Normandy

On Sunday 9 July, artist Tim Godden made the 300 mile journey from his home in North Devon to meet 99 year old WWII veteran Bill Gladden in Suffolk. At the meeting Tim presented Bill with an illustration depicting Bill on D Day and Bill presented Tim with a painting of Tim’s pet cat Percy.…

On 4 July over fifty volunteer black cab drivers took veterans to Worthing for the Taxi Charity’s 75th Anniversary Visit. In a tradition stretching back to 1948, veterans who are supported by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, have been treated to a day at the coast for a fish and chip lunch. Now in…

WWII Normandy veteran Roy ‘Smudger’ Smith from Sittingbourne in Kent died in hospital on Friday 23 June, he was 97. Roy Smith is survived by his two daughters, Linda Harvey and Teresa Rising, five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Roy was born in November 1925 in Sittingbourne, Kent, the second youngest of seven children. From…

Taxi Charity volunteer cabbies took a group of veterans to Normandy for the 79th anniversary of D Day commemorations. For 75 years the London based Taxi Charity for Military Veterans has been supporting veterans. For many years they have been taking veterans to Normandy to the D Day commemorations so that they can pay their…

A flight from Warton Aerodrome enabled WWII veterans Ken Benbow, 97 and Stuart Taylor, 100 to attend the International D Day service at the British Normandy Memorial.           Collaboration between BAE Systems, Central Lancashire Armed Forces Veterans Association and the London based Taxi Charity for Military Veterans enabled two WWII veterans…

In 2022 WWII Veteran Roy Maxwell was in Normandy for the D Day commemorations with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. On 5  June the charity brought a group of WWII veterans to a service at Pegasus Museum and after the service Roy met Anthony Lang and his son and spent some time chatting together…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was delighted to receive an £18,000 grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to fund its programme of special trips and activities. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity supports partner charities which improve the wellbeing of armed forces veterans, especially those who are elderly or disabled. The £18,000 grant will go towards…