Normandy

 Last week D Day Veteran Bill Gladden returned to the barn where his life was saved when he was injured in 1944. Bill Gladden, 98 from Haverhill in Suffolk, served with the 6th Airborne, Recce Regiment. On 6 June, aged 20, Bill flew into Normandy on a glider carrying a tank and six motorbikes, as…

WWII Veteran Reginald Pye has a vivid memory of sharing his food with a young French girl in 1944. He would love to reunite with the child who will now be in her nineties The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans has just returned from a trip to Normandy for the D Day commemorations with a…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans escorted a group of veterans to Normandy for the D Day commemorations   London Cab Drivers who volunteer for the Taxi Charity took a group of 24 veterans to Normandy for six days for the D Day Commemorations. The trip included visits to the British Normandy Memorial and the…

On 3 June volunteer London Cab drivers will take 25 WWII veterans to Normandy for the D Day commemorations, amongst them will be D Day veteran Peter Smoothy. On 6 June 1944  Peter Smoothy was one of the 156,000 allied   servicemen that took part in the Invasion of Normandy  as part of Operation Overlord. On…

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…

On the 77th anniversary of D Day, volunteer London Cab drivers took a large group of WWII veterans to the National Memorial Arboretum to participate in the official opening of the British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer   The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans originally planned to take a group of WWII veterans to Normandy to…

The Taxi Charity lost another of its family yesterday when WWII veteran Harry Bailey, who was to many the face of the charity, died in hospital, surrounded by his family             WWII veteran Harry Bailey, 99, from Lewisham, was a huge part of the Taxi Charity family. He was equally…