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291 items found for "marie scott"

  • Marie Scott: Celebration of a WWII member, The Wren

    this wonderful article in The Wren magazine about WWII veteran and member of the Taxi Charity family, Marie Scott. of a very special lady, Marie Scott, who joined the Branch in 1993. On joining the Branch, Marie immediately became a member of the inaugural Committee, retiring at 95 in Marie thoroughly enjoyed her day and thanked Branch members for their generosity.

  • Surrey veteran first woman to light Liberation Flame in the Netherlands

    WWII veteran, Marie Scott (96), became the first female veteran to light the Flame of Liberation at midnight on 4 May in the Netherlands Marie Scott, who transmitted messages to and from the beaches on D-Day in This year the honour was given to Marie Scott, the first female veteran to light the flame. The following day, Marie was invited to sit with dignitaries, including Joanna Roper, His Majesty's Marie Scott said: "It was an absolute honour to be the first woman to be asked to light the Liberation

  • Photo Gallery: Dutch Liberation Commemorations 2023

    The group included WWII veteran, Marie Scott (96), who was invited to light the Liberation Flame - she Itinerary Tuesday 2 May Overnight ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland Wednesday 3 May Convoy with to Wageningen Lunch with local dignitaries Free afternoon Dinner at Fletcher Wageningen Thursday 4 May 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

  • 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.

  • Hannah O’Sullivan hosts Q&A with two inspirational WWII veterans for International Women’s Day 2023

    On 6 March 2023, the Taxi Charity held a special event at the RAF Club to mark International Women’s Sullivan, from Host Media Communications, hosted an enlightening Q&A with veterans, Mildred Schutz and Marie Scott. Mildred served with the Special Operations Executive, and Marie, as a WREN, transmitted messages to and

  • WWII veterans to join Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity 'Summer In The City' event

    On 2 August, the Taxi Charity will support the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity at their summer event Two of our volunteer cab drivers will be bringing some naval WWII veterans, including former Wren, Marie Scott, who as a 17-year-old transmitted and received messages to and from the beaches on D-Day in 1944 It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life. Photo: Taxi Charity chairman, Ian Parsons, with WWII veteran Marie Scott.

  • The Taxi Charity hosts a special event to mark International Women's Day

    enlightening Q&A with veterans Mildred Schutz who served with the Special Operations Executive and Marie Scott who as a WREN transmitted messages to and from the beaches on D-Day, about their experiences of We were also delighted that so many of our special friends from the Netherlands joined us for this special The day was a huge success and we look forward to organising many more veterans' events during this,

  • 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

  • Press coverage summary for Marie Scott and RNRMC veterans trip to Portsmouth

    D-Day switchboard operator, Marie Scott, who had received the Legion of Honour only days earlier, was Here's a summary of the coverage: « J’ai entendu le fracas des combats » : à 17 ans, Marie Scott a participé Scott D-Day switchboard operator celebrates French Legion d’honneur award with first visit to Southwick Scott 92 year old woman pays special visit to D-Day headquarters in Hampshire, ITV Meridian 11 April Scott WWII operator who passed coded messages to D-Day troops 'very humbled' to receive France's highest

  • Fort Southwick switchboard operator Marie Scott awarded the prestigious Legion Of Honour

    For Marie Scott, the 75th anniversary of D-Day has become an even more special year as she has been awarded In 1944, 17-year-old Marie worked on the switchboard at Fort Southwick, and listened to the messages This summer, Marie Scott will travel with the Taxi Charity to Normandy with a group of 30 WWII veterans The Legion of Honour will be officially presented by a French General to Marie at the Memorial Pegasus Scott, said: "I am truly overwhelmed to receive the Legion of Honour for the part we played in the D-Day

  • Taxi Charity escorts WWII veterans to RNRMC event

    On Tuesday 2 August, the Taxi Charity was delighted to join the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC gave visitors the chance to see inside a Royal Navy Life Raft, listen to performances from the Royal Marines Our volunteer cab drivers brought WWII naval veterans, Ernie Davis, Marie Scott, John King and Peter

  • 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

  • WWII switchboard operator Marie Scott interviewed by ITV London, ITV Evening News and Channel 4 News

    Marie Scott did interviews today with ITV News London, ITV Evening News and Channel 4 News. We love the photo from Marie’s first interview of the day, with Helen Keenan (above). Marie was brilliant and spoke eloquently and confidently throughout all three interviews. We look forward to spending time with Marie in Portsmouth over the next few days... Marie will visit Southwick House with the Taxi Charity and a group of veterans.

  • Coronavirus and war by Ian Parsons

    At the beginning of May, the number of coronavirus deaths in the UK had passed the total killed during Today, many offices in cities stand empty, but during the war, countless buildings were destroyed by It took years to rebuild our country whereas today, or rather tomorrow, many of these empty commercial Marie Scott, who worked as a switchboard operator in Fort Southwick relaying messages to the commanders Listening to the words of Harry and Marie helped provide a sense of scale and reminded me of the importance

  • 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].

  • Taxi Charity takes 24 veterans to British Normandy Memorial

    flew into Ranville in a glider, No4 Commando 100-year-old Roy Maxwell who landed on Sword Beach and Marie Scott who transmitted messages to and from the beaches. their other visitors were treated to a fabulous opportunity to get a once in a lifetime picture of so many WWII veteran, Marie Scott, who, aged 17, transmitted messages to and from the beaches on D-Day. said: I couldn’t help but reflect that some of the names that are on the imposing memorial may have been soldiers

  • Veterans visit the Netherlands for Dutch Liberation

    The liberation event begins on 4 May when the Dutch remember the civilians and members of the armed forced Before the official Liberation events on the 4 and 5 May, the veterans, who are all in their late nineties This year, the Liberation Flame in Wageningen was lit at midnight on 4 May by WWII veteran Marie Scott Marie had the added honour of joining dignitaries, including Mr Peter Van Vollenhoven, husband of Princess the Mayor of Wageningen; and British Ambassador Joanne Roper, to watch the Liberation Parade on the 5 May

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