SOLDIERS will be able to travel on buses for free as the country celebrates Armed Forces Day.

Bus company First is honouring the forces by offering free bus travel on Saturday June 29.

Members of the armed forces who are in uniform, or able to show their identification card, can claim free travel.

First says supporting Armed Forces Day is important to as a significant number of its staff, including drivers, are ex-members of the Army, Navy or RAF.

Adrian Worsfold, operations director at First Manchester, said: “This is an incredibly important occasion for many people to show their support, or remember family members, friends and others who have been lost in military service.

"We support events like this every year, as a significant number of our team come from a military background.

“There will be many events and services taking place locally where people, communities and organisations around the area can visit to show their respect."

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