HOVERTRAVEL ­has shown its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces.

From the start of lockdown, the ferry service says it has carried military personnel across the Solent as key workers engaged in Covid-related projects.

Loretta Lale, head of commercial at Hovertravel said: “We owe so much to our armed forces.

"Their work, past and present, including during this time of crisis helps keep us safe.

"They are an inspiration to us all and they also represent the best of Britain, with a reputation which is envied around the world.”

"As the travel restrictions lift in the coming weeks, we look forward to welcoming both serving military and veterans looking for some well-earned R and R.”

Hovertravel has an ongoing 20 per cent discount for all active armed forces through the defence discount card scheme.