For the eighth consecutive year, Maritime Transport has pledged its support to The Royal British Legion’s (RBL) Poppy Appeal by displaying poppies on its entire vehicle fleet.

Volunteers comprising Maritime drivers and staff, including some Services veterans that now work for Maritime, gathered across the company’s 40+ UK sites on 29 and 30 October to fit the iconic memorial symbol to the front grille of over 1,400 Maritime tractor units.

The poppies will remain on each vehicle for the duration of November to commemorate the sacrifices made by those who lost their lives in the First World War and in subsequent conflicts, and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces.

John Williams, group executive chairman, Maritime Transport said: ““We are immensely proud to offer our support to the RBL again this year, a charity that has provided remarkable support to so many serving and ex-service personnel and their families for over 100 years.

“The Poppy Appeal is an incredible cause that means so much to our colleagues at Maritime, including all of the ex-service personnel operating across our depot network, from drivers, transport managers, and fleet controllers, to those working within our finance, marketing, IT, and administrative departments.

“The investment we make in them as a business is paid back many times over; they bring an invaluable skillset and vast amount of experience to the roles they fulfil which is a real credit to our industry, and we look forward to supporting many more service leavers in their career progression.”