First Essex is offering free travel on its buses for any person wearing uniforms of the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force and any associated cadet force.

On November 11, First Essex will be offering free bus travel to serving and ex-service personnel attending commemorative events across the county.

To qualify for the free travel, personnel should either be travelling in military uniform or produce a current Ministry of Defence issued identity card, with their branch of the military stated (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or cadet force).

First Essex staff who have previously served in the forces are also being encouraged to support the event by wearing their military attire on Sunday while driving in service.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice and the end of the First World War, as on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.

Steve Wickers, managing director for First Essex said: "This is an important day for many people who want to remember family, friends and others who have been lost in military service.

“I am pleased to be supporting ‘Remembrance Sunday’ on this 100th anniversary and want to make it as easy as possible for people to attend the events organised across the county.”