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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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  • Shepherd Neame Best Reservist of the Year Award. Pictured from left to right: Mr Jonathan Neame DL, Chief Executive Shepherd Neame with the engraved trophy which he presented; Best Reservist of the Year Craftsman Madan Sherchan, 133 Field Company, 103 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers; The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE holding the certificate.

    Lord-Lieutenant’s SERFCA Awards, 27th September, 2016

                              The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE held his annual awards presentation at The Canterbury Cathedral Lodge on 27th September 2016. Outstanding members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Movements from …

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  • Award Winners pictured with centre, Deputy Lieutenant Major Dennis Bradley BEM DL (c) Crispin Davies

    Lyminge Good Citizens Awards Ceremony, 24th September, 2016

      Deputy Lieutenant Major Dennis Bradley BEM DL represented the Lord-Lieutenant at The Lyminge Good Citizens Awards for 2016. Lyminge is a small village with an average population of 2000 citizens and is surrounded by farmland and ancient forests. It was a wonderful occasion with …

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  • Pictured from left: Damian Green, MP for Ashford, Paul Hannan, Principal and CEO, The Hadlow Group, Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, Director of Finance & Resources, The Hadlow Group, George Jessel DL, and Paul Dubrow, Vice Chair of Governors, The Hadlow Group. (c) Manu Palomeque

    Ashford College Topping Out Ceremony, 23rd September, 2016

    On 23rd September 2016 the ‘ Topping Out’ ceremony was held for the new Ashford College Campus that the Hadlow Group are building in central Ashford. It is the first of the Council’s Big 8 projects,  and will bring education, training and apprenticeships to the heart of Ashford. Construction …

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  • Guests present at the site of the Abbeyfield Larkfield Groundbreaking Ceremony. (c)Manu Palomeque.

    Abbeyfield Kent Society Larkfield Groundbreaking, 20th September, 2016

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling and guests of The Abbeyfield Kent Society and Housing Association gathered at the site on 20th September, to celebrate work commencing on the project for its new extra care housing scheme in Larkfield, which will comprise …

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  • Peters Bridge (c) Steve Hickey.

    Peters Bridge Opening Ceremony, 15th September, 2016

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent was delighted to cut the ribbon at the official opening ceremony of the new £19 million bridge over the Medway which links the upper reaches and Aylesford village – some eight miles away. Part of a £50 million infrastructure built by developer Trenport …

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  • From left to right: Mr George Jessel DL who read the citation, The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L'Isle who made the presentation; The Rt Hon Greg Clarke MP; Cllr David Neve, Mayor of Tunbridge Wells; Mr Tom Wilkinson, MD AXA PPP International; Mrs Jill Neve, Mayoress of Tunbridge Wells; Mr Keith Gibbs, CE AXA PPP Healthcare. (c) AXA PPP.

    Queen’s Award for Enterprise presented to AXA PPP, 9th September, 2016

    The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade was awarded to AXA PPP on the 9th September, 2016 and it recognises the substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12-month periods  for the company. The  award, in the form of a crystal bowl, …

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  • The Rev Jane Weeks blessing the memorial stone with the assistance of Molly Goody. (c) Chris Lawson.

    Unveiling of new War Memorial in Denton, 27th July, 2016

     Brigadier (Retd) Trevor Minter OBE DL represented the Lord- Lieutenant at the unveiling of a war memorial in Denton, near Canterbury, on 27th July 2016. The memorial commemorates two brothers from the village who died in the First World War and a member of the RAFVR …

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  • Pictured left to right: Faversham Detachment Commander, L/Cpl Hannah Simmons and Barry Duffield DL.

    Faversham Army Cadet Force presentation, 11th July 2016

    Faversham Army Cadet Hannah Simmons, 15, recently  stopped a man from jumping from a railway bridge, and eighteen months earlier saved the life of a train passenger when he collapsed on the train.  Acknowledged for her achievements Hannah was presented with a book on the …

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