16 Jun 2017
Stagecoach Yorkshire and Stagecoach Supertram are helping to support Armed Forces Day 2017.In a show of support to armed forces personnel, Stagecoach bus and tram companies in Yorkshire will be offering free travel to armed forces personnel carrying military ID card or veteran’s badge to special events in June.
Personnel and Veterans travelling to events on Armed Forces Day on 24 June or to Chesterfield Armed Forces Day on 26 June will be welcomed aboard for free so long as they are carrying their military ID card or veteran’s badge.
Armed Forces Day is a chance for the public to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.
With events planned in Rotherham, Doncaster and Chesterfield. (Details can be found here: https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/find-events/ ) it is hoped that personnel will take up the offer to travel across South Yorkshire and Chesterfield to the event of their choice.
Matt Davies, Stagecoach Yorkshire said; “We are delighted to once again be supporting our Armed Forces communities in South Yorkshire and Chesterfield in this way. By providing free bus and tram travel to military personnel we hope to be able to give a well-deserved morale boost for our local troops.”
Later the same year the company was awarded the silver award through the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The scheme encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.