Stagecoach is offering free travel to veterans, military personnel, and cadets later this month.

The offer applies over the Remembrance weekend on November 11 and 12 for any veteran wearing medals or a veteran’s badge, serving personnel or cadets in uniform, or with proof of military ID.

The bus company has also commissioned a specially-wrapped Poppy Coach, designed and created with support from the Armed Forces Covenant and Ministry of Defence, for the Oxford Tube route between Carterton and London.

All Stagecoach West’s buses will be sporting poppies throughout November.

Managing director Rachel Geliamassi said: “Many of our employees have served or have friends or family members with a connection to the armed forces, so it’s really important we show our support.

“We hope that the offer of free travel over Remembrance Weekend will enable those who want to attend services across the region and pay their respects to do so with ease.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our passengers, drivers and teams for their generous donations to the Royal British Legion and their annual Poppy Appeal to help them continue their vital work.

“The introduction of our Poppy coach is a longer-term gesture of appreciation and gratitude in recognition of the unique obligations of, and sacrifices made by, the Armed Forces."