E R 1926 to 2022 Published: Thursday, 8th September 2022

The Leader of Medway Council has issued a statement following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

Cllr Alan Jarrett said: “It is with a heavy heart to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the council and the people of Medway we send the Royal Family our deepest sympathies.
“Her Majesty had an extraordinary reign and ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history. Only this year the nation was brought together in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee – the first time any British monarch reached this historic milestone and Medway was proud to celebrate the milestone with her. 

“Medway has been fortunate to welcome Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II during her reign, including to open the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham, to inaugurate the universities at Medway in Chatham with The Duke of Edinburgh, and to visit Brompton Barracks in Chatham as part of her role as Honorary Colonel-in-Chief to the Royal Engineers.

“We are proud of Medway’s connection with Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II and she will be deeply missed. 

“The Queen will be remembered for her duty and devotion to the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth, especially during times of change.” 

As a mark of respect flags at Gun Wharf and Rochester Castle are being flown at half-mast.

Further information will be issued in due course on other arrangements, including books of condolence.

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