BUS passengers with military background can take advantage of free travel on Remembrance Day.

Arriva is offering free travel for past and present members of the armed forces on Sunday, November 12.

The one-day limited offer is available to regular and reservist service personnel, veterans and cadets as part of the bus operator’s “commitment to the community,” Arriva said.

Arriva’s marketing and customers services director Cora Woodhouse said: “We’re proud to offer free travel to all those who have served the country on our networks on Remembrance Sunday.

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“We’re always keen to support this national event as it’s important to pay tribute to all those who’ve contributed to serving in the forces both in the past and right now. In fact, many of our employees used to be in the military and we know how important it is to them.

“Our drivers may also pull over to take part in a two-minute silence at 11am on both Armistice Day, November 11, and the day after on Remembrance Sunday, provided it’s safe and legal to do so.”

When boarding the bus, all they need to do is to shows the driver Armed Forces ID card, Veteran ID card or Ministry of Defence-issued Veteran’s Badge.

The company has  close relationship with the Royal British Legion charity and many of its drivers used to work in the military.