Kent Poppy Appeal launch

At the launch of the Poppy Appeal 2019 at Kent County Council today, the Royal British Legion encouraged the nation to recognise the unseen service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, past and present. Throughout this year’s Poppy Appeal the Legion will be shining a spotlight on the many hidden contributions made by the Armed…

‘The poppies in the field sway and swing’

Kent County Council held a civic information event today (Wednesday) ahead of tomorrow’s official Poppy Appeal launch. Held at County Hall in Maidstone, KCC Chairman David Brazier welcomed civic dignitaries from across the county. Proceedings began with The Last Post, played by buglers Barry Knight and John Leigh. County councillor Leyland Ridings, who is president…

Annual poppy appeal launched

Kent’s official Poppy Appeal was launched in a ceremony at County Hall, Maidstone. Proceedings began with The Last Post, played by buglers Barry Knight and John Leigh. County councillor Leyland Ridings, who is president of the Kent County Royal British Legion, read the Ehortation: “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow…