British Armed Forces and Veterans Weekend at Swanage: 30-31 May 2009
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Military Band and parade of troops on Shore Road, Swanage in July 2005.
The Band will return on Saturday 30th May 2009 for the official reopening of Herston Halt's
rebuilt platform, following which hundreds of soldiers from 11th Signal Regiment
will exercise their right to march through Swanage with swords drawn and bayonets fixed.
Photograph copyright Andrew P.M. Wright
Downloadable flyer for Veterans Weekend at Swanage 30/31 May 2009
Swanage 30-31 May 2009
All veterans receive 25% discount on Swanage Railway travel all weekend on production of the Veterans badge.
Swanage & Herston 30 May 2009 schedule of events
12:15 Official Re-opening of Herston Halt - following its recent reconstruction by the team of Army volunteers led by Frank Roberts -
by the Commanding Officer of 11th Signal Regiment and the Mayor of Swanage.
Trains leave Norden and Swanage at 11:50. Piper & Trumpeters.
14:00 Onwards - Liberty Parade. 500 soldiers will be involved in the Parade. Swanage Football Club - Days Park - Shore Road (Ocean Bay) - Saluting Dias near Tourist information Centre - Institute Road - Kings Road East - Conservative Club - Railway Station - Rempstone Road - De-Moulham Road - Sandpit Field.
11:00 Sandcastle Competition Seafront - see local notices
15:00 Drill Competition Seafront - see local notices
Sunday 31 May
11:00 Cadet's standard Bearers Competition Seafront
14:30 Veteran's Parade Seafront Clocktower
For more information on the weekend please visit www.swanageveterans.org.uk and
see the illustrated brochure on the Army's 25 years of involvement with the
Swanage Railway by clicking on the Army Link Brochure image below.
Also please download and display the poster to help publicise this event.
Downloadable Army Link Brochure describing the Army's close
involvement with the Swanage Railway since 1984
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Downloadable Poster to help us promote this event.