Free South Western Railway travel on Remembrance Sunday for armed forces personnel and veteransÂ

SERVING members of the armed forces, veterans and cadets will be able to travel for free on South Western Railway trains.Â

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 2:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 4:01 am
Armed forces personnel and veterans can travel for free on South Western Railway services on Remembrance Sunday. Picture: L(Phot) Barry Wheeler

The train company is offering the free travel on Remembrance Sunday, allowing people to go to Remembrance Day events in Portsmouth and surrounding areas as well as the Cenotaph in London for the national commemoration.

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Passengers need to be in uniform or able to show an ID card with their branch of the military stated. The offer is also open to members of the cadet forces in uniform and veterans who display valid identification, such as the MOD issued Veteran's Badge.

Alan Penlington, customer experience director, said: '˜We support the Royal British Legion as a significant number of our team come from a service background and are pleased to honour the armed forces with this offer of free travel. 

'˜We want to make it as easy as possible for people to attend local, regional and national events on this important day.'