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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…

On 18 March, three Taxi Charity Volunteers took WWII Royal Navy Veteran Ernie Davis from Hornchurch, out for lunch to celebrate his 97th Birthday. Volunteers, London Cab Driver Brian Heffernan, Taxi Charity Vice President Dick Goodwin, and charity graphic designer Susy Goodwin took Ernie and fellow WWII veteran John King out for a birthday lunch,…

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…

The Taxi Charity pays tribute to Roy Doug Miller, 98, who died on 12 March Doug from Wallington, who recently moved in with his daughter in Kenley, Croydon had two daughters and was a very popular member of the Taxi Charity family.       At the beginning of the war, Doug was involved in…

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 four fundraising London Cab Drivers plan to row 3,200 miles across the Atlantic to raise £12,000 for charity In 2023 a group of four London cab drivers will attempt to row, 3,200 miles from Lanzarote to Antigua to raise money for The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, The Stroke Association, and a…