Kent pays tribute to First World War Heroes
Wet weather did not stop Kent from honouring those who served in the First World War and those who serve the county today. Although the First World War Kent Centenary Service had to be scaled back because of torrential rain earlier in the day, the poignant event attracted around 1,000 to Canterbury’s Spitfire Ground. The service, organised by the Kent Lieutenancy, was led by the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Robert Willis DL with multi-faith participation. The choirs of Canterbury and Rochester Cathedrals sang together for the first time, the Brompton and Shorncliffe Military Wives Choirs sang period songs and the 3rd Battalion the Princes of Wales’s Royal Regiment paraded across the waterlogged ground and stood before an altar of drums in this drumhead service typically seen on a battlefield.
The combined Choirs of Canterbury and Rochester Cathedral
The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent and officers with the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Robert Willis
The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent joins cadets
The Lord Lieutenant of Kent with Sir Julian Brazier and Cadet Warrant Officer Bradley Relyea
The Lord Lieutenant of Kent with Revd Max Kramer, Precentor of Canterbury Cathedral, and Rt Revd James Longstaff, Bishop of Rochester