202 results 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

  • 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

  • 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].

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Wonderful endorsements from the 'Friends of the Taxi Charity' Facebook Group

    - Chairperson, Glider Pilot Regiment Society 11 Nov 2020 Thanks to the Taxi Charity who sent out so many xx Mary Stewart - Hon. We can only hope that many will still be fit enough to travel next year. A big Thank You. Mary Stewart - Hon. Secretary of The Spirit of Normandy Trust 1 Nov 2020

  • "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

  • Chairman's Blog: 2020 Review and Special Thanks

    Yet, despite the many restrictions and obstacles we faced, the Taxi Charity continued to support veterans We produced commemorative cards and booklets marking important anniversaries, such as VE-Day 75, VJ-Day We also received many hundreds of greeting cards and goodwill messages from the Netherlands and Normandy Drivers Audrey Sherry Geoffrey Riesel The Pigeon Club South Holmwood Village Richard Palusinski and Mary collections (CANCELLED) April 15 Apr: Wellington Barracks (CANCELLED) May 2 - 6 May: Netherlands trip

  • Taxi Charity delivers RNRMC goodie bags to naval veterans

    able to deliver wonderful goodie bags to veterans which have been donated by the Royal Navy & Royal Marines 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.

  • TAXI talks with London cabbie Ron Geraghty

    London cabbie Ron, loves a uniform – and may well be responsible for England’s poor performances in recent How many uniforms are we talking here? June I volunteer for the Taxi Charity and took nonagenarian WWII veteran Doug Baldwin and his son Mark The Memorial in Normandy is situated high above Gold Beach, and it was a privilege to be with so many Doug served with the 6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers and went into Normandy after D-Day when

  • Dunstable D-Day hero receives Légion d’Honneur on anniversary of Normandy invasion, Luton Today

    WWII veteran Doug Baldwin, of the 6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers, was presented with the World War Two veteran Doug Baldwin, of the 6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers, was presented I served with the 6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and we went into Normandy after D-Day "We lost so many during this conflict and the real heroes who deserve this medal are those that didn’ Under normal circumstances the Taxi Charity take veterans back to Normandy each year to mark D-Day.

  • WWII veteran Harry Bailey, master of the collection bucket, dies aged 99

    The Taxi Charity lost another of its family yesterday when WWII veteran Harry Bailey, who was to many We welcomed Harry many times to the Netherlands and I will never forget the moment he rattled the collection London cabbie and volunteer for the Taxi Charity, Graham Pike, said: "Many of us will have cried on hearing He was our ‘Collector Extraordinaire’ and to many was the face of the charity. There are so many fabulous stories about Harry that we could talk about him for hours.

  • 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 After lunch The Taxi Charity thanked Tony Millard, for his many years of support and presented him with

  • London’s cab drivers pay their respects to Prince Philip

    London cabbie, Stefano Marzocchi, talks about how this wonderful mark of respect from London’s finest "Not many people know that Prince Philip drove his own taxi around London and I had a fleeting thought I may have been the first to put the idea into the public domain but I've no doubt if it hadn't been Jim James Ellard MBE, Royal Marines Association - City of London Branch, commented: "Can you pass to your colleagues that we Royal Marines admire the respect shown by the London taxi drivers by lining The

  • Poppy Cabs raises £6,000 for good causes

    The Royal British Legion, Taxi Charity for Military Veterans and Sight Scotland Veterans (formerly Scottish £3,470 to the Royal British Legion, £2,300 to the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans and £500 to the Scottish represented by several taxi trade organisations, garages, green huts and refreshment locations, as well as many On the actual day, there are many drivers, knowledge students and family members who marshal the event

  • 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 After lunch, the Taxi Charity thanked Tony Millard for his many years of support and presented him with