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'Cramped, smelly, no privacy and no showers - but I loved it'

'Cramped, smelly, no privacy and no showers - but I loved it'

05 May 2022

A former submariner recalls the sights, sounds and smells of living on board a Cold War submarine for weeks on end as it marks its 60th birthday.

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Town celebrates new war memorial wall

Town celebrates new war memorial wall

27 April 2022

A seaside town has celebrated its new war memorial wall with a dedication ceremony and also marked the centenary of its original war memorial.

City's 'last D-Day survivor' dies

City's 'last D-Day survivor' dies

27 April 2022

A former Royal Marine who landed on the beaches of Normandy aged 20 has sadly died.

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The ups and downs of the final HMS Maidstone's 40 years at sea

The ups and downs of the final HMS Maidstone's 40 years at sea

24 April 2022

From supplying submarines with re-supplying submarines to a prison for members of the IRA - we look at the eventful like of HMS Maidstone.

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Ex-soldier defies council order to take down flagpole

Ex-soldier defies council order to take down flagpole

21 April 2022

A council has ordered a former soldier to take down a flagpole bearing the Union and Ukrainian flags amid health and safety fears.

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Defence firm's multi-million pound base revamp

Defence firm's multi-million pound base revamp

07 April 2022

International defence company BAE Systems has been given the nod to transform its premises.

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'I can't pin a medal on a gravestone'

'I can't pin a medal on a gravestone'

27 February 2022

A seminar attended by a raft of MPs has urged the government to stop dragging its feet and give British Nuclear test veterans a medal.

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'Shock, devastation and horror' A Ukrainian in Kent reacts to invasion

'Shock, devastation and horror' A Ukrainian in Kent reacts to invasion

24 February 2022

A Ukrainian woman living in Kent has responded with 'shock, devastation and horror' to Russia's invasion of her mother country.

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'I brought in new year with Taliban mortar attack'

'I brought in new year with Taliban mortar attack'

31 December 2021

A former soldier has recalled how he brought in the new year with a bang... the sort made by a mortar attack.

Extraordinary tale of first woman awarded George Cross

Extraordinary tale of first woman awarded George Cross

19 December 2021

It has been 80 years since a heroine's remarkable bravery when a bomber crash-landed in Kent earned her a place in the history books.

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Soldier's 27 marathons in 27 days to support seriously-ill wife

Soldier's 27 marathons in 27 days to support seriously-ill wife

16 December 2021

An army captain is running 27 marathons in 27 days to raise money for research into a rare syndrome leaving his wife bedbound and incapacitated.

Sailors returning for Christmas share glimpse of life on board navy's biggest warship

Sailors returning for Christmas share glimpse of life on board navy's biggest warship

14 December 2021

Sailors from Kent have returned home for Christmas after serving on board the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier on her maiden deployment.

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Service marks 70th anniversary of cadets tragedy

Service marks 70th anniversary of cadets tragedy

06 December 2021

The victims of a bus crash which saw 24 young cadets while marching along the road have been remembered 70 years on from their deaths.

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.

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