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 2019

If you know a significant event that is missing, contact civic.office@kent.gov.uk.

DateTimeEventType of eventAddressContact
Each Monday 
(Except bank holidays)
9am to 11.30am
Armed forces veterans breakfast club
Public
The Courtyard Restaurant, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham ME13 8XZ
Bob Giles
01795 530013
15 September5:45pmBattle of Britain DayPublicThe RAF Memorial, The Leas, FolkestoneToni Brenchley
toni.brenchley@folkestone-tc.gov.uk
24 September10:30am to 2pmRBLI Information and Advice DayAll ex-service people and their familiesDover Baptist Church, Maison dieu Road, Dover, Kent CT16 1RFSteve Parrott
07803 413908
steve.parrott@rbli.co.uk
DateTimeEventType of eventAddressContact
Each Monday 
(Except bank holidays)
9am to 11.30am
Armed forces veterans breakfast club
Public
The Courtyard Restaurant, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham ME13 8XZ
Bob Giles
01795 530013
15 October10amRecognise and Remember sub groupPrivateWantsum Room, Sessions HouseAlice McLean
alice.mclean@kent.gov.uk
29 October10amKent and Medway Civilian Military Partnership Board MeetingPrivateThe Oak Room, Oakwood House, MaidstoneAlice McLean
alice.mclean@kent.gov.uk
DateTimeEventType of eventAddressContact
3 November2pmDedication of Garden of RemembrancePublicGarden of Remembrance, Sandgate Road, FolkestoneToni Brenchley
toni.brenchley@folkestone-tc.gov.uk
Each Monday 
(Except bank holidays)
9am to 11.30am
Armed forces veterans breakfast club
Public
The Courtyard Restaurant, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham ME13 8XZ
Bob Giles
01795 530013
10 November10:30amRemembrance SundayPublicThe War Memorial, The Leas, FolkestoneToni Brenchley
toni.brenchley@folkestone-tc.gov.uk
10 November10:45amSevenoaks Remembrance Day ServicePublicThe Vine War Memorial, Dartford Road, Sevenoaks TN13Ann White / Avril Mitchem
council@sevenoakstown.gov.uk
11 November11amMachine Gun CorpsPublicCheriton Road Cemetery, FolkestoneTrevor Mays
truckintrev@live.co.uk
DateTimeEventType of eventAddressContact
Each Monday 
(Except bank holidays)
9am to 11.30am
Armed forces veterans breakfast club
Public
The Courtyard Restaurant, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham ME13 8XZ
Bob Giles
01795 530013