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Stagecoach East Midlands offers free bus travel to servicemen and women past and present

06 Nov 2019

Stagecoach East Midlands is once again showing its support for military personnel past and present this Remembrance Sunday.


As part of the company’s activities to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women, Stagecoach East Midlands will be offering free travel on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November to armed forces personnel.


Free travel will be available to passengers wearing their uniform or carrying a Military ID card /Defence Discount Card and to veterans wearing their badge on all services across the East Midlands.


Remembrance Sunday is a day to commemorate, remember and honour the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.


With Remembrance services planned at memorials across the county, it is hoped that personnel wishing to pay their respects will take up the offer to travel by bus to the service of their choice.


Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said; “We are proud to be supporting armed forces personnel and veterans, by offering free bus travel on Remembrance Sunday.


“We appreciate and recognise the commitment the Armed Forces community has made to our country over the years and are delighted to be honouring our brave servicemen and women on Sunday 10 November.”


Stagecoach Group signed the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in support of the Armed Forces Community in 2017. 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.