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Photo Gallery: Dutch Liberation Commemorations 2023



The Taxi Charity recently escorted a number of veterans to the Netherlands for the 2023 Dutch Liberation commemorations. The group included WWII veteran, Marie Scott (96), who was invited to light the Liberation Flame - she was the first female veteran to have this honour. Here's an overview of their itinerary and some wonderful photos.


 

Itinerary


Tuesday 2 May

Overnight ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland


Wednesday 3 May

Convoy with police escort from Hook of Holland port to Wageningen

Lunch with local dignitaries

Free afternoon

Dinner at Fletcher Wageningen


Thursday 4 May

Lunch at National Liberation Museum at Grosebeek

Oosterbeek CWGC and Hartenstien Museum

Dinner at Fletcher Wageningen

Lighting of the Liberation Flame at Wageningen Town Hall


Friday 5 May

Free morning

Liberation Parade

Gala dinner


Saturday 6 May

Convoy with police escort from Wageningen to Hook of Holland port

Arrive Harwich at 8pm


 

Photo Gallery



 

A huge thank you for our police escort from the Hook of Holland to Wageningen last Wednesday, and then back again on Saturday. As usual when we travel to the Netherlands for the Liberation commemorations, these journeys, with our precious veterans on board, go wonderfully smoothly thanks to the police who close the roads to allow our taxis to travel in convoy.



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