06 Nov 2019
Stagecoach West Scotland is continuing to support military personnel past and present this Remembrance Sunday by offering free bus travel. Armed Forces personnel carrying military ID and veterans wearing a veteran’s badge on Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 10th November 2019) will be able to travel on any Stagecoach Bus within West Scotland for free.
In addition, a contribution has been made to Poppy Scotland, enabling all drivers who choose to wear a poppy to do so.
Remembrance Sunday is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. With services planned at memorials in various towns across West Scotland it is hoped that personnel wishing to pay their respects will take up the offer to travel across West Scotland to the service of their choice.
Fiona Doherty, Stagecoach West Scotland Managing Director said: “We are proud to be supporting Remembrance Sunday again by offering free travel to Armed Forces personnel and veterans. We are supporting our armed forces to say thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world."
“We have a number of staff members who are ex armed forces, and we hope that this initiative shows we appreciate and recognise the commitment they have made to our country over the years.”
Steven Cadwell, Assistant Operations Manager at Stagecoach’s Cumbernauld depot served in the Royal Navy for 22 years before starting his career with the bus company. He said: “I served on various ships which included time patrolling Northern Irish and Scottish waters, as well two deployments to The Gulf.”
“I would recommend Stagecoach as an employer to anyone leaving the forces, I myself have progressed from being a driver to an Assistant Operations Manager in my time here. I’m looking forward to inviting members of the forces and veterans on board for free on Remembrance Sunday.”
In 2018, Stagecoach Group signed the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in support of the Armed Forces Community. 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.