• The atmospheric seated Airman Statue surrounded by moving tributes. (c) Barry Duffield DL.

    Battle of Britain Memorial Day Capel-le-Ferne, 9th July, 2017

    The hot summer weather on Sunday 9th July at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne was similar to that which the RAF enjoyed 77 years before in the opening days of the Battle of Britain, before battle was joined with the Luftwaffe over the …

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  • The Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle, presented the trophies to the winners of the forestry and conservation awards at a CLA reception during the Kent County Show. Left to right: Aubrey Furner, Steve Wright, Robin Edwards (CLA), Andrew Lingham, Richard Moyse, The Lord-Lieutenant, Craig Scott, Brendan Maher. (c) CLA.

    Top trophies for Forestry & Conservation at CLA Kent Awards, 7th July, 2017

    Outstanding contributions to conservation and the forestry and woodland sector in Kent have been recognised at a CLA awards ceremony held during a reception at The Kent County Show, the awards being presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent. The CLA is the membership organisation for …

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    Kent Poppy Appeal Community Awards, 4th July, 2017

    The Lord-Lieutenant, Patron of Royal British Legion Kent, attended the Poppy Appeal Community Awards Ceremony held on 4th July at the Capel Morris Centre, RBL Village, Aylesford, to thank volunteer groups who support the Poppy Appeal in Kent. There are 170 Poppy Appeal Districts in …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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, …

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  • 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 …

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    HRH The Princess Royal’s visit to Kent, 4th May, 2017

    Visit to Arrow and Bexley Riding for the Disabled Association Groups On 4th May HRH Princess Anne, President of the Riding for the Disabled Association, visited The Arrow Riding Centre in Dartford, for riders with special needs,  to celebrate 35 years since the Centre opened …

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  • 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 …

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  • Mr Pirthipal Singh Kang receiving his medal from the Lord-Lieutenant for Services to Fire and Rescue Awareness and Community Cohesion in North Kent. (c) Barry Duffield DL

    British Empire Medal Investiture, Penshurst Place,11th April, 2017

    The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle, held an investiture at Penshurst Place for the three British Empire Medal recipients nominated in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2017 New Year Honours List. The short citations were read by Mrs Georgie Warner DL, before the Lord-Lieutenant assisted by decorating …

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