As part of Stagecoach’s ongoing commitment to support the Armed Forces, it has confirmed that free travel will be available on all its bus and tram services across the UK for military, cadets, and ex-military personnel November 11 and 12, 2023 for Remembrance Weekend.
The operator is offering free travel to any serving personnel in uniform, or with proof of a military ID card, veterans wearing medals or veterans’ badge, and cadets in uniform attending remembrance services.
This is also offered by the operator during Armed Forces weekend each year.
Remembrance Weekend is a chance for the public to show support for the men and women who make up the cadet and Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.
Sam Greer, Stagecoach Chief Operating Officer, said:
“Stagecoach is proud to have thousands of veterans in our employment, so recognising the significance of Remembrance Weekend with free travel is essential.
“Remembrance Day and the Poppy Appeal are causes close to the hearts of many of our employees and customers and we are very pleased to be making this commitment that will hopefully help people to attend memorials across the UK.”
Sam Berkson, National Account Manager for Defence Relationship Management said:
“I’d like to thank Stagecoach for this public and very visible commitment to the Armed Forces community.
“It is clear that Stagecoach recognises the benefits of being a Forces-friendly employer and I look forward to their continued support for Defence and advocacy for its people.”
The commitment to free travel for the Armed Forces is supported by Stagecoach’s employee led Veterans Network.
The network was launched to allow Stagecoach colleagues to come together as one voice to make change, raise awareness, help influence business decisions and introduce new ways of working to make the company even stronger.
Stagecoach has also been a member of the Armed Forces Covenant since March 2015.
Recently, the operator was awarded Silver by the Armed Forces covenant for its commitment to the community.
The Covenant recognises the value of serving personnel, regular and reservists, veterans and military families to both the country and businesses across the country.