MILITARY veterans and serving personnel will be entitled to free bus travel to commemorations in the city this Sunday.

First Worcester will not charge current or ex-members of the military for tickets on Sunday, in memory of those who died during World War One.

Events marking Remembrance Sunday, which this year coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War One, are due to take place across the city.

Nigel Eggleton, managing director for First Worcester, 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 city.

"This will be the fifth year First Worcester has offered free travel - on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday - to the military fraternity.

"As the main local public transport provider in the area, First Worcester regularly supports community initiatives, charities and local groups and events throughout the year.

"Remembrance Sunday is an event that is supported by people of all ages by coming together in memory of the fallen soldiers from the First Word War."

To qualify for free travel, personnel should either be travelling in military uniform or have a current Ministry of Defence identity card.

Worcester Cathedral will host an act of remembrance service at its war memorial at 10am on Sunday.

There will also be services in Claines Church and St Mark in the Cherry Orchard and a Royal British Legion parade in St John's from 9.30am on Sunday.