

    An indoor show at Newark County Showground, NG24 2NY, just off the A1/A46 junction, in the Lady Eastwood Hall. Open 9 til 3, free parking, indoor café. With up to 100 trade stalls selling Militaria.- From Military Vehicles, Books, Manuals, Vehicle parts, Uniforms, 40's Fashion, Radios, Medals, Models, Guns, Accessories and much more! Admission £5 per person. Also, sell your vehicle there too! We have a special parking area for you to display and sell your vehicle (for just £20 for the day). For more information (traders and public) either call or email.
    Call 07889 516401
    Email
    Website

  • Sun
    03
    Feb
    2019
    The Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ

    The Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ. A wide range of quality militaria - British, American, German and Russian militaria.  Collectables including uniforms, militaria, books & manuals, weapons, medals, models and WW2 clothing, aviation & radio equipment, military vehicles and vehicle parts, around 350 exhibitor stands. Contact 07976 777117
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  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019
    8:00 pmThe Glentworth Club, 154 Lowfield Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1JB

    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.

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019
    8am-1pmDallas Auto Parts, Cold Ash Farm, Long Lane, Hermitage, Berkshire, RG18 9LT

    The legendary Dallas Dig Outs are held at our premises and are an increasingly popular fixture in the military vehicle calendar.  Sell those unwanted military vehicle parts or militaria from your boot for just £8, or come as a visitor – entry is just a £1.  We have onsite catering.  As well as a busy autojumbling event, enthusiasts enjoy the social aspect and of course Dallas Auto Parts is open for business with some special Dig Out Bargains!
    To reserve your pitch or find out more, call Liz Rivers : 01635 201124
    Email
    Website

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019
    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG

    Tiger Day XI, 27 April. In 2019 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena. As the only running Tiger I tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it!  Tiger Day XI is advance tickets only. There will not be any tickets available to buy on the day. You will need a Tiger Day XI ticket to enter the Museum. Annual Passes are not valid.
    Details via the website

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
    Newark County Showground, Nottinghamshire

    An indoor show at Newark County Showground, NG24 2NY, just off the A1/A46 junction, in the Lady Eastwood Hall. Open 9 til 3, free parking, indoor café. With up to 100 trade stalls selling Militaria.- From Military Vehicles, Books, Manuals, Vehicle parts, Uniforms, 40's Fashion, Radios, Medals, Models, Guns, Accessories and much more! Admission £5 per person. Also, sell your vehicle there too! We have a special parking area for you to display and sell your vehicle (for just £20 for the day). For more information (traders and public) either call or email.
    Call 07889 516401
    Email
    Website

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019
    Mon
    06
    May
    2019
    Sandwich Town Quay, Quay Green and the River Stour

    Park and Ride at Discovery Park all three days.  Follow the signs on Sandwich by pass to Discovery Park Visitor Centre for car park and free bus ride to Sandwich.  A P22 Gunship manned by a crew of 6 and armoured with three 50 calibre Browning machine guns will moor on the River in Sandwich for the weekend. It will be the heart of a weekend of re-enacting the 40s with over 200 experienced re-enactors taking part.  The likes of the Desert Rats, RAF, Red Cross Nurses, Military Police, Home Guard, Land Army Girls,  number 4 Commando Group and more will bring to life scenes including rescuing downed airmen from the Sea and stretchering the wounded to field hospitals . Air raid sirens and the sound of gunfire will add to the feel of authentic WW2 atmosphere.  Further information can be found on the website.
    Phone contact – Andy Dale 07855 577822
    Website

  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    Sun
    12
    May
    2019
    Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree,  Essex, CM77 8PD

    Temple at War has rapidly gained an outstanding reputation for the high quality re-enactment on display.  In only the events fourth year it is now known throughout Europe as one of the best Military events to attend.
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  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    Sun
    12
    May
    2019
    Haworth, Bronte Country, Keighley

    Events take place throughout the village, including vintage vehicle displays, evacuees event, re-enactments, speeches from Churchill, Jive dancing, singing and bands playing. Market stalls offering a wide range of goods, food and souvenirs. Full details on the events, evening dances (Friday and Saturday) and additional parking in the village can be found on the event website and facebook page.
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  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019
    Sellindge Show Ground, Swan Lane, Sellindge, TN25 6HH

    Following on from the success of last years show, we are looking for Military Vehicle entries for this years extravaganza. All the usual attractions and stands. The show helps to support the Royal British Legion. Contact Andrew Dorrell 07759 283833 or James Churchill 07877 458271
    Email
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  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019
    Mon
    10
    Jun
    2019
    Port-En-Bessin, France

    75th Anniversary of Operation Overlord. Planning is well underway for the IMPS 2019 tour of Normandy. Our campsite is already booked and several guided tours around the region have already been organised with experienced experts. We are linking up with local groups and the MVT to participate in the commemorations, including parades in Port en Bessin and Bayeux. We will be travelling to/from France via Portsmouth/Caen. The outward crossings will be either the overnight ferry leaving Sunday 2nd June or the daytime crossing on Monday 3rd June. The return crossings will be on Monday 10th June 2019. The duration of the trip will be 7 nights. We will be “occupying” a campsite which is located mid-way along the landing beaches. This makes it easy to visit all the sites relevant to Operation Overlord and the breakout. It provides a very high standard of facilities, with both camping and on site cabins available, it has an on-site swimming pool, excellent showers, a bar/cafe area and great access for the larger vehicles. We now need YOU to make a commitment to the tour by filling in the form. As in previous years we will ask for stage payments between now and the tour, this should help to spread your outgoings in proportion to the clubs outgoings, so it helps everybody! Please give as much information as you can at this stage, but we understand that there may be some changes necessary over the intervening time, you will be asked for more detailed information nearer the time. Please include your email address so we can save on postage and get the very latest information to you as it happens. If you change your email address please make sure you update us. We will not intentionally divulge this information to any third party. But we may send you links to museums etc. The tour is being arranged by IMPS so the entrant needs to be a current IMPS member, and still be a member at the time of the tour. Space is limited so entries will be strictly on a first come first served basis. If all the spaces are filled, you will be placed, in order, on a reserve list. Entry forms available by emailing Gareth Wear.
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  • Wed
    05
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019
    Portsmouth

    Vehicles wanted:
    The 6 June 2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy and we at Portsmouth City Council are proud that Portsmouth will be at the heart of the UK's commemorations. We will be honouring the courageous actions of the Normandy veterans, World War II veterans and our allies with a series of events between Wednesday 5 June and Sunday 9 June 2019.
    As part of those commemorations I would like to ask on behalf of Portsmouth City Council if the Invicta Military Vehicle Preservation Society and its members would be interested in getting involved by displaying some of its members' period vehicles on Southsea Common over Friday 7 June through to Sunday 9 June for public view.  We are keen for them to form a centrepiece on Southsea Common and accompany, among other things, a vintage fair, food stalls and live performance stage.
    We would greatly value the fact that a display of military vehicles, accompanied by some of their owners (no doubt with some interesting stories of their own to tell about them), will add colour and interest to the commemorations for all those attending.
    At this stage, we would be grateful for expressions of interest from members.  Amy Tilt (Events and Sponsorship Manager) or Daniel Watts, (Events Team) can be contacted on the emails below.  We look forward to hearing from you.
    Daniel Watts' Email
    Amy Tilt's Email
    Website

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019
    Watercress Line Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Station Rd, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9JG

    It is a popular living history event that welcomes re-enactors, vehicle enthusiasts and day-trippers alike. Period Military vehicles and re-enactors are required to take part in this popular event. Contact on 01962 733810
    Email
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  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    16
    Jun
    2019
    Ashdown WW2 Camp, Ashdown Farm, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire. WR11 7PA

    A mix of Military and Civilian displays and events with 400+ military vehicles and re-enactors. Arena events and entertainments.  For re-enactors and vehicles contact Emma by email
    Website

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    10am-4pmSlough Fort, Allhallows, Kent, ME3 9QF

    Vehicles wanted for display:
    Colin Davis is looking for members that would be interested in displaying their pride and joys to the public attending on the Open Day.  There will be no charge to anyone exhibiting their vehicles and they will be welcome to join any guided tours carried out throughout the open days.
    See website for more information.
    Website
    Email

  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019
    The Tank Museum, Dorset , BH20 6JG

    Bringing the story of tanks, tank crew and soldiers to life...Join us for the world's biggest and best live display of historic armour, living history, and much more at the Home of the Tank - The Tank Museum, Bovington.
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  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019
    Staple, Kent

    At the 2018 fayre you'll find the ever popular beer tent, Pimm's bar, barbecue, refreshment hall, hot doughnuts, tossing the bale, juggle-it-all, a brass band, classic cars, iconic scooters, birds of prey, live music, funfair and over 40 craft stalls.  Entrance £2, children under 12 50p, Seniors £1 and family ticket £5.  Military Vehicles welcome.  Please email
    Website

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    Aldhurst Farm, Temple Lane, Capel, Surrey, RH5 5HJ

    Featuring an array of military vehicles, from the Second World War until the modern day. Enjoy vehicle displays, battle re-enactments, music, plus many trade stands and stalls.  More information on the website.
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  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    RAF Woodhall Spa, Tattersall Thorpe, Lincolnshire, LN4 4PL

    A museum within the original camp buildings. With re-enactors, military and civilian vehicles and displays. Stalls, NAAFI and beer tent. Contact John Haywood 01673 849393 or Mbl: 07746 864420
    Email
    Website

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    8am-1pmDallas Auto Parts, Cold Ash Farm, Long Lane, Hermitage, Berkshire, RG18 9LT

    The legendary Dallas Dig Outs are held at our premises and are an increasingly popular fixture in the military vehicle calendar.  Sell those unwanted military vehicle parts or militaria from your boot for just £8, or come as a visitor – entry is just a £1.  We have onsite catering.  As well as a busy autojumbling event, enthusiasts enjoy the social aspect and of course Dallas Auto Parts is open for business with some special Dig Out Bargains!
    To reserve your pitch or find out more, call Liz Rivers : 01635 201124
    Email
    Website

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019
    Jubilee Park, Stixwold Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QH

    Held at various locations around the village.  Military/classic vehicles, re-enactors and living history, vintage bus rides, outdoor concerts, dances, traders market plus much more.
    Website

  • Fri
    19
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    Fawley Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxon, RG9 2HY

    Amphibious and Military vehicles are again invited to exhibit at the Trad Boat Festival
    The entry fee of £12 covers vehicle, driver and one crew for the duration of the festival.
    To enter please apply directly to Lyndon York using the form on the website, link below.  If accepted, your entry will include your 3 day pass for the weekend. Larger exhibits may, at the discretion of the organisers, receive an extra 3 day pass for crew. All other passengers will require their own passes. These can be purchased with this form (see below), from the Tickets page on this website, or on the gate.
    Please note that due to revised Health and Safety requirements no vehicle movements, other than service vehicles, are permitted on the main Festival site during published Festival opening times. Please therefore arrive in time to be parked in your allocated area.
    Amphibious vehicles are an exception to this rule but must please remain within their allocated area and not go roaming the site, other than on the water!
    Website

  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster RM14 2TN

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    Wings & Wheels Family Festival 2019 with a dedicated Military Area.  Cars, Bikes, Military Vehicles and family fun.  Evening concert Saturday 20th July - Fun Day Sunday 21st July 2019.
    Entry forms and information available from the website.
    Contact Ciaran 01708 457040 or by email.
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    Email

  • Tue
    23
    Jul
    2019
    Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    9am - 6pmThe Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6PY

    The largest celebration of military history and vintage lifestyle in the world.
    Website

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019
    Headcorn Aerodrome, near Maidstone, Kent

    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
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  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019
    10am-5pmBarons Lane, Purleigh, Essex, CM9 6PF

    The military heritage preservation charity, Essex HMVA, would like to announce that their flagship event, the Military and Flying Machines show is to be renamed Echoes of History, which will be a multi-period history-based event, that will take place at Barons Lane, Purleigh, Essex, CM9 6PF.
    The Essex HMVA is committed to its aims to promote an understanding of military preservation as well as military history, providing a source of education and information to support similar minded individuals and organisations. Associate memberships are available (and ownership of a military vehicle is not a requirement) as many of our members have collections of varying military objects.
    Website

  • Sun
    18
    Aug
    2019
    10am-4pmSlough Fort, Allhallows, Kent, ME3 9QF

    Vehicles wanted for display:
    Colin Davis is looking for members that would be interested in displaying their pride and joys to the public attending on the Open Day.  There will be no charge to anyone exhibiting their vehicles and they will be welcome to join any guided tours carried out throughout the open days.
    See website for more information.
    Website
    Email

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019
    Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019
    Kent Show Ground, Detling, Nr Maidstone, ME14 3JF

    The World’s largest Living History Event
    Now under new ownership, this enormous event includes multi period living history and re-enactments, collectors’ market and indoor fair it’s a fun long weekend’s entertainment for all the family. Public camping available (must be booked in advance). Full booking details online or contact James Aslett 07595 511981  / +44 (0)1268 772 448.
    Website

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019
    Welshpool, Wales

    Wanted: Military vehicles for display at the Welshpool 1940s Weekend
    Planning is underway for Welshpool 1940s weekend 2019.  So get yourselves ready to transport yourself back to the 1940s and imagine you are in a small town were evacuated children are arriving from the major industrial towns of the North West, soldiers are going back to barracks after being on leave, aircrew are heading off to airfields of Shropshire. So in the words of the song “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile.”
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  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019
    8am-1pmDallas Auto Parts, Cold Ash Farm, Long Lane, Hermitage, Berkshire, RG18 9LT

    The legendary Dallas Dig Outs are held at our premises and are an increasingly popular fixture in the military vehicle calendar.  Sell those unwanted military vehicle parts or militaria from your boot for just £8, or come as a visitor – entry is just a £1.  We have onsite catering.  As well as a busy autojumbling event, enthusiasts enjoy the social aspect and of course Dallas Auto Parts is open for business with some special Dig Out Bargains!
    To reserve your pitch or find out more, call Liz Rivers : 01635 201124
    Email
    Website

  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019
    Newark County Showground, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY

    An indoor show at Newark County Showground, NG24 2NY, just off the A1/A46 junction, in the Lady Eastwood Hall. Open 9 til 3, free parking, indoor café. With up to 100 trade stalls selling Militaria.- From Military Vehicles, Books, Manuals, Vehicle parts, Uniforms, 40's Fashion, Radios, Medals, Models, Guns, Accessories and much more! Admission £5 per person. Also, sell your vehicle there too! We have a special parking area for you to display and sell your vehicle (for just £20 for the day). For more information (traders and public) either call or email.
    Call 07889 516401
    Email
    Website

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    Details to follow.