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Poppy Bus and free transport for Armed Forces Day

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A special 'Poppy bus' has been unveiled as part of Armed Forced Day celebrations.

It was created by the Royal British Legion and Stagecoach as part of commemorations. It will remain in operation throughout the year.

Across this weekend, the company will also be offering free travel to armed forces personnel carrying a military ID card and to veterans carrying a veteran’s badge in Merseyside, Chester and South Lancashire.

Alan Whitmore, community fundraising manager for North West at The Royal British Legion, said: “We are so delighted and extremely grateful to Stagecoach for providing this opportunity to have a wonderfully decorated Poppy Bus to help raise awareness of the vital importance of Armed Forces Day and for the coming months in the lead up to the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance.

“As we approach the centenary of the end of World War I it is more crucial than ever to keep the memory of the fallen precious. We are so proud to be the Custodians of this Remembrance. However, we also want to remind everyone of our work and service to help the future of those very much still living.”