We were very fortunate to have Jo Ward taking photos of our Back To The Beaches veterans' trip to Normandy, 4 - 8 June 2017. During the trip, we posted a selection of Jo's photos on a daily basis to our Facebook page, but for the full collection of over 2300 photos, please visit Jo's website: www.jowardphotography.com.au/ClientGalleries/BackToTheBeaches/ Here are just a few of our favourites from Day 1 to get you started... #BackToTheBeaches #JoWardPhotography #Normandy2017
Almost 100 D-Day veterans have been back on the beaches of Normandy to remember fallen comrades thanks to a group of London taxi drivers. The charity has been ferrying old soldiers to World War Two battlegrounds since 1948. During the commemorations, four of the British soldiers involved were awarded France’s highest military honour. However, according to Ian Parsons, the Vice-Chairman, this year might be the last: "This is the last trip we are going to be able to do of its k
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Big-hearted drivers of London’s iconic black cabs are transporting heroes of World War II on the trip of a lifetime, back to the battlegrounds of Normandy, famed for the D-Day landings. The journey to Northern France will be the last large-scale trip organised by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans - formerly known as The London Benevolent Association for War Disabled - as the number of veterans from the 1939 – 1945 conflict who are able to travel declines. Setting off fro
Kind-hearted drivers of London’s iconic black cabs are making plans to transport hundreds of World War II veterans on a final trip back to the beaches of Normandy.
The trip to Northern France will be the last of its scale organised by the Taxi Charity For Military Veterans - formerly known as The London Benevolent Association For War Disabled - as the number of veterans from the 1940 – 45 conflict who are able to make the trip is diminishing.
Traditionally, the charity
Two WWII veterans, Ted Pieri and Fred Glover (both aged 90), are undertaking a pair of tandem skydives to raise funds for the Taxi Charity. Their first jump will be into the Merville Battery in France on Saturday 20 August 2016; their second will be with the Red Devils in Salisbury on Thursday 25 August 2016. Both tandem jumps are to raise funds for next year’s Taxi Charity D-Day trip to Normandy. For the second jump with the Red Devils, Ted and Fred will be joined by Taxi Ch
The Taxi Charity has organised a four day planning trip to Normandy ahead of its veterans' trip next year. From Monday 4 July 2016 to Thursday 7 July 2016, three members of the Taxi Charity committee, along with seven veterans, will be making a tour of the area to recce next June's trip, which will involve some 80 taxis and 130+ veterans. Dick Goodwin, Ian Parsons and Terry Ward (aka Barking Bill) have the pleasure of escorting veterans Geoff Pattinson, Fred Glover, Bill Glad