Armed forces celebratory and commemorative events

There are a variety of events throughout the year and across the county celebrating Kent’s military heritage and commemorating the service of men and women in our armed forces throughout history.

To mark 100 years since the start of World War 1, a timeline of Kent's residents' first-hand experiences in the First World War was created by volunteers using the archives at the Kent History and Archive Centre.

The Step Short Memorial, a memorial arch in Folkestone, was opened by Prince Harry in 2014 to remember the millions of men who passed through the Harbour on their way to battle.

Events calendar

If you know a significant event that is missing, contact

DateTimeEventType of eventAddressContact
Each Monday 
(Except bank holidays)
9am to 11.30am
Armed forces veterans breakfast club
The Courtyard Restaurant, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham ME13 8XZ
Bob Giles
01795 530013

There are no events planned for January.

DateTimeEventType of eventAddressContact
4 February7:30pmShell Shock: Supporting Help for HeroesPublicSt Barbara’s Garrison Church, Gillingham ME7 5AX

Purchase tickets online for the event

Tim Marriott

Steve Craddock