VETERANS are set to be served a free drink as part of a scheme commemorating the end of the First World War.

The Royal Corps of Signals and King's Regiment veteran, Pete Molloy, has written to every pub and club in the Spennymoor parish asking them to take part in the Spennymoor Veterans’ Beer Token Scheme, which will take place for one day only on Remembrance Sunday, 11 November, 2018.

He will also be writing to Spennymoor Town Council to ask for its support.

Mr Molloy said: "The armed forces are very much respected in the town, so the Spennymoor Veterans’ Beer Token Scheme is just a kind gesture from the locally pubs and clubs towards our town's veterans for their service to our country."

"I have already had a few of the pubs and clubs confirming that they will gladly participate in the Spennymoor Veterans' Beer Token Scheme and I thank them for their support."

The scheme will be open to all veterans that live in the parish town area and will entitle qualifying veterans to one free alcoholic drink.

The pubs and clubs participating will reserve the right to decide which alcoholic drinks to serve and veterans will be asked to provide proof that they are eligible before they are served.