MEMBERS of the armed forces will be given free travel to London for Remembrance Sunday.

Serving troops, veterans and cadets will be able to travel for free on South Western Rail on Sunday, 11 November.

To be eligible for the free travel members need to be in uniform or able to show an identification card with their branch of the military stated (British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy).

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 for South Western Railway, said: “Remembrance Day is a solemn occasion where we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to help keep us safe. This year will be especially poignant as we reflect on the centenary of the end of the First World War.

“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.”

The Royal British Legion’s head of remembrance, Catherine Davies, said: “As we mark the end of the First World War centenary in this historic year, we are calling on the nation to say ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation, not only the British Armed Forces, but those who fought alongside them from today’s Commonwealth, the countless men, women and children who played their part of the home front and the pioneers and artists who have left long lasting legacies.

“The Royal British Legion is grateful to South Western Railway for giving Armed Forces personnel free travel on November 11 and helping them to pay their own respects to the First World War generation and others who have given so much to enable us to enjoy the freedoms we have today.”