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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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  • The Lord-Lieutenant, centre, with the award winners after the Ceremony. (c) Martin Apps

    KM Charity Team Partnership Awards Ceremony, 1st March 2017

    KM Charity Team Partnership Awards 2017 were held at Rowhill Grange Hotel, Wilmington, on 1st March, to recognise the support given to the Charity Team by eighty of their many sponsors and partners to thank them for their backing.  Over 50 certificates and awards were …

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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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  • D Day Veterans pictured with middle centre, the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L'Isle and middle row, 3rd from right, Mrs Kathrin Smallwood, previous High Sheriff of Kent, and behind the lord-Lieutenant, Chairman of KCC, Mr Tom Gates. (c) Photogenic Images Ltd.

    KCC Chairman’s Reception for recipients of the Legion D’Honneur, 7th February, 2017

    Mr Tom Gates, Chairman of Kent County Council, held a Reception in the Darenth Room at County Hall, Maidstone, on 7th February for recipients of the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur (Chevalier). Present at the event was the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE …

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  • Kent 2017 New Year Honours Announced

    The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate all those who have received honours in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year Honours 2017. Knights Batchelor (Kt) Knighthoods Mr Antony BEEVOR (Kent). Military Historian and Author. For Services in support of Armed Forces Professional Development. Mr David BEHAN …

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  • ecoegg Managing Director Rob Knight receives the award from the Lord Lieutenant. (c) John Phipp, The Photo Team

    Queen’s Award for Enterprise awarded to ecoegg, 9th November, 2016

    ecoegg, a laundry products manufacturer which makes environmentally-friendly washing pellets, was presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle, only five months after the company’s former premises were devastated by fire. Founder and managing director Rob Knight …

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    Countess of Wessex visits Benenden Community Shop, 1st November, 2016

    The Countess of Wessex made a visit to officially open the Benenden Community Shop where  she enjoyed time with volunteers who saved the village shop, and post office, from closure. During her visit the Countess unveiled a plaque commemorating  the occasion and Benenden Community Shop’s  official opening. …

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  • The crystal bowl being presented by the Lord-Lieutenant to Mr David Hall, CEO for Polypipe, and pictured left, Mr Simon Howard, MD at Polypipe Terrain, Aylesford, holding the Certificate. (c) Polypipe.

    Polypipe wins Queens Award for Enterprise, 20th October, 2016

    A manufacturer of plastic pipe systems which exports around the world has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise  for its international trading achievements. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is given to businesses to recognise outstanding achievement. Polypipe Terrain which has a base in Aylesford, …

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    HM The Queen’s visit to the Royal Engineers, Brompton Barracks,13th October, 2016

    The Queen visited the Royal Engineers as their Colonel-in-Chief on 13th October 2016, to mark the 300th Anniversary of the Corps foundation. The sun shone in the crisp autumn morning as Her Majesty arrived at Brompton Barracks. The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle MBE; The Chief …

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  • Mr Sleightholm founded the St Peter’s Village Tour in 1995 to encourage tourists to visit the village and the wider area in Thanet. The Tour is a living historical journey through the village and is now a hugely successful tourist attraction. It has won numerous awards and has been a huge benefit to the local economy in the area. (c) Barry Duffield DL

    British Empire Medal Ceremony, 6th October, 2016

    Kent’s finest were honoured by The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals (BEM). Chosen for their outstanding community work and dedication, the 9 recipients, Mrs Jacqueline Clark (Goudhurst), Mr James Cooper (Canterbury), Mr Paul Emden (Folkestone), Mr Thomas Fisher (Kilndown), Mrs Ann …

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