- The Premier Military show for London and Essex
Thank you to all our visitors, the event team and committee, exhibitors, stall holders, re-enactors and security as well as everyone else in the Essex MVT (and their unwitting cohorts)
who worked tirelessly to make the 2013 show as good as it has been, without your help, patronage and commitment we wouldn't have been able to do it - here's to 2014 !
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The Military and flying machines show is proud to support Combat Stress.
Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity that specalises in the treatment and support of British Armed Forces Veterans who have mental health problems.
Everything they do is free of charge to the Veterans. Their work is made possible through statutory, non-statutory and voluntary fundraising. They simply couldn't do what they do without the generosity and support of the Great British public.
For more information, please visit their website at: http://www.combatstress.org.uk
The Essex Minature Armoured Fighting Vehicle Association (MAFVA) is a branch of the Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicle Association (MAFVA); a UK-based modeller's organisation established more than 40 years ago. Essex is one of more than a dozen similarly affiliated clubs spread throughout the UK.
Their interest is in building tanks and other armoured vehicles as well as military transports, figures and dioramas from World War I right up to the present day. Some of their members also make aircraft, ships, model trains and even sci-fi models.
For details about MAFVA please visit: http://www.mafva.net
The Military and flying machines show is a member of the British Air Display Association (BADA)
The British Air Display Association was formed in April 2011 following a number of successful informal meetings by organisers, pilots and others associated with air displays. These meetings identified a need to have an organisation to encourage, promote and advance Safety and Standards in British air displays whilst encouraging open discussion on all aspects of staging an airshow, from the smallest show, involving a couple of flying displays, to the largest show with international following.
Organising an airshow is more than just asking a few pilots to come along and fly their aircraft and the members of BADA represent every aspect of the air display community, from organisers and pilots to commentators and showground contractors.
If you'd like to read more about BADA, please visit their website at: http://www.bada.uk.com/
The Military and flying machines show is fully licensed by PRS for Music
PRS for Music is the umbrella name for two collecting societies; the Performing Right Society (PRS, founded in 1914 by a group of composers) and the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS founded in 1924). They operate under the PRS for Music brand.
PRS for Music controls the performance rights of about 10 million musical works on behalf of its members. PRS for Music, license and collect royalties on behalf of their members' whenever a musical work is publicly performed, or recordings of them are broadcast or played in public spaces, both in the UK and globally.
As Seen on TV
We had the pleasure of having Edd and Mike from the TV programme "Wheeler Dealers" at our 2012 show, who came to show off their restored WW2 Jeep.
If you'd like to see more pictures of the Jeep, click the Discovery channel logo below to visit Discovery's website:
Site and Transport Maps
Please see below for maps showing the routes and entrances to the site as well as a map showing the general layout of our show.
Click here for our
traffic routes map (.pdf).
Click here for our
2013 site map (.pdf).
Frequently asked Questions
Q: Can you tell me how much the Helicopter and/or Tank rides are?A: We're very sorry, but these rides are provided by some of the exhibitors and as such we have not been made aware of the costs, we would therefore request that you check onsite with the exhibitors at the time of your attendance to confirm.
Q: How do I get there?A: Please refer to the 'How to get there' menu on our website.
Q: What is the Friday preview day?A: Come and join us a day early, to get a taste of what's to come over the weekend with a chance to see some of our living history groups, ad-hoc displays in the arena, live entertainment and whilst there aren't any scheduled air displays, there will be aircraft movement throughout the day. For the military enthusiast it’s a chance to catch up with your friends and walk round the sales stands.
Q: Are dogs allowed into the show?A: Yes they are, they must be on a leash at all times. However please be aware there will be loud unexpected bangs and noises, also, there will be large vehicles and tanks movements so please ensure you take care.
Q: Can we stay after the site closes to the public at 6pm?A: We're sorry, but due to security reasons, the general public are not permitted on the site after 6pm. Our security team will be checking that people have the correct type of wristbands allowing them to stay on site.
Q: How much does it cost?A: Please see our Purchase tickets section for Adult tickets, which start from £8.00
Q: When can I buy tickets and where?A: Tickets can be bought on the gate on the day.
Q: Can I pay with my credit/debit card at the gate?A: the moment we are unable to take Credit or Debit cards except when you pay in advance - as such, we can only accept cash at the entrance gate.
We are working with our providers to accept Credit and Debit Card payments as quickly as possible and will update the website as soon as we have any news.
Q: Can I buy weekend tickets to attend both days?A: Yes, we offer a range of weekend tickets covering entry for the Saturday and Sunday; (see our buy tickets page) You will be issued with a special wrist pass for re-admission. We are sorry however; the pass is non-transferable and is only valid for the purchasers. We are unable to offer a ticket for all 3 days currently.
Q: Can the public camp overnight?A: Sorry No. Unfortunately the airfield doesn’t have the facilities for the public to camp overnight.
Q: Are there disabled facilitiesA: Yes, we have dedicated disabled parking (blue badge must be present), and disabled toilets.
Q: Is the ground suitable for mobility vehicles?A: Yes, the show event is mainly on grass and every effort is made to keep it as suitable as possible to allow mobility vehicles to use the site.
Q: Can I bring my own food and drink?A: Yes there are areas where you can settle down and have a picnic - just mind the tanks!
Q: Are we allowed to have a BBQ?A: Sorry we're afraid not. Due to the numbers of vintage vehicles and the large amounts of fuel they have to carry (a tank needs 4 gallons of fuel to drive a mile!) we try to do everything we can to minimise fire risk.
Q: Who are the Essex MVT?A: Formed by historic military vehicle enthusiasts. The Military Vehicle Trust has grown into one of the largest military vehicle preservation groups in existence with branches worldwide and a membership of thousands. It is registered under the Charities Act 1960 No. 327768. The Essex Branch has a membership of over two hundred people with two hundred and fifty vehicles ranging from push bikes, jeeps and lorries through to artillery and tanks. Historic Military Vehicles are in much demand for fetes, shows, living history displays and film work. Branch member's vehicles date from WW1 and WW2 through to relatively modern examples such as Chieftain tanks. Visit our site for more information.
We're Excited to announce that we've managed to secure one of the very last appearances of a Cromwell tank in the UK before it's shipped to the USA - come and say a final goodbye to this magnificent tank this weekend, before it heads overseas.
Aces High artwork raffle
We're very privileged to be able to raffle this beautiful canvas print with thanks to Aces High - Tickets can be purchased for £1 from the information tent, fingers crossed - it could be you !
If you'd like to see more information about what is going to be on at the show and when,
please click this link
We're honoured that Robert Denwood has kindly offered to meet people and sign photos in the Aces High tent on Sunday, Mr. Denwood was a B17 pilot in WW2. We're also equally proud to welcome six Chelsea pensioners who will be at our show on Saturday, please stop a while and speak to them if you get the chance.
We said there might be a surprise aircraft - we are delighted to announce that we can now reveal we have a YAK52 flying in for our event over the weekend. The YAK 52 is a Soviet aircraft which first flew in 1976. Our visiting plane is painted in the colours associated with the Russian Military Flying School.
A weekend out for the Sally B
We are delighted to welcome the Sally B (B17 Flying Fortress) back to our show again, in what has to surely be a headline act.
This magnificent aircraft is a credit to the dedicated team who fly and look after her will again make heads turn. We're pleased that this fantasic spectacle will be flying on both Saturday and Sunday.
Huey Bell UH-1B
We are also proud to announce the attendance of one of only two flying Huey Vietnam Era Helicopters in the UK, making its first ever appearance at the show!
The image of American troops disembarking from a Huey has become an iconic image of the Vietnam War, and can be seen in many films, video games and television shows. The Huey is featured in many films about the Vietnam War, including The Green Berets, Platoon & Apocalypse Now.
The Huey HU-1A first entered service with the 101st Airborne Division, the Army quickly pressed the new helicopter into operational service and Hueys arrived in Vietnam in March 1962.
Challenger 2 Tank
We are also pleased to confirm we will have a Challenger 2 Battle Tank coming to our show.
2012 Show Video
Don't just take our word for how good the show is - here's a video from some of our visitors last year:
Tanks for the ride!
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Present Arms model show
Its back! We will again have the honour of hosting the Essex Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicle Association’s (MAFVA) annual model show “Present Arms” in our model Marquee. This is a chance for children to build their own model and was such a hit last year (even with some of the bigger kids).
Stop the press!
The Military and Flying machines show has been featured in both the Romford recorder and the Yellow Advertiser. We are holding pre-show media days for members of the press. Please contact us for details.
Even more days for the show
Don’t forget the 2013 show will extend to three very full days! The weekend kicks off on Friday 2nd August when we open the doors for our new “preview day”, we then go into full swing on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th with all day arena activities featuring loads of action, big bangs, fantastic live entertainment, living history displays, military and classic vehicles, kids entertainment, vintage funfair as well as militaria and vintage stalls.
Don't miss out
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The Military and Flying Machines team are very excited to announce the line-up of tanks and armoured vehicles so far. We are delighted that the very rare WW1 “War Horse” replica tank has chosen our show to make one of its last appearances in the UK. This fully operational replica of a British Mk IV tank is set to be on display at this year’s show. OSCAR award-wining special effects company Neil Corbould Special Effects LTD, (whose credits include Saving Private Ryan) built the replica for the film Warhorse in which it makes a brief appearance. Although from the outside it is totally authentic, it was built around the engine, transmission and track from a modern commercial excavator.
Joining our “War Horse” tank will be, Sherman, Stuart M5, T72, Panzer 3, Hellcat M18, M10 Tank Destroyer, Scorpion, several Fighting Vehicle 432’s the cold war British “battle taxi”, Dingo Armoured Car, Bren Carrier and two Daimler’s Armoured Cars. The tanks will have a bigger arena this year, providing them with more space to display the awesome might of these mechanical marvels. We are in the process of adding to this list and we will bring you more details soon.
Sponsors and Advertisers.
We would love to hear from companies who would like to help out make our show continue to be a success. You could sponsor an arena event or an air display, place an advert in our programme or have a trade stand. With over 15000 visitors last year, following on from our appearance on Wheeler Dealers, this year's event is going to be our biggest and you could be a part of that success.
Your company could be on this page!
Please get in contact with our marketing team who can help you discuss the various options.
This year, our new show layout has meant that we have a bigger car park closer to the main show, with a new dedicated visitor entrance located in Warwick Lane. There is also an entrance in Warwick Lane for exhibitor vehicles which cannot enter the LEZ zone. The original entrance in Aveley Road is now for exhibitors and emergency vehicles only.
Directions from M25 at Dartford Crossing Junction 31:
Take the exit toward A13/Dagenham/Rainham. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A13 towards London. After about one and a half miles take the first exit onto the A1306. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A1306 towards Rainham /Wennington. Go through 1 roundabout following the A1306 and after about a mile take the right turn onto Launder's Lane just before the Low Emission Zone signs. At the next Crossroads turn right into Warwick Lane and our show entrance is on the left.
Directions from M25/A127 Junction 29:
Take the A127 towards London and after a mile take the exit towards Upminster /Cranham. Then turn left onto Hall Ln and follow past Upminster Station until the crossroads. At the traffic lights go straight across Corbets Tey Rd (B1421). Carry straight on at the mini roundabout and further along turn right onto Harwood Hall Lane (signposted as towards Rainham and Belhus Woods Country Park). At the next mini roundabout turn left onto Aveley Rd and after a short distance right into Gerpins Lane (signposted as towards Gerpins Lane recycling centre). Finally at the end of the lane turn left into Warwick Lane. Our entrance is on your left. This route avoids the need for a right turn into the site.
Directions from London:
Exit London via the A12 then at the Gallows Corner Junction take the A127 towards Southend and after one and a half miles take the exit towards Upminster /Cranham. Follow the slip road into Hall Ln and continue past Upminster Station until the crossroads. At the traffic lights go straight across Corbets Tey Rd (B1421). Carry straight on at the mini roundabout and further along, turn right onto Harwood Hall Lane (signposted as towards Rainham and Belhus Woods Country Park). At the next mini roundabout turn left onto Aveley Rd and after a short distance right into Gerpins Lane (signposted as towards Gerpins Lane recycling centre). Finally at the end of the lane turn left into Warwick Lane. Our entrance is on your left. This route avoids the need for a right turn into the site.
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traffic routes map (.pdf).
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By Public Transport
Via Upminster Station
From London Fenchurch Street:
C2C services depart Fenchurch Street station to Upminster every 10 minutes on Friday and Saturday; four times per hour on Sunday.
From London Underground lines:
Take the DLR, District, Hammersmith & City or Jubilee Lines as far as West Ham then changing onto the C2C service or you can remain on the District line throughout but this can take up to 15 minutes longer.
From Romford:Greater Anglia trains run every 30 minutes from Romford on Friday & Saturday. No Service on Sunday.
From Southend:C2C services depart Southend Central every 15 minutes
Once you reach Upminster station:Continue by catching bus No.370 from stop B towards Lakeside, getting off at the Corbetts Tey stop RM14 (South Ockendon Rd). You will need to walk for approximately 15 minutes to the showground (Please be aware that this involves walking along some roads without pavements with close running traffic, and caution is advised). This journey will take about 40 minutes in total. On Friday & Saturday buses run about every 15 minutes and on Sundays run every 30 minutes.
Alternatively, a Taxi service is available from Upminster station which is run by Station Cars. Please call them to book in advance (if possible) on 01708-229400 - Don't forget to arrange your return journey from the show.
Via Rainham Station
C2C services depart Fenchurch Street station to Rainham every 30 minutes on Friday and Saturday. On Sundays, there are no direct trains from London - an hourly service operates from Barking. Alternatively, use the District, Hammersmith & City or London Overground lines as far as Barking changing onto the C2C service.
Unfortunately there are no buses from Rainham station but there are local taxi services:-
A.L Mini Car Service Tel 01708-522222 / 521600 / 521000 or Broadway Cars Tel 01708-522600 both of which are within a 5 minute walk from station followed by a 10 minute ride to the airfield.
Damyns Hall Aerodrome has 2 runways and can accommodate all types of fixed and rotary winged aircraft. One main grass runway oriented 03/21 approximately 650 metres long.
Coordinates 51 31 43 N 000 14 44 E
Runway 21 Left hand circuit.
Circuit Height 1000FT. QFE
ICAO Code EGML
Runway 03 Right hand circuit.
QFE Elevation 56FT ASL
Air Ground RadioThe aerodrome has an Air Ground Radio Service on "Hornchurch Radio" 119.550. Please broadcast and listen out on this frequency.
ApproachAll traffic should avoid flying over the local conurbations and approach by the clear corridors to the North East and South of the Aerodrome. Be aware that Damyns Hall Arodrome is close to London City Airport so you are unable to approach from the west. There is a 2,500ft limit as London TMA is overhead. Please check your charts for airspace.
Joining InstructionsJoin overhead at 1,400ft (QNH) to avoid entering the airspace of London City Airport. Please note revised circuit rules for 03/21
Noise AbatementPlease read the Damyns Hall Aerodrome Noise Abatement page
VRPOn approaching Damyns Hall, please report passing abeam Brentwood, when entering by the North East corridor and passing abeam the QE2 Bridge, when entering by the Southern corridor.
NOTAMSVisit the National Air Traffic Services web site for notices to airmen. This site will require you to set up a user name and password prior to being able to use it. Damyns Hall information can be located using the following details:-
ICAO Code – EGML
For full details go to the Damyns Hall Aerodeome website.
PPR: To establish PPR please call
01708 558388prior to departure.
Exhibitor Frequently asked Questions
Q: How do I get there?A: Please refer to the 'How to get there' menu on our website.
Q: Can we stay after the site closes to the public at 6pm?A: The general public are not permitted on the site after 6pm. However, stall holders and exhibiters are allowed on the site after this time. Our security team will be checking that people have the correct type of wristbands allowing them to stay on site.
Q: Where can I find out about tickets I might need?A: See our Purchase tickets section.
Q: Are dogs allowed into the show?A: Yes they are, they must be on a leash at all times. However please be aware there will be loud unexpected bangs and loud noises, large vehicles and tanks movements so please take care.
Q: How do I stand bringing my vehicle to the show as the show location falls into the LEZ?A: We have made arrangements for vehicles that are non-compliant. Please see our LEZ pages for all the information you will need, including compliance details.
Q: Do I need a wristband as an exhibitor or a stall holder to stay overnight?A: Yes, to ensure greater security on our site overnight, we will be checking that people have the correct wristbands entitling them to stay. Vehicle owners will be sent 2 adult and 2 child wristbands by default. Additional passes will be provided for people accompanying your vehicle or support vehicle onto the site, at the organisers discretion upon request on the booking form. There are separate arrangements for pre-booked re-enactment groups. Stallholders will be sent 3 wristbands unless prior arrangements have been made
Q: What parking is there for my support vehicle?A: There is a dedicated car park for Support and stallholder vehicles. You will need to complete an additional entry form for vehicle owners using low-loaders in order that we can ensure we have arrangements on hand for your support vehicle arrival. You will need to park your vehicle in the parking space provided before we open to the public.
Q: When does the showground open to stallholders and exhibitors?A: You can access the site as of Wednesday 31st July after 10am for stall holders and 2pm for vehicle owners and re-enactors. The site will be closed to the public until Friday. Please ensure you have checked in with one of our site team if you are unsure where you are to go before setting up a display or your tent. Please be aware that aircraft are likely to arrive during Thursday so we may need to close areas off while these land. Please do not forget to ensure you have completed an application form and have your wristbands.
Q: Is the daytime and evening music entertainment free?A: yes, the entertainment which has been laid on in the marquee is free - sadly the beer isn't!
Q: When do we need to vacate the site by ?A: You will need to leave the site by 12pm on Monday 5th in order for the site owners to clear up and prepare for the sites next event.
Stalls and Stands for 2013 show
There are a limited number of full price stalls left, please contact Tracey Brew by going to our contact us page and selecting Stalls & Stands,
or by calling our Stands and Stalls line on 07903 104102.
MVT CODE OF CONDUCT and Safety at Events
THE BASIC CODE OF CONDUCT
Members should not act prejudicial to the interests of the MVT, or bring the reputation of the MVT into disrepute. This includes any act involving any media communication in the public domain.
The following will apply at any event at which MVT members are appearing, whether or not the Trust is involved with the organisation of such an event. It is intended to safeguard both MVT members and public from potentially unacceptable risks and injury.
1. VEHICLE CONDITION
It is the duty of all members to ensure that their vehicles are maintained in a legal, safe and roadworthy condition.
2. PERSONAL DISCIPLINE
The MVT is represented by its members and members are deemed to be responsible for the behaviour of their guests. Whether driving, being carried as a passenger or performing safety-oriented duties, standards of deportment and politeness must be maintained so that the Trust is presented to the public as a responsible organisation.
3. DRIVER QUALIFICATION>
a) Any vehicle being driven should be controlled by the holder of a current full driving license for that class of vehicle, who is driving with the full permission of the owner and, above all, who is familiar with that particular vehicle.
b) Outside public opening times a properly supervised provisional licence holder is permitted to drive provided that the vehicle is displaying 'L' plates and the event organisers have assessed the activity as low risk and have authorised the lessons.
c) At no time should a child or a non-licence holder be in charge or control of a vehicle as this could invalidate any insurance policy. This includes vehicle left with ignition keys in place or with the engine or machinery in motion.
4. VEHICLE INSURANCE
Owners must ensure that their vehicles are covered for public highway use and that all drivers are similarly covered. It is the responsibility of the driver to confirm insurance cover with the owner before taking charge of a vehicle. Vehicles which are trailered to an event require third party insurance if they are to be unloaded and subsequently driven at the event.
5. VEHICLE SPEED AND MOVEMENT
Vehicles should move through a showground only in accordance with the wishes of the organisers. Headlamps must be illuminated and horn or siren warnings considered. Vehicles should be driven at a responsible speed at all times, not exceeding the maximum speed limit and having full regard to the safety of people present at the event.
No vehicle must carry more passengers than the number of seats on that vehicle or more passengers than the insurance policy or driver’s license permits. They must be correctly seated and children properly supervised. On fully armoured, tracked vehicles, no passengers or crew must be carried on the exterior of the vehicle under any circumstances. On amphibious vehicles, all crew and passengers must be equipped with flotation devices or life-jackets when water-borne.
7. TRACKED VEHICLE MOVEMENT
Tracked vehicles should not move through crowds unless absolutely necessary. If movement is necessary responsible adults should walk ahead and to the side of the vehicle to warn members of the public. Judicious use of an advance warning vehicle is recommended. (See 2. above).
8. RESTRICTED DRIVER VISION
If any vehicle has restricted vision, a responsible adult must act as vehicle commander. They must be in voice contact with the driver. It is the commander's responsibility to ensure passenger safety, especially when persons are mounting or dismounting from the vehicle, which should be done under the vehicle commander’s guidance.
Drivers must ensure that any projections outside the normal overall width, length and height of their vehicle such as whip aerials or ring-mounted machine-guns, are properly secured before moving off, especially when moving through crowds or in areas with overhead cables.
Guidance will be provided to all attendees of an event about noise restrictions from the event organisers which should be followed. No excessive noise should be made which could cause a nuisance to others. Generators should not be used on a show site or camping site between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. unless otherwise stated or agreed by the show organisers.
11. FIRE PRECAUTIONS
All members will carry a suitable, modern type fire extinguisher on their vehicles. All stallholders at MVT events will have a modern type fire extinguisher available within their stall space.
All pet owners bringing their pets to an event must uphold their responsibility to the animal and to other participants by clearing up after their pet.
13. FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES
There must be absolutely no discharge of any firearm, barrelled weapon, thunder flash or other explosive device at any event without prior permission of the organisers. Replica and deactivated guns may be carried during an event provided that they are not loaded, not fitted with a bayonet and not handled by members of the public. They must not be used in such a way as to cause anyone to feel threatened.
14. OFFENSIVE WEAPONS
Bayonets and knives must not be unsheathed when moving around the showground. They may be unsheathed only as part of a static display of weapons and equipment and must never be left unattended.
Uniforms may be worn outside of events when it enhances the appearance of vehicles or promotes the Trust. Medal ribbons to which the wearer is not entitled should not be worn as this constitutes an offence. Uniforms should be worn correctly and in context. No Nazi symbols or SS uniforms will be permitted at MVT events, failure to comply can lead to expulsion from the event.
Serious infringement of the Code of Conduct at an event will be dealt with by the organisers or any Council member present at the time of the offence and subsequently reported to the MVT CoM by the event organisers for further action if considered necessary.
The London Low Emission Zone (LEZ)
Damyns Hall lies on the very edge of the LEZ, the border line for the LEZ is in Warwick Lane which is also the border of Damyns Hall. As there is an entrance to the site from Warwick Lane it is possible to enter the show without going into the LEZ. As Military and Flying Machines is held on private ground the LEZ is not applicable to the show site.
For the duration of the show the main entrance to the Airfield (which lies approximately 200 meters within the LEZ) is designated as emergency and exhibitor access only. If you are an exhibitor and your vehicle and/or support vehicle is deemed to be non-compliant, you may use the public entrance off Warwick Lane to enter the show ground by way of the A13 and the south.
These plans have been reviewed by the appropriate authorities and agreed. In short if you have an LEZ non-compliant vehicle you can still attend the show with it using the Warwick Lane entrance.
Is my vehicle and/or support vehicle compliant to the LEZ requirements?
Go to the Transport for London LEZ web site www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/lez/ where you can enter your vehicle and/or support vehicle into the search engine there, which will then tell you if your vehicle is compliant or not.
If your vehicle and/or support vehicle is compliant then you can enter via the Exibitors entrance shown on the detailed map below. If it is not then you can enter the show via the Warwick lane entrance, without going into the LEZ. as the airfield is private land the LEZ does not apply.
NB. If in the event your vehicle and/or support vehicle does not comply it is worth talking to Transport for London (contact details on their web site www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/lez/ ) as it sometimes only requires a change of your vehicles description on the registration document to make it compliant.
Sorry, the 2013 show is now over, We hope that you enjoyed the event and hope to welcome you back in 2014.
Child TicketsChildren are considered to be from 5 to 15 years of age, under 5s enter free.
Family TicketsFamily tickets are for up to 2 adults and 2 children.
ConcessionsRecipients of Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit, and full-time students. Please do remember to bring the appropriate documentation.
Veteran GroupsPlease contact us for more information .
Please be aware:At present, we do not have the facility to take credit or debit cards at our gate, so please be ready to pay by cash.
2012 Gallery - Flying Machines
2012 Gallery - Living History
2012 Gallery - Military Vehicles
2011 Gallery - Flying Machines
2011 Gallery - Living History
2011 Gallery - Living History
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About the 2014 Show
I know it may seem a long way off, but our volunteer team are already working on our 2014 show. The theme for 2014 will be based around the anniversaries of the start of WW1 and the WW2 Normandy landings in 1944. With the promise of some WW1 aircraft it will definitely not be one to miss.
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Vehicle Entry forms
Vehicle bookings are now closed for our 2013 show.
You can still bring your military or classic vehicle as a day visitor on the day, We still have some military camping space, but unfortunately we will be unable to place you next to a particular group now.
Please be advised that upon entering the site, you will be bound by both the MVT code of conduct and our exhibitor's terms and conditions. This includes the requirement to wear wristbands whilst on site (a maximum of 2 adult and 2 child bands will be issued for free). We reserve the right to charge for any extra people beyond this free allocation.
If you have further questions, please use our contact us page and select Vehicle entry enquiries
Please refer to our terms and conditions as stated in the vehicle bookings section of our website about wristbands, and also refer to the MVT code of Conduct.
Display, Group and Re-Enactors Entries are now closed for our 2013 show
Thanks very much to everyone who has entered so far, we're looking forwards to seeing your displays.
If you still want to confirm your attendance, or have any further questions, please use our contact us page and select Re-enactors & displays
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2010 Show Video
Here's a great video showing our 2010 show in all it's glory.
Press and Media Enquiries.
Please join us in Upminster on the 1st and 2nd of August for our press and media previews days, where you can gain unprecedented access to the Premier Military show for the Essex and London area.
The show has been previously featured on TV's Wheeler Dealers and will be on TV again.
Last year, we had 15,000+ visitors, 300+ classic vehicles, fantastic air displays, as well as 1000+ living history re-enactors, all day-long live music and 1940's nostalgia.
If you'd like to fly in a plane or ride in a tank during your visit, or would love to conduct an Outside Broadcast from the show - please let us know.
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We always welcome comments, good or bad. If you have a complaint we have procedures in place to deal with them fairly, objectively and with due care - in the first instance, you should contact us using our contact us form
Web site team
This web site was written, published and is maintained by Airdrive. © 2012-2013 Essex area MVT - all code, site design and layout © 2012-2013 Airdrive web design.
Scribe and general trouble maker: David Smith
CSS jiggery-pokery and repairer of all things broken: Steve Blighton
Code monkey, designer and destroyer of all sensibly formatted CSS: Russell Pacy
With Thanks To:
Richard & Tracey Brew, Kerry & Colin Tebb, Mike Batt & Peter Smith.
And everyone else, who we may have inadvertently left out, but who have given invaluable advice and encouragement with the website and finally those people, who without them, the show would not be possible.
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