TRANSDEV Yellow Buses (TYB) is to display poppies on its 107-strong fleet as a mark of respect for Britain’s war heroes.
Bob Wheatley, 86, who saw service in the Royal Navy during the Second Wold War, joined with Derek Lott, TYB’s Managing Director, to fix a poppy to the front of a bus at the company’s Bournemouth headquarters.
Mr Wheatley is the local Poppy Appeal organiser for the Royal British Legion in the Castlepoint and Yeomans Way area of Bournemouth which includes TYB’s depot.
Also taking part was ex-paratrooper Kevin Conroy who has taken over from Mr Wheatley as Standard Bearer of the Winton and Moordown Royal British Legion.
TYB’s drivers will be asked to observe the two minute silence on Armistice Day, Tuesday November 11, at 11am.
Buses which are on the road will stop at the nearest request stop – or safe parking area – and turn off their engines for the silent tribute.
Mr Lott said the bus company was proud to show its support for the Poppy Appeal.
He added: “Displaying poppies on our bus fleet is the very least we can do in recognition
of those who put their lives on the line for our country.”
Paying tribute: Derek Lott, TYB’s Managing Director (left) with Bob Wheatley (centre) and Kevin Conroy of the Royal British Legion.