- "The last 5 years have been unbelievably exciting courtesy of the Taxi Charity" - Marie Scott
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- 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.
- 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 the highest French decoration - The Legion Of Honour - for the part she played working in Fort Southwick, Portsmouth, listening and collating the Operation Overlord messages. This summer, Marie Scott will travel with the Taxi Charity to Normandy with a group of 30 WWII veterans to remember the events of D-Day and the comrades they lost. The Legion of Honour will be officially presented by a French General to Marie at the Memorial Pegasus Museum on 5 June 2019. As part of the celebrations, on 11 April, Marie will visit Southwick House, in Portsmouth with the Taxi Charity and a group of veterans. One of her most vivid memories is that when the beaches transmitted she could hear the gunfire. 92-year-old Marie Scott, said: "I am truly overwhelmed to receive the Legion of Honour for the part we played in the D-Day Landings.
- 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 part of our group, and participated in several interviews before the trip and whilst at Southwick House, where she was based during the D-Day landings. Here's a summary of the coverage: « J’ai entendu le fracas des combats » : à 17 ans, Marie Scott a participé au Débarquement, l'édition du soir (Ouest-France) 14 May 2019 Read full article 'People Are Dying There': D-Day Switchboard Operator Remembers Normandy Landings, ForcesTV 12 April 2019 Read full article and watch Claire Sadler's interview with Marie Scott D-Day switchboard operator celebrates French Legion d’honneur award with first visit to Southwick House, The Portsmouth News 11 April 2019 Read full article and watch Richard Lemmer's interview with Marie Scott 92 year old woman pays special visit to D-Day headquarters in Hampshire, ITV Meridian 11 April 2019 Read full article and watch Mary Stanley's full report World War II veteran 'truly overwhelmed' to be awarded medal for her service, In Your Area 10 April 2019 Read full article D-Day switchboard operator to be awarded Legion d’honneur at 92, Cha
- "Thank you both so much for your support and care during our amazing trip to Normandy" - Marie Scott
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- Navy veterans trip to Portsmouth a huge success
The WWII veterans, including Legion of Honour recipient Marie Scott, were given a warm welcome by the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, followed by lunch in the Ward Room on HMS Excellent. Former switchboard operator, Marie Scott, had a busy schedule - she was interviewed by ITV Meridian, Wave 105 Radio and Forces News whilst at Southwick House.
- Navy veterans are guests of honour on HMS Queen Elizabeth, ITV News
Among the veterans was former Wren Marie Scott who transmitted a short message from the bridge.
- Taxi Charity delivers RNRMC goodie bags to naval veterans
Volunteers from the Taxi Charity, including our chairman, Ian Parsons, and his wife, Anne, have been out delivering the bags of treats to naval veterans in and around the London area, including Légion d'honneur recipient, Marie Scott, and fellow WWII veterans Roy (Doug) Miller, Alf Lonsdale and Harry Rice.
- WWII veterans interviewed at Imperial War Museum by RNRMC for short film about loneliness
The four veterans, Ernie Davies, Marie Scott, Dickie Edser and Peter Kent, were filmed at the Soviet Citizens WWII Memorial in the gardens of the IWM.
- Veterans visit North Cheam Sports and Social Club
Marie Scott, a veteran WREN, who sent messages to and from the beaches on D-Day, said: “I have been lucky enough to attend several of the lunches that Tony has organised at North Cheam Sports and Social Club.
- Coronavirus and war by Ian Parsons
Marie Scott, who worked as a switchboard operator in Fort Southwick relaying messages to the commanders on the Normandy beaches on D-Day, has her doubts. Listening to the words of Harry and Marie helped provide a sense of scale and reminded me of the importance of patience.
- Veterans visit North Cheam Sports and Social Club, TAXI
Marie Scott, a veteran WREN, who sent messages to and from the beaches on D-Day, said “I have been lucky enough to attend several of the lunches that Tony has organised at North Cheam Sports and Social Club.
- Veterans enjoy lunch at The RAF Club
Veterans at the lunch included those who had played their part in D-Day: Marie Scott who sent messages to and from the beaches; Bill Gladden who flew into Normandy in a glider carrying eight motorbikes and a tank; Dickie Forrester who landed on the beaches; Frank Pendergast, part of the regiment that took Pegasus Bridge; Roy Maxwell one of the last surviving members of No4 Commando; and Harry Rawlins, from the Rifle Brigade, who was awarded the Belgium Croix de Guerre.
- Photo Gallery: Taxi Charity veterans trip to Normandy
Their busy itinerary was as follows: Monday 4 June 2018 21:30 Arrival at the Brittany Ferries terminal in Ouistreham Tuesday 5 June 2018 11:00 Ceremony at Memorial Pegasus 12:30 Lunch at Restaurant Les 3 Planeurs (The 3 Gliders), just across the Pegasus Bridge 14:00 Shuttle back to the Memorial Pegasus for the 14:30 ceremony with 300 schoolchildren 24:00 Back to the Memorial Pegasus for the Midnight ceremony Wednesday 6 June 2018 10:00 Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral 11:00 Airborne ceremony at Ranville CWGC 12:00 Royal British Legion service at Bayeux CWGC 14:00 Lunch at the Restaurant Le Normandie, Arromanches Thursday 7 June 2018 10:00 Ceremony at Grangues 13:00 Lunch at Frédéric & Marie Lamotte’s farm in Amfreville Friday 8 June 2018 10:30 Hillman Site 12:30 Lunch at the Restaurant L’Accostage, Ouistreham 14:00 Bill Millin’s statue 14:30 Return home Brittany Ferries The full set of 150+ photos can be viewed on our Flickr channel.
- £6m Emergency funding to support military charities during lockdown, Forces News
Nikki Scott, founder of Scotty's Little Soldiers, which supports military children through the loss of a parent, said "all big events are cancelled".
- WWII veteran celebrates his 100th birthday in lockdown
Jacqui Scott, Don’s eldest daughter, said: "As a family we would like to say how extraordinarily proud we are of Don.