Kent pays trib­ute to First World War He­roes

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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

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