Free travel for armed forces personnel on Remembrance Sunday

1 month ago Thu 27th Oct 2022

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We are marking Remembrance, by displaying poppies on our buses over the coming weeks.

And we are offering free travel on all our buses for members and veterans of the nation’s armed forces on Remembrance Sunday.

“People on the island are rightfully proud of our country’s military - as is our team here,” said Southern Vectis's managing director, Andrew Wickham. “As part of this community, we are keen to show our support for servicemen and women.

“The work our troops did - and still do now - in unimaginably hostile war zones is incredibly humbling. And we hope, by proudly displaying our poppies and raising awareness for the Royal British Legion, we’re backing our words with actions.

“On Sunday 13 November, we welcome all those wearing their military uniform, displaying medals, or showing their military ID card on board our buses, and they may travel for free with us all day.

“Our drivers will also be pulling over at 11am on 11 November as a mark of respect to observe the two minutes’ silence.”

The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s annual fundraising initiative, culminating in Armistice Day commemorations on Friday 11 November.

For more information about the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, please click here