TO FOLLOW on from last week’s story about West Lancashire Military Vehicle Trust, the organisation has been in touch to explain a little more about their structure and objectives.
A spokesman for the organisation said: “The Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) has around 7,000 members world wide, and we are a charitable organisation dedicated to the conservation of ex-military vehicles.
“We meet every second Monday of the month at the Scotch Piper pub, Southport Road, Lydiate, at 8pm.
“You do not have to have a military vehicle to come along and it’s a good opportunity to meet like-minded people.
“Our members have a wide variety of vehicles, which include Daimler Ferrets, Austin Champs, a selection of Land Rovers, Jeeps. motorbikes and tank transporters (complete with SPGs, which are self- propelled guns).
“We attend numerous events across the North west and sometimes farther afield and support various local charities which have included Help for Heroes, the Rotary club, the Royal Tank Regiment, the Royal Naval Association and Sefton Sea Cadets.
“Recently we supported the Rotary club at the Crosby Carnival with a variety of vehicles and the Sefton Sea cadets joined us and were a great help with our weapon display.
“On August 4 and 5, we held a club show at Heaton’s Bridge, Burscough, when we had approximately 45 vehicles on show over the two days.
“For a change, the weather was kind to us, except for the Sunday, but this didn't dampen our sprits.
“The Heaton Bridge pub served a good mixture of real ales and our event attracted a large turn-out.
“We put on a weapons display, which was popular, and we hope to be back there again next year.”