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.

Want to know more? See About the Army Link .

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Heroes Haven Donations

If you would like to make a donation to the Heroes Haven, please visit their site http://www.heroes-haven.org.uk (opens in a new window) and click on the 'Donate' link in the top right of the page.

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Patrick joined Frank on his walk of the SWCP over the weekend of 18th & 19th June 2011.

He wasasked for a brief report on the two days which he supplied but needed some editing to remove some home truths and 'plain talking' before they could be published!

Thanks very much for them though - they made the web man laugh!

I think Patrick summed it up in his reply to me:

I had a good weekend with Frank but bloody hell, I couldn't do what he has done.

SWCP:Patrick - Day 2

Sunday 19th June.

Awoke about 9ish, a leisurely start for me; Frank was already obsessively emailing.
After a breakfast cooked for us by our hosts we set off, taking the train from Exeter down to Exemouth to pick up the trail again.

Read more: SWCP:Patrick - Day 2

SWCP:Patrick - Day 1

Sat 18th June

Awoke pensively to the sound of rain , an early start in order to get down to Devon to walk with Frank around a section of the SW Coast Path from Torquay to Exmouth. I should have gone down last night but due to First Great Western's insistence on charging more than £200 for a return ticket on Friday evening I thought bugger that and came down today.

Read more: SWCP:Patrick - Day 1

SWCP:Patrick's pictures

Pictures taken by Patrick during his two days with Frank.

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