HMS Hythe

HMS Hythe Centenary Commemoration, 28th October 2015

HMS Hythe was a cargo ship converted into a minesweeper, for service in the 1st World War. 3rd Kent Fortress Company was formed by Sir David Salomons and was one of the PALS Units raised in 50 towns across the country, enlisting men from the local area, in this case Southborough. The Company was formed […]

The Lord-Lieutenant and Viscountess De L'Isle in Penshurst village, pictured centre with walkers, joined by Lieutenancy supporters.

Walking With The Wounded – Walk of Britain, Day 68 – 28th October 2015

The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, greeted the six Walkers who had covered over 900 miles of their 1000 mile walk through Scotland, England and Wales, and cheered them on their way through Penshurst village, on 28th October. The Walkers, four British and two American Marines, had all received serious injuries as a result of […]

The service in progress where prayers were said for the congregation, the Royal Family, the State of Israel and the Founders of the Synagogue, by members of the Community and Jewish Kent. (c) Chatham Memorial Synagogue.

Chatham Memorial Synagogue 150th anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone, 25th October, 2015

The Lord-Lieutenant and Lady De L’Isle were guests at a Service which marked Simon Magnus’s building of the Synagogue commemorating Captain Lazarus Simon Magnus who died at the young age of 39. In 1865 The Synagogue replaced a wooden structure on the same site. The Guests were presented with a history of the Synagogue by […]

Presentation of Queen’s Award for Enterprise to CRM Logistics Ltd, 16th October, 2015

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L’Isle MBE attended the CRM office on the Medway City Estate in Rochester on the 16th October to present the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Established in 2003, CRM Logistics Ltd provide freight and warehousing services. The company provides bespoke services and has a policy of high-quality after-sales reporting […]

British Empire Medallists gathering before the ceremony. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

British Empire Medal Ceremony,13th October, 2015

Kent’s finest have been honoured by Her Majesty The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals. Chosen for their tireless community work and dedication, the recipients, Tracey Creed from Dover, Ruth Glenn from Swanley, Cherry Leppard from Capel-Le-Ferne, Catherine Lewis from Sheerness and Julie Nixon from Greatstone were named in The Queen’s Birthday […]