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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 Ashton Court Estate. Enjoy vintage stalls, live music, military vehicles, local fare and much more.

War & Peace Revival

War&Peace300

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

AA Military Road Run

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Our annual Sevenoaks to Hastings road run in aid of Combat Stress and supported by the Automobile Association.

  • Tue
    28
    Jul
    2020
    Sat
    01
    Aug
    2020
    9am - 6pmThe Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6PY

    The largest celebration of military history and vintage lifestyle in the world.
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  • Thu
    06
    Aug
    2020
    8:00 pmThe Glentworth Club, 154 Lowfield Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1JB

    Guest Speaker to Be confirmed.

     

  • Sat
    08
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    09
    Aug
    2020
    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: enquiry@headcornevents.co.uk
    Website: https://www.headcornevents.co.uk/Events/Combined+Ops
    Vehicle Entry Form: Vehicle Entry

  • Sun
    16
    Aug
    2020
    10am-5pmSlough 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.

    Should it be required vehicles can come down for the weekend and camp on site prior to an event.

    See website for more information.
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  • Sat
    29
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020
    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.
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  • Sun
    20
    Sep
    2020
    9am to 4pmThe Portcullis Club, Kenley Airfield, Victor Beamish Avenue, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5FX

    For all car, motorcycle and military enthusiasts. Open air autojumble with on-site licensed bar. Regular traders and enthusiasts having a clear-out welcome. Free Parking. The Portcullis Club, Kenley Airfield, Victor Beamish Avenue, Caterham, Surrey. CR3 5FX - just off Jct 6, M25, for sat nav use CR3 5LT.  Pitches: Trade Vans £20. Private Cars £15. Traders access from Saturday afternoon with free overnight camping. Public entry: £2.50 9am to 4pm.
    Contact Martyn 07772 169524 or Anita 07971 823314 
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  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2020
    Sun
    27
    Sep
    2020
    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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  • Thu
    01
    Oct
    2020
    8:00 pmThe Glentworth Club, 154 Lowfield Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1JB

    Guest Speaker to Be confirmed.

     

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2020
    7:30 pmThe Mercure Hotel, 8 Tonbridge Rd, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4QL

    Put it in your diaries for the IMPS 40th Anniversary Dinner Dance.

  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2020
    9am to 4pmThe Portcullis Club, Kenley Airfield, Victor Beamish Avenue, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5FX

    For all car, motorcycle and military enthusiasts. Open air autojumble with on-site licensed bar. Regular traders and enthusiasts having a clear-out welcome. Free Parking. The Portcullis Club, Kenley Airfield, Victor Beamish Avenue, Caterham, Surrey. CR3 5FX - just off Jct 6, M25, for sat nav use CR3 5LT.  Pitches: Trade Vans £20. Private Cars £15. Traders access from Saturday afternoon with free overnight camping. Public entry: £2.50 9am to 4pm.
    Contact Martyn 07772 169524 or Anita 07971 823314 
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  • Sun
    18
    Apr
    2021
    9:00 amSevenoaks - Hastings

           

     

     

     

     

    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