THE LIEUTENANCY OF KENT ARMS
The award winners at the SECAmb East awards ceremony. Picture by Cripps Photography. SUS-170228-122002001
The award winners at the SECAmb East awards ceremony. (c) Cripps Photography
SECAmb staff were joined by volunteers and members of the public at the first of the Trust’s annual award ceremonies.

The event saw staff recognised for long service and Chief Executive’s Commendations awarded across a range of categories including clinical excellence, patient care and leadership.

  Deputy Lieutenant Bill Cockcroft attended, representing the Lord-Lieutenant, to present Queen’s Medals for Long Service and Good Conduct, while Trust staff were also recognised for 20 years’ and 30 and 40 years’ NHS service.

SECAmb acting chief executive Geraint Davies said, “These awards show the amazing work which is going on day in day out at SECAmb.
“It was an honour to present the commendations and the long service awards are always very humbling.  I am immensely proud of the dedication, clinical skill and patient care shown by all our staff and volunteers.”

 

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

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

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 and also Mrs Kathrin Smallwood, High Sheriff of Kent at the time of the Reception.
French President Francois Hollande announced on the 70th anniversary of D-Day in June 2014 that all British veterans involved in France’s liberation during World War II would receive the honour.
The D-Day operation was described by prime minister Winston Churchill as “undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever taken place”.
Some 156,000 Allied troops landed on five invasion beaches on 6 June 1944, sparking an 80-day campaign to liberate Normandy.
There were three million troops involved and 250,000 lives lost.

 

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

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath

Companions of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Officer (OBE)

Member (MBE)

Medallist (BEM)

Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM)