The Taxi Charity is delighted to be able to deliver wonderful goodie bags to veterans which have been donated by the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity.
Each bag contains cheese, crackers, chutney, biscuits, marmalade, tea bags, coffee, chocolate and a wee dram of booze! Volunteers from the Taxi Charity, including our chairman, Ian Parsons, and his wife, Anne, have been out delivering the bags of treats to naval veterans in and around the London area, including Légion d'hon
A group of veterans have been guests of honour on board HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth. Among the group were five veterans who served in World War 2. They had coffee with Captain Angus Essenhigh, who took command of the ship 6 weeks ago. They were also given a tour of the bridge. Among the veterans was former Wren Marie Scott who transmitted a short message from the bridge. At the age of 17 she worked in the special communications centre for Operation Overlord at Fort Sout
On Friday 1 November, the Taxi Charity escorted four veterans to the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London to be filmed by the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC). The four veterans, Ernie Davies, Marie Scott, Dickie Edser and Peter Kent, were filmed at the Soviet Citizens WWII Memorial in the gardens of the IWM. They were driven there by cabbies, Ian and Seb. The RNRMC is producing a short film on loneliness amongst veterans and they wanted to highlight the relationship b
We were delighted to receive some fantastic press coverage for our recent Navy veterans trip to Portsmouth, which was funded and organised by the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity in partnership with the Taxi Charity. D-Day switchboard operator, Marie Scott, who had received the Legion of Honour only days earlier, was part of our group, and participated in several interviews before the trip and whilst at Southwick House, where she was based during the D-Day landings. The ann
Volunteer taxi drivers escorted a number of Navy veterans to Portsmouth on Wednesday 10 April. We are delighted to report that this three day trip - funded and organised by the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity in partnership with the Taxi Charity - was a huge success. The WWII veterans, including Legion of Honour recipient Marie Scott, were given a warm welcome by the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, followed by lunch in the Ward Room on HMS Excellent. After lunch and a
Marie Scott did interviews today with ITV News London, ITV Evening News and Channel 4 News. The 92-year-old WWII switchboard operator, who has received the Legion of Honour, met with Helen Keenan, Paul Davies and Jon Snow in her south London home. We love the photo from Marie’s first interview of the day, with Helen Keenan (above). You can see a photo montage of Taxi Charity trips on wall behind her. Marie was brilliant and spoke eloquently and confidently throughout all thre
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 at Fort Southwick, and listened to the messages co-ordinating and updating Operation Neptune and the events unfolding on Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno