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WWII veterans Jeff Haward, Ray Whitwell and Eric Taylor were in France in late May and early June 1940 with the British Expeditionary Force when more than 300,000 allied soldiers were evacuated from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk in an operation codenamed Dynamo Jeff Haward, 100, who lives near Rochester, in Kent, fought from…

 This May the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans would have been taking WWII veterans to 75th anniversary Dutch Liberation and VE Day celebrations. Sadly, these events had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions and many of the veterans will be spending the 8th May alone The Taxi Charity wanted to remind WWII heroes…

Two of the fundraising group Cabbies do Kilimanjaro join a team of supermarket drivers to deliver food during the pandemic Two of London’s licensed black cabbies who saw their work driving cabs in London dry up almost overnight have joined a leading supermarket to make food deliveries during the pandemic. Daren Parr from Blackheath and…

London Cabbies Stuart Lockhart 47 and Lynsey Lockhart 45 married in July 2019 in Scotland.  Stuart has been a cabby for 16 years and Lynsey for 8 years and they met in their roles as cab drivers. Recently they climbed in the Atlas Mountains as part of a holiday to Morocco and they were hooked…

This year London’s shortest cabbie Claire Zazzara plans to lose four stones, get fit and climb Mount Kilimanjaro, while raising money for the London Taxi Driver’s Charity for Children Claire Zazzara, 46, has been a London Cabbie for eight years. At only 4ft and 10 inches she is proud to be London’s shortest cabbie. Over…

Mother and daughter artists Lélia and Lyora Pissarro painted their lion sculptures in London in July for the ‘Lions of Windsor 2019’ public art trail, which saw a giant pride of supersized lion displayed across Windsor and the surrounding region from August to October to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 200th anniversary. The Pissarro lions were displayed…

Beautifully photographed WWII veteran’s portraits will be on show in the “3945 Portraits Project” exhibition at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum Photographer Glyn Dewis designed the 3945 Portraits Project to honour and remember surviving WWII Veterans by photographing as many of them as is possible, to provide both the veterans and their families with classic,…