Kent Birthday Honours Announced, 9th June, 2018

The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate all those who have received honours in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours. Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Commander (CBE) Mrs Brenda TRENOWDEN (Sevenoaks). For Services to Exports in the Financial Sector and Gender Equality Officer (OBE) Dr Michael BAKER (Broadstairs). For Services to Defence Mr […]

The Band of The Brigade of Gurkhas playing “Sunset” as the Union Flag is lowered. (c) Chris Lawson

Lord-Lieutenant takes the Salute at Chatham Station Annual Beating Retreat, 23rd May, 2018

The Band of The Brigade of Gurkhas performed a Beating Retreat ceremony at Brompton Barracks following a reception in the Corps Officers’ Mess, given by Lieutenant Colonel Will Robinson, Commanding Officer of 1 Regiment RSME and Holdfast Training Services. The evening reception, followed by the ceremony of Beating Retreat, was an opportunity for the Regiment to […]

Organisers and guests celebrating the opening of the new Hindu Mandir in Gravesend. (c) Gravesend Reporter

First Hindu temple in North Kent opens, 11th May, 2018

A ceremony was held 11th May to celebrate the opening of  a new Hindu Mandir, or Temple, in Manor Road, Gravesend, a significant milestone for the Hindu community as it is their first place of worship in North Kent. The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent was represented by Deputy Lieutenant Dr Bhargawa Vasudaven DL and guests included the […]

Dover Joint Cadet Centre Opening

New Joint Cadet Centre For The Dover Army Cadet And Royal Air Force Air Cadet Units, 19th April 2018

Army and Royal Air Force Air Cadets from Dover and the surrounding area joined Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L’Isle MBE and other local and military dignitaries at the official opening of their new Joint Cadet Centre at Dover, on Thursday 19 April 2018. The new Joint Centre is now home to […]

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 […]