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Major Ted Hunt’s contribution to the building of  the  longest floating Bailey Bridge of WWII was celebrated in Gennep on 11 May Major Ted Hunt MVO, from Worthing, was taken to The Netherlands by The Taxi Charity to celebrate Dutch Liberation on 5 May and when the rest of the group returned to the UK,…

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…

Veteran Ray Whitwell enjoyed a flight in a glider on 3 May over the skies of Arnhem where he fought during World War Two.   Ray Whitwell, 103, from Malton, North Yorkshire, was delighted when glider pilot Arjan Vrieze offered to take him up in a glider at the Gelderse Gliding Club during his visit to…

WWII Veteran Bill Gladden, 98,  heard about Dave the Edensor Care Home Cat on a recent trip with the Taxi Charity and offered to paint his portrait. WWII Veteran Bill Gladden, 98, from Suffolk, has been painting all his life and particularly loves painting  dogs and horses to raise funds for his beloved Taxi Charity.…

Major Edwin ‘Ted’ Hunt MVO from Worthing will be celebrating his 102nd birthday on 23 March 2022. Edwin “Ted” Hunt MVO is a British retired waterman who served in World War II, and was, appointed Queen’s Bargemaster in 1978. He lives in Worthing and is a regular on trips across the UK and the continent…

WWII Veteran Jeff Haward MM who fought from Dunkirk to D Day died on 3 March aged 102 Jeff Haward was born in Finchley in 1919, he had two sons John and Keith and settled in Rochester, Kent after the war.   WWII Veteran Jeff Haward MM served with the 1/7th battalion of the Middlesex…

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…

A group of fundraising London Cabbies have successfully completed their challenge to climb Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro back-to-back There were two parts to the cabbies ambitious fundraising challenge to raise money for the London Taxi Drivers’ Charity for Children and an Orphanage in Tanzania. Firstly, London Cab drivers Daren Parr and John Dillane flew…

Kent’s grassroots charities and community groups came together on 2 February to celebrate their work Kent Community Foundation hosted a ‘Causes the Matter’ event with John Weir JP, The High Sheriff of Kent at the Rochester Corn Exchange on 2 February to celebrate the work that small grassroots charities and community groups are doing across…