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Hovertravel supports veterans and Armed Forces for D-Day 80 

As a signee of the Armed Forces Covenant and bronze level awardee of The Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), Hovertravel is supporting Armed Forces and Veterans with 50% off standard fares travelling across the Solent from Ryde to Southsea for the D-Day 80 events on Wednesday 5th June and Armed Forces Day on Saturday 8th June.

Loretta Lale, head of commercial at Hovertravel, explains: “"We are proud to support the veterans and members of the armed forces family as they pay tribute to the courage and resilience of British and Allied troops eight decades ago. The Isle of Wight is home to many veterans and we wanted to increase our ongoing discount for these two very special days.”

There are two events on Wednesday 5th June and for those lucky to have secured tickets they will see famous faces, musical performances, readings, and testimonies from 11am-1pm with a community vigil in the evening. Both events will also be televised on BBC One.

On Saturday, as part of a week of commemorations for D-Day 80, Portsmouth's Armed Forces Day event returns to Southsea Common just a couple of steps from Hovertravel’s terminal. Including parades, military vehicles, live music, the day will also feature a Royal Navy parachute jump and a full Red Arrows display across the Solent.

For more information and discounted booking please visit: www.hovertravel.co.uk/d-day-discount

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