· Stagecoach East Scotland is offering free bus travel to armed forces personnel carrying ID on Remembrance Sunday
· Express City Connect coaches will wear poppies with pride
· Activity supports ongoing work of Stagecoach East Scotland to support the armed forces community
Stagecoach East Scotland is supporting military personnel past and present this Remembrance Sunday (12 November 2017).
This year as part of the transport companies' activities to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts - Stagecoach East Scotland will be placing a poppy on each of its Express City Connect coaches across Fife, Perthshire, Dundee and Angus.
In addition a contribution has been made to Poppy Scotland, enabling all drivers who choose to wear a poppy to do so.
On Remembrance Sunday Stagecoach East Scotland will also be offering free travel to armed forces personnel carrying a military ID card and to veterans wearing the veteran’s badge.
Remembrance Sunday is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
With Remembrance services planned at memorials across the East of Scotland, it is hoped that personnel wishing to pay their respects will take up the offer to travel to the service of their choice.
Paul Thomas, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland said; “Once again, we are proud to be supporting Remembrance Sunday in this way by displaying poppies on all the vehicles on our express coach network. Through our support we hope we can send a clear message to our Armed Forces communities in East Scotland 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 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.
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