The Lord–Lieutenant and Viscountess De L’Isle hosted their Annual Civic Reception for all incoming Local Authority Mayors, District Council Chairmen and Chief Executives in the Barons Hall at Penshurst Place on Thursday 22nd June. In welcoming everyone to Penshurst Place the Lord-Lieutenant congratulated those civics present on being honoured as first citizen of their communities. Two of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets were on duty – Cadet Warrant Officer Bridie Wakeford from 2520 (Tonbridge ) Squadron ATC and Cadet Warrant Officer Jack Etherington from 2374 (Ditton) Squadron ATC.
The Deputy Lieutenants, who act as an important link between The Lieutenancy and the Local Authorities were also present as hosts. In his speech Lord De L’Isle wished everyone, on behalf of his wife, Richard Oldfield the Vice-Lord-Lieutenant, and all members of the Lieutenancy, combined very best wishes for a happy and productive year in office.