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Armed Forces charity marks century of veteran support

Armed Forces charity marks century of veteran support

15 May 2021

We look at 100 years of support provided by the Royal British Legion, and how the charity is marking the occasion.

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Oh for another year of National Service!

Oh for another year of National Service!

10 May 2021

A former soldier recalls 'taxi dancers', spicy food and nights out while serving his country in Singapore in the 1950s.

What if Battle of Britain had been lost?

What if Battle of Britain had been lost?

03 May 2021

A top historian has predicted what Kent would likely have faced if the RAF had been defeated in the 1940 Battle of Britain.

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Armed police swoop on estate

Armed police swoop on estate

25 April 2021

Armed police were spotted on a housing estate in the early hours.

Ex-mayor tells of days with the RAF

Ex-mayor tells of days with the RAF

13 April 2021

A former National Serviceman recalls life in a bomb-proof bunker guarding the country against nuclear attack.

'It's been the best birthday ever'

'It's been the best birthday ever'

06 April 2021

A 100-year-old army veteran has raised more than £28,000 for the Help For Heroes charity.

Kent workforce to help build UK's new submarines

Kent workforce to help build UK's new submarines

30 March 2021

A major contract to help build new Royal Navy submarines will see naval work return to a part of Kent for the first time in more than 30 years.

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War veteran who survived shocking conditions dies

War veteran who survived shocking conditions dies

29 March 2021

A veteran who survived one of the Second World War's toughest arenas has died age 97.

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Square-bashing, cook-house duty and comradeship remembered

Square-bashing, cook-house duty and comradeship remembered

14 March 2021

It's more than 60 years since the last National Serviceman received his call-up papers, but those who served still remember it well.

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Bomb disposal unit called to beach

Bomb disposal unit called to beach

14 February 2021

A bomb disposal team was called out after a military device was spotted by eagle-eyed passer beach-goers.

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Ship's crew celebrate year of life on the ocean wave

Ship's crew celebrate year of life on the ocean wave

25 January 2021

One of the navy's newest warships - named after part of Kent - has been celebrating a hugely successful year of duty at sea since entering service.

Army barracks records 51 Covid cases

Army barracks records 51 Covid cases

14 January 2021

The Ministry of Defence has reported 51 cases of the coronavirus at one of its barracks following mass asymptomatic testing.

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Bomb squad called after 'suspected wartime grenade' discovered

Bomb squad called after 'suspected wartime grenade' discovered

07 January 2021

A bomb disposal unit were called to a town's park and gardens after a suspected wartime grenade was seen in a river bed.

Soldier returns home to help sister take Covid test

Soldier returns home to help sister take Covid test

23 December 2020

A soldier helped his key worker sister take her coronavirus test while on deployment back in his home town.

Army develops virus killing spray and is using it in Kent

Army develops virus killing spray and is using it in Kent

18 December 2020

A coronavirus-killing spray developed by the army which kills Covid in 60 seconds is being used by the military in Kent.

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Museum's auction bid to honour Rorke's Drift hero

Museum's auction bid to honour Rorke's Drift hero

14 December 2020

A museum is lining up a huge bid to buy items that belonged to a real-life Victoria Cross recipient portrayed in the classic war film Zulu.

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Second World War hero celebrates 100th birthday

Second World War hero celebrates 100th birthday

10 December 2020

A war veteran and retired colonel says he feels lucky to be celebrating his 100th birthday, after many of his comrades died young.

Covid hotspot to get mass testing centre in a club

Covid hotspot to get mass testing centre in a club

09 December 2020

The Army has been called in to set up a mass coronavirus testing centre in a working men's club in one of Kent's top covid hotspots.

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Former soldier gears up for road trip challenge

Former soldier gears up for road trip challenge

12 November 2020

A veteran will embark on a road trip around the UK’s coastline to raise money for charity and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.

War memorials Grade II-listed ahead of Remembrance Day

War memorials Grade II-listed ahead of Remembrance Day

10 November 2020

Seven war memorials across the county have been awarded Grade II-listed status ahead of Remembrance Day and the centenary of the Cenotaph.

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