Category Archive for: ‘Kent County Events’

  • 2018 Kent New Year Honours Announced

    The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate all those who have received honours in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2018 New Year Honours. Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Commander (CBE) Mr Howard RIDDLE (Bethersden). Lately, Chief Magistrate for England and Wales. For Services to the …

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  • The Princess Royal unveils the plaque to officially open the new Citizens Advice Swanley. (c) Barry Duffield DL

    Princess Royal’s Visit to Kent, 1st December, 2017

    The Princess Royal was greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant when visiting the County on 1st December and was escorted to the following destinations – AC Goatham and Son Cold Storage Facility and Packhouse The Princess Royal  opened the new £10million Goatham packhouse and coldstore. Named the …

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    Square Pegs honoured with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, 23rd November, 2017

    Square Pegs, a youth arts organisation for people with special needs aged 7-25 exists for young people who don’t fit in with  mainstream activities because of learning or communication difficulties. The group  which started 12 years ago, were very proud to receive the Queen’s Award …

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    Duke of Kent’s visit to the County, 9th November, 2017

    HRH The Duke of Kent  visited three very different venues when in Kent on 9th November – Folkestone’s New Museum HRH was greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant  and escorted on a tour of Folkestone’s impressive new museum at the Town Hall  which The Duke of Kent …

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  • Pictured left to right: Mr David Brazier, Chairman of KCC; Mr George Jessel, High Sheriff of Kent; Mr Leyland Ridings, President of the Kent County Royal British Legion; Mr Bill Cockroft DL, representing the Lord-Lieutenant and  Mr Richard Graham, Vice-Chairman of Kent RBL. (c) Mr Barry Duffield DL.

    KCC Civic Launch of the 2017 RBL Poppy Appeal, 25th October, 2017

    The Kent County Council Civic Launch of the 2017 RBL Poppy Appeal was held at County Hall, Maidstone, on 25th October 2017.  Among the invited guests was Mr Bill Cockcroft DL representing the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L’Isle MBE. The Royal British …

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    British Empire Medal Investiture, 17th October, 2017

     Kent’s finest have been honoured by The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals (BEM). Chosen for their outstanding and dedicated community work and public service the 3 recipients, Mr Henry Austin (Tonbridge), Mr Dean Faulkner (Sheerness) and Miss Melanie Hipwood (Sittingbourne) were …

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  • Pictured after the service in the Chapter House from left to right: The High Sheriff of Kent, Mr George Jessel DL; Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, VC, CNG; The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L'Isle MBE. (c) Abbeyfield Kent Society. 

    Abbeyfield Kent Society Golden Anniversary Service, Canterbury, 10th October 2017

    The Lord-Lieutenant, greeted by Zach Miles, Abbeyfield Kent Society Chairman, and Leon Steer, Abbeyfield Kent Society Chief Executive, was in attendance and taking a reading at the Golden Anniversary Service of the Abbeyfield Kent Society held at Canterbury Cathedral on 10th October. The Service celebrated the …

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  • The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent pictured centre, with all Kent 2017 SERFCA awards recipients. (c)Stewart Turkington.

    Lord-Lieutenant SERFCA Awards, 26th September, 2017

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE held his annual awards presentation at the Salomon’s Estate in Tunbridge Wells on 26th September 2017. Twenty-two outstanding members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Movements from all three services – Sea, Army and Air – were …

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  • Regimental Flag descends from the sky aided by a Flying Tiger parachutist. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

    The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR) Receive New Colours, 23rd September, 2017

    Three of  the Four Battalions of PWRR were presented with New Colours at Canterbury Cricket “Spitfire” Ground on Saturday 23rd September, 2017. The recently re-formed 4th Battalion PWRR of Reservists marched on to parade to join their sister battalions. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Colonel-in-Chief …

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  • The Lord-Lieutenant presenting  the Queen's Award to Dr Paula Carey, Company Managing Director. (c) Phil Weedon

    Carbon8 Systems Ltd honoured with Queen’s Award, 6th September, 2017

    Carbon8 Systems Limited, a University of Greenwich spin-out company, was presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise by the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle, in a special ceremony held at the Medway Campus on 6th September. Founded just 11 years ago, the company has …

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