New branch of military vehicle conservators formed in Huntingdon

THEY may be past their prime and unwanted by the military, but old tanks and trucks can find new homes with a group dedicated to the conservation of former military vehicles.

A new branch of the Military Vehicles Trust (MVT), a charitable organisation, has been set up to cover the Huntingdon, Cambridge, Peterborough, Bedford and Fenland areas.

The MVT has around 45 areas holding monthly meetings that provide a forum for members to talk about their pride and joy, and offer help.

“The reasons for joining are as varied as the members themselves, but they all share a passion for anything old, green and drivable,” said Ian Garbutt, the new area


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“So, if you see them out and about, please be considerate to them on the roads, and they will always be happy, once stopped, to show you over their green machines.

“It’s a great hobby, keeps these beautiful pieces of history on the road and every trip out is an adventure.”

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INFORMATION: The group meets every second Thursday of the month at the Montagu Club in Hartford Road, Huntingdon.

Ian Garbutt can be contacted at

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