12th November 2018
Armed forces veterans were treated to VIP travel to the annual Remembrance Sunday parade in Knowle.
We have maintained a long-standing partnership with the village’s branch of Royal British Legion by laying on a complimentary, low-floor bus to transport ex-service personnel to the town’s Remembrance Day service.
It’s a tradition that stretches back almost 40 years with our drivers transporting hundreds of former soldiers, sailors and air crew to the occasion over the years.
This year’s service was a particularly poignant one as it marked the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Our director Danny Matthews explained: “The company has been helping Knowle’s Royal British Legion Association for almost 40 years now and we will continue the tradition for as long as we are required.
“It’s an honour and a pleasure for us to be able to support them by donating a driver and bus so their members can attend this very important day in their calendar.”
Knowle Royal British Legion chairman Ray Warren added: “We are very grateful to LandFlight for laying on a bus to help those who need transport to the parade.
“It’s so important for us to pay our tribute to the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
“Last year we had 845 people attend the parade in Knowle, which was a tremendous turn-out from people in the village and the surrounding areas.”
Our bus departed from the Legion’s headquarters on Warwick Road at 9.45 on Sunday morning and transported members to Knowle Parish Church on the High Street.
We were also involved in the Remembrance Day proceedings at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire.
We sent three buses to provide a shuttle service from the car parks to the memorial centre for those attending the Remembrance Service at the Arboretum.