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29 Oct 2019
As part of the company’s activities to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women, Stagecoach South West will be covering one of its buses in an eye-catching poppy design, while the rest of the fleet will have poppies on display.
In addition, the bus company has also made a contribution to the Royal British Legion, giving all drivers the opportunity to wear a poppy.
On Remembrance Sunday, Stagecoach South West will be offering free travel to armed forces personnel wearing their uniform or carrying a military ID card and to veterans wearing their uniform or veterans badge.
Remembrance Sunday is a day to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts and 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; “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 with the launch of our decorative poppy bus.”
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.