Free bus travel for veterans and servicemen and women

Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus are offering free travel to veterans and serving members of the armed forces this Remembrance Sunday (November 11).

Anyone wearing their own military service medals or carrying their military ID card can travel free all day on our bus network, across Brighton & Hove, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Brighton & Hove Buses' Managing Director Martin Harris said he wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to travel to Remembrance Day services, parades and wreath laying on Sunday.

"It's a particularly poignant day, marking the 100th anniversary since the end of WWI, and a time for communities to come together and acknowledge the debt the nation owes the armed forces, while looking toward the future together with hope," Martin said.

One hundred Brighton & Hove buses will each have a giant poppy on the front to support the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal and there will be a bus at the Brighton parade and remembrance service at the War Memorial, Old Steine Gardens.

Metrobus recently unveiled its new poppy bus to launch the West Sussex Poppy Appeal and this bus will form part of the Armistice Day procession at Tilgate Park, Crawley, when the millennium beacon will be lit.

Community events continue into next week too. Brighton & Hove Soiree Rotary Club is inviting everyone to get on board Brighton & Hove Buses' Heritage Bus and share their family memories and memorabilia of the First World War while The Loose Cannons choir sings WWI songs.

The Heritage Bus will be parked outside The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove BN3 2PJ on Thursday 15 November between 6.15pm and 7.15pm.