NatEx supports Armed Forces Day

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National Express driver Simon Jay, 49, who served for 22 years as Petty Officer Writer with the Royal Navy
National Express driver Simon Jay, 49, who served for 22 years as Petty Officer Writer with the Royal Navy

National Express is putting on a show of support for the armed forces by halving the cost of travel to the national Armed Forces Day event taking place in Nottingham on June 29.

The operator announced that all members of the public will get half price coach travel to Nottingham, from anywhere in the country, for journeys booked online at least one day before the event.

Tom Stables, National Express UK Coach MD, said: “Armed Forces Day promises to be a fantastic event and we want to enable as many people as possible to show their support. Our armed forces do an incredible job for us at home and abroad, so we want to show our appreciation by offering discounted travel to Nottingham Armed Forces Day for people to recognise the achievements of our forces and enjoy a host of exciting events.”

Wing Commander Tracey Broome, MOD Armed Forces Day team, said: “Support for the Armed Forces, whether from members of the public or major companies like National Express, means a great deal to Servicemen and women and will help to make this year’s celebrations in Nottingham the biggest and best yet.”

National Express also offers an existing National Express Armed Forces discount which offers servicemen and women a 60% reduction on travel all year round.

The fifth national Armed Forces Day event is expected to draw crowds of 60,000-plus. Throughout the UK, the day will be marked with parades, pageants, aerial displays and various other performances. The day honours the contribution of military personnel, past and present.