McGill’s Supports the Armed Forces on Remembrance Sunday

5 months ago Thu 9th Nov 2023

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McGill’s Bus Group is proud to support the armed forces community this weekend as Remembrance services take place across the country. 

 All those working for the armed forces can enjoy free travel on our buses all year round, but we again extend the programme to include veterans of the armed forces on Sunday 12th November to help everyone access Remembrance services.

Free travel is available to military personnel wearing their uniforms, carrying military ID and those with a veteran’s medal or badge.

It’s important to pay tribute to all those who are serving or have served in the forces which is why our drivers may also pull over, where it’s safe and legal to do so, to take part in a two-minute silence at 11am on Remembrance Sunday

Our front line fleet across Scotland of electric buses have also been proudly fitted with poppies to show our respect.

In July McGill's signed the Armed Forces Covenant, promising to support our local armed forces communities across Scotland.

McGill’s were delighted to team up with Poppyscotland to promote our free travel initiative, which is available across Scotland.

The charity provide support for current and former members of the Armed Forces as well as their families. 

Gordon Michie, Head of Fundraising and Learning at Poppyscotland, and an RAF Veteran, said:

"This is a fantastic initiative that will allow many veterans, as well as those that currently Serve, to attend Remembrance services across the many communities served by McGills.

"Remembrance is a deeply personal time of reflection for all those that have Served, those that still do, and for their families and communities. But, we all know that the cost-of-living crisis is impacting on every single pocket across Scotland. So I am personally pleased that economic conditions will not present a barrier to attending such an intrinsically important event for those in our Armed Forces community.

"I would like to thank McGill’s for their contribution at this time, and for placing the Scottish Poppy on their busses as a show of support for the Scottish Poppy Appeal."

Group Managing Director, Alex Hornby added: “The armed forces are close to the hearts of many of our colleagues and customers and we’re proud to be able to support both serving military personnel and veterans attending Remembrance services this Sunday. 

“Every year we’re delighted to support the poppy appeal and remembrance activities by offering free travel to veterans and supporting armed forces charities.

“This is all underpinned by our ongoing and uninterrupted support to those in the armed forces through our free travel programme and our signing of the armed forces covenant earlier this year.”