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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.

Candidate joins fight to stop Royal Marines cutbacks

The Marines on the Green concert at Walmer last year with the Royal Marines (Porsmouth Band)

16 May 2017

A Liberal Democrat is battling to halt the the loss of 200 posts in the Royal Marines.

First pictures as Gurkhas reach Everest summit

Gurkhas and their Sherpas take a well-earned rest after reaching the top of Mount Everest. Picture: Gurkha Everest Expedition 2017

16 May 2017

A group of Gurkhas - including troops based in Kent - have become the first serving soldiers from the brigade to climb Mount Everest.


Keep up the good work

Southern Area Officer Commander Trevor Price RN inspecting the cadets

14 May 2017

Sea Cadets passed inspection and got another top award.

Russian warships head towards Kent coast

One of the Russian warships being escorted by Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland. Crown Copyright

15 April 2017

Ministry of Defence frigate HMS Sutherland is monitoring the movements of two ships


DVD shows work behind mum’s tribute to son killed in combat

RAF Squadron Leader Anthony Downing died in 2011

07 April 2017

A DVD showing the behind the scene works which went into the making and displaying of a huge poppy tribute has been created

Honour for soldier lucky to be alive after Taliban blast

Adam Francis lost two legs in an explosion in Afghanistan

03 April 2017

An ex-soldier who lost both legs and almost died in a Taliban bomb blast in Afghanistan has won an award following his recovery.

Running 150 miles across the Sahara – and he can’t wait!

Tom Glinn is running the Marathon Des Sables dubbed the toughest footrace on earth

22 March 2017

An Army captain from Kent signed up to the the Marathon Des Sables - the toughest race on earth - after he broke his arm

Gurkhas honoured at medal ceremony

Prince Charles, presenting a soldier his medal, is also celebrating 40 years as colonel-in-chief of the regiment. Picture: Crown copyright/Cpl Steve Duncombe

14 March 2017

Gurkhas based in Kent have been honoured by Prince Charles and Prince Harry in a medal ceremony in London today.


Celebrity chef's relative in court accused of computer hacking

Adam Hutcheson. Picture: SWNS

14 March 2017

A relative of Gordon Ramsay, who lives in Kent, has appeared in court charged with hacking emails from the celebrity chef's company.

'Please let me have them back'

Geoffrey Blain has pleaded with thieves to return the medals

21 February 2017

A veteran who was captured during the Second World War has pleaded with burglars to return his stolen medals


Suspicion over barracks fired by homes revelation

Helen Grant with members of the Gurkha community at Maidstone barracks

13 February 2017

The Ministry of Defence was planning a housing development at a Kent barracks months before its closure was announced, it has emerged.


Ryan follows his American dream

Ryan Todd in front of a tank

11 February 2017

A former Kent schoolboy has achieved his goal of joining the US army.


MPs to debate barracks closure

Invicta Park Barracks, Maidstone

01 February 2017

A House of Commons debate will be held on controversial plans to close a military base in a Kent town.


Fundraiser to keep girl pony riding

Issy, riding Dolly, with mum Tracey Rose, left, and equestrian centre proprietor Carole Kennerly

30 January 2017

From riding her pony to walking the dogs, seven-year-old Issy Rose loves to be outside but her wheelchair is not designed for the great outdoors.

WW2 hero wants to reunite wartime love letters with soldier's family

Jeff Haward with the book he has written of his wartime experiences.

28 January 2017

An old soldier who saw action in Dunkirk and Normandy has turned detective in bid to find writer of wartime love letters.

War and Peace to revive its Hop Farm base

The War and Peace revival is the UK's largest vintage and military festival

27 January 2017

The War and Peace Revival show, which attracts thousands every year, will return to the Hop Farm Family Park this year.


Navy and RAF escorts Russian 'skulking ship of shame'

Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon said HMS St Albans (foreground) was escorting the "skulking" Russian carrier and her task group. Picture: MoD/Royal Navy

25 January 2017

A Russian aircraft carrier task group is passing through the English Channel escorted by the Royal Navy and RAF.


A famous pleasure boat could be returning to home waters

The former pleasure boat the Sheppey Queen is up for sale for £108,000

10 December 2016

A pleasure boat that has delighted hundreds of day trippers since 1946 is up for sale - and the owner wants her to return home.


Bid to reveal town's hidden history

The amphitheatre in the courtyard. Picture: Medway Council

06 December 2016

A project that began more than three decades ago to restore one of Medway’s oldest military sites, is one step closer to being completed.

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