The 4th May is Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking) in The Netherlands. On this day we remember the victims of wartime violence.
Members from the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, join members of the British embassy to attend Remembrance ceremonies across The Netherlands.
London Taxis, taking our veterans to ceremonies across The Netherlands
London Taxi Radio's team (Joe Cartwright, John Cox) have been keeping us informed on Periscope. See video link below:
On the second day of our trip, Friday 4 May, which is Remembrance Day in the Netherlands, our veterans visited Bronbeek Veterans Home and Oosterbeek CWGC, and in the evening attended a Remembrance Service at Heteren.
An occasion that is very dear to our family. My uncle Ronnie was wounded as he dropped into a field during Operation Market Garden (17–25 September 1944) an unsuccessful Allied military operation planned, and predominantly led by, the British.
The success of the operation depended on taking a series of nine bridges, the last being at the city of Arnhem over the Rhine river. Airborne and land forces succeeded in the liberation of the Dutch cities of Eindhoven and Nijmegen, but failed in keeping their farthest positions in and around the city of Arnhem including the bridge over the Rhine.
TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT:
It’s also the 70th anniversary of the Taxi Charity this year. But not many know the connection between the London Taxi Trade and the military!
The Royal British Legion used to run Knowledge of London Schools. Many older Cabbies will have passed through the ranks with their fantastic help.