Taxi Charity to escort veterans to the Netherlands for Airborne Wandeltocht 2019

This September, a fleet of London licenced black cabs will travel to Arnhem with eight Operation Market Garden veterans for Airborne Wandeltocht

Every September, the town of Oosterbeek in the Netherlands hosts Airborne Wandeltocht, the largest organised walk in the world, to commemorate WWII’s Operation Market Garden and the route taken by British 1st Airborne Division as they headed towards Arnhem from the drop and landing zones.

People head to the town every year to walk the route and participants can choose from the full 40km Airborne Wandeltocht or a slightly easier 10km.

Eight proud London cabbies will volunteer their time and vehicles to escort the Market Garden veterans to the march, which will be held on 7 September.

The veterans will not be walking the route but will attend as honoured guests to be saluted and applauded by the passing crowds.