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  • 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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    Westcliff Conservation & Community Association Plaque Unveiling, 24th November, 2017

    The Lord Lieutenant and Viscountess De L’Isle attended the Westcliff Conservation & Community Association plaque unveiling ceremony at Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate on 24th November. The original plaque, unveiled in 1926 by the then Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor, was stolen in 2015 and …

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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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  • The Lord-Lieutenant at the Rochester Remembrance Parade. (c) Symon Lock

    Remembrance Sunday, 12th November 2017

    The Lord-Lieutenant and Peter Blackwell DL were in attendance at two of the many Remembrance Sunday Services held throughout the County on 12th November. The Lord-Lieutenant attended the Remembrance Sunday Service held at Rochester Cathedral, before attending the wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in the …

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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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  • Smart on parade. Standard Bearers from Margate SCC TS Jamaica, Ramsgate and Broadstairs SCC TS Bulldog, and 2433 (Ramsgate & Manston) Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets. © Barry Duffield DL

    Royal British Legion 70th Festival of Remembrance, Margate, 3rd November 2017

    The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Mr Richard Oldfield DL, representing the Lord-Lieutenant, addressed the audience at the Royal British Legion’s 70th Festival of Remembrance held at the Winter Gardens, Margate, on 3rd November. The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance …

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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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