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Centenary Service in Canterbury

September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Kent First World War Centenary Service will be held on Sunday 23rd September as a precursor to the commemorations that will take place in Kent two months later.  Kent as a whole will be able to mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War and the contribution made by the men and women, particularly those in the armed services.  This is an opportunity for Kent to pay a very special tribute and to provide a lasting memory to all who attend or read about the service.  It is also a chance to look forward ad to be thankful for what the military do for all of us.

There will be pre-service entertainment in the form of First World War songs such as Tipperary, Keep the homes fires burning and suchlike sung by the choirs of Canterbury Cathedral and also the Shorncliffe & Brompton Military Wives Choir.  The Salvation Army band will also be playing.  There will be a parade at the start of the service led by the 3rd Battalion, Princess of Wales Royal Regiment.  Other units – air and sea cadets, veterans, scouts and guides will march into position before the service which will be held by the Dean of Canterbury.  All regular Service Units – Royal Navy, Army and RAF as well as the Reserve Forces will also be invited.

The event takes place at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3NZ.  Musical performances from 1 pm, parades from 2.15 pm and the service starts at 3 pm.

All Kent residents can apply for FREE tickets but you have to register to attend, you can’t just turn up.


September 23, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Spitfire Ground
St Lawrence
Canterbury, CT1 3NZ United Kingdom
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