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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,

was born from members of the Essex MVT who wanted to expand on what we did as a group and to secure the future of our events.

This led us to believe the only long term solution was to set up an organisation which would focus on its local members foremost and which gave us the chance to offer more to them with a better level of support. We had overwhelming agreement at our club meetings for this change, so a new organisation was born. We have been increasing member activities as we get more established.

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.

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. 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 £12 a year per member. Become part of the charity helping to keep history alive.

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
  • 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.
  • Monthly e-newsletters to keep you up to date with events and activities
  • Access to the quarterly Olive Drab magazine,
  • Access to the UKARA database to buy a RIF Airsoft Weapon as a reenactor (after 2 months)^
  • Public Liability insurance for your vehilcle, display, or reenactment at events, help with risk assessments.
  • Discounts and vetting's for insurance companies*
  • Monthly evening meetings at Woodham Ferrers, near Chelmsford Essex
  • Help and Advice with your vehicle and equipment.

*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

Prices are:

    £12 Single  Adult

    £18 Joint   2 persons - can be either 1 adult 1 child or 2 adults

    £24 Family 4 persons up to a maximum of 2 adults . Additional children can be added to a family membership once you have joined for a small fee to cover card printing costs.

Please go to for our rules. We reserve the right to cancel an application if you are in breach of these rules.   


For Existing Members

This our new renewal process which has been automated and streamlined, we hope it will lead to a quicker and smoother renewal experience for you, which up until now has been much more of a manual operation. 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.


Please go to for our rules. We reserve the right to cancel an renewal if you are in breach of these rules.


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 Paper Version by for joining post

Download a paper version and apply in post or at our monthly meetings. Essex HMVA membership form 2018.pdf

 Paper Version for renewing by post

Download a paper version and apply in post or at our monthly meetings  Essex HMVA renewal form.docx           Only existing members


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