Southern Vectis offering free travel for armed forces personnel on Remembrance Sunday

Southern Vectis is again marking Remembrance, by displaying poppies on its buses over the coming weeks.

And the local bus operator is offering free travel on all its buses for members and veterans of the nation’s armed forces on Remembrance Sunday.

“People in this region are rightfully proud of our country’s military, as is our team on the Isle of Wight,” said Southern Vectis head of communications, Nikki Honer. “As part of this community, we are keen to show our support for servicemen and women. We will be helping to raise funds during November. The work our troops did, and still do now, in unimaginably hostile war zones is incredibly humbling. And we hope, by proudly displaying our poppies and raising awareness for the Royal British Legion, we’re backing our words with actions.

“On Sunday 10 November, we welcome all those wearing their military uniform, displaying medals, or showing their military ID card on board our buses, and they may travel for free with us all day.

“Our drivers will also be pulling over at 11am on 11 November as a mark of respect to observe the two minutes’ silence.”

The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s annual fundraising initiative, culminating in Armistice Day commemorations on 11 November. For more information about the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, please visit