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A group of ten Normandy veterans, including two from World War II, five from the post-war era, and two from Afghanistan, recently embarked on a unique journey organized by the Taxi Charity. Instead of simply attending the D-Day commemorations, these veterans were driven by volunteer London black taxi drivers and were accompanied by a dedicated team of carers, companions, and medics.

The convoy of black cabs embarked on their poignant mission to France on 4 June, aiming to provide a deeply meaningful itinerary for the veterans. The trip included visits to significant historical sites such as the Pegasus Museum and the Ranville Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. Additionally, the veterans paid their respects in the village of Grangues and explored the Grand Bunker and the Abbaye aux Dames in Caen.

By organizing such trips, the Taxi Charity continues to bring joy and entertainment to veterans from all conflicts. Since its establishment in 1948, the charity has been solely run by volunteer taxi drivers from London. Their selfless efforts ensure that veterans can enjoy free trips to destinations in the Netherlands and France, as well as social events and museum visits across the UK.

These grassroots initiatives have touched the lives of thousands, ensuring that the contributions of veterans are respected and honored by the community. As London’s black taxis continue to serve as a symbol of gratitude, they provide a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by these brave individuals.