(c) Alma Leaper

Duke of Kent’s visit to the County, 9th November, 2017

HRH The Duke of Kent  visited three very different venues when in Kent on 9th November – Folkestone’s New Museum HRH was greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant  and escorted on a tour of Folkestone’s impressive new museum at the Town Hall  which The Duke of Kent officially opened on 9th November by unveiling a commemorative plaque. […]

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 Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity, providing financial, […]

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 named in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list after the medal […]

Pictured after the service in the Chapter House from left to right: The High Sheriff of Kent, Mr George Jessel DL; Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, VC, CNG; The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L'Isle MBE. (c) Abbeyfield Kent Society. 

Abbeyfield Kent Society Golden Anniversary Service, Canterbury, 10th October 2017

The Lord-Lieutenant, greeted by Zach Miles, Abbeyfield Kent Society Chairman, and Leon Steer, Abbeyfield Kent Society Chief Executive, was in attendance and taking a reading at the Golden Anniversary Service of the Abbeyfield Kent Society held at Canterbury Cathedral on 10th October. The Service celebrated the Society’s fifty years of caring for the older people of […]

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 presented with medals and certificates in recognition of their dedicated […]