free travel for armed forces personnel on Remembrance Sunday

Monday, November 06 2017

Bluestar poppy bus

free travel for armed forces personnel on Remembrance Sunday

Bluestar is showing its support for the Royal British Legion by ensuring its buses display a poppy this November.

The local bus operator is offering free travel on all its buses for members and veterans of the nation’s armed forces on Remembrance Sunday.

“People in this region are rightfully proud of our country’s military - as is the team here in Southampton,” said Bluestar managing director, Andrew Wickham. “For a number of years now, we have been showing our support for our servicemen and women. And as a part of this community, this is very important to all of us at Bluestar.

“We will be helping to raise funds on buses during November, and we hope, by proudly displaying our poppies and raising awareness for this worthwhile cause, we’re backing our words with actions. 

“On Sunday 12 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 Armistice Day (Saturday 11 November), if it’s safe to do so, as a mark of respect to observe the two minutes’ silence.”

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


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