Left to right: Viscount De L'Isle, Lord-Lieutenant of Kent; Mr David Brazier, Chairman of KCC; Viscountess De L'Isle; Ms Claire Pearsall; Mr Richard Oldfield, Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Kent. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

Lord-Lieutenant’s Civic Reception, 22nd June, 2017

The Lord–Lieutenant and Viscountess De L’Isle hosted their Annual Civic Reception for  all incoming Local Authority Mayors, District Council Chairmen and Chief Executives in the Barons Hall at Penshurst Place on Thursday 22nd June. In welcoming everyone to Penshurst Place the Lord-Lieutenant congratulated those civics present on being honoured as first citizen of their communities. Two of […]

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 and President, Association of School and College Leaders. For services […]

HRH Prince Michael pictured by the new Lord Dowding bust memorial. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

Prince Michael of Kent unveils bust of Lord Dowding in Battle of Britain tribute, 31st May, 2017

Tributes were paid to one of the country’s most visionary leaders during the Battle of Britain, Lord Dowding,  at a statue unveiling ceremony attended by HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, on 31st May.  A bust of Lord Dowding, who, as Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, led RAF […]

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 ago on 25th May 1917 – the first air raid […]

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 around Culverdale House – where residents who require supported accommodation […]