A group of 7 nonagenarian RAF veterans are visiting Berlin with The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans for the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of the Berlin Airlift…

The veterans arrive in Berlin today and will be met at the airport by four London taxis to take them to a reception at the British Embassy, hosted by UK Air Attaché, Group Captain Mark Heffron.

Tomorrow the taxis are scheduled to take the veterans to visit the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, landmarks synonymous with WW2, followed by a reception at the Allied Museum hosted by the German Defence Minister, Dr Ursula von der Leyen.

On the final day of their trip, the veterans will attend a commemoration service at the Air Lift Memorial at Tempelhof, followed by a reception with the Mayor of Berlin and other VIP guests from the 6 nations who supported the Berlin airlift.

The veterans will finally take part in an ‘open day’ at the former Tempelhof airport, now a memorial park, at which 50,000 people are expected.

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