Stagecoach announce free bus travel for Armed Forces members and veterans across the North East to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day

Members and veterans of the Armed Forces will be eligible for free bus travel with Stagecoach on Saturday, August 15 to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 5:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 7:50 am

Stagecoach buses across the North East region will be offering free travel to any Armed Forces personnel carrying a military ID card and to veterans wearing the veteran’s badge.

This is to mark the 75th anniversary of victory over Japan, which brought the six-year World War II conflict to an end in 1945.

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Stagecoach, which runs buses across the North East, will be offering free travel to members of the armed forces and veterans on Saturday, August 15.

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