WWII

The Taxi Charity was deeply saddened to hear of the death of WWII veteran Alan King on 30 December 2021 WWII veteran Alan King, 97, who lived  near Eye in  Suffolk loved attending Taxi Charity trips with his daughter Joyce Cooper. This summer they joined other veterans and charity volunteers at the National Memorial Arboretum…

The Taxi Charity was saddened to hear that veteran Jim Knox had died on Wednesday 29 December Jim Knox, from Upminster, was a much-loved member of the Taxi Charity family who attended many of their events across the UK and the continent. On 2 December, Jim was one of the many veterans  who enjoyed the…

The Taxi Charity was saddened to learn that 101-year-old WWII Veteran Wilf Oldham MBE has died. Wilfred Edward Oldham MBE, from Radcliffe, near Bury was born in 1920 and  had two daughters  three grandchildren and one great grandchild.   He was honoured with an MBE in 2020 for services to commemorations and UK/Dutch relations in…

On 14 November when the Capital falls silent at 11.00am, hundreds of London’s black cab drivers who volunteer their time to drive veterans from train and tube stations to the Cenotaph and the Parade as part of the Poppy Cabs free Service, will also pause to remember. Since 2009 London’s Black Taxis have provided a…

Hounslow resident Rajindar Singh Dhatt will celebrate his 100th birthday on 28 October with his family and friends. Rajinder Singh, one of the few surviving Sikh soldiers who saw action during the Second World War will celebrate his 100 birthday on 28 October. Born in pre-partition India in 1921, Rajindar had almost finished school when…

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 …