I welcome the Governments plans to introduce a Veterans Railcard, and urge the Welsh Government to extend this amazing scheme to Wales.
Our armed forces are vital to our nation’s security and we have a duty to repay the extraordinary commitment and courage shown by the men and women who defend our nation. Having served in the army myself I know how this will improve the lives of military families.
The veteran’s railcard, available from Armistice Day this year, will provide cheaper train travel to 830,000 veterans. It forms part of our wider Veterans action plan published today, which will outline a raft of measures to ensure veterans have access to the support they need to thrive after serving their country.
As well as creating a new Office for Veteran Affairs, this One Nation Government will always prioritise those men and women who serve our nation, ensuring they feel full the support of our nations gratitude.