Stagecoach to offer free bus travel for military and veterans on D-Day and Armed Forces weekend

Stagecoach will offer free travel D-Day and Armed Forces weekend
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A bus operator will offer free travel to military personnel and veterans on D-Day and Armed Forces weekend.

Stagecoach will offer free travel on its bus services across the UK on June 6 and June 29/30. The move is part of the company's ongoing commitment to support the Armed Forces.

It will be available to serving personnel in uniform, carrying a military ID card, veterans carrying a medal or veteran’s badge and cadets. However it will exclude the Megabus, London and Manchester Bee Network.

The announcement follows the unveiling of a D-Day bus by Stagecoach's South team in partnership with The D-Day Story - the only UK museum dedicated to telling the events of June 6, 1944.

The special bus forms part of a commemoration, headlined by the D-Day in 80 Objects book, which showcases 80 carefully selected objects spotlighting stories of individuals involved in the D-Day landings.

Stagecoach will be operating a special Park & Ride service with the D-Day and Poppy buses to get spectators to the event throughout the day and into the night.

The operator will also offer free travel on June 29 and 30 for Armed Forces Day.

Armed Forces Day is a chance for the public to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community; from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

The commitment to free travel is supported by Stagecoach's employee led Veterans Network.

Simon Tramalloni, Interim Operations Director at Stagecoach Merseyside and Veterans Network Chair, said: "We are extremely proud and honoured to confirm free travel for all serving personnel, veterans and cadets on the 80th D-Day commemoration throughout the UK.

"This is our ongoing commitment to the wider armed forces community and a privilege to remember those that in 1944 gave their tomorrow so we could have our today, this is the least we could do to honour their memory."