NCT honours local hero

As Nottingham prepares to host this year’s Armed Forces Day, Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has paid tribute to the memory of a local hero, who was the son of a retired NCT driver. Originally from Beeston Rylands, Warrant Officer Sean Upton of the 5th Regiment Royal Artillery died in an explosion while he was on foot patrol in Afghanistan in July 2009. His dad, Jack Upton, was a driver for NCT for 36 years before he retired in 2012. It was Jack’s old colleagues who suggested naming NCT’s special Armed Forces Day bus after his son. The operator officially named the vehicle after Sean at a special presentation attended by his dad on Sean Upton Close in Chilwell. Jack Upton said, ‘This means the world to me and the family – we’re really touched. I’d like to thank everyone at NCT for thinking of us and for honouring Sean in this way.’

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