125 results found for "netherlands"
- Taxi Charity supporter completes 40km Wandeltocht in the Netherlands in memory of Frank Pendergast
The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans would usually be in the Netherlands each September with a group of veterans for the annual Wandeltocht in Oosterbeek, where over 30,000 people walk a selection of routes to remember the Battle of Arnhem, in 1944, when over 1,700 British and Polish soldiers and airmen lost their lives. Frank was a 6th Airborne veteran, not an Arnhem veteran, but he loved the Taxi Charity visits to the Netherlands as much as those to France, as it gave him precious time with other veterans and the opportunity to remember the sacrifices so many had made. Eveline and Anne mapped out the route and Frans Ammerlaan from the Dutch Market Garden Foundation, who helps the Taxi Charity to organise its visits to the Netherlands, supported the three walkers with lunch and encouragement on route. #Netherlands #Wandeltocht
- Chairman's Blog: The Dutch always remember our WWII veterans
When the Taxi Charity organised its first trip to the Netherlands in May 2012, we could not have imagined the incredible reception our World War II veterans would receive. Every December, we receive hundreds of Christmas cards from people all over the Netherlands, which we happily distribute to our veterans.
- 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. About Operation Market Garden Operation Market Garden was a WWII military operation, fought in the Netherlands from 17 to 25 September 1944, to create an allied invasion route into Germany’s industrial heartland. For more information, to arrange interviews or to request images, please contact: Christina Bowden Bowden PR 07984 433614 email@example.com #airbornewandeltocht #netherlands #operationmarketgarden #frankashleigh #ianparsons
- Endorsement: Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB, CBE, KStJ, ADC
This year in May, the London Taxi Benevolent Association will once again be taking a large band of World War 2 veterans back to the Netherlands to join with their Dutch counterparts in remembering the events that took place there 70 years ago. Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB, CBE, KStJ, ADC #Netherlands
- Netherlands 2015: We plan to take 160 WWII veterans to The Netherlands in May 2015
In May 2015, the London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled will be taking 160 WWII veterans to The Netherlands in 80 taxis.
- Our Sponsors: Return Of The Liberators, Netherlands Trip 2015
We thank each and every one of our sponsors for their support of our Return Of The Liberators trip to the Netherlands on 2 May 2015.
- Our Sponsors: The Netherlands, Normandy, Worthing and Portsmouth Trips 2018
We thank each and every one of our sponsors for their support of our trips this year, including The Netherlands, Normandy, Worthing and Portsmouth.
- WWII veterans return to the Netherlands with the Taxi Charity, The Cab Driver Newspaper
Fantastic coverage in The Cab Driver for our recent veterans trip to the Netherlands.
- Veterans Trip to The Netherlands - 2 May 2015
- Photo Gallery: Dutch Liberation Day Celebrations
Wonderful photos from our trip to the Netherlands for the Dutch Liberation Day celebrations. #Netherlands #DutchLiberation
- Taxi Charity takes veterans to the Netherlands, The Cab Driver
Thank you to The Cab Driver newspaper for including an excellent article by Taxi Charity Vice Chairman, Ian Parsons, about our recent veterans' trip to the Netherlands. Here's Ian's article in full: On 2nd May, the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans organised a five-day trip to the Netherlands involving 19 volunteer London taxi drivers. One veteran explained that, "no trip to the Netherlands would be right unless it included a visit to this cemetery.” On 5th May 1945, German occupation of the Netherlands ended when their forces surrendered to the Allies, and the “Capitulation Act” was agreed at the Hotel de Wereld, Wageningen.
- Return of the Liberators: First set of photos from Netherlands trip
On 2 May 2015, 80 London taxis took 160 veterans to Arnhem to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dutch liberation. We have our first set of photos from the trip ready on our Flickr channel. Here's a taster... Click here to view the full set. #netherlands2015 #outings
- Taxi Charity takes veterans to Gennep for commemoration services
The Taxi Charity recently escorted a number of veterans to the Netherlands to take part in the 75th anniversary commemorations of the liberation of Gennep. Photo Gallery #Gennep #Netherlands
- Taxi Charity escorts veterans to Netherlands for Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations
On 2 - 6 May 2018, 20 volunteer cabbies from the Taxi Charity escorted 34 WWII and Korean War veterans and their carers to the Netherlands for the Dutch Remembrance and Liberation commemorations. On Friday 4 May, Remembrance Day in the Netherlands, the veterans were driven to Bronbeek Royal Home for Retired Military Personnel for lunch.
- Chairman's Blog: A September to remember
The Taxi Charity organised two trips to the Netherlands during September 2019. Saturday 21 September - Ginkel Heath, Ambassador's Reception and meeting Prince Charles Veterans were guests of honour at a ceremony on Ginkel Heath and greeted by HRH Prince of Wales and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. At an evening reception at the Hartenstein Airborne Museum, hosted by UK Ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Wilson CMG and the Colonel Commandant of The Parachute Regiment, Lt. Ian Parsons Chairman Taxi Charity for Military Veterans #airbornewandeltocht #netherlands
- Taxi Charity escorts veterans to Airborne Wandeltocht 2019
In September 2019, volunteer cabbies from the Taxi Charity escorted a number of veterans to the Netherlands to take part in the Airborne Wandeltocht, a march that takes place every year in remembrance of the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. #airbornewandeltocht #arnhem #oosterbeek #netherlands
- A message of thanks from veteran collector, Tom Weatherall
Over the last seven years, we’ve enjoyed numerous events organised by the charity and have been taken to commemoration services, both here as well as Belgium, Normandy and the Netherlands.
- Taxi Charity meet HRH Prince Charles at ambassador's reception at Hartenstein Museum
On 21 September, we had the privilege of being invited to the Ambassador of Netherlands' reception at Hartenstein Museum. Ian explained to Prince Charles that we were in the Netherlands to drive veterans to events to commemorate Operation Market Garden in our black cabs. We would like to put on record the invaluable support we have received from the Ambassador of the Netherlands, Peter Wilson CMG, and his team. #hrhprincecharles #dickgoodwin #ianparsons #peterwilson #hartensteinmuseum #netherlands #operationmarketgarden
- 100-year-old WWII veteran John Sleep has passed away
He was attached to the Royal Norfolks and took part in the fighting at Overloon and Venray in October 1944 in the south-east of the Netherlands. John went on trips with the Taxi Charity to the Netherlands with other WWII veterans to remember those who did not make it home.
- 100-year-old WWII veteran, Eric Taylor BEM, has passed away
Dick Goodwin, vice president of the Taxi Charity, said: "Eric returned to St Valery for the 70th anniversary and joined the Taxi Charity on our 2012 trip to commemorate the liberation of the Netherlands.