Around a hundred second world war veterans have been driven to Normandy in London cabs for the D-Day commemorations, in what could be the last trip of its kind.

The Taxi Charity takes veterans on trips in the UK and Europe, with London cabbies offering their taxis and time.

With many veterans of the war getting close to 100 years of age, a trip of this scale will not be happening again.

Travelling around the French city of Caen, and the Normandy countryside, the convoy of iconic cabs visited British and Commonwealth War Graves in Bayeux and Ranville, as well as key battlegrounds at Pegasus Bridge and Merville Battery.

There were emotional scenes at services commemorating the dead, and the veterans were given a heroes’ welcome by the locals, with a mayoral reception at Caen Town Hall.

A number were also presented with their Legion d’Honneur medals – France’s highest military honour - on behalf of the French president.

Legion D'Honneurs
Four veterans were awarded the Legion D'Honneur at a ceremony at Pegasus Bridge

One D-Day veteran, Frederick Glover, said: “I would personally do the whole thing over again, because without freedom, what is there?”

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