THE LIEUTENANCY OF KENT ARMS
The Countess unveiling the Commemorative Plaque.

Countess of Wessex visits Benenden Community Shop, 1st November, 2016

The Countess of Wessex made a visit to officially open the Benenden Community Shop where  she enjoyed time with volunteers who saved the village shop, and post office, from closure. During her visit the Countess unveiled a plaque commemorating  the occasion and Benenden Community Shop’s  official opening. Residents  have joined forces with Benenden School, which bought and […]

HM The Queen’s visit to the Royal Engineers, Brompton Barracks,13th October, 2016

HM The Queen’s visit to the Royal Engineers, Brompton Barracks,13th October, 2016

The Queen visited the Royal Engineers as their Colonel-in-Chief on 13th October 2016, to mark the 300th Anniversary of the Corps foundation. The sun shone in the crisp autumn morning as Her Majesty arrived at Brompton Barracks. The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle MBE; The Chief Royal Engineer, Lt-Gen Sir Mark Mans KCB CBE; Corps Colonel, […]

The Duke of York with Head Boy,Ryan Robi, and Head Girl, Rebecca Driver during his tour. (c) Adam Knott.

Opening of Medway University Technical College (UTC) by HRH The Duke of York, Tuesday 1st March, 2016

HRH the Duke of York visited Medway on 1st March 2016 to open the new Medway UTC. The brand new building was completed in less than one year and the first students arrived in September 2015. The Baker-Dearing Trust set up the model of UTCs of which there are now 40 across England and Wales. […]

The Princess Royal presented the Chris Smith Trophy – awarded to The Best New Exhibitor - to Karl Glass of Kirkland UK Ltd. (c) Thomas Alexander

HRH The Princess Royal visits Agri-Expo (South East), 2nd March 2016

It was a cold, wet and blustery day when HRH The Princess Royal arrived at the Kent County Agricultural Showground, Detling, on 2nd March, to visit Agri-Expo, 2016. The reception party made a swift walk past the outside exhibits and thence into the  shelter of the Kent Pavilion to visit the stands and talk to […]

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 […]