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Danny McCrudden to sing at the Chalke Valley History Festival Victory Ball

On Saturday 27 June 2015, a number of our veterans and committee members will be attending the Chalke Valley History Festival in Wiltshire to see our veteran singer Danny McCrudden sing with The London Swing Orchestra at the Victory Ball.

Danny, a veteran of the Royal Navy's Pacific Fleet in World War Two, who will be 91 the next day, will be transported to the festival, along with some of his WWII comrades, in true British style in a small fleet of London Black Cabs, courtesy of the Taxi Charity.

Janet Hodgson, who regularly blogs about and photographs our veterans, has been involved in getting Danny on the bill:

"Last year, I was lucky enough to meet dashing TV historian and all-round World War II expert James Holland, who is also Co-Chair and Programme Director for the Chalke Valley History Festival, taking place this week in Wiltshire.

"When I told him about my involvement with the Taxi Charity, and particularly about the musical shenanigans, he got very excited, even more so when I told him about the wonderful singing voice of Danny McCrudden.

"Over the last year we cooked up a plan to bring along Danny and some of his fellow veterans to the festival. The taxi charity are making a real weekend of it, and will be escorting the veterans in a convoy of Black Cabs through the English countryside. The veterans will no doubt be spending the day in the NAAFI tent, having a sing song and maybe the odd tap dance."



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