The following is a statement from Group Leader Vince Maple on the upcoming Platinum Jubilee:
“This weekend we will mark the remarkable achievement of Her Majesty The Queen in serving our country for 70 years as monarch. The Queen, just like the rest of our nation, has suffered greatly in recent years with the loss of her husband Prince Phillip. Her strength and public service through these tough times, in the midst of a global pandemic, were an inspiration to many Medway residents.
“I, like many in our community, shall be attending my local street party as we all come together across Medway to recognise this accomplishment of 70 years service as our Head of State. I am also honoured to be lighting the beacon in Chatham tomorrow night alongside Lola from the local Explorers and Emily from the local Guides to mark the occasion, in coordination with all the other beacon lighting that will be occurring simultaneously in other towns and cities across the country.
“My congratulations go to Her Majesty the Queen on this special occasion, and I wish Medway residents the best as we all celebrate this anniversary this weekend.”