Stagecoach offers free travel for military personnel this Remembrance Sunday
Friday 3rd November 2017 15:23 News Tameside Posted by Tom Greggan

Stagecoach Manchester is supporting military personnel past and present by offering them free travel this Remembrance Sunday.

Armed forces personnel carrying a military ID card and veterans wearing the veteran’s badge will recive free transport on all Stagecoach bus routes in Greater Manchester, all day.

As part of the transport company’s activities to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts, Stagecoach will be placing a poppy on each of its 750 buses across Manchester.

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

Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Elisabeth Tasker said: “Once again, we are proud to be supporting Remembrance Sunday in this way by offering free travel on our services to armed forces personnel. Through our support we hope we can send a clear message to our Armed Forces communities in Manchester 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.

Remembrance Sunday is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

For further information on Stagecoach UK Bus, visit www.stagecoachbus.com.

 

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