The Lord-Lieutenant’s Presentation of Meritorious Certificates and other Awards 2012
Viscount De L’Isle MBE, as The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent honoured and thanked 30 members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Movements from all three services – Sea, Army and Air – with medals and certificates in recognition of their dedicated service to the Reserve Forces and Cadet Movements throughout Kent and Medway. In addition, three local businesses were presented with Supporting Business and Reservist (SaBRE) certificates in acknowledgment of their backing of the Reserve Forces, two of whom employ a Reservist.
The Lord-Lieutenant has traditionally been responsible for the Defence of his county, when under threat. Today his role is President of his county’s committee of the South East Reserve Forces and Cadet Association.
In paying tribute to all The Armed Forces the Lord-Lieutenant thanked all Local Authorities for supporting the Community Covenant, which enshrines in law the communal duty to support servicemen. Where possible, in return, military facilities will be given wider public access, for example, military recreational sports facilities.
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