Stagecoach West is offering free travel to veterans and military personnel on its bus services in Gloucestershire on Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday.
On Thursday 11 and Sunday 14 November 2021, veterans wearing their medals or veteran’s badge, serving personnel in uniform or anyone with proof of military ID can travel for free on all Stagecoach West bus services.
With memorial services taking place in Cheltenham, Gloucester and across the county, Stagecoach hopes that veterans and serving military personnel will take up the offer of free bus travel, to enable them to go and pay their respects.
Stagecoach bus drivers and staff will be encouraged to wear a red poppy to show their appreciation for the sacrifices of the armed forces, as well as being asked to honour the minute’s silence to remember those personnel who have lost their lives in service.
Stagecoach has also just launched a UK-wide Veteran’s Network, designed to allow colleagues to raise awareness and influence business decisions, as well as working with the armed forces to provide employment opportunities to those who are leaving the military.
Managing director of Stagecoach West, Rachel Geliamassi, said: ‘The Royal British Legion is very close to our hearts, as many of our employees are either ex-serving personnel or have friends and family who are in the Armed Forces.
‘We hope to help the local Armed Forces community, by getting involved in such an important campaign. Thanks must go to the incredible ongoing support and generous donations from our passengers, drivers and members of staff.’
For more information, visit stagecoachbus.com.