THE LIEUTENANCY OF KENT ARMS
Members of TS Bulldog, Ramsgate and Broadstairs Sea Cadets with Brigadier (Retd) David Ralls CBE, DFC, DL, seated next to the Officer In Charge Petty Officer (SCC) Martin Phillips. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

Members of TS Bulldog, Ramsgate and Broadstairs Sea Cadets with Brigadier (Retd) David Ralls CBE DFC DL, seated next to the Officer In Charge Petty Officer (SCC) Martin Phillips. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

From left to right: Able Cadet Oscar Phillips, 17, receiving the Drill and Ceremonial Shield, Brigadier (Retd) David Ralls DL and the Unit's Officer in Charge Petty Officer (SCC) Martin Phillips. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

From left to right: Able Cadet Oscar Phillips, 17, receiving the Drill and Ceremonial Shield, Brigadier (Retd) David Ralls DL and the Unit’s Officer in Charge Petty Officer (SCC) Martin Phillips. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

Ramsgate Sea Cadets held their Unit Awards Evening at the Red Arrow Social Club in Ramsgate. Brigadier (Retd) David Ralls CBE DFC DL made the presentations. Also present was Mr Barry Duffield DL. The first Sea Cadet unit was established in 1854 at Whitstable, created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme.

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)