CDC NSW Unveils Commemorative “Anzac Spirit” Bus to Honor Australian Veterans

Veteran bus drivers standing in front of a CDC NSW bus

CDC NSW, a leading provider of public transportation services in New South Wales, today unveiled two special commemorative “Anzac Spirit” buses to pay tribute to the sacrifices of Australian veterans on Anzac Day.

The “Anzac Spirit” buses feature a custom exterior wrap design depicting iconic images and symbols honouring the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served their country proudly. The design includes silhouettes of Australian diggers, poppies and an Australian sunrise along with the words “Lest We Forget” prominently displayed in Sydney (Northmead area) and the Hunter Valley (Edgeworth operations).

The commemorative buses started its service on 1st April and will provide free transportation to veterans, current military personnel in uniform, and their families attending Anzac Day memorial events and services across Sydney on 25 April.

“CDC NSW is honoured to commemorate the courage and sacrifice of our Australian veterans and active military members through this special ‘Anzac Spirit’ bus design,” said David Mead, CEO of CDC NSW.

“CDC NSW employs many veterans across NSW and so this is a great way to also recognise those staff and thank them for their service.

“As we observe Anzac Day this year, we want to ensure those who served have access to transportation to pay their respects at memorial events across the communities we serve.”

The “Anzac Spirit” bus will remain in operation for one month following Anzac Day as a traveling memorial.

“As a veteran, I think this bus is a very humbling message from the company and it pays respect to all serving men and women and veterans for their service”, Peter Walsh, bus driver from Northmead said.

“As an ex serving member, wife of a current serving member and child of parents who also both served, this makes my heart smile.  Thank you so much for honouring our current and ex-service members”, were the word of Rachel Wheatley from the Hunter Valley.

 “I feel a deep sense of pride and responsibility to uphold the values and traditions that define our military heritage. On Anzac Day, we come together as a nation to honour the memory of those who have fallen, to support our veterans, and to reaffirm our commitment to preserving the freedoms they fought so bravely to defend. Lest we forget” are the thoughts of Satinderpal Singh, member of the Australian Defence Force and mechanic in Foundry Rod.