Category Archive for: ‘Events by Region’

  • Appointments of New Deputy Lieutenants of Kent Announced, 18th July, 2017

    Three new Deputy Lieutenants of Kent have been appointed, each of them honoured for their positive contributions to the County and the Nation. They are Mrs Louise Bryant JP (Tonbridge);  The Lord Colgrain (Sevenoaks) and Mr Clive Stevens (Margate). Louise Bryant has lived in Tonbridge …

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  • The atmospheric seated Airman Statue surrounded by moving tributes. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

    Battle of Britain Memorial Day Capel-le-Ferne, 9th July, 2017

    The hot summer weather on Sunday 9th July at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne was similar to that which the RAF enjoyed 77 years before in the opening days of the Battle of Britain, before battle was joined with the Luftwaffe over the …

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  • Attendees round the clock showing the time of the unveiling - 6:22pm - exactly 100 years to the minute that the last and most devastating bomb fell on Tontine Street, causing the death of 63 of the 81 civilians killed in the Raid. (c)Hattie Miles.

    Remembering the WW1 Tontine Street bombing in Folkestone, 25th May 2017

    The Lord-Lieutenant was represented by Mrs Ros McCarthy DL at a commemorative service which took place in Folkestone’s Methodist Church on 25th May 2017, to remember those who suffered or were killed in the German air raid on Folkestone and its neighbourhood, one hundred years …

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    HRH The Princess Royal’s visit to Kent, 4th May, 2017

    Visit to Arrow and Bexley Riding for the Disabled Association Groups On 4th May HRH Princess Anne, President of the Riding for the Disabled Association, visited The Arrow Riding Centre in Dartford, for riders with special needs,  to celebrate 35 years since the Centre opened …

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  • The Countess of Wessex receiving two thank you cards made by residents to celebrate her visit, pictured here with Antonia, Ray and Hope. (c) 2017 David Bartholemew.

    Visit to Kent by HRH The Countess of Wessex,19th April, 2017

    Crossways Community The Countess of Wessex visited Crossways Community in Tunbridge Wells, on 19th April, to unveil a plaque commemorating her visit, and 50 years since the charity’s work in the field of mental health began. The Chief Executive of Crossways, Chris Munday, escorted the Countess …

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  • Mr Pirthipal Singh Kang receiving his medal from the Lord-Lieutenant for Services to Fire and Rescue Awareness and Community Cohesion in North Kent. (c) Barry Duffield DL

    British Empire Medal Investiture, Penshurst Place,11th April, 2017

    The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle, held an investiture at Penshurst Place for the three British Empire Medal recipients nominated in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2017 New Year Honours List. The short citations were read by Mrs Georgie Warner DL, before the Lord-Lieutenant assisted by decorating …

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  • Left to right: Canon Chris Stone; Kathrin Smallwood; Chief Kenneth Adams; Chief Anne Richardson; The Bishop of Rochester, James Langstaff; and Chief Steve Adkins. (c) Roger Vaughan

    400th Anniversary Commemoration of the Death of Pocahontas, 21st March 2017

      On 21st March 2017 Gravesham Borough Council held a Service in St George’s Church, Gravesend, to commemorate the death in 1617 of the native American princess Pocahontas, then aged 22 years of age, who died either on shore or aboard the ship George, which she, …

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    Lord-Lieutenant’s Civic Service, 14th March, 2017

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent is calling for more volunteers amid concerns that the volunteering spirit may not be as strong as it used to be. Viscount De L’Isle has told a congregation of more than 550 in Rochester Cathedral that “the philosophy and motivation behind …

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    SECAmb East awards ceremony, 23rd February, 2017

    The award winners at the SECAmb East awards ceremony. (c) Cripps Photography The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS awards Ceremony was held 23rd February, at The Orangery at Turkey Mill, Maidstone. SECAmb staff were joined by volunteers and members of the public at the …

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  • From left to right: Able Cadet Oscar Phillips, 17, receiving the Drill and Ceremonial Shield, Brigadier (Retd) David Ralls DL and the Unit's Officer in Charge Petty Officer (SCC) Martin Phillips. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

    Ramsgate Sea Cadets Awards Evening, 17th February 2017

    Ramsgate Sea Cadets held their Unit Awards Evening at the Red Arrow Social Club in Ramsgate. Brigadier (Retd) David Ralls CBE DFC DL made the presentations. Also present was Mr Barry Duffield DL. The first Sea Cadet unit was established in 1854 at Whitstable, created by communities …

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