WWII. Veteran

Veteran Ray Whitwell enjoyed a flight in a glider on 3 May over the skies of Arnhem where he fought during World War Two.   Ray Whitwell, 103, from Malton, North Yorkshire, was delighted when glider pilot Arjan Vrieze offered to take him up in a glider at the Gelderse Gliding Club during his visit to…

WWII Veteran Bill Gladden, 98,  heard about Dave the Edensor Care Home Cat on a recent trip with the Taxi Charity and offered to paint his portrait. WWII Veteran Bill Gladden, 98, from Suffolk, has been painting all his life and particularly loves painting  dogs and horses to raise funds for his beloved Taxi Charity.…

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 17 March, WWII Veteran Ray Whitwell from Malton, North Yorkshire will be 103, he will celebrate with his daughter Jill.             At the end of  February 2022, at the grand old age of 102,  Ray Whitwell joined  the Taxi Charity on their trip to The Netherlands. Ray kept everyone…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans took a small group of veterans to The Netherlands over the weekend to visit the Airborne Museum This museum visit was originally planned for 2020 when the charity volunteers and veterans arrived in The Netherlands on 12 March,  unfortunately the same day that pandemic restrictions were announced, and the…

Volunteers from the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans  joined Roy Maxwell and his family and friends on Sunday 20 February to celebrate his 100th Birthday. The surprise party for Roy was held at the Player’s Golf Club in Codrington on Sunday the 20 February, the day before his 100th Birthday. Roy was born in Rhyl,…

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…

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…