221 items found for "marie scott"

  • WWII veteran Marie Scott on Connect Forces with Andy Reid, Linda Lusardi and Mike Osman

    Listen to WWII veteran, Marie Scott, on Connect Forces on Great British Radio with Andy Reid, Linda Lusardi Marie was 17 on D-Day and transmitted messages to and from the beaches.

  • Chairman’s Blog: We are delighted to have been awarded the QAVS

    This is a seminal moment in the 73-year history of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. We have won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest honour a UK voluntary organisation can receive – the equivalent of an MBE. This year special consideration was given to those nominees who reacted effectively and positively during the Covid pandemic. In recognition of our achievement, the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London will present the Taxi Charity with an engraved crystal award with the QAVS insignia. The citation will read: Providing social events and commemorative trips for veterans to combat loneliness and isolation. ‘with special recognition - Covid 19' We will also receive a certificate signed by Her Majesty The Queen. I am very proud of what we achieved despite the numerous challenges we faced during this most difficult of years. By "we", I am of course referring to all our volunteers who generously give up their time and work so hard to keep this charity running and who ensure our veterans are never forgotten. My thanks to you all for helping us win this prestigious award. Ian Parsons Chairman 2 June 2021

  • Reaching out to veterans young and old, TAXI

    I tried to raise awareness through mainstream and social media and as a result met many drivers who have Frances: As well as sitting on the committee and attending many of the charity events, as Vice President Frances: There have been so many highlights since 2015, but two very special occasions were going on We were all delighted when the captain allowed WWII veteran WREN Marie Scott, to transmit a short message Frances: There are so many ways that cab drivers can help.

  • Veterans to attend D-Day landings memorial service at the National Memorial Arboretum, TAXI

    The charity would normally take a group of WWII veterans to Normandy to mark this important date and How many veterans will be with you? Joining us will be many D-Day veterans including Marie Scott, who as a 17-year-old WRNS transmitted messages

  • Taxi cabs come together for veterans on Remembrance Sunday

    Mike Hughes, Poppy Cabs coordinator, said: "2021 marks 100 years since the Royal British Legion was founded after our WWII veterans, the charity also supported 90 family members who attended the parade from Scotty "The charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, was founded by Nikki Scott following the death of her husband

  • Poppy Cabs taxi drivers to fall silent as nation pauses to remember on 14 November

    Hughes, Poppy Cabs co-ordinator, said: "I expect this year’s event to be even more poignant as 2021 marks veterans this year, we are also supporting ninety family members who will be attending the parade from Scotty The charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers was founded by Nikki Scott following the death of her husband in

  • London’s Finest, TAXI

    Many have a lump in their throat especially when they are helping WWII veterans in their late nineties supported the families of young children who have lost a parent in conflicts through the charity, ‘Scotty Tell me about Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Mike? to looking after our veterans, we also supported ninety family members who attended the parade from Scotty You may have seen pictures of them in the media as they all wore striking black and yellow scarves.

  • Three peaks, two victorious challengers and one heroic cabbie…

    Cabbies Scott and Seb had meticulously trained, planned and prepared... Scott Murray and Seb Philp had been planning their Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Taxi Seb: Scott and I had researched many event companies who provide escorted trips for those who want to Scott: It took us 4 hours and 40 mins to get up and down Ben Nevis. Scott: Worryingly on our way back down we met a man who was with his wife and children.

  • Kind words from veterans thanking the Taxi Charity for Christmas stockings and greeting cards

    Marie Scott Wren, Switchboard Operator, Fort Southwick A huge thank you to the Taxi Charity for all you

  • 80th anniversary of the London Blitz

    Marie Scott Marie was thirteen when WWII started and was fourteen during the Blitz. When they heard the siren, Marie, her mum and her sister would cower under the stairs until the 'all Marie said: "We did try going to the tube station at Clapham North once to shelter during an air raid The war left a mark on us all that we will never get over." [Aged 17, Marie joined the WRENs and transmitted messages to and from the beaches on D-Day].

  • London cabbies to attempt Three Peaks Challenge

    London cabbies, Scott Murray and Seb Philp, talk to TAXI about attempting the Three Peaks Challenge on Scott and I met when we responded to a request from the Taxi Charity, for volunteer cabbies to take two Scott: I’m 33 and have been a cabbie for five years. Scott: I phoned Seb to ask if he fancied doing the Three Peaks Challenge knowing that he would jump at Scott: Seb and I would love to raise £2,000 for the Taxi Charity.

  • "May God bestow many blessings upon each and every one of you in the charity" - Ken Hay MBE

    There are no worthier recipients than yourselves and I hasten to add my congratulations to those many be so pleased at this distinguished recognition of your generosity of time and effort for us over so many May God bestow many blessings upon each and every one of you in the charity. Ken Hay MBE, Leg d’Hon

  • WWII veteran Alan King dies, aged 97

    Born in May 1924, Alan was a dad, grandad, great grandad, brother, cousin, and a comrade and friend to Like many others, with age, his war years seemed to be more in his thoughts, especially of Corporal Louis Corporal Louis Wilkes rests peacefully on two occasions and witness this emotional reunion as well as many Nederland Amerika pilgrimage in the Netherlands, which he really enjoyed, and returned several times making many

  • Rest in peace Wilf Oldham MBE

    Over the years, I have known many WWII veterans from The Borders who were at Arnhem but sadly I think Wilf may have been the last. On many occasions he was the guest of honour at the Arnhem Vitesse Football Club during the commemorations He was a very humble and approachable man, and recently appeared in the Taxi Charity film that many of

  • Taxi Charity chairman and WWII veteran attend Admiralty Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields

    Many thanks to Adrian Bell, CEO of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, for inviting Ian and John,

  • Ron Johnson says thank you to the Dutch people on his 100th birthday

    celebrations to say thank you to the people of the Netherlands who he says looked after him so well on his many

  • 500 Not Out, TAXI!

    I’ve been with the charity to Arnhem and Normandy on their organised trips many times. Jeff Haward MM, 102 “For many years, my regular driver was my good friend and fellow Kent resident, cabbie Gary Mankelow. Harry Rawlins, 95 “I have been involved with the Taxi Charity for three or four years and have met so many

  • Chairman's Blog: A final goodbye to my old taxi

    This wasn't the gradual retirement I'd envisioned, but with so many sad and tragic stories all around You see, me and my not-always-so-reliable-old-cab have shared many memorable times together with the Many other events and trips followed, both big and small, including numerous and equally unforgettable He was a City of London guide and for many years also conducted tours in the Houses of Parliament. I don’t know how many TX2s remain on London's roads, but today I can tell you there's one less.

  • Jim Knox, 4th Battalion Parachute Regiment, dies aged 97

    Jim Knox, from Upminster, was a much-loved member of the Taxi Charity family who attended many of our On 2 December, Jim was one of the many veterans who enjoyed the Taxi Charity’s Christmas party at Millwall

  • Operation Market-Garden, TAXI

    It was part of the allied operation called ‘Market-Garden’ which led to the liberation of many Dutch Operation Market-Garden and draws attention to the consequences of the operation and aims to reach as many Many people know about their work with the veterans, and they always receive a great welcome. My grandmother lived a long and happy life until she passed away last May. Many thanks for this. My wife and I wish you a very happy birthday.