Free carvery for all armed forces personnel

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TWO city restaurants have pledged their support for Britain’s armed forces by offering a free carvery to all army, navy and air force men and women, past and present, throughout this week.

The offer started today and will continue until Saturday (June 30) at the Peartree Bridge Inn, on Waterside, and the Wolverton House, on Stratford Road.

It co-incides with Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday.

According to recent figures revealed by the Ministry of Defence more than 170,000 personnel make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to veterans and cadets across the Army, Royal Air Force and Naval Service; many of whom have risked their lives in battle to protect people across the UK.

To get the free meal current and former servicemen and women should visit www.crowncarveries.co.uk or www.facebook.com/crowncarveries to download the ‘free Forces meal’ voucher and present this along with their current ID card (or veteran lapel badge) to staff at the restaurant.

Ian Hart, manager at the Peartree Bridge Inn, said: “We pride ourselves in being the UK’s most regal carvery brand, our name says it all, and as a result we feel best placed to support our serving and past troops on this commemorative day.”

And Calum Sims, manager at Crown Carvery restaurant the Wolverton House, added: “We hope a royally good roast dinner will provide a hearty morale boost for all our proud veterans and hardworking military personnel in the week leading up to and on Armed Forces Day itself.”