AS REMEMBRANCE day approaches, a travel company has announced free travel for veterans and military personnel on the weekend.

On November 11 and 14, military and ex-military personnel will be able to travel for free on any Stagecoach service.

The commitment to free travel is part of the company's Veteran's Network which was launched by Stagecoach employees to help make a change and raise awareness of issues.

Simon Tramalloni, operations manager in Preston and Chorley is co-lead for the Stagecoach Veterans Network. He previously served in the Armed Forces serving in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Africa and the Middle East. He said: “Stagecoach has a strong commitment to supporting the armed forces and our veterans, and it’s great that we are able to offer free bus and tram travel across the whole country as we mark Remembrance Day.

“We have thousands of ex forces personnel working across our business and having the new Veterans Network is allowing us to build on the work that Stagecoach has led over many years and identify how else we can support those veterans already working for us and those that may want to come and join the company.

“Remembrance Day and the Poppy Appeal are causes close to the hearts of many of our employees and customers and we are very pleased to be making this commitment that will hopefully help people to attend memorials across the UK.”