Make a note to visit the Heritage Centre on Sunday 4th August.
Members of the South Hampshire branch of the Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) plan to visit the New Forest Airfields Heritage Centre Museum on Sunday 4th August, in the morning, as part of a full day ‘Road Run’ through the New Forest. The convoy of WWII military vehicles, owned and maintained by MVT members is expected to arrive around 11.30 am. The expected vehicles include Jeeps, a Dodge ‘deuce and a half’ truck, motorcycles and others, as yet unspecified.Dr Henry Goodall, FONFA Chair of Trustees, will welcome the MVT Group and show them around the new museum exhibits, including the new display screens, commissioned in March. He said, “Like FONFA, the MVT members cherish and display their vehicles, to keep alive the memories of the people, their sacrifices and the commitment of our Armed Forces, in WWII. “Through seeing and touching the actual vehicles that went to war, children and young people will gain personal experience of what it was like to use these valuable mementoes of a bygone age, which is fast receding from living memory. Such ‘hands on’ knowledge and personal experience is simply impossible to gain, from a computer or a book.”