First Great Western helps munitions worker's achieve recognition
Monday 11th November 2013
Munitions factory workers invited to the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday have once again been able to make the journey with help from First Great Western.
For only the second time in their history the workers travelled from Bridgend to London, following support by local MP Huw Irranca-Davies to have their role in the Second World War recognised.
Ogmore MP and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Munitions Workers Huw Irranca-Davies said:
“It’s great that the contribution of hundreds of people like Bessie and Bill are recognised as they travel to London to take part in the Remembrance Service and march at the Cenotaph.
“I’d like to thank The Royal British Legion, First Great Western and BAE Systems and my colleagues on the APPG for Recognition of Munitions Workers for making this happen.
“Many people were killed in Bridgend and in other munitions factories in all parts of the UK and it is good that at last their contribution to defeating fascism and Hitler is being acknowledged.”
Committed to the communities they serve, First Great Western provided complimentary transport to a party of four workers from south Wales.