Greater Anglia Gets Onboard to Help London Poppy Day

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Representatives of the Army Air Corps from Wattisham Flying Station, travelled with Greater Anglia from Stowmarket to London Liverpool Street today to take part in the Royal British Legion’s London Poppy Day, as part the train operator's participation in rail industry efforts to help this year’s London Poppy Day. Over 40 members of the Wattisham team joined the 05.27 train to travel to London.

In conjunction with the Royal British Legion’s London Poppy Day, members of the armed forces have been offered complimentary train travel on Greater Anglia services on 31 October and 1 November 2012. The offer included free standard class train travel on Greater Anglia services for service personnel in full uniform and with a valid military ID.

Military personnel have also been collecting at the key London terminus served by Greater Anglia - London's Liverpool Street station.

Ruud Haket Greater Anglia's Managing Director said: "We're pleased to play our part in supporting London Poppy Day."

The Royal British Legion’s Station Commander at Liverpool Street Station, Toby Brook said “A huge thanks to Greater Anglia for allowing uniformed service men and women to travel free in support of the Royal British Legion’s London Poppy Day.”