Stagecoach South West supports the 2017 Poppy Appeal

07 Nov 2017

  • Stagecoach South West is offering free bus travel to armed forces personnel and veterans carrying ID on Remembrance Sunday
  • Local buses across Devon will wear poppies with pride
  • Activity supports ongoing work of Stagecoach South West with the armed forces community

Stagecoach South West is supporting military personnel past and present this Remembrance Sunday (12 November 2017).

This year, as part of the transport company’s activities to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts, Stagecoach South West will be placing a poppy on many of its buses across Devon.

In addition, the bus company has also made a contribution to the Royal British Legion, enabling all drivers who choose to wear a poppy to do so.

On Remembrance Sunday, Stagecoach South West will also be offering free travel to armed forces personnel carrying a military ID card and to veterans wearing the veteran’s badge. Stagecoach will also be placing posters on board buses encouraging text to donate.

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 county, it is hoped that personnel wishing to pay their respects will take up the offer to travel to the service of their choice.

Bob Dennison, Managing Director of Stagecoach South West, said; “Once again, we are proud to be supporting Remembrance Sunday by offering free travel to armed forces personnel and veterans. Through our support we hope we can send a clear message to our Armed Forces communities in Devon 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.