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Kent's worst road tragedy which killed 24 boys remembered

Kent's worst road tragedy which killed 24 boys remembered

04 December 2021

As a group of young cadets walked along the road on a dark December evening in 1951, a disaster was about to strike...

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Barracks closure pushed back

Barracks closure pushed back

26 November 2021

The government has pushed back by two years the date of closure for a town's army barracks.

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Early closure of County Town barracks denied

Early closure of County Town barracks denied

18 November 2021

Rumours that an army barracks earmarked for housing may shut before the scheduled date of 2027 have been denied.

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D-Day veteran had shrapnel in his head for 75 years

D-Day veteran had shrapnel in his head for 75 years

17 November 2021

A D-Day veteran who tried to enlist while under age and then spent 75 years with shrapnel lodged in his head has died at the age of 98.

Poignant letters from the Front for Remembrance Sunday

Poignant letters from the Front for Remembrance Sunday

14 November 2021

As we prepare to stand in silence at 11am, this moving selection of letters from the Front remind us why we should never forget.

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Village corrects mistake from 100 years ago

Village corrects mistake from 100 years ago

14 November 2021

Eighteen names left off a village war memorial in error have now been added in a dignified community ceremony.

Piper laments the fallen

Piper laments the fallen

11 November 2021

A parkland grove created in honour of 10 VC heroes hosted an Armistice Day service today.

War veteran celebrates 102nd birthday

War veteran celebrates 102nd birthday

11 October 2021

A WAAF servicewoman who nursed injured airmen during the war is celebrating a big birthday today.

Solider who lost leg in Afghanistan now leading hundreds at Amazon depot

Solider who lost leg in Afghanistan now leading hundreds at Amazon depot

24 September 2021

A former soldier who lost a leg in Afghanistan reveals how his injury ended his career and finding a new passion using skills he learnt in the army.

Naval history returned to warship's namesake town

Naval history returned to warship's namesake town

07 September 2021

A piece of naval history will go on display to the public in a warship's namesake Kent town after being handed over by the Royal Navy.

'We must take in more Afghan families'

'We must take in more Afghan families'

07 September 2021

A council leader has been pressed to step up efforts to house and support Afghan refugees fleeing their homeland following the Taliban takeover.

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Camouflaged Royal Navy vessel passes wreck of bomb ship

Camouflaged Royal Navy vessel passes wreck of bomb ship

01 September 2021

The newly-recommissioned Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Severn photographed next to the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery.

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Forties celebration weekend in aid of D-Day memorial

Forties celebration weekend in aid of D-Day memorial

23 August 2021

Forties fashions, music and military vehicles will be part of a two-day celebration of wartime, raising funds for a memorial to D-Day soldiers.

Popular hotel to take in more than 100 Afghan refugees

Popular hotel to take in more than 100 Afghan refugees

19 August 2021

A picturesque hotel popular for weddings has stepped in to house dozens of families fleeing Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover.

When to see the Red Arrows this weekend

When to see the Red Arrows this weekend

07 August 2021

The Red Arrows will be putting on a show in the skies over Kent this weekend. Here's when to look out for the world famous display team.

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Army asked to help ambulance service

Army asked to help ambulance service

04 August 2021

South East Coast Ambulance Trust has asked the army to help as pressure mounts on its 999 service.

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Residents shaken by loud bangs

Residents shaken by loud bangs

29 June 2021

A series of explosions has startled residents in Kent this afternoon and even woke some people up.

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'The day I found top secret documents next to A2'

'The day I found top secret documents next to A2'

29 June 2021

A former civil servant has recalled how he found secret defence documents by the side of a road in Kent.

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'Firms need to employ more ex-military'

'Firms need to employ more ex-military'

26 June 2021

As the county salutes serving and veteran troops for Armed Forces Day, one says companies should not turn their back on the ex-personnel.

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Boy soldier remembered again after lost grave is found

Boy soldier remembered again after lost grave is found

21 June 2021

A boy soldier who signed up aged 15 to serve in the First World War has been remembered again after his once lost grave was rededicated.

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