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308 items found for "marie-scott"

  • Supporting veterans for 75 years

    2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, a remarkable milestone for charity celebrates its 75th birthday, I pay tribute to the wonderful service it has provided for so many of this country's veterans over so many years. At the heart of the charity are the cabbies who give so freely and cheerfully of their time - long may

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

    This wasn't the gradual retirement I'd envisioned, but with so many sad and tragic stories all around You see, me and my not-always-so-reliable-old-cab have shared many memorable times together with the Many other events and trips followed, both big and small, including numerous and equally unforgettable He was a City of London guide and for many years also conducted tours in the Houses of Parliament. I don’t know how many TX2s remain on London's roads, but today I can tell you there's one less.

  • WWII veteran Roy Maxwell celebrates his 100th birthday

    He married Tegwedd and they had a daughter Jane. In later years, when Tegwedd’s health did not allow her to travel, Roy enjoyed many holidays with his Roy really enjoys his involvement with the Taxi Charity and was delighted to see so many of his friends Parsons, chairman of the Taxi Charity, said: "Despite the atrocious weather, it was lovely to see that so many

  • Chairman, Ian Parsons, discusses all things Taxi Charity before stepping down this autumn, TAXI

    Ian: I have been Chairman since 14th May, 2019, and will be handing over to the new Chairman in early Ian: There have been many! Among the many events lost was VE-Day 75. I’ve met many fascinating people during my time as Chairman, so let me answer in a roundabout way. You have helped change lives and made a positive difference to so many.

  • WWII veteran Mervyn Kersh 98 interviewed by GB News

    Taxi Charity has helped him: “As I’ve always said going there, it’s being able to come back again, so many

  • Former Essex Regiment and Glider Pilot Regiment veteran Captain Ron Johnson has died, aged 102

    Johnson was called up in September 1939 and as the only grammar schoolboy in his group he was sent on many bullet exited through his right arm – so it was back to the dressing station again where he joined many They married in March 1947 and moved to Salisbury, where their daughters Valerie and Diane were born His smile, his many wonderful stories and his cheerful company is something that will always remain in May the ‘Big Man’ rest in peace." Diane predeceased Ron, as did his wife Sybil.

  • WWII veteran Harry Bailey, master of the collection bucket, dies aged 99

    The Taxi Charity lost another of its family yesterday when WWII veteran Harry Bailey, who was to many We welcomed Harry many times to the Netherlands and I will never forget the moment he rattled the collection London cabbie and volunteer for the Taxi Charity, Graham Pike, said: "Many of us will have cried on hearing He was our ‘Collector Extraordinaire’ and to many was the face of the charity. There are so many fabulous stories about Harry that we could talk about him for hours.

  • WWII veteran Alan King dies, aged 97

    Born in May 1924, Alan was a dad, grandad, great grandad, brother, cousin, and a comrade and friend to Like many others, with age, his war years seemed to be more in his thoughts, especially of Corporal Louis Corporal Louis Wilkes rests peacefully on two occasions and witness this emotional reunion as well as many Nederland Amerika pilgrimage in the Netherlands, which he really enjoyed, and returned several times making many

  • WWII veteran Alec Hall to celebrate his 100th birthday

    children Anne and Sue, grandchildren Dominic 25, Millie 16 and twins Edward and William 14, and his many In May 2022, Alec returned to the Netherlands with the Taxi Charity to participate in the Liberation Dick Goodwin, vice president of the Taxi Charity, said: ”I have known Alec for many years, and he has joined us on many trips. In May, it was our pleasure to take him and 24 other veterans to the Arnhem area for the Dutch Liberation

  • Ron Johnson says thank you to the Dutch people on his 100th birthday

    celebrations to say thank you to the people of the Netherlands who he says looked after him so well on his many

  • Rest in peace Wilf Oldham MBE

    Over the years, I have known many WWII veterans from The Borders who were at Arnhem but sadly I think Wilf may have been the last. On many occasions he was the guest of honour at the Arnhem Vitesse Football Club during the commemorations He was a very humble and approachable man, and recently appeared in the Taxi Charity film that many of

  • "I cannot thank you enough for what the Taxi Charity has done for me this year" - Len Hobbs

    I and many more ex service personnel have received many cards and presents throughout the year to make Very best wishes may we all meet up again in the New Year. Len Hobbs

  • Derek's Blog: Founder's Day at Royal Hospital Chelsea

    Sir Christopher Wren designed the buildings on Louis XIV Hotel des Invalides, in Paris. It was finally completed in the reign of William and Mary. Mayor of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was received by a fanfare of The Trumpeters of The Scots Last year marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy and the French Government decided to award

  • WWII veteran, Ray Whitwell, celebrates his 103rd birthday

    Ray fought at the Battle of Arnhem, so the visit brought back many poignant memories. for the Taxi Charity,Seb Philp, said, “I have been Ray’s regular driver for Taxi Charity trips for many We will be returning to the Netherlands in May with Ray for the Dutch Liberation commemorations and will

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

    Video by Stuart Howells We Were There aims to collect as many first-hand accounts as possible by 2025

  • Obituary: Bill Gladden 13 January 1924 - 24 April 2024

    He spent time in many hospitals, was originally down for amputation, but due to cross leg flap, tendon his family, painting and singing, and over the years he painted hundreds of pictures and entertained many

  • The veterans return to Worthing in our iconic black cabs

    Mayor of Worthing, Councillor Henna Chowdhury, Bob Smytherman, the Worthing town crier, the press and many The guest speaker, double above knee amputee Darren Swift who was injured by an IRA bomb in May 1991 The volunteer cab drivers look after us all so well and it was great to spend the day with so many friends

  • WWII veteran Connie Bateman finds a new home, TAXI

    After Bill’s death, some of her many friends in the Netherlands told us about Connie, who was a Combined She is a real character and despite her travelling abroad many times, I remember vividly the year I received with the home to ensure we can put everything in place so that Connie will be able to join us on our May Goolistan: Connie has settled in very nicely and has made many friends at the home. Many of the older veterans that we support move into care homes or closer to their family but wherever

  • Taxi Charity chairman and WWII veteran attend Admiralty Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields

    Many thanks to Adrian Bell, CEO of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, for inviting Ian and John,

  • Obituary: Major Edwin ‘Ted’ Hunt MVO

    When war broke out, as many did, Ted added a year onto his age and enlisted, and was immediately sent During April and May 1940, Ted was involved with taking the port of Narvik from the Nazis. In May 2022, Ted visited the Netherlands with the Taxi Charity for the Dutch Liberation celebrations On 11 May, when Ted was asked about the Gennep celebration, he said: “It was wonderful to be here today I held this position until 1990 and met Her Majesty on many occasions.

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