AMBULANCE bosses in Dorset have signed a covenant with the British Army to support and honour the armed forces community.

South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) signed the agreement at a ceremony at the trust’s headquarters in Exeter.

The signing shows the trust’s commitment to honour the armed forces covenant and support their community, recognising the value of serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and their families.

Will Warrender, SWASFT chief executive, said: “We are delighted to join with our colleagues from the armed forces to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

“As a trust we recognise that working closely has great value for our patients, armed forces personnel, veterans and our staff who through this partnership, have access to high quality training. We look forward to building on this foundation's significant event.”