First Bus offers free travel to military, cadets and veterans to celebrate Armed Forces Day

  • Free travel to events on Saturday 29 June.
  • Ex-military employees at First Bus encouraged to wear uniform while in service
  • June adds special significance to events following the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

To commemorate and support Armed Forces Day, First Bus in York is providing ‘FREE BUS TRAVEL’ on Saturday 29 June to serving personnel, cadets and veterans travelling to an organised event.

All anyone has to do to travel free is wear their uniform or medals, show a valid ID card or be wearing the MOD Veteran’s Badge.

First Bus staff who have previously served in the forces are also being encouraged to wear associated military dress while driving in service.

First Bus has strong links to the Armed Forces with a number of employees at its James Street depot having served in the military.

In the month that the country marked the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for those who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, veterans, and cadets. There are many events and services taking place around the region where people, communities and organisations can visit to show their support.

Gary West, Engineering Director at First Bus Scotland said:

” This is an important occasion for many people who want to remember family, friends and others who have been lost in military service.

“ We have a number veterans and reservists working for First Bus across our businesses who we fully support, and we’re very proud of their efforts and sacrifice. This is our way of saying thank you to them, as well as honouring all men and women who choose to serve and protect the freedoms our country”.

Notes to editors

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