The Company has three awards that it makes to recipients who have carried out an act of bravery, charitable work and also non trade members who support the Licensed Hackney Carriage trade.
THE HITCH AWARD
The Hitch Award for Bravery is named after Private Fredrick Hitch, of 'B' Company. 24th Regiment of Foot, South Wales Borderers. Hitch was a Rifleman, awarded the Victoria Cross during the Zulu War for Valour after the battle of Rorkes Drift, Natal Province, in South Africa. Hitch later went on to become a London Licensed Hackney Carriage Driver.This the most prestigious award and is only given to those few drivers who have shown outstanding courage above and beyond that expected from their normal duties of driving a 'Cab'.
THE CHARITY AWARD
This award is given to members of the Licensed Hackney Carriage Trade, or those closely associated with the Licensed Hackney Carriage Trade, who give a lot of their time to charitable endeavour. In this category the committee prefers to give the award to those who work in the background, and get little recognition for their work.
FRIEND OF THE CAB TRADE
In this case the award is given to people outside the Trade, who in various ways promote the Licensed Trade.
The Winner of The Hitch Award for Bravery 2008