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REMEMBRANCE DAY: Hundreds of war veterans transported by London black cabs free of charge

Image credit: Dean Euesden (Twitter)

Hundreds of London Cab drivers volunteered their spare time to support the free Poppy Cabs Service, which transports veterans around the Capital to attend services at The Cenotaph and participate in the Remembrance Sunday Parade.

This weekend marked its 13th year and once again saw lines of iconic black taxis on Westminster Bridge to assist war veterans. London taxi drivers took veterans from main line stations to the Remembrance Day commemorations without charging a fare.

Poppy Cabs is funded entirely by the drivers, often accompanied by family and friends as helpers, who provide their taxis free of charge. Sales of a special Poppy Cab badge support the Royal British Legion and the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans each year.

Before Remembrance Sunday, cab driver and organiser Mike Hughes, said: “Knowing that the Poppy Cabs service is available for veterans, relieves much of the stress of attending this emotional event and every year we are overwhelmed by the support of the London cab trade and the men and women who give us their time and vehicles.”


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