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NCT Honours Employees Who Served During World War I with Dedication on Albert Ball VC Bus

221 days ago Fri 9th Nov 2018

Earlier this year, bus 426 was named “Albert Ball VC” and it now has a very fitting tribute on the rear to the 224 NCT employees who served during World War I.

Albert Ball bus at War Memorial

Born and raised in Nottingham, Albert joined the Sherwood Foresters at the outbreak of the First World War and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in October 1914. He accrued many aerial victories, earning three Distinguished Service Orders, the Military Cross and the Victoria Cross. He was the first ace to become a British national hero and was tragically killed in action on May 7th, 1917, aged 20.

To remember and honour our employees, the “Albert Ball VC” bus seemed the most appropriate to have their names displayed on the back in time for Remembrance Sunday and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The names displayed on the bus are taken from the Nottingham City Transport Roll of Honour, now housed in the National Justice Museum. 

Roll of Honour from World War I

We honour all those who have served their country in all conflicts by proudly displaying the poppy on every one of our buses and will be offering free travel for armed services personnel and cadets in uniform on Sunday, as well as veterans who show their ID or medals.

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