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Welcome to the Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association


Formed by historic military vehicle enthusiasts in 2014, the Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association (EHMVA or Essex HMVA) Charity number: 1155705, now has over 200 members, which aims to help preserve military history, vehicles and artefacts.We also run events around the Essex area, including the Echoes of History Show.  

Take a look at our introduction video  HERE


The Essex HMVA has a membership whose vehicles range from push bikes, jeeps, land rovers, lorries, artillery and tanks. Historic Military Vehicles are in demand for fetes, shows, living history displays and film work. Members vehicles and equipment date from WW1 and WW2 through to relatively modern examples such as Chieftain tanks and Land Rovers.

We also welcome non vehicle owning members who may take part in living history or are military collectors. Alternately, you may just want to join to volunteer to help at events or with the administration or just have an interest in military history We also welcome those who have ex-military vehicles, such a lorries or motorbikes which have been changed for civilian use.

We are based in Essex, but you do not have to live in Essex to join!

We are always happy to accept new associate members, and we have them from all over the UK and Europe. Our group welcomes vehicle owners and/or living history reenactors or collectors. we only require you to have an interest in preserving our military history and the aims of our association. If you're new to the hobby, we can offer lots of help to get you started. For those who wish to join our association it starts at just £15 a year per member. Become part of the charity helping to keep history alive and get involved!

For our associate members we offer :

  • Free entry into events run by the Essex HMVA for membership card holders and access on non-public days#
  • Each member receives a membership card, including any child members. We want everyone to be part of the membership!
  • Be part of the Echoes of History Show, with priority entry and access to the members area #
  • Discounted entry into the Chatham Militaria Fair
  • Invitations to exclusive events, display as part of the Essex HMVA at invited events with social gatherings.
  • Use of our Barn Storage Facility or the right to be put on the waiting list if full.
  • Help us with our long term goal of securing a permanent museum
  • Meet new members, make friends and get to know the team behind the assocation.
  • Members handbook, with contact details and all the benifits of being a member
  • Access to our members only area, with exclusive articles, video, documents from our archive and much more!
  • Our members support us and in return they get some great benifits, and they must enjoy it as we have over a 96% renewal rate.
  • Monthly e-newsletters to keep you up to date with events and activities.
  • Access to the quarterly Olive Drab e-magazine, www.olivedrab.co.uk and a Olive Drab Extra, which encourages member involvement.
  • Access to the UKARA database to buy a RIF Airsoft Weapon as a reenactor^
  • Public Liability insurance for your vehicle, display, or reenactment at events, help with risk assessments.
  • Discounts and vetting's for insurance companiesDedicated team for members via OneBroker Insurance
  • Monthly evening meetings at Woodham Ferrers, near Chelmsford Essex  (see main website)
  • Help and advice with your vehicle and equipment, and historical advice.
  • Assistance with vehicle registration/inspections through our vehicle verifcation service.
  • Latest news on legislation, as well as advice.
  • Become one of our show team, events team or admin team
  • Members of the Deactivated Weapons Association and the FBHVC


Important notes

*We have a selection of approved partners who can assist you with insurance for your military vehicle.

^You must be over 18 to apply for a RIF Airsoft weapon, you are required to remain a member in order for your registration to continue.

#One card per member entry. If you join during an event, we are unable to refund your entrance fee, and you can only join once you have entered the site.

Prices are:

    £15 Single  Adult

    £20 Joint   2 persons - can be either 1 adult 1 child or 2 adults     Child is upto 16 years of age

    £25 Family 4 persons up to a maximum of 2 adults . Additional children can be added to a family membership once you have joined .  Child is up to 16 years of age.

If you want a printed copy of the Olive Drab, rather than the e-magazine version, you can selection an optional upgrade during your application or renewal process.

We also offer a basic , free Volunteer Membership , which may also suit those who are on limited means. Please contact us for details of our volunteer scheme via our website.You will then be sent a form, which you will need to complete and return. Please note, we do not process any volunteer applications during August, due to other commitments.


Please go to http://essexhmva.co.uk/about/rulesandshowterms.html for our rules. We reserve the right to cancel an application if you are in breach of these rules. We reserve the right to reject any Volunteer application.




Paper Version by for joining post

Download a paper version and apply in post or at our monthly meetings. Essex HMVA membership form 2020.pdf

If you wish to have a printed copy of the Olive Drab, please contact us in order to obtain an addtional form.

If you would like us to email or post you a form, please email us.

For Existing Members

Our renewal process is automated and streamlined, we hope you will find this easy to use, but in the event of any problems please email us.You can update your details at any time via your personal membership page.Or there is a paper renewal form below.


Please go to http://essexhmva.co.uk/about/rulesandshowterms.html for our rules. We reserve the right to cancel a renewal if you are in breach of these rules.


This website is operated using the Membermojo application. We comply with data law and do not share any data with membermojo or any outside organisation other than what is required to process your application. We are registered with the Information Commisioner.

Paper Version for renewing by post

Download a paper version and apply in post or at our monthly meetings  Essex HMVA renewal form 2020.pdf

Only current members may use this form. If you wish to have a printed copy of the Olive Drab, please contact us in order to obtain an addtional form.


If you have any problems with any of these processes , please email us via the form on the main web page