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01 Mar 2017

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01 Feb 2017


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01 Jan 2017

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Newsletter The January 2017 VMVC newsletter is out on the stands.


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August 2016

ffPoint Cook 2016

Well we know that who the real men are in the club now, the day was so inclement that only the hardiest of members would have attended this event. So Alf Brooks donned his jungle greens once again and made the trip down to Ascot Vale, top off the jeep of course. T


his year the arms and military fair had been moved because the gamers convention was on, I though this was some sort of casino. There were masses of vehicle every where. But it wasn’t a casino, it was all the electronic game players, some came in fancy dress, which created some confusion if they wandered into the gun show by mistake.(Green lantern meets Green Beret)






ANZAC Day 2015 Being the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli this year’s ANZAC day was always going to be a big event.










Back to Caulfield Raceday The VMVC were invited to remember those who served in WW1, read about the ceremony held recently







Simpson Barracks visit The winter visit to HMAS Castlemaine is always popular.

Read the article and find out who was there and where the BBQ was hidden??











Nuffield 1943 Airborne jeep Prototype Andrew S has been hard at work on his replica of the 1943 Arborne Jeep designed by Nuffield Enterprises for the British Airborne.









1 March 2017 - President News

Department of Operations VMVC: December Operation instructions.


The operations section in our newsletter is part of our newsletter that I’m sure everyone reads. This information compiled my VMVC secretary Gorgon Edwards, is a calendar that lets us plan our weeks ahead with the juggling act of family commitments, maintenance and club events. I've received feedback from membership that this information in itself is helpful for planning to attend events, and in this age of real time ability to access emails and on line forums improvements for this white board are possible. Friends and social interaction on events are one of the key elements of the VMVC, and one I try to promote, so knowing who is attending each event would be invaluable for trip leaders and members who may have their interest sparked to attend if they knew how many were going and who.


Recent events high light this where I was told of members attending an event to find hardly anyone there. The traditional system of event notification that we have used for 50 years can be improved for those who choose to connect.


The committee is proceeding on having Events posted on VMVC Operations (Facebook) were if connected you can respond with comments and questions on the event and it can be updated constantly, not just once a month. Also events that POP up can be posted so we don’t have the scenario of "missed the deadline for the newsletter" have to wait till next month to place my event. These measures are to improve the club and its communication, to encourage all members to get involved.

Join the VMVCAre you interested in Military Vehicles? Why not join the VMVC!! Follow the link below and download the application form. You can email or post a completed form to our Vice-president.




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About the Victorian Military Vehicle CorpsThe VMVC is a non-profit club run by enthusiasts of ex-military vehicles. The club is based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. New members are welcome. The club will provide friendship, technical help and fun !

Ron G and Bill with a jeep


Meetings are held at the Rats of Tobruk hall, 44 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park on the first Tuesday of the month ( no meeting in January ).


There is street side parking in Victoria Avenue, and you can enjoy a nice meal at one of the cafes prior to the Monthly Meeting, or partake in a pizza, delivered to Tobruk Hall at the end of the formal part of the night.


Club members will often stay at the hall and discuss issues related to the Military Vehicle Hobby, or just catch up with members they have not seen for awhile.


Meetings begin at 8 pm


Dingo, an Aussie Dog In early 1941, the Australian Army was faced with the difficulty of equipping the Armoured Division that was in the process of being raised - while obtaining tanks and armoured cars was difficult enough, such a division also required some 210 scout cars as a part of its normal establishment.


The resulting vehicle, named the Dingo - which bore little resemblance to the similarly named vehicle produced by Daimler for the British Army - used commercially available parts (including a Ford 30-cwt commercial lorry chassis) and an angular, all-welded hull manufactured from locally produced armour plate.



The Dingo scout car, unfortunately, was a flawed vehicle. From the outset, problems were found with the strength of the front axle assembly, driving the vehicle for any length of time was found to be exhausting due to the cramped nature of the driver's position, visibility for the driver was very poor, and the weight of the vehicle (at some 4.7tons when fully equipped) severely restricted off-road performance such that the type was more or less limited to roads or hard surfaces


The Australian Dingo scout car did not see active service abroad with the Australian Army


1 Sept 2013

Vale Mike Edwards





I would like to thank the club members for their expressions of sympathy on the loss of my son Michael, who died in a road accident, while returning from Corowa. Belonging to the club gave great enjoyment to both Graham and Michael, and I know they valued highly the many friendships’ they made over the years. Michael was my first child, a very special and dearly loved son, and I shall miss him every day for the rest of my life.

1 Sept 2012
Vale Bob Moseley from Hindmarsh Island, South Australia, known as ‘Salesman Bob’.

Bob passed away on the 17th of July 2013 after complications following an industrial accident on 26th June. Bob was well known in military vehicle circles. He was a Journalist (with a Diploma in Journalism), an accredited researcher, and WW2 military vehicle restorer especially in the area of instrument panel restorations. He was a stalwart member of MLU forum and always ready to offer advice. . He conversed on matters MT regularly and also enjoyed a good laugh. Always quick to offer assistance if it was within his power to do so.

There are a number of stories about Bob on the MLU forum. One person mentions the following: It was Bob's networking that put me on to my Humber, and it was he and Ada that came to the rescue when the truck failed on the way home: storing it for me and then trucking it 800kms home.


For those who were unable to meet Bob here is a clip from the DVD Keith Webb made back in 2007 - Year of the Cycle and Staff Car at Corowa. It gives a good idea of what a personable fellow Bob was. (Also in this clip is the late, great founder of this forum, Geoff Winnington-Ball on his only visit to Australia talking about Bob...)


Many of the Corowa participants would remember his blitz halftrack project that came to Corowa in 2009. We wish his wife Ada and his family all the strength to pull through this sad and sudden loss. .Bob will be sadly missed by many of us. Jan Thompson

1 August 2013
Q Store
50 year cloth patch $8
VMVC Car sticker 2@ $5
VMVC Epaulettes $12
Square Jumper Badges $5
Round Logo Jumper badges $5
VMVC Red Shoulder Flashes $5
VMVC Metal Hat Badges $5
VMVC TAC Stickers $3.00
Small TAC holders metal $3.50
Small TAC plate metal $2.00
Club Base ball caps $12
CH rules booklet $5
Contact the Quartermaster Paul Jeffery Items need to be pre-ordered with Paul, delivered on meeting nights or by post at your expense Tel.0418333847 E- Mail


Club Meetings Are held the first Tuesday of each month, at 8pm.


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