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Navy and RAF escorts Russian 'skulking ship of shame'

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

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

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.

International honour for war vet

04 December 2016

It may have taken 70 years, but for a war veteran who has just been awarded a prestigious French medal it was worth the wait.

Prisoners of war remembered

30 November 2016

A memorial service has been held to remember the prisoners of war who died on prison hulks moored in Medway.

Former Ukip councillor accused of war medal lies by MP

30 November 2016

A MP has criticised a constituent and former Ukip councillor over fake medal claims.

War wreaths binned 'too early'

25 November 2016

Residents are outraged that poppy wreaths were cleared away from Dover War Memorial just nine days after Remembrance Sunday

Hundreds gather for Remembrance Sunday

14 November 2016

Veterans, Cadets, armed forces representatives and community groups gathered to remember those who died in both World Wars and the conflicts since.

Town comes together in remembrance

13 November 2016

A Remembrance Sunday service was preceded by a parade which brought a town centre to a halt.

Remembrance Sunday services around Kent

12 November 2016

Events will be held around the county today to commemorate those who lost their lives fighting for Britain - find your nearest service.

Remembrance Sunday services round-up 2016

12 November 2016

Acts of Remembrance are to take place across the country as people fall silent to remember the fallen.

We will remember them

11 November 2016

The mayor, members of the public, serving officers and members of the Salvation Army gathered for a remembrance service on Armistice Day morning.

Town to fall silent in remembrance

11 November 2016

A two minute silence will be held in Maidstone to honour Remembrance Day.

Giant poppy erected at control tower

07 November 2016

A giant poppy has been erected on the side of a building to mark Armistice Day.

Blind veteran to join national remembrance march

07 November 2016

A 92-year-old blind veteran is set to march at the Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday.

Unexploded wartime munition found in field

06 November 2016

A bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion after a suspected wartime munition was found in a field in Strood this morning.

Remembrance parade finds vital volunteers

02 November 2016

A remembrance parade that was threatened with cancellation due to a lack of street marshals has recruited enough people for the event to go ahead.

Russian warships off Kent coast

21 October 2016

The Royal Navy is watching a fleet of Russian warships as they pass through the English Channel off the Kent coast this morning.

MP Rob Wilson visits the RBLI

20 October 2016

Charity calls for Government cash after work scheme helps scores of former soldiers

Schoolboy who urged Blair not to go to war joins RAF

16 October 2016

A former schoolboy who told Tony Blair not to go to war in Iraq - aged nine - has now joined the armed forces

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