Stagecoach

Remembrance Sunday - Free Travel to Military Personnel and Veterans

26 Oct 2017

Stagecoach South is offering free bus travel to armed forces personnel carrying ID on Remembrance Sunday 
400 local buses will wear poppies with pride  
Activity supports ongoing work of Stagecoach South to support the armed forces community

Stagecoach South 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 South will be placing a poppy on each of its 400 buses across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey.


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

On Remembrance Sunday Stagecoach South will also be offering free travel to veterans and military personnel. To be eligible for free travel veterans wearing their medals or veteran badges and military personnel will have to show their military ID badges.

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 in Aldershot, Basingstoke, Chichester, Portsmouth, Winchester and Worthing details can be found here: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/how-we-remember/memorials/ it is hoped that personnel wishing to pay their respects will take up the offer to travel across the Stagecoach South region to the service of their choice. 

 

Edward Hodgson Managing Director of Stagecoach South said; “Once again, we are proud to be supporting Remembrance Sunday in this way by of offering free travel for military personnel and veterans and showing our support through poppies on each of our vehicles. Through our support we hope we can send a clear message to our Armed Forces communities in Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey 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.