184 items found for "normandy"

  • Taxi Charity takes 24 veterans to British Normandy Memorial

    Charity for Military Veterans was delighted to take the biggest group yet of veterans to the British Normandy Memorial This June, in a weeklong trip to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations, the Taxi Charity was finally able to bring a large group of veterans to pay their respects at the beautiful British Normandy veterans, to the British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer on 4 June. About the British Normandy Memorial The British Normandy Memorial records the names of the 22,442 servicemen

  • Remembrance Day: Veteran recalls unorthodox landing in Normandy, BBC

    Veteran Bill Gladden's arrival in Normandy on D-Day took an unexpected turn as he found himself spread-eagled The BBC is currently working on the project with a number of partners including the Normandy Memorial

  • D-Day Commemorations, TAXI

    TAXI chats with Charity Vice President, Dick Goodwin, about the trip to Normandy in early June... We are indeed – on the 3rd of June we are taking a group of veterans to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations Dick: As we have not been able to travel to Normandy since 2019, the whole trip will be very special On our first day, we will be visiting the impressive British Normandy Memorial at Ver sur Mer. He flew into Normandy on a wooden glider which was so big that it carried a tank and eight motorbikes

  • Taxi Charity escorts group of veterans to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations

    cab drivers who volunteer for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans took a group of 24 veterans to Normandy Normandy veteran, Bill Gladden, who served with the 6th Airborne, Recce Regiment, said: "I flew into Normandy in a glider on D-Day and I have been fortunate to have been coming on trips for years with the I’m 98, so a trip to Normandy would be unthinkable without the charity. Dick Goodwin, vice president of the Taxi Charity, said: "After not being able to visit Normandy since

  • WWII veterans delighted as British Normandy Memorial opens

    WWII veterans to the National Memorial Arboretum to participate in the official opening of the British Normandy The Taxi Charity originally planned to take a group of WWII veterans to Normandy to participate in the Under normal circumstances, the Taxi Charity take veterans back to Normandy each year to mark D-Day. He went over to Normandy just after D-Day, was captured at Estre and taken POW until the war ended. About the British Normandy Memorial The British Normandy Memorial was officially opened on 6 June 2021

  • WWII veteran hopes to reunite with child he met in Normandy in 1944

    The Taxi Charity has just returned from a trip to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations with a group He landed on Sword Beach and one night as he moved through Normandy, his convoy was held up in a town I went back to Normandy about 50 years afterwards to try and trace her but unfortunately I wasn’t successful driver and Taxi Charity volunteer, said: "I feel privileged to have spent a week with the veterans in Normandy

  • WWII veteran revisits the Normandy barn where his life was saved

    On 6 June 1944, aged 20, Bill flew into Normandy on a glider carrying a tank and six motorbikes, as part Bill retuned to Normandy this year with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans where a very special return Bill said: “I have been travelling back to Normandy with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans for many Bill taking him back to the barn near Ranville was one of the most special moments I've ever had in Normandy

  • Veterans virtually attend unveiling of Normandy memorial, Romford Recorder

    from Romford and Brentwood took part in a ceremony opening a memorial honouring soldiers who died in Normandy at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Sunday (June 6) - the 77th anniversary of the Normandy The British Normandy Memorial, located in the French coastal town of Ver-sur-Mer, records the names of

  • WWII veteran Peter Smoothy to join the Taxi Charity in Normandy for the D-Day Commemorations

    On 3 June, volunteer London cab drivers will take 25 WWII veterans to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations June 1944, Peter Smoothy was one of the 156,000 allied servicemen that took part in the Invasion of Normandy On 3 June, Peter will be joining 24 other Normandy veterans on a free six-day trip to Normandy with the Bay on Friday 3 June and we will join the other volunteer cabbies at Portsmouth for our ferry over to Normandy

  • WWII veteran Albert Holmshaw dies, aged 96

    We have so many memories of our visits to Normandy. What we have taken most from our Normandy trips is the camaraderie of all the forces, both serving and Bert was a much-loved member of the Taxi Charity family and he had been with the charity to Normandy He was a wealth of information on our trips back to Normandy, talking about the early days after D-Day #Normandy #REME

  • "Thank you both so much for your support and care during our amazing trip to Normandy" - Marie Scott

    Dear Ian & Anne Thank you both so much for your support and care during our amazing trip to Normandy. Love Marie #Normandy

  • Taxi Charity's D-Day 75 Normandy Itinerary

    Thirty of the Taxi Charity's volunteer London cabbies will be escorting 40 veterans and their carers to Normandy #DDay75 #Normandy

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

    Légion d’Honneur when he was invited to the official online ceremony for the opening of the British Normandy He went over to Normandy just after D-Day, but was captured at Estre and taken as a PoW until the conflict The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans originally planned to take a group of WWII veterans to Normandy I served with the 6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and we went into Normandy after D-Day Under normal circumstances the Taxi Charity take veterans back to Normandy each year to mark D-Day.

  • Chairman's Blog: Veterans' Trip to Normandy for D-Day 75

    Just thirteen days after taking up my new position, I, together with our group arrived in Normandy to For the record, we accompanied 35 WWII veterans, most of whom fought in Normandy. To have had the opportunity to mark D-Day 75 in Normandy, alongside some of those who fought there, was Throughout the week, as we travelled through the pretty, well-kept villages and towns of Normandy, the #Normandy #DDay

  • War hero who stormed Normandy beaches among latest victims, Evening Standard

    Second World War hero Len Brace, 95, from Ilford, who was with the forces storming the Normandy beaches Read full article: www.standard.co.uk/news/health/war-hero-who-stormed-normandy-beaches-among-latest-victims-a4422031

  • 100 year old WWII veteran to mark D-Day in Worthing instead of Normandy

    Major Edwin ‘Ted’ Hunt MVO usually marks D-Day on 6 June in Normandy with the Taxi Charity for Military disappointed that the usual group of WWII veterans have been unable to travel with the Taxi Charity to Normandy lockdown rules, decided that we could try to mark D-Day at the Worthing War Memorial instead of in Normandy

  • Photo Gallery: Taxi Charity veterans trip to Normandy

    On 4 - 8 June 2018, volunteer cabbies from the Taxi Charity escorted 25 WWII veterans on a trip to Normandy at Ranville CWGC 12:00 Royal British Legion service at Bayeux CWGC 14:00 Lunch at the Restaurant Le Normandie #Normandy #PegasusBridge #Arromanches

  • Our Sponsors: The Netherlands, Normandy, Worthing and Portsmouth Trips 2018

    and every one of our sponsors for their support of our trips this year, including The Netherlands, Normandy TaxiApp Ubiquitous Taxi Advertising The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers #Portsmouth #Normandy

  • Taxi Charity delighted to be mentioned in Guardian article about D-Day 75th anniversary commemoratio

    have hired the Boudicca from Fred Olsen Lines to transport a number of veterans and their carers to Normandy will be escorting the veterans to and from the ship; and to individual battle sites and venues once in Normandy #DDay75 #Normandy #RoyalBritishLegion