Double Olympic gold medalist and armed forces veteran, Honorary Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes, has teamed up with Sophie Faldo, former army officer and winner of the Great British Bake Off, to support the launch of the new Veterans Railcard, which is one of a number of measures designed to help veterans adjust to life outside the military.
The new Veterans Railcard, which is for anyone who has served at least one day in the armed forces or Merchant Marines who have seen duty on legally defined military operations, will save veterans a third off most rail fares to help reconnect them to loved ones and connect them to new training and work opportunities.
This new Railcard will help an extra 830k people benefit from discounted rail travel. The card’s design pays tribute to those who have made sacrifices to protect and serve our country by utilising the colours featured on the Veterans flag which represent the three-armed forces: Army, Navy and Airforce.
It’s available at a special introductory price of just £21 for a one-year card or £61 for a three-year card, until 31 March 2021 and will offer the holder and their companion, a third off most rail fares and 60 per cent off for up to four children aged 5-15 years.
Veterans can choose from a physical card or a digital version and it’s available for use from 5 November.
If you have a veteran family member or know someone who is eligible, do make sure they visit www.railcard.co.uk for all the details.