Recipients of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent Awards 2015 with The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE and Brigadier Andrew Hughes MBE , II (Infantry) Brigade Commander. (c) Stewart Turkington

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent’s 2015 Reservist and Cadet Awards Ceremony, 28th September, 2015

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE held his annual awards presentation at his family home on 28th September 2015. Twenty four 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 service throughout the […]

Wealden Sailability celebrate their success with volunteers, clients, carers and guests at the group’s Chipstead Sailing Club home. (c) David Barker.

Wealden Sailability Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Ceremony, 17th September, 2015

Wealden Sailability, a Sevenoaks charity that provides people with disabilities the chance to learn to sail  has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Mr Richard Oldfield. The accolade is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK, and the Vice Lord Lieutenant made […]

Pictured at the statue unveiling ceremony: Colonel Peter Bishop OBE DL President of the Queen's Own Buffs Regimental Association with HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Colonel in Chief of the PWRR, the descendant regiment of The Buffs. (C) Barry Duffield DL

The Buffs Statue Unveiling by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, 11th September, 2015

The Unveiling of The Buffs Statue by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark took place in bright sunshine in the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral on Friday 11th September.  In order to provide a lasting memorial to The Buffs in Canterbury and the men of Kent who gave their lives over the centuries, a statue was commissioned reflecting the […]

HRH Princess Alexandra cutting the ribbon. (c) KSY Museum Trust

HRH Princess Alexandra opens the new Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum, 6th September, 2015

HRH Princess Alexandra, as Royal Honorary Colonel, visited Hever Castle to open the new Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum , which replaces the original museum at Hever Castle opened by Princess Alexandra in 1985. The new museum takes into account the improvement in modern technology and better access. Her Royal Highness toured the museum with […]

HRH pictured with assembled guests at teh museum opening. (c) KSY Museum Trust

St John Maidstone Division Centenary Thanksgiving and Re-dedication Service, The Friars, 22nd August 2015

The Lord-Lieutenant as President of Kent County Priory Group attended the Thanksgiving and Re-dedication Service to mark the centenary of St John Maidstone Division which was held in the open air at the Friars on Saturday 22nd August 2015. The Service was conducted by The Rev Mark Griffin, Deputy County Chaplain, joined by Father Damian Cassidy, […]