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  • Why the Taxi Charity has been nominated for a National Lottery Award: The Dutch love our veterans (V

    We were nominated because of our 'Return Of The Liberators' trip to Arnhem in 2015, when 92 volunteer taxi drivers transported 120 WWII veterans plus their spouses or carers on a memorable five-day trip to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands. We get quite a lot of attention when we take the veterans to The Netherlands.

  • 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.

  • VJ Day 75 event for veterans, TAXI

    Dick Goodwin, Vice President, Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, said, “The WWII veterans that the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans supports have had a very disappointing few months; unable to go on the charity’s annual visits to Normandy or The Netherlands and spending the anniversaries of D Day and VE Day in lockdown.

  • Taxi Charity News: New Facebook page for Return of the Liberators trip

    In May 2015, we plan to take 160 WW2 veterans to the Netherlands, joining the Dutch people in what we hope will be a remarkable and very special celebration.

  • Taxi Charity News: Christmas Message from the Taxi Charity

    Next year will be very busy for us, with our trip to The Netherlands in May for the 70th anniversary of the end of the War in Europe and a special anniversary event at Worthing in June.

  • Endorsement: Right Honourable Lord Tebbit CH

    God speed the survivors of the campaign to liberate Western Europe seventy years ago and those from the London Taxi Benevolent Association For War Disabled who are so generously making this trip to the Netherlands possible.

  • Taxi Charity attends 71st anniversary of the Airborne March

    On Friday 1 September 2017, the Taxi Charity took seven Arnhem veterans to the Netherlands to attend the 71st Airborne March, also known as Airborne Wandeltocht.

  • Endorsement: Sir William Cash, MP for Stone

    As one whose father was killed in the Second World War, I feel very strongly that the London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled should be strongly supported and I greatly admire the way in which the Association have taken veterans back to the Netherlands and Normandy in commemoration of all those who fought and died to save our country.

  • One of the last of the amazing Arnhem fliers dies at the age of 98, The Northern Echo

    Paratrooper John Jeffries not only had an amazing war story to tell but just three years ago, at the age of 95, he completed his first sky dive since he dropped into the Netherlands as part of Operation Market Garden in 1944. It was all gearing up for Operation Market Garden, where the largest airborne force ever assembled was to land behind German lines in the Netherlands, capture bridges over the Rhine and so establish a new invasion route into Germany.

  • Thanks to our volunteers for going the extra mile

    Ian Parsons Chairman We thank all our unsung heroes for: visiting veterans near and far for a socially distanced chat delivering shopping and supplies, prescriptions, home-made meals and cakes, goodie bags and gifts helping with gardening and other maintenance contacting other agencies for veteran support outside our remit making a lockdown birthday a little bit special driving veterans who wished to attend funerals proposing ideas and ways to keep in touch creating and posting thousands of greeting cards, brochures and gifts to our veterans, raising spirits and reminding them they had not been forgotten keeping our charity in the headlines, when we could so easily slip off the radar taking photos and making video clips for our website and social media continuing to raise much needed funding and to all our friends in Normandy and the Netherlands for their cards, letters and online messages of support.

  • Why the Taxi Charity has been nominated for a National Lottery Award: Fred Glover, WWII veteran (Vid

    We were nominated because of our 'Return Of The Liberators' trip to Arnhem in 2015, when 92 volunteer taxi drivers transported 120 WWII veterans plus their spouses or carers on a memorable five-day trip to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands. Here is World War II veteran Fred Glover in a reflective mood during our Return of the Liberators trip in 2015, when the veterans took part in commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands.

  • Why the Taxi Charity has been nominated for a National Lottery Award: Des Paige, WWII veteran (Video

    We were nominated because of our 'Return Of The Liberators' trip to Arnhem in 2015, when 92 volunteer taxi drivers transported 120 WWII veterans plus their spouses or carers on a memorable five-day trip to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands. Here he is is in a London taxi in The Netherlands, with friend Jack, talking about the trip, and what he thinks about giving cabbies a tip.

  • In Memoriam: Farewell to Maraine Seal

    She and George Seal, who passed away last April, were staunch supporters of the Taxi Charity and both joined us on our 2012 trip to the Netherlands.

  • Why the Taxi Charity has been nominated for a National Lottery Award: Dave and Stan (Video 8/10)

    We were nominated because of our 'Return Of The Liberators' trip to Arnhem in 2015, when 92 volunteer taxi drivers transported 120 WWII veterans plus their spouses or carers on a memorable five-day trip to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands. Here is one of our long-standing drivers, David Webb, talking about the veteran he has taken to The Netherlands several times, Stan Daines.

  • Why the Taxi Charity has been nominated for a National Lottery Award: Our Collectors (Video 1/10)

    We were nominated because of our 'Return Of The Liberators' trip to Arnhem in 2015, when 92 volunteer taxi drivers transported 120 WWII veterans plus their spouses or carers on a memorable five-day trip to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands. This video sees our merry band of collectors - mostly World War II veterans - at Blackfriars Station in London, raising funds for our trip to The Netherlands in 2015.

  • Taxi Charity organises day trip to Harwich to celebrate retirement of loyal supporter of the charity

    Paul and his team have been extremely helpful and supportive to us since we began visiting the Netherlands on a regular basis, back in 2012.

  • Chairman's Blog: Life is what happens whilst you're making other plans

    This trip was to have taken place 2 - 6 May, and we planned to take as many WWII veterans to the Netherlands as we possibly could to celebrate the day and participate in the Liberation parade. AIRBORNE MUSEUM - OOSTERBEEK One week later, we escorted six Battle of Arnhem veterans to the Netherlands, to attend the re-opening of the Hartenstein Airborne Museum at Oosterbeek. The Dutch government announced all museums in the Netherlands must close with immediate effect. All impossible now, so that is why if Ken and his comrades can't come to the Netherlands, we'll come to Ken to say thank you for your role in the liberation of my country. Her card arrived at the home of a veteran who has lived alone for many years – a soldier who fought in France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands during 1944 - 45.

  • From military man to cabbie - Dennis Hayes talks to TAXI

    At the end of our long conversation he suggested I find out about the Taxi Charity and liking what I heard about them I became one of their regular drivers, volunteering for charity events across the UK and in The Netherlands and France.

  • Taxi Charity delivers VE Day commemorative tins to veterans

    This May, the Taxi Charity would have been taking WWII veterans to 75th anniversary commemorations of the Dutch Liberation in the Netherlands and VE Day celebrations in London. Every year Harry joins the trips organised by the Taxi Charity to the Netherlands for the Arnhem commemoration services.

  • Why the Taxi Charity has been nominated for a National Lottery Award: Ozzie, London cabbie (Video 6/

    We were nominated because of our 'Return Of The Liberators' trip to Arnhem in 2015, when 92 volunteer taxi drivers transported 120 WWII veterans plus their spouses or carers on a memorable five-day trip to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands.

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