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Stagecoach West salutes the nation's military heroes with free bus travel

The region's biggest bus operator, Stagecoach West, is helping to support the men and women who will proudly remember the bravery of fallen comrades in arms this weekend.

Millions all over the UK will fall silent in tribute to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice at special events on Armistice Day on Saturday followed by services on Remembrance Sunday.

In support of the Royal British Legion, Stagecoach West will provide free travel to serving and ex-service personnel this weekend.

Stagecoach West's Managing Director Rupert Cox said: "As a nation we owe a huge debt of gratitude to those military personnel who fought so bravely in the past to defend our freedom and also to those who continue to do so today.

"Many of our employees have previously served in the armed forces or have friends or relatives in the services so it is a cause very close to our hearts.

"By offering free bus travel on this special weekend of Remembrance to serving military personnel and veterans we hope to support the excellent work being done by the Royal British Legion.

"The passengers who qualify for free travel this weekend just need to show the driver their service pass or wear their military uniform. It is Stagecoach West's way of saying thank you on behalf of a grateful nation."

Stagecoach West operates 280 buses daily on routes throughout Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, south Gloucestershire and south Herefordshire.

Pictured are staff from Stagecoach West laying wreaths on Remembrance Day in Cheltenham last year

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