Where do they get the energy?': Daredevil war veterans, all over 90, take flight thanks to Erith man's donation An 89-year-old daredevil from Erith, who most recently jumped out of a plane in September, is helping ten fellow war veterans, all in their nineties, take flight. Ted Pieri donated £1,700 to the Taxi Charity after his recent jump with the Red Devils - some 70 years after he first gained his wings. Thanks to the grandad's fundraising efforts, ten fellow adrenaline ju
An 89 year-old World War II veteran who undertook a charity parachute jump has raised money to help other veterans take flight. Edward ‘Ted' Pieri, who turns 90 next May, donated £1700 to the Taxi Charity after jumping from a plane with the Red Devils, 70 years after first gaining his wings. The grandfather's fundraising efforts will enable the charity, also known as The London Taxi Benevolent Association For War Disabled, to host a gliding day next year for 10 veterans whose
89-year-old Erith war veteran raises £1700 for Taxi Charity after parachute jump Edward ‘Ted’ Pieri, who turns 90 next May, jumped from a plane with the Red Devils, 70 years after first gaining his wings A war veteran from Erith has taken part in a charity parachute jump to raise money to help other veterans take flight. Edward ‘Ted’ Pieri, who turns 90 next May, donated £1700 to the London Taxi Benevolent Association For War Disabled charity after jumping from a plane with t
Today, the Taxi Charity is holding its annual Christmas lunch for war veterans. Approx. 150 veterans and over 100 veterans' guests will be attending a slap up lunch in the Executive Suite at Millwall Football Club. In addition to the lunch, volunteer taxi drivers will be running a ferry service to Millwall FC from London Bridge and Waterloo station taxi ranks. Also, at London Bridge, there will be Millwall's Routemaster bus to take guests to the ground. This year's guests of
An 89 year-old World War 2 veteran has undertaken a parachute jump for charity, 70 years after first gaining his wings. Edward ‘Ted' Pieri, who turns 90 next May, last leapt from a plane in 1944 with the 250 Light Composite Company 1st Airborne. Now he has fulfilled his ambition to jump from a plane again with the Red Devils. "I have been wanting to do a parachute jump again for some time now. Ideally I would have liked to jump on my own as I had done during the war, however
An 89 year-old war veteran is raising money for the London Taxi Benevolent Association For War Disabled - also known as the Taxi Charity - by plunging thousands of feet out of a plane. Edward ‘Ted’ Pieri, who turns 90 next May, from Erith near Dartford, gained his wings in 1944 with the 250 Light Composite Company 1st Airborne division but has not done a parachute jump for 70 years. Now the opportunity to do a tandem jump with the Red Devils has inspired Ted to take the leap.