157 items found for "normandy"

  • WWII veteran Alan King dies, aged 97

    D-Day weekend at the National Memorial Arboretum to witness the opening of the British Memorial in Normandy The East Riding Yeomanry was part of 27th Armoured Brigade for the Normandy Landings and the advance Andrew Wright, Normandy Veterans, said: "I first met Alan when he joined the Norwich branch of the Normandy I was fortunate to return with Alan to Cambes en Plaine war cemetery in Normandy where Corporal Louis piece of Suffolk and enjoyed Southwold but didn't wish to enter the sea because of his memories of Normandy

  • Major James Corrigan RIP

    During WWII, he fought in Sicily and landed in Normandy on D-Day. He had three children, Alison, Michael and Bernard, and was a regular on Taxi Charity trips to Normandy He loved going back to Normandy with the Taxi Charity and was usually accompanied by his son Bernard. Nathalie Vee, who helps the Taxi Charity coordinate visits with veterans to Normandy, said: "This is My warmest condolences from Normandy to his family."

  • Chairman's Blog: A final goodbye to my old taxi

    events and trips followed, both big and small, including numerous and equally unforgettable visits to Normandy Walking back to the station with us was Normandy veteran and ex-cabbie Dickie Forrester.

  • 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.

  • 500 Not Out, TAXI!

    Midlands, going on a steam train on the Saturday and then watching the live opening of the new British Normandy I’ve been with the charity to Arnhem and Normandy on their organised trips many times. My first trip was to Normandy and my driver was Karl James.

  • 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 Major Ted Hunt on Connect Forces with Andy Reid, Linda Lusardi and Mike Osman

    Major Ted was a Captain with the Royal Engineers on D-Day, commanding 15 landing craft on Gold Beach in Normandy

  • TAXI talks with London cabbie Ron Geraghty

    We should have been at the opening in Normandy, but Coronavirus prevented that! atmosphere one bit as the assembled veterans watched the live link, from a very sunny Ver-sur-Mer in Normandy The Memorial in Normandy is situated high above Gold Beach, and it was a privilege to be with so many Doug served with the 6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers and went into Normandy after D-Day when the real heroes who deserve this medal are those that didn’t come back and are buried in graves in Normandy

  • Veterans to attend D-Day landings memorial service at the National Memorial Arboretum, TAXI

    The charity would normally take a group of WWII veterans to Normandy to mark this important date and Last year, we were unable to travel to Normandy and unfortunately this year travel restrictions mean Dick: We have been invited to an event on 6th June, hosted by the Normandy Memorial Trust and the Royal opening of the British Normandy Memorial in France. The Taxi Charity had been invited to the opening of the museum in Normandy, and we know our veterans

  • D-Day 77 National Memorial Arboretum Itinerary

    We would normally take a group of WWII veterans to Normandy to mark this important date and remember Last year we were unable to travel to Normandy and unfortunately this year travel restrictions mean travel Drivers escort veterans and carers to The Battlefield Line at Shackerstone Station to climb aboard the 'Normandy There is to be a short service at the Normandy Memorial after the main service. Dinner at 7:30pm.

  • 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 veterans visit the Battlefield Line

    On Saturday 5 June, a group of WWII veterans were invited to enjoy an afternoon on the Normandy Flyer The veterans enjoyed a ride on a steam train which had been renamed the Normandy Flyer for this special The Normandy Flyer left Shackerstone station at 12:30pm on 5 June, in glorious sunshine, and travelled take WWII veterans to the National Memorial Arboretum on 6 June to watch the opening of the British Normandy cab drivers took the veterans to the National Memorial Arboretum to watch the opening of the British Normandy

  • A tribute to WWII veteran, Harry Bailey

    He was presented with the Légion d’Honneur in 2016, while in Normandy with the Taxi Charity.

  • Veterans attend Not Forgotten centenary event, TAXI

    Charity since 2017, when I went on my first trip as one of 90 black cabs which took 250 veterans to the Normandy

  • "It was a fantastic weekend throughout" - John McClements

    say how much we appreciate the hard work and generosity that make it possible for occasions like the Normandy

  • With the D-Day veterans, Echo Magazine

    The article laments the fact that the pandemic has once again prevented our veterans from visiting Normandy

  • D-Day veteran from Islington dies, aged 96

    specially selected by General Montgomery as one of the two 'Spearhead Brigades' for the invasion of Normandy

  • Reaching out to veterans young and old, TAXI

    Scott, to transmit a short message from the Bridge echoing D-Day when she transmitted messages to the Normandy

  • Chairman's Blog: London cabbies and taxi charities

    involving at least 120 cabs and twice as many veterans – we also escorted 160 WWII veterans back to Normandy

  • The 76th anniversary of VJ Day: Two veterans share their stories

    hadn’t seen him or heard from him for a long time and had no idea that they had both been at D-Day in Normandy