This May, the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans should have been taking WWII veterans to the Netherlands for the 75th anniversary Remembrance Day and Liberation Day celebrations (4 & 5 May), and then back home to Blighty in time for the VE Day celebrations in London on 8 May. Sadly, these events had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions and many of the veterans will be spending the 8 May alone. The Taxi Charity wanted to remind WWII heroes that they were being rem
D-Day veteran, Don Sheppard, will be celebrating his 100th birthday on 4 May. The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans sends every good wish to one of its very popular veterans, Don Sheppard, who due to COVID-19 restrictions will be celebrating his 100th birthday in lockdown instead of being the guest of honour at a birthday party for 140 friends and family. Don, from Basildon, was born in the village of Laindon in Essex on 4 May 1920. He lives with his wife of over 50 years Sa
A D-Day veteran, a paramedic who worked pitchside at Crystal Palace and a media executive have been named among the latest Londoners to die with suspected Covid-19.
Second World War hero Len Brace, 95, from Ilford, who was with the forces storming the Normandy beaches in 1944, died in King George Hospital after contracting coronavirus about three weeks ago. Read full article: www.standard.co.uk/news/health/war-hero-who-stormed-normandy-beaches-among-latest-victims-a4422031.h
Fabulous video from Taxi Charity chairman, Ian Parsons, from when he dropped off a Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity goodie bag to veteran Peter Kent on his 95th birthday... #PeterKent #RNRMC #COVID19 #Coronavirus
One of the last surviving Second World War veterans from east London has died of coronavirus at the age of 95. Len Brace, veteran British Army driver who left his Ilford home at 18 in the height of the blitz and served in the D-Day invasion, died on Saturday at King George Hospital, Goodmayes.
Len, who received the Legion d’Honneur in 2015 in recognition of his contribution to the liberation of France, travelled back to Normandy annually with the Taxi Charity for Military Ve
The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans has been supporting veterans since 1948 and during the COVID-19 pandemic has called on London’s black cabbies and charity supporters to go the extra mile to ensure that veterans have someone to chat with or to do their shopping. Last week, the Chairman of the Taxi Charity, Ian Parsons, did some shopping for WWII veteran Harry Rawlins, who lives in Edgware. Harry, an Arnhem veteran, was in the 8th Armoured Brigade, 30 Corps and was part o
The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans has asked London Cabbies if they can help veterans by collecting essential shopping or by keeping in touch regularly by phone. A card was delivered to all the veterans that the charity works with, asking them to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. The card from The Taxi Charity reads: Dear Veteran, We are not making light of the current situation. Far from it! We are still here and don’t want you to suffer in silence. Should you need any help, or