SERVING members of the armed forces, veterans and cadets are being offered free bus travel this Saturday to mark Armed Forces Day.

First Bus announced that travel will be free to those in uniform or displaying valid identification on Saturday, June 29, across its services in Somerset, Weston-super-Mare, Bath, Bristol, Wales, Worcester, and Weston-super-Mare.

Armed Forces Day is a national, annual event to show support for the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces.

The local bus operator’s offer is intended to help serving and retired members of the armed forces travel on this important day.

To be eligible for free travel passengers must be members of the armed forces in uniform or who present a valid identification card; members of the cadet forces in uniform; or veterans who display valid identification such as the MOD-issued Veteran's Badge.

Rob Pymm, Commercial Director for First West of England and Wales, said: “Armed Forces Day is an important occasion for so many people across the UK, recognising the incredible service that military personnel provide, and most importantly, remembering those who have been lost in service.

“We have several veterans working for First Bus across our businesses and we’re very proud of their efforts and sacrifice. This is our way of saying thank you to them, as well as honouring all men and women who choose to serve and protect our freedoms.”

More information on Armed Forces Day 2024 can be found at