News and Media Blogs Our Work 73rd Anniversary of D-Day: From the boroughs of London to the beaches of Normandy Generous drivers of London’s iconic black cabs transport World War II veterans back to the battlegrounds of Normandy for the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. Funded by The Taxi Charity and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, a total of 87 taxi drivers gave up their time to travel with 97 elderly veterans over to France to commemorate the liberation of mainland Europe from Nazi Germany’s occupation. Six of the veterans were officially presented with the Légion d'Honneur, the highest possible military honours from the French Government for their part in freeing the country. We followed their progress on a daily basis from the 4-8 June. Check below for the updates: 7-9 June 2017 After 4 busy days the event draws to a close On day 4 of the Normandy trip, veterans spent their time at Merville Battery. It proved to be very emotional for those of No3 Commando, for some the memories are still vivid after 73yrs. Following lunch, entertainment was provided by The D-Day Darlings and a display from the Red Devils Freefall Display Team. 5-6 June 2017 The veterans attend a special service at Pegasus Bridge Museum and are greeted by excited locals! The capture of Pegasus Bridge, formerly known as the Caen Canal Bridge, was vital to the success of the Allied Invasion of France in the Second World War.