2015

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Dignatories gather at the Folkestone Commemoration shortly before the Parade forms up. (c) Joanne Holmes.

The Lord-Lieutenant laying his wreath at the Memorial in the Garden of Honour. At the lectern is Mr Geoff Humphries, Vice Chairman of the Royal British Industries Village Branch.(c) Nadine Smith.

Pictured left with the Lord-Lieutenant is Brigadier (Ret'd) Tony Kerr, President of the Royal British Village Branch. (c) Nadine Smith.

The Lord-Lieutenant with Steve Sherry CE of Royal British Industries on his right, and next to him, Trevor Sturgess DL. (c) Nadine Smith.

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Tunbridge Wells supporters including local cadets and The Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Cllr David Elliott, and Mayoress, Cllr Mrs June Crowhurst, who greeted the six walkers, pictured by the Town Hall. (c) Lt Col (Retd) Richard Dixon TD DL.

The Lord-Lieutenant and Viscountess De L'Isle in Penshurst village, pictured centre with walkers, joined by Lieutenancy supporters.

Dignitaries gathering before the service. (c) Chatham Memorial Synagogue.

The service in progress where prayers were said for the congregation, the Royal Family, the State of Israel and the Founders of the Synagogue, by members of the Community and Jewish Kent. (c) Chatham Memorial Synagogue.

British Empire Medallists gathering before the ceremony. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L'Isle MBE, pictured with AbBaltis Managing Director, Giedre Brandao. (c) Mike Hacker.

Pictured from left to right: The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Dennis Gates, Emily Downs, Giedre Brandao, Chris Bellhouse, Janis Sullivan and Lisa Elsden. (c) Mike Hacker.

Recipients of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent Awards 2015 with The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE and Brigadier Andrew Hughes MBE , II (Infantry) Brigade Commander. (c) Stewart Turkington

Shepherd Neame Best Reservist of the Year. Pictured from left to right: The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, Private Scott Clark and Mr Jonathan Neame DL, Chief Executive Shepherd Neame. (c) Stewart Turkington

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet of the Year Awards 2015/2016. Pictured from left to right: Cadet Sergeant Rhys Nicholls – 500 (Headcorn) Squadron ATC, Leading Cadet George Jones – Ramsgate & Broadstairs SCC, Cadet Colour Sergeant Jonathan Stone – Herne Bay Detachment ACF, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent The Viscount De L’Isle MBE, Cadet Corporal Henry Tidd – Ashford SCC, Petty Officer Cadet Shaun Lock – Sheppey SCC, Cadet Flight Sergeant Ben Powell – 99 (Folkestone) Squadron ATC and Cadet Company Sergeant Major Thomas Hunt – The King’s School Canterbury CCF. (c) Stewart Turkington.

Wealden Sailability celebrate their success with volunteers, clients, carers and guests at the group’s Chipstead Sailing Club home. (c) David Barker.

Pictured from left: Vice-Lord-Lieutenant Richard Oldfield; David Mckee, Chairman, giving a brief history of the Charity; Douglas Horner DL who read the citation and the High Sheriff of Kent, William Alexander. (c) David Barker.

From left: Eileen MacCormack; Brian MacCormack being presented with the certificate on behalf of Wealden Sailability by the Vice-Lord-Lieutenant Richard Oldfield, and in the background, David Mgee (c) David Barker.

The Lord-Lieutenant inspecting members of The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment.) (c)Barry Duffield DL

Pictured at the statue unveiling ceremony: Colonel Peter Bishop OBE DL President of the Queen's Own Buffs Regimental Association with HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Colonel in Chief of the PWRR, the descendant regiment of The Buffs. (C) Barry Duffield DL

HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark with from left to right; The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L'Isle; The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Reverend Dr Robert Willis DL and Colonel Peter Bishop OBE DL. (c)Barry Duffiled DL

HRH Princess Alexandra cutting the ribbon. (c) KSY Museum Trust

HRH being given a guided tour of the museum (c) KSY Museum Trust

HRH pictured with assembled guests at teh museum opening. (c) KSY Museum Trust

Maidstone Unit including Cadets & Badgers (c) St John Ambulance.

Pictured from left to right: Denise Warman, Unit Secretary; The Lord-Lieutenant; David Warman, Unit President; Mrs Shirley Collins, Unit Manager holding Centenary Certificate. (c) St John Ambulance.

The Lord-Lieutenant presenting the Centenary Certificate to Unit Manager Mrs Shirley Collins. (c) St John Ambulance.

After the President had addressed Viscountess De L'Isle, his wife Sheila Sleightholm, presented her with a bouquet of flowers, which were very much appreciated. (c) Tim Elliott

At the end of the tour the Lord- Lieutenant was presented with a souvenir booklet by the Chairman, Sue Elliott, pictured left. Here on the right the Lord-lieutenant is thanking the tour Founder and President Brian Sleightholm. (c) Tim Elliott.

Meeting costumed characters from the past on their tour, here Lord and Lady De L'Isle are seated in the Old Vestry within the parish church and introduced to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Culmer. Mr Culmer was a well known farmer and shipbuilder who died in 1495. (c) Tim Elliott.

Staff and volunteers pictured with the Lord-Lieutenant, celebrating the greatr achievement. (c) Young Lives Foundation.

The Lord-Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle MBE unveiling the plaque alongside cadets from the centre. (c) Stewart Turkington.

Cadets engaged in an excercise enjoying their new premises (c) Stewart Turkington

Recipients of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent Awards 2015 with The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE and Brigadier Andrew Hughes MBE , II (Infantry) Brigade Commander. (c) Stewart Turkington

HRH Princess Alexandra being escorted to the Huguenot Museum by The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L'Isle MBE. (c) Huguenot Museum.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent with Cadets. (c) Barry Duffield.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent with Standard Bearers. (c) Barry Duffield.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO greeting veterans. (c) Barry Duffield.

Wreath laying ceremony with standard bearers in the background at The Airman Memorial. (c) Barry Duffield

Trevor Sturgess DL inspecting the County Standard Bearers. (c) Barry Duffiled

County Standards and members of Kent Army Cadets who took part in the parade. (c) Barry Duffield.

Trevor Sturgess DL reading one of the lessons. (c) Barry Duffield.

Pictured outside The Red Lion at Sittingbourne, front row from left to right: 'Captain James White', The Mayor of Swale Borough Council Cllr Anita Walker, The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, 'Major Percy and Mr Peter Warwick. (c) Barry Duffield.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent taking the Salute. (c) Barry Duffield.

Pictured at Sittingbourne, from left to right: Veterans with the Mayor of Swale Borough Council Cllr Anita Walker and The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent. (c) Barry Duffield.

Mr Peter Warwick, Chairman of The New Waterloo Dispatch Committee pictured left presenting the New Waterloo Dispatch to the Mayor of Faversham, Cllr Nigel Kay. (c) Barry Duffield.

Flanked by cadets, from left to right: 'Captain James White', Elizabeth Tullberg DL, Mayor of Faversham Cllr Nigel Kay, 'Major Percy' and High Sheriff of Kent William Alexander. (c) Barry Duffield.

The post-chaise arriving in Faversham. (c) Barry Duffield.

From L-R: The Lord-Lieutenant, Commander Trish Kohn of HMS Northumberland, Commander Nicholas Chatwin, and Brigadier (Retd) David Ralls, gather at the start of the ceremony. (c) Barry Duffield

Viscount De L’Isle, The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, in Broadstairs with the rowing crew from Ramsgate Sea Cadets, who rowed 20 miles from Ramsgate to Broadstairs at the event. (c) Barry Duffield.

Watching the arrival of the post-chaise, from L-R: Brigadier (Retd) David Ralls DL, Frank Martin DL, Commander Nicholas Chatwin, the Lord-Lieutenant, Viscountess De L'Isle, and foreground, Sea Cadets. (c) Barry Duffield

The arrival of the Post-chaise in Broadstairs with interpreters representing Major Henry Percy and Captain James White. (c) Barry Duffield.

From L to R: The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, HRH The Duke of Kent, Mr Nicholas Marden, Private Secretary to the Duke of Kent and the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent outside Canterbury Cathedral. (c) Barry Duffield

The Post-chaise arriving at Canterbury Cathedral. (c) Barry Duffield

Viewing the Dispatch. From L-R: Iona McCaul Company Sgt Major, Combined Cadet Force, acting as the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet from Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School; the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis; Viscount De L’Isle, Lord-Lieutenant of Kent; and “Major Henry Percy.” (c) Barry Duffield

Deputy Lieutenants, from L-R: Colonel James Partridge TD DL, Jacques Arnold DL, Algy Cluff DL, Major (Retd) Dennis Bradley BEM DL, and Colonel (Retd) Peter Bishop OBE DL. (c) Barry Duffield DL

From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Mrs Caroline Alexander, High Sheriff of Kent Mr William Alexander, Viscountess De L'Isle and Vice-Lord-Lieutenant Richard Oldfield (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling Cllr Owen Baldock, Mayoress Mrs Christine Baldock, Viscountess De L'Isle and Gp Capt Patrick Tootal OBE DL RAF (Retd) (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Chairman of Thanet District Council Cllr Revd Stuart Piper, Mrs Lynda Piper, Viscountess De L'Isle and Mr Frank Martin DL. (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Mayor's escort Mr Brian Dyer, Mayor of Ashford Cllr Geraldine Dyer, Viscountess De L'Isle and James Loudon DL. (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Mayor's escort Mr Brian Dyer, Mayor of Ashford Cllr Geraldine Dyer, Viscountess De L'Isle and James Loudon DL. (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Chairman of Dover District Council Cllr Susan Chandler, Viscountess De L'Isle and Bill Fawcus DL (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Mayor of Tunbridge Wells Cllr David Elliott, Mayoress Cllr June Crowhurst, Viscountess De L'Isle and Peter Blackwell JP DL (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Mayor of Medway Cllr Barry Kemp, Mayoress Mrs Joyce Kemp and Viscountess De L'Isle (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord- Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Mayor of Gravesham Cllr Michael Wenban JP, Mayoress Fiona Strike JP, Viscountess De L'Isle and Mr Jacques Arnold DL. (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord- Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Mayor of Dartford Cllr Armitt, Mayoress Lynne Armitt, Viscountess De L'Isle and Mr Kelvin Holford DL. (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr Daniel Moriarty, the Mayor's neice Mayoress Shirley Moriarty, Viscountess De L'Isle and Bill Cockcroft DL (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: Mr Robert Waters a previous Lord Mayor, Mrs Jeanne Harrison wife of KCC Chairman Mr Mike Harrison, The Vice Lord Lieutenant Richard Oldfield, and Lord Mayor of Canterbury Cllr Sally Waters. (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: The Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle, Chairman of KCC Mr Mike Harrison, Mrs Jeanne Harrison, and Viscountess De L'Isle (c) Barry Duffield

From L-R: Mrs Caroline Alexander, The High Sheriff of Kent Mr William Alexander, and the Lord Lieutenant Viscount De L'Isle (c) Barry Duffield

Mrs Rosalynde Ward BEM, receiving her medal from the Lord-Lieutenant, for Services to People with Disabilities in Sevenoaks and to Charity in Romania. (c) Barry Duffield.

Mrs Maureen Lewsey BEM, receiving her medal from the Lord-Lieutenant, for Voluntary Service to St John Ambulance. (c) Barry Duffield.

Mrs Gillian Fowler BEM, pictured second left, with her party . Mrs Fowler received her BEM for Services to the community in Herne Bay. (c) Barry Duffield.

Mr Raymond Foster BEM, pictured right, receiving his medal from the Lord-Lieutenant, for Services to the Environment and Flood Risk Management. (c) Barry Duffield.

Pictured second from the left, Mrs Tessa Fineman BEM, with members of her party. Mrs Fineman received her BEM for Services to the Arts in Ashford. (c) Barry Duffield.

The Queen, escorted by the Lord-Lieutenant, greeting from left to right: HE Alice Samaan, Bahrain's Ambassador to the UK, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain and HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. (c) Barry Duffield.

The Queen greeting more members of The Few, from left: Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns AE and Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE. (c) Barry Duffield.

The Queen with members of 'The Few', from left: Mrs K Foster, wife of the Late Wing Commander Bob Foster; Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM and Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AE. (c) Barry Duffield.

The Queen unveiling the plaque to commemorate the opening of The Wing. (c) Barry Duffield.

HM The Queen arriving at The Deanery escorted by the Vice-Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Richard Oldfield DL and HRH Duke of Edinburgh accompanied by Mrs Amicia Oldfield. (c) Robert Berry.

The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Reverend Dr Robert Willis DL greets The Queen, with the Vice-Lord-Lieutenant in the background. (c) Robert Berry.

The royal statues situated on the West Front of the cathedral which were created by sculptor Nina Bilby, and were unveiled by The Queen at the Dedication ceremony. (c) Maryann Webster.

The Queen, escorted by The Lord-Lieutenant, meeting guests at a reception held at The Cathedral Lodge. (c) Roberty Berry.

Peter Snow interacting with students at the launch of the Waterloo 200 event at Canterbury. (c) Barry Duffield.

Peter Snow with re-enactor Captain White. (c) Barry Duffield.

Participants at the launch with Peter Snow. (c) Barry Duffield.

Peter Snow engaging with his audience. (c) Barry Duffield.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Turner Contemporary to a warm welcome by waiting crowds. (c) Andy Jones/Isle of Thanet Gazette.

Pupils from Holy Trinity & St John's Primary School, Margate interacting with the Duchess. (c) Andy Jones/Isle of Thanet Gazette.

The Duchess sharing a joke with artists from the Studio. (c) Thanet Extra/Gary Brown.

Martin Slepcikova showing the Duchess his montage of photos from Croatia (c) Thanet Extra/Gary Brown.

Pictured here among the civic dignatories, are a number of Deputy Lieutenants who joined the procession too. (c) Barry Duffield.

Civic Dignatories processing into the cathedral. (c) Barry Duffield.

Macebearer, Mr Alvin Oades pictured right, leading the way. (c) Barry Duffield.

Mr Alan Pughsley, Chief Constable, heading up the procession. (c) Barry Duffield.

From Left to right: The Lord-Lieutenant's cadet, POC Ryan Filtness from Medway Towns Unit; Acting Dean, the Reverend Dr Philip Hesketh; the Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L'Isle and Lady De L'Isle. (c) Barry Duffield.

Pictured left: High Sheriff Mr Hugo Fenwick, HRH Duke of York and The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L'Isle (c) David Merewether .

Students enjoying a performance given by Titan the Robot. (c) David Merewether

HRH Duke of York delivering his address. (c) David Merewether

Pictured from left to right: Russell Race JP DL presenting the book to Headteacher, Mr Hodges; Cllr Kelly Tollhurst and Cllr Mike O'Brien. (c) Mike O'Brien.

Ann West DL, pictured left, presenting a copy of 'Unconquered' to the Head Girl at Walderslade School, and pictured right is Cllr Mike O Brien. (c) Dr Fraser Campbell.

Back row from left to right from Greenacre Academy, Chatham: Mr D Wise and Mrs K Edge with pupils, and seated - Head Boy with Deputy Lieutenant Ann West and Councillor Mike O'Brien. (c) Greenacre Academy.

Last surviving crew member of the Truculent disaster Fred Henly, 91, with other dignitaries who were at the 65th Memorial Service,and left is Brigadier (Retd) John Meardon DL. (c) Barry Duffield.

Left to right: Brigadier (Retd) John Meardon DL, Lt Colin Jones, Vice President of the Medway Towns Branch of the Submariners Association talking to Standard Bearer Robin Green. (c) Barry Duffield.

Standard bearers representing the Submariners Association, The Royal Naval Association, Royal Air Force Association and the Royal British Legion who were all parading at Memorial Service. (c) Barry Duffield.

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