The Poppy Appeal was launched in Kent on 26 October at County Hall with many local Conservatives in attendance. Shepway Vice chairman, Cllr David Owen, Hythe town mayor, Cllr Michael Lyons and mayoress, Mrs Ann Mayne were among the civic guests on hand to hear about the work of the Royal British Legion and see the chairman of Kent County Council, Tom Gates buy the first poppy.
- Ann Mayne and Michael Lyons with the buglers
- David Owen with Cllr Gloria Opara, the vice chairman of Medway, Cllr Greta Goatley Mayor of Gravesham
- Tom Gates buys the first poppy