Kent’s big parade

PUBLISHED: 13:52 21 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:32 20 February 2013

The Lord Lieutenant and Mrs Anne Willett pass the standard bearers

The Lord Lieutenant and Mrs Anne Willett pass the standard bearers

Britain's top soldier thanked the people of Kent for demonstrating their support for the Armed Forces at a parade and thanksgiving service in Canterbury.


The Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt, took the salute as, led by the Band of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, detachments from TA units based in Ashford, Canterbury, Ditton, Dover, Maidstone, Rochester and Tunbridge Wells, marched through the rain-soaked city centre.

Joining them were hundreds of veterans, some in their nineties, and cadets. Canterbury Cathedral was packed for a thanksgiving service that paid tribute to the contribution and sacrifice made by Territorials over the past century.





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