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  • Kent Birthday Honours Announced,17th June, 2017

    The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate all those who have received honours in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours. Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Commander (CBE) Mr Ian BAUCKHAM (Tunbridge Wells). Executive Headteacher, Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, CEO, The Tenax Schools Trust …

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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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  • The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s former Chairman, Bobby Barnes, and The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L'Isle, unveil the plaque to celebrate the Care Home official opening. (c) The Abbeyfield Kent Society.

    Barnes Lodge Care Home Opening, 31st March, 2017

    Together with The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s former Chairman, Bobby Barnes, after whom Barnes Lodge is named, The Lord-Lieutenant officially declared the flagship care home open on 31st March. Guests gathered at Barnes Lodge to toast the grand opening of the new Tonbridge care home, which recently opened …

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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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  • 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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    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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