Taxis to Worthing

by | Jul 12, 2022 | News

On the 5 July 2022 both members and friends of the Mid Sussex Branch were invited to Worthing Pier by the London Taxi Drivers Charity for Military Veterans. Over 200 veterans came down to Worthing in 60 London taxis, this being their first outing since lockdown. The Charity have been doing this since 1948, where the veterans were given a choice of beer or wine, a fish and chip lunch followed by strawberries and cream and tea or coffee afterwards.

In the afternoon a talk was given by Darren ‘Swifty’ Swift, a former Green jacket, who had served as a dog handler in Northern Ireland. ‘Swifty’ had started his Army career measuring 6′ 2″ tall, now he is 4′ tall and with only three fingers on his right hand thanks to an IRA bomb that exploded one night in May 1991 killing his companion. His dog was awarded the PDSA medal of bravery and today Swifty, who is also a snow board instructor for the British Olympic team, gives talks in schools about how to get on in life after a life changing injury such as his. Quite rightly he was given a standing ovation and a charity raffle raised over a thousand pounds.

 

 

A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races

This year's annual Royal Sussex Stakes race was run on the 5 September 2023. The day was gloriously hot and over 150 members attended. Twenty two members and partners paid to be in the Association box which overlooked the finishing line. Our historical links with...

Hooded and Booted

Hooded and Booted

In May of this year, after an extensive process of vendor appraisal and selection, Harry Fraser Vehicle Upholstery of Bicester was selected to re-create the soft top hood for von Arnim’s car.  With an enviable portfolio of vintage and classic vehicle upholstery...

Littlehampton Armed Forces Day

Littlehampton Armed Forces Day

Members of both Chichester and Arundel branches were present on the Royal Sussex Stand at Littlehampton for Armed Forces Day 2023. The weather held and there was a great turnout from the public for what has become an extremely enjoyable event. seen here is Fred Hill,...