British Empire Medallists gathering before the ceremony. (c) Barry Duffield DL.
Kent’s finest have been honoured by Her Majesty The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals.
Chosen for their tireless community work and dedication, the recipients, Tracey Creed from Dover, Ruth Glenn from Swanley, Cherry Leppard from Capel-Le-Ferne, Catherine Lewis from Sheerness and Julie Nixon from Greatstone were named in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list after the medal was reintroduced in the Diamond Jubilee year.
The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, held an Investiture at Penshurst Place to present the Medallists with their awards, following the official announcement in June this year.
Short citations were read by Douglas Horner a Deputy Lieutenant. One of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets, Sergeant Major Jonathan Stone from the Herne Bay Detachment of the Kent Army Cadet Force also assisted the Lord-Lieutenant during the ceremony. In presenting the medals on behalf of The Queen, the Lord-Lieutenant congratulated the recipients for their dedicated work on behalf of others.