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  • 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.

  • 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 christina@bowdenpr.co.uk #airbornewandeltocht #netherlands #operationmarketgarden #frankashleigh #ianparsons

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Photo Gallery: Dutch Liberation Day Celebrations

    Wonderful photos from our trip to the Netherlands for the Dutch Liberation Day celebrations. #Netherlands #DutchLiberation

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 #ianparsons #dickgoodwin #airbornewandeltocht #ronjohnson #geoffroberts #netherlands #frankashleigh

  • Taxi Charity to escort WWII veterans to Holland for 75th anniversary of Battle of Arnhem

    British ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Wilson, comments: "Ron, Frank, and Ray are living examples of the bravery shown by our armed forces during the Second World War. I’m so pleased they are travelling to the Netherlands in London cabs thanks to the Taxi Charity, to mark this historic commemoration of Operation Market Garden with us. #holland #netherlands #arnhem #ronjohnson #frankashleigh #raywhitwell #operationmarketgarden #peterwilson #gliderpilot

  • 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.

  • WWII veteran Ron Johnson interviewed by Dutch journalism students for film

    WWII veteran, Ron Johnson, was recently interviewed by two journalism students from the Netherlands.

  • TAXI catches up with cabbie Sebastian Philp following his tour of Italian battlefields

    Seb: I have learnt so much about WWII from the veterans I meet with the charity and know so much about what happened in France and the Netherlands from the trips we take the veterans on each year, but I knew very little about the campaign in Italy. Seb: The pandemic means that all our plans are currently on hold but I certainly hope that next year we are able to take our amazing WWII veterans back to Normandy and the Netherlands to pay their respects and remember those who didn’t make it home.

  • London cabbie tours Italian battlefields

    Seb Philp, 40, who is a volunteer for the Taxi Charity, said: "I have learnt so much about WWII from the veterans I meet through the charity and know so much about what happened in France and the Netherlands from the trips we take the veterans on each year but I knew very little about the campaign in Italy.

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