East Midlands Trains, a UK-based train service, is supporting the 2012 Poppy Appeal conducted by the Royal British Legion to support troops that have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The company will be conducting activities with staff and customers in honour of service personnel in the run up to Remembrance Day.
East Midlands Trains has announced that uniformed Armed Forces personnel can enjoy complimentary travel on the routes served by the company on October 31, and November 1, 2012. The complimentary service is intended to help serving and former servicemen and women from across the country to travel to London to participate in Remembrance Day on November 1, 2012.
The managing director of East Midlands Trains, David Horne, said, ‘We’re pleased to be able to help Armed Forces personnel mark this important occasion by providing free travel. Money raised through the Poppy Appeal is used to help thousands of ex-Servicemen and women who have fought for our country over many years.
It’s only right that we remember those who were lost in action and pay tribute to the sacrifices that were made, and continue to be made, by our Servicemen and women around the world.’
South West Trains, another UK based train operating company, has also announced its support for the Royal British Legion’s 2012 Poppy Appeal. The company is also offering complimentary travel to uniformed Armed Forces personnel on October 31, and November 1, 2012.
In addition, employees of both train services, who have previously served in the Armed Forces, will be able to wear their military decorations while at work on both days.