Welcome to Swanage Army Link.

The Swanage Army Link is a dynamic association that has evolved over nearly 30 years between the Swanage Railway, the British Army, the People of Swanage and the Royal British Legion.

Regular ongoing visits by the Royal Corps of Signals soldiers are core to this Link, as is Team Herston, formed in 2007, bringing together local residents and ex soldiers who work regularly on our core project – the upkeep of Herston Halt.

More recently we have been proud to welcome Heroes Haven into the fold.

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SWCP:Day 30

D30. Sat 18 Jun. 511 miles. Exeter.

It must have been 00:30 before bed time, and I was tapping away on some other item as Jules woke. Tea on, get dressed, and to breakfast. I was in for an easy time today I thought.

One, because Jules’s wife Jean could not hassle me as her husband had NOT had to sleep on the floor of a £80 room, and two, as I had long since promised myself that this stretch of the Path would be steam driven.


Post cards were the order of the day, and I zapped a few out with first class stamps, jumped on another ferry with my combined ticket and sat in a comfy Mk1 carriage as the heavens opened. The steam railway trip was nice, over far too quickly, and as I arrived in Paignton, Patrick had arrived from London he was doing his post cards. I came out in favour – and did some more.

We were a bit late setting off, but we got going and chatted about this and that, London life, and my previous visits to see a bloke called Keith who had also served in the Royal Signals.

Torquay went on, and on and on! So I won’t here – but have a read of Patrick’s account, complete with photos.

Before I close this days recollections down, I will mention that, although it rained again, from a late start there was good walking progress and by 22:21, I had arrived on the side of the River Exe at Starcross having completed around 23 miles that day.

The significance here was that Patrick and I were about to start my Home Leg, the Jurassic Coast.



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