The Taxi Charity For Military Veterans

WWII veteran  Henry ‘Harry’ Rawlins, 98, who served with The King’s Royal Rifle Corps died on Monday 10 June at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. His niece, Angela, and her husband Andrew were at his bedside. Harry joined the army at the age of 18 and was posted to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. At Operation…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was delighted to take a group of veterans to Normandy for the 80 anniversary of Operation Overlord. On 4 June, London Taxi cabs drove; ten Normandy, two WWII, five post war and two Afghanistan veterans, and a team of volunteers, carers, companions and medics across to France for the…

On 5 May thirteen British and one Canadian veteran led the Liberation Parade through Wageningen applauded by thousands who lined the route.   The British veterans had travelled to the Netherlands with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, which has been making the annual trip for Dutch Liberation since 2012 and were joined by a…

100 year old WWII veteran William ‘Bill’ Gladden, who flew into Normandy on D-Day, died at home in Haverhill on 24 April. William ‘Bill’ Gladden was born on the 13 January 1924. His parents were both from Yarmouth in Norfolk, but they raised him in Woolwich; his mother having worked in the Arsenal during the…

Tom Schaffer, from Mill Hill, who was affectionately known as the poster boy of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans died on 16 March, he was 97. Tom was a regular on Taxi Charity trips across the UK and to the Netherlands and Normandy and for over 30 years. After enlisting during the war and…

Taxi Charity Dutch Ambassador Frans Ammerlaan has been awarded an honorary MBE by King Charles for services to commemorations and to British World War II veterans. Frans Ammerlaan has had a long association with veterans. He has a great interest in Operation Market Garden, an Allied military operation during the Second World War fought in…

A Hertfordshire based charity that supports adults with learning disabilities has delivered Valentine love hearts for veterans supported by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. The love -ly project was the brain child of Jo Radcliffe who runs the Hertfordshire based charity Always Bee You, which enables adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues…

On 16 November former Essex Regiment and Glider Pilot Regiment veteran Captain Ron Johnson died at home aged 102. Ron Johnson was called up in September 1939 and as the only grammar schoolboy in his group he was sent on many courses during training.  Scoring 100% on an aircraft recognition course he was fast tracked…

WWII Veteran Alec Hall from Southend-on-Sea, died at home on Monday 16 October with his family by his side. Alec Hall, served with the 181 Field Ambulance (Airborne) as a medical nurse and was part of Operation Market Garden in 1944. He returned to the Netherlands on several occasions with the Taxi Charity for Military…

On 12 November when the Capital falls silent at 11.00am, hundreds of London’s black cab drivers who volunteer their time to take veterans to the Cenotaph and the Parade as part of the Poppy Cabs free Service, will also pause to remember. Since 2009 volunteer black taxi drivers have provided a free Poppy Cabs taxi…