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Free bus travel for military and veterans to attend Remembrance ceremonies

  • Members of the Armed Forces in uniform or wearing medals
  • Members of the Armed Forces who present a valid identification card
  • Members of the cadet forces in uniform
  • Veterans who display valid identification such as the MOD-issued Veteran’s Badge or wear medals

First Bus is providing free bus travel to serving Armed Forces personnel, cadets and veterans on Remembrance Day, Friday 11 November and on Sunday 13 November.

All they need to do is show the driver their Armed Forces ID card or veteran's badge or wear their uniform and medals to travel free to and from events.

The free travel includes Park and Ride services.

First  Bus has a number of ex-forces and military volunteers among its colleagues.

A spokesperson for the bus operator said:

“Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday are important opportunities for all of us to remember family, friends and others who have been lost in war, whether in service or civilians.

“Many of our employees have served in the military or have friends and family members who are former or active members of the Armed Forces, so this time of year is particularly significant across our depots.

“We hope free travel on our services will make it as easy as possible for as many veterans, Armed Forces personnel and cadets to attend Remembrance services and events in the region.

“Our drivers may also pull over where safe to do so to honour both the two-minute silence at 11:00am on Remembrance Day and on Remembrance Sunday so we thank our customers for their patience in advance.”