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Howzat? Maasai warriors take on Gurkha soldiers at cricket

A cricketing Maasai warrior plays at Invicta Park Barracks

30 August 2013

An unusual cricket match turned heads... when Gurkha soldiers played a match against a team of Maasai warriors at a Kent barracks.

Revealed: the Kent MPs who voted against military action in Syria

Houses of Parliament

30 August 2013

Three Kent MPs were among 30 Tories who opposed military action after chemical weapons were allegedly used in Syria.

Police pull out of Remembrance Sunday parades

A Remembrance Sunday parade in Folkestone last year

20 August 2013

War veterans will have to arrange for roads to be closed at Remembrance Sunday parades after Kent Police pulled out of marshalling dozens of events.

Bringing Kent's Great War heritage to life

First World War trenches on the Hoo Peninsula taken from the air. Picture: Bryn George

20 August 2013

A project which aims to celebrate Kent's coastal heritage during WWI has been granted a £100k award.

Fine A-level results for east Kent

A group of sixth form students at Sandwich Technology School receiving their results last year

16 August 2013

Schools and students from around the Dover-Deal-Sandwich district are celebrating excellent A-level results.

Dartford raises cash in honour of Lee Rigby

Soldiers from 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers and Mr Harris, assistant regimental secretary

25 July 2013

About 200 people turned out for the clay target shoot at Hawley Shooting Club in Dartford for Drummer Lee Rigby's son, Jack.

Woman taken to hospital after device explodes at War and Peace event

The War and Peace Revival at Folkestone Racecourse

20 July 2013

An investigation has been launched after a woman was injured by an exploding pyrotechnic thunderflash at the War and Peace Revival event.

The Royal Marines concert in pictures

HM Royal Marines Band Collingwood's Corps of Drums

17 July 2013

Where else would you get 16 pages of fantastic pictures of the Royal Marines' annual concert on Walmer Green?

Cleaners find grenade in river

11 July 2013

A controlled explosion is expected to be carried out on a grenade after it was found in a Dover river by cleaners today.

Deal gets ready for the Royal Marines

John Perkins at the memorial bandstand

02 July 2013

Plans for the visit of the Band of HM Royal Marines (Portsmouth) The Royal Band to Deal Memorial Bandstand next week are well in hand.

Show of unity as Kent marks Armed Forces Day

Ceremonies at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham

29 June 2013

Military vehicles will be valeted and uniforms dusted off across Kent as veterans and serving personnel mark Armed Forces Day today.

Queen's final farewell to Kent soldiers

The Queen inspects the guard at Howe Barracks in Canterbury

28 June 2013

The Queen has been in Canterbury today to say her final farewell to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - you can read our live coverage here.

Queen to bid farewell to regiment

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders parade through Canterbury

28 June 2013

The Queen will witness a final parade of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on a visit to Howe Barracks in Canterbury today.

Final touches for Armed Forces Day

Ceremonies at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham

28 June 2013

Preparations for Medway’s Armed Forces Day tomorrow (Saturday) are nearly complete.

Thousands attend Armed Forces Day

A previous year's Armed Forces Day celebrations

26 June 2013

Gillingham's Great Lines are awash with men and women in uniform along with free displays, divers an assault course and a press-up challenge.

Flying the flag for Forces

Flag raising at Beach Street, Sheerness, ahead of Armed Forces' Day

26 June 2013

A flag recognising the work of the Armed Forces was raised on Monday.

Paying tribute to those who make ultimate sacrifice

Flag raising for Armed Forces Day at Community Square, Gravesend.

26 June 2013

Young and old gathered to pay tribute to Servicemen and women ahead of this Saturday’s Armed Forces Day...

Tributes to those who make ultimate sacrifice

Dartford War Memorial, Market Street

26 June 2013

People gathered to pay tribute to our Servicemen and women ahead of Saturday’s Armed Forces Day...

Soldiers say goodbye to Kent

Soldiers from 5 SCOTS parading through Canterbury

25 June 2013

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders have paraded through Canterbury today as they prepare to leave the city after a decade.

Armed forces weekend success despite the weather

Serving up tea from the NAFFI wagon 1940s style are Joanne and Paul Bater.

23 June 2013

A flypast by a Dakota had to be cancelled because of the wet and windy weather which greeted the Armed Forces weekend in Dover.

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