Despite the name, my role as the MVT’s General Secretary, is not really clerical or secretarial. I do, however, “have responsibility for the efficient administration of the Trust”. That includes dull things like maintaining the Trust’s records, along with arranging and minuting the Council of Management meetings and the AGMs. One thing that needs keeping a constant eye on is ensuring that we are always in compliance with statutory requirements, as well as our own Articles and Memorandum of Association.

Whilst that might sound quite grand, I regard my main role as more “General Muggins”, so both the public and Trust members contact me, mainly by email, on the widest range of subjects. This can be anything from a missing Windscreen magazine to asking where they can hire a Sherman tank for a prom night!

But perhaps the best thing about the job is chatting to members and other enthusiasts about our hobby. I can spend hours each week, mainly on the phone, talking to folk.