Taxi charity

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans would usually be in The Netherlands each September with a group of veterans for the annual Wandeltocht in Oosterbeek, where over 30,000  walk a selection of routes, to remember the Battle of Arnhem, in 1944, when over 1,700 British and Polish soldiers and airmen lost their lives. This year…

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…

The Taxi Charity took six veterans to Belgium, in six London licensed taxis, on 11 July, to join a team of military veterans and serving personnel, to experience excavating at the site of Wellington’s Field Hospital on the world-famous battlefield of Waterloo Led by professional archaeologists, the excavation, organised by the charity Waterloo Uncovered, explored…

For Marie Scott, the 75th anniversary of D-Day has become an even more special year as she has been awarded the highest French decoration – The Legion Of Honour – for the part she played working in Fort Southwick, Portsmouth, listening and collating the Operation Overlord messages. In 1944, 17-year-old Marie worked on the switchboard…

Five London cabbies opened a one day Cab Wash on 9 November 2018 to raise money for a charity that is very close to their hearts Five London Cab drivers known collectively as “Cabbies Do Kilimanjaro” have pledged to shed an amazing 25 stones, climb Kilimanjaro and raise an incredible £20,000 for the Taxi Charity…