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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Reverend Gordon Warren who led the Drum Head Service. (c)Barry Duffield DL.

    Ramsgate Armed Forces Day, 25th June, 2016

    Ramsgate held their Armed Forces Day parade on 25th June with a Parade from the Sailors’ Church in Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour to the Obelisk at the East Pier, where a Drum Head Service was led by The Reverend Gordon Warren. After the service the Parade …

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  • 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.

    Lord-Lieutenant visits St Peter’s Village Tour,13th August 2015

    The St Peter’s Village Tour http://villagetour.co.uk/ has been taking place for the last 21 years. It is an entirely volunteer-led initiative which tells the history of St Peter’s, near Broadstairs, through vignettes acted by volunteer members of the village community in costume. Sadly on 13th August …

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  • 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.

    New Waterloo Dispatch Events at Faversham, Sittingbourne and Chatham, 27th June, 2015

    A poignant and entertaining series of commemorative events for the New Waterloo Dispatch (NWD) culminated in colourful drama in Faversham, Sittingbourne and Chatham. They were a fitting climax to the series of events across the county on June 20 and 27 to mark the 200th …

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  • 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

    The Lord-Lieutenant’s Civic Reception, 17th June, 2015

     The Lord-Lieutenant and Viscountess De L’Isle held their annual reception in the Barons Hall at Penshurst Place on Wednesday 17th June for incoming Mayors and Chairmen of Local Authorities in the ceremonial County of Kent. In welcoming them he congratulated them all on becoming First …

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

    HRH Duchess of Cambridge Visits Kent, 11th March 2015

    Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge visited Margate and Cliftonville on the 11th March, 2015 –  one of her last public engagements before the birth of her second child. At Turner Contemporary HRH, escorted by the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, was welcomed by Mr John Kampfner, Chair …

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  • HRH The Duke of Kent accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent visiting the Ramsgate Tunnels.

    HRH The Duke of Kent’s visit to Ramsgate 27th May, 2014

    Ramsgate Tunnels HRH the Duke of Kent visited Ramsgate on 27th May. Ramsgate Tunnels were completed in June 1939 as air-raid shelters and opened by The Duke’s father. The far-sightedness of the Mayor and Borough Surveyor saved many lives during WWII and provided shelter to …

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    Promotional Event for Waterloo 200 Commemorations,13th May 2014

    Teachers and school pupils from across Kent attended an event on 13th May 2014 at Wellesley House School, Broadstairs to learn about the Battle of Waterloo Commemorations in 2015. The event, which was organised by ‘Hungry for History’, a national schools campaign, took place just …

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  • CHOD General Van Caelenberge and Colonel David McDine DL representing the Lord-Lieutenant

    Baron Jean de Selys Longchamps: a Brave Pilot Remembered, 16th August, 2013

    On Friday 16th August 2013 Colonel David McDine OBE DL represented the Lord-Lieutenant at a commemoration Service, at Minster in Thanet, for Baron Jean de Selys Longchamps on the 70th anniversary of his death. He was the pilot who single-handedly attacked the Gestapo Headquarters in Brussels for …

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