Shropshire Council

Defence Discount Service

The official Ministry of Defence Discount Service is available for all members of the defence community, and you can join for free and start saving hundreds of pounds a year. The service is available for the following individuals:

  • Serving armed forces
  • Reserve forces
  • Spouses/partners of serving personnel
  • Forces veterans
  • MOD civil servants
  • Bereaved family members
  • War/service widow(er)s
  • Cadet forces (over 16)
  • NATO personnel in the UK

Forces railcard

People serving in the armed forces and their husbands, wives and dependent children can buy the HM Forces Railcard. This gives you 1/3 off most rail fares throughout the UK for a year. War widows or widowers and their dependants in receipt of an armed forces pension are also eligible for a railcard. Find out more, including how much it costs and the savings you can make, on the HM Forces website.

If you're a war widow or widower you can apply for a railcard through the Royal British Legion. Contact Legionline: 08457 725 725 or email:

From 11 November 2020 (Armistice Day), the Veterans Railcard will be launched and military veterans will be able to get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects and bring them closer to family and friends.  We will include the link to apply for the Card, on this page, at a later date.