The Armed Forces will always have a special place in our hearts at The Kings Ferry Group.
We have numerous employees from management to drivers, who come from a military background. Our support for the armed forces doesn’t just stop at employment, our chosen charity is Help for Heroes. A charity which provides lifelong support to service personnel and veterans who have sustained injuries, illnesses and wounds whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.
Throughout the month of June we had the honour of being involved in multiple Armed Forces events. From transporting veterans to taking schools on battlefield tours, we have been all over the UK and Europe.
75th D Day Anniversary
At the beginning of June, Stewarts Coaches, part of The Kings Ferry Group, were asked to transport veterans, members of parliament and the press for the 75th D Day Anniversary. The commemorations took place in Portsmouth and saw some impressive displays from the Red Arrows. All our drivers noted how emotional the day was and that they were honoured to have been a part of it.
Find out what happened at the 75th D Day Anniversary commemorations and see for yourself what our drivers got to experience.
With the D Day Anniversary taking place at the beginning of June and Armed Forces Day being held at the end, battlefield tours have been in high demand. We’ve visited famous battlefields and landmarks in France, Germany and Belgium.
Take a look at some photos of our journeys and see what our customers have said about their battlefield trips.
Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 29th June and is a day to show support for servicemen and women. Thanks to our continued support for the Armed Forces, we’ve been invited to exhibit at an Armed Forces Day event. The free event will take place at Gillingham’s Great Lines Heritage Park and everyone is welcome. We’re sending some ex-forces staff down to have a chat about employment opportunities after service.
Find out details about the event at Great Lines and how we support ex-servicemen and women in starting a new career.