James McCudden Information Board

Paving Stone Tributes to Flying Ace James McCudden, 12th and 21st April, 2018

Major James Thomas Byford McCudden VC DSO MC MM CdeG(FR) RAF, the most highly decorated WWI airman of the entire British Empire, has been honoured with two new memorials marking the 100th anniversary of the awarding of his Victoria Cross. The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, attended the unveiling of the first memorial […]

The new High Sheriff of Kent pictured with the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L'Isle MBE.

Declaration Ceremony of the new High Sheriff of Kent, 8th April, 2018

Mrs Jane Ashton was installed as the new High Sheriff of Kent at St George’s Church, Benenden, on Sunday 8th April 2018. The service was preceded by  a luncheon at Benenden School, and followed by tea there by kind permission of the Headmistress, Mrs Samantha Price. The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political […]

Sheerness Dockyard Church (c) Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust.

Duke of Kent visits Sheppey, 5th April, 2018

The Duke of Kent arrived on the Isle of Sheppey greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant, and started his visit at the Guildhall Museum at Queenborough to meet the Charter 650 Committee which was formed to celebrate 650 years of the town’s Royal Charter which was given by King Edward lll. The Duke then toured the fire-damaged […]

Cranbrook School Founders Day

Cranbrook School Founder’s Day Celebration, St Dunstan’s Church, Cranbrook, 22nd March 2018

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Mr Richard Oldfield DL, represented the Lord-Lieutenant at Cranbrook School’s fifth centenary celebrations on 22nd March 2018, when a unique Founders’ Day service was held at St. Dunstan’s Church. Held in honour of founder John Blubery and other benefactors, including Queen Elizabeth I, the service was also attended by the […]

The Lord-Lieutenant celebrates Queen and Commonwealth. (c) Robert Berry

Lord-Lieutenant’s Annual Civic Service, Canterbury Cathedral, 20th March 2018

  The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, celebrated HM The Queen’s ‘steadfast commitment’ to the Commonwealth and its 53 Sovereign States at the annual Civic Service held in Canterbury Cathedral on 20th March. Statistically, half the population of Kent and Medway have ties to one or more Commonwealth countries. The Lord-Lieutenant revealed this […]