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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • From left to right: Peter Stone of The Transport Trust; Susan Koh, great granddaughter of Horace Short (aviation pioneer and went on to found the Short Brothers flying boat company in Rochester);  Stuart Wilkinson, Chairman of The Transport Trust; Kathleen Hindmarsh, granddaughter of Horace Short; Mr Paul Auston DL; Elizabeth Walker, great great niece of Horace Short;  Peter West, Eastchurch Aviation Museum Trust;  Rita Byrne, granddaughter of Horace Short; Gill Nelson, granddaughter of Horace Short. (c) Robin Heaps

    Eastchurch Aviation Museum Plaque Unveiling, 20th September 2017

    Eastchurch Aviation Museum has been awarded a Red Wheel plaque, marking it as a site of special historic interest in the Transport Trust’s scheme to commemorate Britain’s rich and globally important legacy in the development of transport. The plaque was unveiled by Mr Paul Auston DL, …

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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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  • The Lord-Lieutenant seated centre, pictured with participants and guests at the event. (c) Victoria Robinson.

    Lord-Lieutenant attends KACF Annual Camp Visitors’ Day, 25th August 2017

    Kent Army Cadet Force held their Visitors Day in August while at Camp in the Cinque Ports Training Area, at St Martins Plain Camp, Shorncliffe. Among those who attended with the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’ Isle, were David Brazier, the Chairman of KCC, …

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  • The Reverend Canon Seth Cooper, Vicar of Walmer, leading the Service. (c)Walmer Parish Council.

    Walmer Aerodrome Centenary Service, 12th August, 2017

    A service organised by Walmer Parish Council took place on the Hawkshill Freedown, adjacent to the south side of Walmer Castle commemorating the opening in Spring 1917 of the Royal Naval Air Service Aerodrome. A commemorative stand erected by Walmer Parish Council in honour of all …

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