Tomorrow dozens of veterans will ride into Worthing in style for the 70th London Taxi seaside outing. 🚖🚖🚖
Since 1948, the Taxi Charity has organised an annual outing for its veterans to the seaside town of Worthing.
It sees considerate cabbies give up a day’s pay to ferry the former service personnel to the coast.
At least 100 taxis are involved, picking up veterans from various parts of London – including the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Headley Court and other military care homes – before bringing them in convoy to the coast.
After a procession through the town at about 12pm, veterans and their escorts will be greeted outside Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre by the Mayor of Worthing Paul Baker.
They will then be treated to a slap-up lunch before ice creams are served.
Joining the outing, along with Taxi Charity patrons Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns and Lady Suzie Johns , will be Major General Chip Chapman, the former Head of Counter Terrorism, Ministry of Defence.