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It is with deep regret that I announce the death of MAFVA President Gary Williams.  Gary died suddenly on the morning of Monday 1 June 2015.

Affectionately known as “El Presidente”, Gary was a founder member of MAFVA and was, by far, the longest serving committee member. Despite recent medical problems Gary carried on as Membership Secretary until recently handing over the reins.

Our thoughts today are with Heather and the legion of friends both in and outside MAFVA that will miss him.





It's Resub time!  Membership expiring?  Resub to avoid missing any issues of Tankette!

Planning to join, but haven't?  Make it a New Year's resolution and fill out the form!


Please send all correspondence regarding subscriptions/new members etc to: Neil Wharton

(contact details on Membership & Officers pages)

We can take Paypal again, so please use as the payee address!


The Nationals - details of past Nationals events 

Next Nationals date is 19 June 2016 (Father's Day) Watch this space!



  MAFVA Facebook page link


AGM 2016 date & venue: March 13, at Maple Primary School, Hall Place Gardens, St Albans Herts AL1 3SW.  (The school is close to the city centre and about 10 mins walk from St Albans City train station.)  10:30am start.

AGM 2015 agenda 15th March

AGM Minutes  Mtg 15/03/2015


MAFVA Constitution

How to join  - membership form

The MAFVA Forum
Latest additions please note that new material on the site is flagged in "Incoming".

see MAFVA in force at 

OnTrack website link

 -  Except where otherwise stated, all photographs of models through the site are of models at the 2011 Nationals, taken by John Paulding unless otherwise credited. To identify individual models see Competition details  and photographs - The Nationals, Duxford 2011



Latest issue out now!

Check out our Resources page for PDF articles on markings used at Beda Fomm, as seen in Andy Lang's article in Issue 49/6.

(Existing Members renew NOW to ensure an uninterrupted flow of the magazine!)


MAFVA is turning 50!  As part of our Jubilee celebrations, Badges, Mugs, and Calendars are available - see our new Merchandise page!




The hobby recently lost one of its more well-known names - John Church.  An appreciation has been added to our Roll of Honour.


Founded 1965

Would you Like to join MAFVA?

see the printable membership form above

For more details, including family

 and US membership, 

see the Membership page


Current Subs

Arrangements for American members


Take the MAFVA Challenge 

Have you moved?  If you are a member please remember to tell us of your change of address - not least because otherwise your copy of Tankette might go astray.   

A note to regulars.  When the site is updated, changes are flagged on the Incoming page.  

All MAFVA members please note that Scale Military Modeller International have kindly offered MAFVA members 10% discount on subscriptions. Contact and quote your membership number.
Visit to see the style of the magazine, or pick one up in W.H. Smiths to peruse. You will note that MAFVA has its own page which allows us to have a voice in a commercial publication. Many thanks to SMMI for this very kind offer.

Also, the folks at Military Modelling are offering three issues for a single pound to new subscribers who quote their MAFVA membership numbers!  Follow this link:


MAFVA lapel badges available for sale -

Badges are £1.50 if purchased in person.   By post, (UK) £2.00, (Europe) £3.70, (USA) £4.30.

Gary Wenko

10 Clement's Way

Beck Row

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk  IP28 8AB


Save the Tiger

This and all of the model photos on the main pages of the site, unless otherwise credited, were  taken at the MAFVA Nationals 2011. Previous pictures are on the 2010 and 2009 Archive pages

We welcome any MAFVA member's pictures - especially for the branch pages

14th February 2015, Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent - will again be supported by the MAFVA


 as November 11th approaches....  or go to The Royal British Legion Home Page