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Taxi Charity attends Market Garden Remembrance Service, Arnhem

Taxi Charity Vice President, Dick Goodwin, went to Arnhem in Holland at the weekend to represent the charity at the annual remembrance service for Market Garden - the parachute regiment battle that took place in 1944.

The main service on Friday Evening, with a march across the bridge at Arnhem, was unfortunately dogged by very heavy rainfall and the parachute drop on Fingle Heath was delayed by fog - but it did eventually take place. In particular, Dick was there to attend services on Sunday 20 September 2015 for Harold Padfield, Sid Blackmore and Jack Bruce, who all passed away recently.

The service for Harold Padfield, Airborne Engineers, was held at 11am.

The service for Sid Blackmore, 2 Para, was held at midday. Sid's ashes were taken back to Arnhem and scattered alongside his fallen comrades.

The service for Jack Bruce, Glider Pilots, was held at 1pm. Rest in peace, gentlemen.

Dick and his wife, Susy, took some stunning photos during the weekend. The full set is available on our Flickr site:


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