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26 Oct 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.
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.