The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle, held an investiture at Penshurst Place for the three British Empire Medal recipients nominated in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2017 New Year Honours List.

The short citations were read by Mrs Georgie Warner DL, before the Lord-Lieutenant assisted by decorating each recipient, on HM The Queen’s behalf. The recipients were accompanied by their families and friends. The Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet, Able Cadet Laura Potts from the Dover and Deal Sea Cadet Corps, assisted the Lord-Lieutenant. In presenting the medals on behalf of The Queen, Lord-Lieutenant congratulated the recipients for their dedicated work on behalf of others.