About us

Founder– Jack Beckett

Winner of the 2008 Bart Vanderveen award for Oustanding Contribution To the Military Vehicle Movement

Founder of the award winning historic military vehicle website HMVF – www.hmvf.co.uk  

Founder and Editor of War History Online magazine – www.WarHistoryOnline.com

Founder of Pathfinder Distribution, suppling the world and Hollywood with WWII reproduction tentage – www.PathfinderDistribution.com

Raised over £10,000 for the Normandy Veterans Association in 2008 with the kind help of the members of HMVF. The aim was to return 40 of our WWII veterans to Normandy for the 65th Anniversary of D-Day. The goal was achieved.

Also founder of the Dorset Coppice Group in the late 90’s and is still going strong to this day – www.DorsetCoppiceGroup.co.uk

Being a father of 3 – when he does get some free time, you will find him in a coffee shop, coming up with another ‘plan’.

Favourite quote – “Screw it, lets do it!” Richard Branson


It & Webmaster –  Joris Nieuwint

Re-enactor, IT manager for all sites Jack listed above and a couple more for myself.

Father of 3 kids, a full time job in itself.

Own a Dodge WC51, member of the Screaming Ducks LHA and have more hobbies then spare time!

Battlefield tour-guide in the making, I know a lot about Operation Market Garden.


Living History Coordinator – Keith Nisbet





Living History Editor – www.WarHistoryOnline.com

Re-enactor and photographer

Father to a gorgeous 5 and a half year old girl who loves Daddies “Army stuff”

A proud member of Normandy44 living history association, a bit of a joker, part time blogger, entrepreneur, designer, artist and overall someone who pays attention to detail…

Can take a half decent piccy now and again!