On 24 January 2021, WWII Royal Navy veteran, Ernie Davis, aged 95, received his Coronavirus vaccination in Romford, Essex Taxi Charity volunteer, Brian Heffernan, added his name to the many London licensed taxi drivers who have supported the Taxi Charity by taking WWII veterans from across London and the South East for their Coronavirus vaccinations. Brian took veteran Ernie Davis from Hornchurch to the Victoria Centre in Romford, for his injection. Ernie joined the Royal Nav
The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was saddened to hear of the death of WWII veteran Fred Faulkner, on Sunday 10 January 2021. Fred was born in Walton-on-the-Hill in 1921, the middle son of five boys. In 1940, he joined the war effort and enrolled in the Royal Navy, travelling the world from Australia to America. In 1947, Fred married Ella and they had two children, Alan and Maureen, six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He was a keen golfer and had a lifetime
Sadly, Buzz (Henry) Brown RN passed away on 19 February 2016 in hospital aged 90.
Buzz was one of our collectors. He had been in poor health for some time.
Buzz pulled Harry Card out of the sea on D-Day and the pair of them appeared together on ITV Breakfast TV in 2014 for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day: www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/news/d-day-70th-anniversary #buzzbrown #harrycard #dday #RoyalNavy
Click here for Photo Gallery >>> Taxi Charity Assistant Chairman (and London cabbie), Dave Hemstead, and Taxi Charity Vice President, Dick Goodwin, have accompanied veteran Roy Cadman (No 3 Commando) to Dieppe for the 73rd anniversary commemorations of the Dieppe Raid. [Roy recently received the Légion d'honneur from the French government. Click here to read more about this honour]. Veteran Fred Walker was also supposed to join them but unfortunately had a hospital appointmen