a nice little touch from Newport Bus

During the First World War, five Newport Corporation Transport staff enlisted and gave their lives to defend the way of life we now all enjoy freely. 

To show its gratitude to the staff, and to mark the anniversary of the start of Britain’s involvement in the war, a few weeks ago Newport Bus dedicated a vehicle to each fallen soldier. It also opened a book of remembrance at its head office.

Each bus displayed the rank and name of their soldier on the front, with information about him inside.

The men were aged 18, 19, 20, 26 and 37 when they were killed. A sixth vehicle has a full wrapped design to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

A nice little touch this from Newport Bus. No doubt there will be some moaners about the contra vision coverage, but for me, on this occasion they'll have to put up with it.

Story taken from the routeone publication.


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