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187 items found for "normandy"

  • WWII veteran Roy Maxwell celebrates his 100th birthday

    standing by the Bill Millin statue, taken in 2016 above Sword Beach, during a Taxi Charity trip to Normandy Roy is such a popular member of the Taxi Charity family and he has been with us on trips to Normandy

  • Clayhall D-Day veteran Len Brace dies of coronavirus, Ilford Recorder

    d’Honneur in 2015 in recognition of his contribution to the liberation of France, travelled back to Normandy His children hope to spread his ashes on the beaches of Normandy after the lockdown is lifted. year Len reminisced about his time dodging bullets as they whipped around his Ford Jeep during the Normandy and had to get to Villers-Le-Sec, which was to be home for the next 10 weeks until they broke out of Normandy Cllr Linda Huggett said: “He used to reminisce about his wartime experiences when he landed on the Normandy

  • Wonderful endorsements from the 'Friends of the Taxi Charity' Facebook Group

    Secretary of The Spirit of Normandy Trust 6 Nov 2020 Well done you chaps, “Keep on Keeping on”... Secretary of The Spirit of Normandy Trust 1 Nov 2020

  • WWII veteran Geoff Pulzer has passed away, aged 97

    Seventy-five years later, he was back in Normandy with the Taxi Charity to mark D-Day and celebrated After the trip to Normandy in 2019, Geoff sent the charity a lovely thank you email from which this extract like to take this opportunity to tell you how much Julienne and I enjoyed the very nostalgic trip to Normandy

  • Charity helps 100-year-old D-Day veteran pay tribute to fallen comrades,

    Each year, Ted Hunt normally visits Normandy to pay his respects to those killed on D-Day in 1944 A charity has helped a 100-year-old veteran commemorate D-Day after his trip to Normandy was cancelled over the Ted Hunt, a former Royal Engineer, each year visits Normandy to honour his fallen comrades.

  • A tribute to WWII veteran, Harry Bailey

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

  • Chairman's Blog: 2020 Review and Special Thanks

    We also received many hundreds of greeting cards and goodwill messages from the Netherlands and Normandy Geoffrey Riesel The Pigeon Club South Holmwood Village Richard Palusinski and Mary Stewart (Spirit of Normandy 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)

  • WWII veteran paints famous care home cat, TAXI

    I flew into Normandy in a glider as part of the D-Day operations on June 6th. What was the scene like when you landed in Normandy? Bill: In June, I will be travelling back to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations.

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

    They were both from our 2019 trip to Normandy. major role at several landmark military anniversaries across the UK, as well as in The Netherlands and Normandy posted out thousands of cards – those we created and those we received from a multitude of supporters in Normandy

  • D-Day76: Commemorations to remember the fallen, ITV Meridien

    Ted's usual annual trip to Normandy had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Anne's helping hand made me a Chelsea Pensioner, Local Hero, Chat Magazine

    We were on a trip to Normandy organised by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans.

  • WWII veteran Geoff Pulzer interviewed by Dermot Murnaghan for Sky News Podcast

    Geoff talks about VE Day, his military career, how he met his wife, and trips to Normandy with his family

  • French students stay in contact with WWII veterans during lockdown

    The story of the friendship between the veterans and these Normandy schoolchildren was picked up by Associated Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, many of the veterans who travel with us each year to Normandy

  • WWII hero Fred Glover dies, aged 94

    2021, the French were to honour Fred by naming a street after him in Merville-Franceville-Plage in Normandy Pierre-André Durand, Préfet of the region of Normandy, said: "It is with great sadness that I heard about This valiant paratrooper is one of those unsung heroes of the D-Day landings in Normandy. automatic weapons, grenades and the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife, Fred flew from RAF Brize Norton into Normandy

  • 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.

  • 'Market Garden Challenge' aims to raise £10k for veterans

    raise a total of £45k to help the Taxi Charity fund future commemoration trips to the Netherlands and Normandy supported veterans from all conflicts and has helped WWII veterans to return to the former battlefields of Normandy

  • 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.

  • Supporting veterans for 75 years

    we hope to celebrate this amazing milestone not only with our traditional trips to the Netherlands, Normandy

  • Young entrepreneur enables veterans to have Christmas lunch

    Mollie Evershed and Dorothy Field, who were killed trying to save dying soldiers on the beaches of Normandy who served with the 4th Battalion Dorset Regiment and was taken POW during the fighting at Falaise in Normandy

  • Veterans enjoy road trip to Worthing, TAXI

    I had a WWII veteran in my cab called Bill Gladden, who flew into Normandy on D-Day. Paul: I was part of the charity trip to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations in June.

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