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Possible reprieve for closure-threatened legion club

The Royal British Legion club, Market Street, Deal

15 September 2017

A Royal British Legion club could be saved from closure after a potential investor and business professional stepped forward.

We salute you

Vintage music will fill the air at Salute to the 40s

13 September 2017

Attention! It’s time to feast on 1940s nostalgia, as the popular Salute to the 40s returns to the Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Let battle commence

The Military Odyssey comes to the Kent Showground

23 August 2017

An annual show which brings battle through the ages to the county marches in this weekend.

Stand honours bravery of two world wars

The new stand was unveiled in Walmer on Saturday

16 August 2017

A commemorative stand has been unveiled to mark 100 years since the opening of a Royal Naval Air Service Aerodrome in Kent

Service to mark century since aerodrome opened

Walmer Aerodrome

12 August 2017

An event to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of a Kent aerodrome will take place today.

Dunkirk: a survivor's tale

Sydney Holyoake

10 August 2017

With Dunkirk still in cinemas, writer Gregory Holyoake gives a intriguing insight into his father's involvement and quiet reflection on the epic event

Take to skies and experience Hurricane challenge

The challenge of flying a Hurricane in the Battle of Britain has been brought to life in a new simulator. Picture: Battle of Britain Memorial

04 August 2017

Pilots can get behind the controls of a Hurricane and try their hand at battling the Luftwaffe in the skies above Kent.


Fine body of men and women

Lt Gen Bashall carries out the Grand Day Inspection. Picture courtesy of Edwards Harvey PR & Marketing.

30 July 2017

Smartness and splendour were on display at a miltary school's annual Grand Day.

Get knitting to honour fallen hereos

Cllr Sue Gent (left), vice chair of World War One Centenary steering group, with Bentley and Tanita Miller at the Sheerness war memorial.

30 July 2017

Councils across Kent are working with the Royal British Legion to create a garden of crocheted poppies.


Services honour memory of Victoria Cross winner

Cpt Thomas Riversdale Colyer-Fergusson has a painting and a citation in the mayoral corridor at the Civic Centre in Gravesend

30 July 2017

A First World War hero and his sacrifice have been commemorated 100 years after his death.

Documentary raises ship explosion fears

A 'still' from director Ken Rowles' film

29 July 2017

If a sunken WWII bomb ship were to blow up it would be felt 5,000 miles away, a shocking documentary reveals.


Series of bangs heard across town

Residents have complained the music at One Love is too loud

18 July 2017

Residents have reported hearing several loud bangs across towns and villages in Kent this afternoon.


Relive the miracle of Dunkirk

The film Dunkirk is scheduled to be released on July 21

18 July 2017

Immerse yourself in the drama of the Dunkirk evacuation at a pop up exhibition tying in with the summer movie blockbuster.


Crowds pour in for Armed Forces Day

Pencester Gardens, Dover, Armed Forces Day

28 June 2017

Several hundred people attended Dover’s Armed Forces day ceremony and fun day.

A salute to our armed forces

Abbey Tutty with 24 Commando

28 June 2017

Heightened security didn’t put off thousands flocking to Medway’s Armed Forces Day to pay tribute to the work of servicemen and women.

Veteran enterprise lands rail signage contract

Signmaking at the RBLI

23 June 2017

A Kent organisation has secured a multi-million pound contract to make signs for Network Rail.

Cadets tackle Army exercises

Heavy plant exercises were staged during the open day.

21 June 2017

Youngsters worked hard to complete an assault course and other Army-style activities when they went along to an open day.


The day bombs fell like hailstones

The Dean of Canterbury, Dr Hewlett Johnson, surveys the ruins of the bombed Cathedral

01 June 2017

75 years to the day bombs rained down on Canterbury in a deadly act of revenge by Hitler, we look back at how the city united in the face of terror.

Military drafted in to protect Kent from terror threat

The Ministry of Defence police are being drafted in. Picture: MoD.

26 May 2017

Ministry of Defence police have joined armed officers on the streets of Kent as patrols are stepped up amid an increased terror threat.


Guard of honour for war hero

Bob Richards has passed away aged 91

16 May 2017

Veterans, bikers and standard bearers are invited to form a guard of honour at the funeral of a soldier who belonged to an elite special forces unit.

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