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07 Nov 2018
This year as part of our activities to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts, we will be placing a poppy on each of our 289 buses across Cumbria and North Lancashire. Some of our bus drivers will be wearing their own regimental tie over the weekend.
In addition a contribution has been made to the Royal British Legion, enabling all our drivers who choose to wear a poppy to do so.
On Remembrance Sunday we will also be offering free travel to Armed Forces personnel carrying a military ID card and to veterans wearing the veteran’s badge. Posters will also be on board buses encouraging text donations.
Remembrance Sunday is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
It’s hoped that personnel wishing to pay their respects will take up the offer of free bus travel to get across Cumbria and North Lancashire to the service of their choice.
Mark Whitelocks, Managing Director said;
“Once again, we are proud to be supporting Remembrance Sunday in this way by. This year, 100 years after World War I ended, we are supporting our armed forces to say thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
“Through our support we hope we can send a clear message to our Armed Forces communities in Cumbria and North Lancashire that we appreciate and recognise the commitment they have made to our country over the years.”
Stagecoach Group signed the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in support of the Armed Forces Community. As a signatory of the Covenant, the company recognises the value serving personnel; regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to both the country and businesses across the country.
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