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Meet the unsung heroes of the Women's Royal Navy Service from WWII, TAXI



On 20th February, WWII veterans from the WRNS got together at a private event, located at the Merchant Taylors' Hall in London.


The Taxi Charity was delighted to invite these veterans to this special afternoon, where renowned photographer, Robin Savage, took their portraits.


Photographer Robin Savage said: "I've been photographing veterans for about 12 years and it gives me the same immense pleasure today as it did when I first started. Spending time with the WRNS at Merchant Taylors' Hall was such a privilege. Each of them was so generous and warm; it was an honour to photograph them all. We must never forget the vital contribution women made in the Second World War. You only need to listen to these remarkable women telling their wartime stories for a brief moment to be reminded of that."


Brian Heffernan, London cab driver and chairman of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, said: “The WRNS had a wonderful day at the Merchant Taylors' Hall. I drove Dorothea into London for the event and she thoroughly enjoyed herself and, on the way home, chatted non-stop about everyone she had met. We are very lucky to form great relationships with the veterans we support, and Dorothea is an absolute treasure. She was still doing yoga at 95 and recommends stretching every morning before getting out of bed. Great advice from a 99 year-old.”


View this article on page 24 of Issue # 560 of TAXI.

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