Le magazine anglais, Classic Military Vehicle du
mois d'août 2009, l'éditorial de John Blackman,
ses réflexions sur notre défilé de
La réponse d'Alain Quéméner
et du bureau fédéral.
I thank you for the interest you
have for the parade that took place in Bayeux for the 65th
D-day anniversary last June.
I read your irritation in your
article, and I wish to give you some explanations; sorry
for my English that is not so correct :
Some years ago, we used to have
a great parade in Bayeux for the D-day anniversary. All
types of allied military vehicles, coming from several European
countries, were shown to many people. Unfortunately, it
turned impossible to arrange such a parade, because too
many people took part driving fancy vehicles, wearing excentric
uniforms and drinking too much alcohol. All this wasn't
appreciated at all by the town of Bayeux, nor by the veterans
by the way. This parade was therefore cancelled during several
This is the reason why, in 2008,
the city of Bayeux asked the M.V.C.G. to organise a "little"
parade in June 2008, with 50 vehicles. Bayeux made a "contract"
with the M.V.C.G. demanding quality, discipline and good
organisation. It was a success, which allowed to organise
the 2009 parade according to the same conditions - but with
250 vehicles - all belonging to clubs of the French federation
M.V.C.G., and with fellow clubs from Belgium, Luxembourg
and Italy meeting the same criterions and under the warrant
of the F.F. M.V.C.G.
I'm sorry, but I never heard about
any contact of the F.F. M.V.C.G. by any British Collectors
Club. It would be a great pleasure for us to welcome a British
Club within the F.F. M.V.C.G. - as Belgium or Luxembourg
clubs already did - to work seriously together, to prepare
Entente Cordiale oblige.
Président de la F.F. M.V.C.G.
& administrateur F.F.V.E."
Et deux mois plus tard, en même place, l'insertion
de celle-ci et les considérations de John Blackman