On Friday 1 September 2017, the Taxi Charity took seven Arnhem veterans to the Netherlands to attend the 71st Airborne March, also known as Airborne Wandeltocht. The Airborne Wandeltocht takes place every year on the first Saturday in September. As usual, our veterans were given a heroes' welcome. Some of them were interviewed by Dutch TV channel, Omroep Gelderland. [1:50 mark]. A special thanks to our volunteer taxi drivers. For more photos, please visit our Flickr or Facebo
Below is a letter to the Taxi Charity from Roger Beets of the Airborne Commemoration Foundation in the Netherlands. It tells the remarkable story of a song entitled Remembrance, written in 1994 and then rediscovered recently... September 2016 Dear Dick,
Last weekend we had two Jubilee concerts as closure of the 70th Jubilee Edition Year of the Airborne March. I am sure Frans has told you about it.
During the concert a song was played called Remembrance. There is a great
On Thursday 1 September 2016, the Taxi Charity took five Arnhem veterans to the 70th anniversary of the Airborne March, known locally as Airborne Wandeltocht. The veterans were taken in three taxis from Harwich to the Hook of Holland on Thursday night and arrived in Arnhem/Oosterbeek at midday on Friday. The Airborne March itself took place on Saturday 3 September. The veterans we escorted were: Arthur Letchford, 2 Para - one of the few soldiers to get to the bridge during th