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Frans Ammerlaan MBE

Taxi Charity Ambassador

Frans Ammerlaan MBE has been working with the Taxi Charity as our Dutch advisor since 2010, becoming an ambassador for the charity in April 2023.

Frans lives on the edge of Arnhem South, near the village of Elst, about ten minutes on a bicycle to the John Frost bridge.


Frans has a great interest in Operation Market Garden and feels that being involved in the commemorations is a wonderful job. He is delighted that his son now assists him with the Market Garden Foundation.


He has been helping with the organisation of our trips to the Netherlands since 2012. Without his help, the trips for Dutch Liberation commemorations in May, and Wandeltocht and Operation Market Garden in September would not be so successful.

In 2024, Frans was awarded an Honorary MBE by King Charles for services to commemorations and to British World War II veterans.


Frans has created great friendships with the veterans. We love this picture of him with Operation Market Garden veteran, Geoff Roberts.

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