The Taxi Charity escorted a group of war veterans to Britain's Got Talent to support The D-Day Darlings for their semi-final and final performances.
The D-Day Darlings have performed at a number of Taxi Charity events for our veterans, so when we saw them in the early rounds of BGT, we contacted them to say that the veterans would like to support them.
As a result, our veterans made a surprise appearance at the end of The D-Day Darlings' rousing rendition of Rule Britannia! in the semi-finals:
A few days later, the WWII veterans took centre stage at the BGT final when The D-Day Darlings sang their take on the Vera Lynn classic, The White Cliffs of Dover.
[This was particularly poignant for the Taxi Charity, as Vera Lynn is one of our patrons].
The D-Day Darlings may not have won but we are so proud of them.
The veterans had a wonderful time meeting with the judges and got a wonderful reception from the audience.
Special thanks to The D-Day Darlings, the volunteer London cabbies, RAF staff, 16 Air Assault Brigade, Novotel Hammersmith, Christina Bowden and of course, the veterans themselves.