Stagecoach Armed Forces covenant
Stagecoach Group has demonstrated its commitment to the UK Armed Forces by signing a corporate covenant to support the country’s military community. To mark the event and in recognition of National Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June, Stagecoach UK Bus is offering free travel to uniformed military personnel and veterans wearing their medals on local services on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June.
In the voluntary Ministry of Defence written covenant signed by Stagecoach Group Chief Executive Martin Griffiths the company has vowed to promote that it is an Armed Forces-friendly organisation, seek to support the employment of veterans, young and old, strive to support the employment of Service spouses and partners, support employees who choose to be members of the Reserve Forces and offer support to local cadet units.
Stagecoach Group Chief Executive Martin Griffiths said: ‘The importance of the Armed Forces Community to the UK cannot be underestimated. At Stagecoach we are hugely grateful to our military personnel for the courageous work they do, both at home and abroad, in the interests of British citizens. We are forever indebted to those who risk their lives every day, and to those who have sadly lost their lives or suffered injury while serving our country. We believe we can play our part in repaying the Armed Forces in some way by pledging to provide support wherever we can for military personnel to ensure they are treated fairly and with respect at all times.’