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East Herts Council's armed forces champion welcomes new Veterans Railcard scheme.




East Herts Council's champion for the armed forces, who was part of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst team when Princes William and Harry were trained, has welcomed the new Veterans Railcard scheme.

Cllr Andrew Huggins, the Conservative who represents the Mundens and Cottered Ward, served in the Royal Artillery of the British Army for five years.

He saw active duty in Iraq twice and was on the training staff when the Duke of Cambridge followed his younger brother into the Blues and Royals.

Clr Andrew Huggins and East Herts Council chairman Jonathan Kaye (42915440)
Clr Andrew Huggins and East Herts Council chairman Jonathan Kaye (42915440)

Cllr Huggins said: "Armistice Day [November 11] is a time of celebration and of remembrance of our armed forces, both past and present, who give so much so that we can live in freedom and safety.

"I welcome the Government's decision to introduce this new Veterans Railcard scheme as a small act of acknowledgement."

The card, which costs £21 this year, gives veterans and their families one-third off regular train ticket prices from November 5.



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