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  • 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.

  • Chairman's Blog: 2020 Review and Special Thanks

    We also received many hundreds of greeting cards and goodwill messages from the Netherlands and Normandy, which we redistributed to veterans across the UK. Caroline Upcraft Grants Paul Raison (Airborne Security Fund) Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity 2020 Year Planner January 23 Jan: Collectors and Supporters Lunch February 13 - 17 Feb: 75th anniversary of Liberation of Gennep 27 - 28 Feb: Visit to Portsmouth and tour of HMS Queen Elizabeth March 5 Mar: Veterans Lunch, North Cheam Sports and Social Club 11 - 15 Mar: Airborne Museum, Oosterbeek, Netherlands (CURTAILED) 23 - 26 Mar: Rhine Crossing (CANCELLED) Early March onwards: Mainline and Underground station collections (CANCELLED) April 15 Apr: Wellington Barracks (CANCELLED) May 2 - 6 May: Netherlands trip for 75th anniversary of Dutch Liberation (CANCELLED) 8 - 10 May: 75th anniversary of VE-Day - Three days of events in London (CANCELLED) 29 May - 2 Jun: Dunkirk (CANCELLED) June 4 - 8 Jun: Normandy trip including Inauguration of Normandy Memorial (POSTPONED) 11 Jun: Golf Day fundraiser (CANCELLED) 16 Jun: Annual day trip to Worthing (CANCELLED) 19 - 21 Jun

  • WWII veteran John Sleep celebrates his 100th birthday

    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.

  • In conversation with WWII veteran, Harry Rawlins

    I’ve visited the Netherlands with the charity on three occasions, as well as attending several events they’ve organised over here. The Taxi Charity has changed my life and kept me going and I certainly hope we will be able to return to the Netherlands and Normandy in 2021.

  • In conversation with London cabbie Graham Pike, TAXI

    Our annual trips to the Netherlands and Normandy for veterans to pay their respects to those who didn’t come home and spend quality time with each other are major highlights and last year it was difficult for everyone to have to stay at home.

  • The Taxi Charity will be delivering a little festive cheer to veterans this Christmas

    With all the usual Taxi Charity events, including the visits to Normandy, the Netherlands and Worthing having to be cancelled, it has been a very difficult year for veterans not being able to come together to socialise and mark important anniversaries like D-Day, VE Day and VJ day. As well as Christmas cards from the Taxi Charity, the veterans also receive cards from families in the Netherlands and from school children who attend the St Louis Academy, Cabourg, Normandy.

  • Drivers from our Dutch trip in May

    Some of our hardworking drivers, taking the sea air, on the trip back to Harwich after our Netherlands trip.

  • Taxi Charity bids WWII veteran Fred Glover a final farewell

    I always loved to see that on Taxi Charity trips to the Netherlands, he was always surrounded by Dutch school children who loved to spend time with him.

  • Taxi Charity volunteer Susy Goodwin talks to TAXI!

    On the continent these cards have become very much treasured and the people we meet in The Netherlands and France want to collect as many as they can - ideally with autographs!

  • "The Taxi Charity really looks after us" - Jeffrey Haward MM

    They take us on all sorts of trips, including France and the Netherlands.

  • 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.

  • Photos from 'Acts of Remembrance' evening at Kino Teatr, St Leonards

    They were there for the official premiere of Janet Hodgson's documentary, 'Return Of The Liberators', which was filmed during the Taxi Charity's 2015 trip to the Netherlands.

  • Endorsement: General the Lord Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC, DL

    It is quite amazing that the London Taxi Benevolent Association is running another trip to The Netherlands for World War Two veterans.

  • Tom Schaffer receives Dutch Liberation Medal

    The medal was presented to Tom by Lieutenant Colonel Rob Arts, Military and Air Attaché and Deputy Defence Attaché, from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Next May, I will be travelling to the Netherlands with the Taxi Charity to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Dutch Liberation and I will wear this medal with immense pride." The Dutch Liberation Medal is presented as a token of gratitude from the people of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to those men and women who contributed to the liberation of the Netherlands during WWII.

  • In Memoriam: Lt General Ted Meines

    Lt General Royal Artillery (ret) Ted Meines, who passed away on Christmas Eve, never stopped thanking the Allies for his, and the people of The Netherlands, liberation.

  • WWII vet receives Dutch Liberation Medal, The Badge

    The Dutch Liberation Medal was presented to Tom Schaffer at the annual Taxi Charity Christmas lunch at Millwall FC by Lieutenant Colonel Rob Arts, Military and Air Attache and Deputy Defence Attache from the embassy if the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  • War vets enjoy Christmas party at Millwall FC, The Badge

    The Dutch Liberation Medal was presented to Tom Schaffer at the annual Taxi Charity Christmas lunch at Millwall FC by Lieutenant Colonel Rob Arts, Military and Air Attaché and Deputy Defence Attaché from the embassy of the Kingdom of 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.

  • Prince Charles praises cab trade, TAXI magazine

    Prince Charles praised the charitable work of the cab drivers when he met a much-loved taxi charity’s volunteers at the Ambassador of Netherland’s reception. They explained to Prince Charles the reason why they were in the Netherlands, which was to drive veterans to events to commemorate Operation Market Garden in black cabs.

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