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Taxi Charity takes veterans to Gennep for commemoration services

The Taxi Charity recently escorted a number of veterans to the Netherlands to take part in the 75th anniversary commemorations of the liberation of Gennep.

The Allies finally captured Gennep in 1945 which was essential to open the way for the advances towards Goch and the heart of Germany.

It was an honour for the veterans to visit the historical town to remember their comrades who didn't make it home and recognise the significance of taking the town back from the Germans.

During their stay the veterans attended a range of services at Milsbeek CWG, The Highland Bridge and Reichswald CWGC.

While there the veterans were given a wonderful lunch with all the town's people before heading on to concert hall for an afternoon of music and entertainment.

Finally, the group enjoyed a private dinner with the relatives of other veterans, both past and present who attended the events.

Dick Goodwin, vice president of the Taxi Charity, said: "It is a real pleasure to organise these trips to the continent for our veterans.

"The esteem that the Dutch people hold for these men and women who liberated them during WWII never fades and we share lots of smiles and tears on trips like these.

"As long as there are veterans who want to go and remember their fallen comrades, the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans will make every effort to raise enough money to enable us to take these men and women to the continent at no cost to them."

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