Annual trip

 Last week D Day Veteran Bill Gladden returned to the barn where his life was saved when he was injured in 1944. Bill Gladden, 98 from Haverhill in Suffolk, served with the 6th Airborne, Recce Regiment. On 6 June, aged 20, Bill flew into Normandy on a glider carrying a tank and six motorbikes, as…

WWII Veteran Reginald Pye has a vivid memory of sharing his food with a young French girl in 1944. He would love to reunite with the child who will now be in her nineties The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans has just returned from a trip to Normandy for the D Day commemorations with a…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans escorted a group of veterans to Normandy for the D Day commemorations   London Cab Drivers who volunteer for the Taxi Charity took a group of 24 veterans to Normandy for six days for the D Day Commemorations. The trip included visits to the British Normandy Memorial and the…

On 3 June volunteer London Cab drivers will take 25 WWII veterans to Normandy for the D Day commemorations, amongst them will be D Day veteran Peter Smoothy. On 6 June 1944  Peter Smoothy was one of the 156,000 allied   servicemen that took part in the Invasion of Normandy  as part of Operation Overlord. On…

On 5 May twenty-five veterans were applauded as they led the Dutch Liberation Parade through the streets of Wageningen The veterans were taken to The Netherlands by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans in a fleet of 30 black cabs. Their first experience of the love the Dutch have for them was as the cabs…

On 17 March, WWII Veteran Ray Whitwell from Malton, North Yorkshire will be 103, he will celebrate with his daughter Jill.             At the end of  February 2022, at the grand old age of 102,  Ray Whitwell joined  the Taxi Charity on their trip to The Netherlands. Ray kept everyone…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans took a small group of veterans to The Netherlands over the weekend to visit the Airborne Museum This museum visit was originally planned for 2020 when the charity volunteers and veterans arrived in The Netherlands on 12 March,  unfortunately the same day that pandemic restrictions were announced, and the…

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Kent Community Foundation financially supporting charities and community groups across Kent and Medway One community group which has been supported by Kent Community Foundation for the last twenty years is the Pegasus Playscheme in Dover which offers children, including those who have rare and complex disabilities a fun-packed…

On the 77th anniversary of D Day, volunteer London Cab drivers took a large group of WWII veterans to the National Memorial Arboretum to participate in the official opening of the British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer   The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans originally planned to take a group of WWII veterans to Normandy to…