VJ Day

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 behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE officially presented  the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to fifteen voluntary groups including the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, at Westminster Abbey On 27 September,  Taxi Charity volunteers Ian Parsons and Dick Goodwin,  attended an Honours and Awards Presentation …

On 2 June 2021, a list of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) Awardees was published in ‘The Gazette’ and on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport homepage. The list included the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans is thrilled to have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s…

When the UK went into the first Coronavirus lockdown on 20 March 2020 no one could have predicted that a year later the country would still be facing so many restrictions. The Taxi Charity has been looking back on the past year.   The Taxi Charity was with a group of veterans in Oosterbeek in…

After a year like no other The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans has delivered a little Festive cheer to veterans who have missed out on so much during the Pandemic At Christmas for the last ten years veterans would gather from all over the south east for a huge party organised by the Taxi Charity.…

Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Japan, that ultimately led to the end of World War II, the Taxi Charity spoke to some veterans who served in the Far East in WWII. Roy “Doug” Miller 96, from Croydon, joined the Navy in 1940 as a fifteen-year-old having lied about his age “It…