I forgot to write about this at the time, slap wrist to me!
War veterans can now travel for free on London’s public transport system. During the campaign Boris promised he would introduce this scheme, now he has made good on that promise and did so in time for the remembrance services at the weekend.
All war veterans in receipt of a pension under the War Pensions Scheme or the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme are eligible for passes and over 1,500 passes have already been issued.
As you may know I have long felt that service personnel have been undervalued and their efforts gone largely unrecognised. This is a step in the right direction and an indicator of London’s gratitude to the people who knowingly risk their lives to protect us.