The health of Lady Alma Kent, GC OBE

The health of Lady Alma Kent, GC OBE

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S E Thompson

Australia

#1 Jul 30, 2011
My friend, Laurie Smith is concerned about Lady Alma as she has not phoned him for a few months which he feels is unusual.
We live in Sydney, Australia and would just like to know if she is well and training for her next marathon. Thank you in advance.
Terry

Valdosta, GA

#2 Sep 26, 2011
S E Thompson wrote:
My friend, Laurie Smith is concerned about Lady Alma as she has not phoned him for a few months which he feels is unusual.
We live in Sydney, Australia and would just like to know if she is well and training for her next marathon. Thank you in advance.
Pleased to let you know that Lady Alma is well and doing all her usual running around and keeping busy with her charity work and helping the homeless. I often get reports on her even though I live in America myself, but I often travel to the UK. I shall be there again in November for the Armistice parades when I hope she will join me as usual. I do know that she had to change her phone number, so it is difficult to contact her until I get her new number.

Since: Oct 11

London, UK

#3 Oct 25, 2011
Hello,

It pains me to say, but it is time we stopped using the post-nominals after this lady's name.

I have met many worthy holders of gallantry awards over the years, and it does them a grave dis-service to continue to do so.

Only 4 women have ever won the G.C. directly:

Odette Sansom.
Violette Szabo.
Noor Inayat Khan.
Barbara Jane Harrison.

There have also been 8 exchanges for G.C.s of awards superseded by the G.C. None of these by the lady in question.

It may seem a fair comment to say that it is somewhat churlish to mention this, or disagreeable to discuss it in any way.
I would argue that the circumstances under which the rightful holders earned their awards should not be sullied by an impostor in this way.

I do not mean to offend, merely to point out the facts where they have been mis-represented.
S E Thompson

Hallidays Point, Australia

#4 Oct 25, 2011
Terry wrote:
<quoted text>
Pleased to let you know that Lady Alma is well and doing all her usual running around and keeping busy with her charity work and helping the homeless. I often get reports on her even though I live in America myself, but I often travel to the UK. I shall be there again in November for the Armistice parades when I hope she will join me as usual. I do know that she had to change her phone number, so it is difficult to contact her until I get her new number.
Dear Terry,

Thanks so much for responding. Since my post, Lady Alma has been in contact with my friend. Her dogs had chewed through her phone line but she is now back on the air.

Kind regards

Sandra
S E Thompson

Hallidays Point, Australia

#5 Oct 25, 2011
Veritas007 wrote:
Hello,
It pains me to say, but it is time we stopped using the post-nominals after this lady's name.
I have met many worthy holders of gallantry awards over the years, and it does them a grave dis-service to continue to do so.
Only 4 women have ever won the G.C. directly:
Odette Sansom.
Violette Szabo.
Noor Inayat Khan.
Barbara Jane Harrison.
There have also been 8 exchanges for G.C.s of awards superseded by the G.C. None of these by the lady in question.
It may seem a fair comment to say that it is somewhat churlish to mention this, or disagreeable to discuss it in any way.
I would argue that the circumstances under which the rightful holders earned their awards should not be sullied by an impostor in this way.
I do not mean to offend, merely to point out the facts where they have been mis-represented.
Dear Sir,

One of only two collective awards of the George Cross was the award to Malta. This award was made by King George VI to the Governor of Malta by letter dated 15 April 1942:

"To honour her brave people I award the George Cross to the Island Fortress of Malta to bear witness to a heroism and devotion that will long be famous in history."

My mother is Maltese and was a young child on Malta during the war years. I shall let her know that she is an impostor.

Sandra

Since: Oct 11

London, UK

#6 Oct 26, 2011
No need to do that. She probably doesn't wear the George Cross herself, as probably none of the inhabitants of Malta do, taking the award to their island very seriously.
You could however let her know that someone chooses to wear something fraudulently that she and her fellow citizens gave so much for; something that we in Britain are still grateful for today.
yasmine

Belfast, UK

#7 Nov 8, 2011
S E Thompson wrote:
My friend, Laurie Smith is concerned about Lady Alma as she has not phoned him for a few months which he feels is unusual.
We live in Sydney, Australia and would just like to know if she is well and training for her next marathon. Thank you in advance.
am pleased to inform you that my mother, lady alma kent, is alive and well, still kicking!
S E Thompson

Yarramalong, Australia

#8 Nov 8, 2011
yasmine wrote:
<quoted text> am pleased to inform you that my mother, lady alma kent, is alive and well, still kicking!
Dear Yasmine,
Kind of you to respond.
Your mother has recently been in contact with my friend in Sydney so he knows that all is well with her. He does not use computers which is why I put this post on the forum for him.
You may like to mention to your mother that her friend, Terry in America also let us know that she is going well and hopes to see her on Armistice Day. That'll be this Friday our time. I'll let him know that you were in contact.
Kind regards to you and Lady Alma.
Sandra Thompson
Sandra Thompson

Australia

#9 Dec 15, 2011
yasmine wrote:
<quoted text> am pleased to inform you that my mother, lady alma kent, is alive and well, still kicking!
Dear Yasmine,

I hope your mother likes this true story.

Merry Christmas and
all the best for New Year

Sandra and Laurie

"Pamela's Husband Had One Too Many on his Way to the Church!"

It is not surprising to see the bride arrive late to her own wedding but what about the groom?

Well, my husband not only arrived late to my wedding but he had been drinking too.

In May 1946, I married Petty Officer Dennis Gallagher from the Royal Navy.

I remember my husband and his best man ran from the train station to make our wedding ceremony at Wesley Chapel in Sydney. He had fallen asleep on the train after a drinking tradition in the Royal Navy.
All officers from a ship toast the groom-to-be on his wedding day and he must take a sip from each officer's glass.Given dozens of men participate in this tradition, my husband-to-be had consumed quite an amount of the infamous 'Royal Naval Rum'.

He had arranged to meet his best man at Wynyard Station but unfortunately, the alcohol had made Dennis sleepy and he had to be woken by the porter at the end of the Northern train line.The porter told a horrified Dennis that it would be quicker to stay on the train and head back to Wynyard Station.
Dennis finally alighted at Wynyard Station and found a very relieved best man with his corsage. Royal Navy officers were only allowed to wear a flower on their uniform on their wedding day.

In full navy uniform and reeking of rum, my husband-to-be arrived 30 minutes late to a frowning minister who had another wedding booked that afternoon.My father was furious too but I was just thrilled to see him and ecstatic the ceremony went ahead, despite my husband's tardiness and the minister's dissatisfaction.

I look fondly back on my wedding day and chuckle, as I too had delighted in drinking 'Royal Naval Rum'.
ASP

Harrow, UK

#10 Oct 24, 2012
Alma, now 95, is still alive and well, and her charity work is still continuing. That she is a woman, and a therefore a lady is not in question, along with the experiences that life threw at her during her time in the forces and the many good deeds that she has accomplished since, and is still continuing to do. Forgive any interpretation put on the title, blame me, I started it!
Friends of Lady Alma

Kyogle, Australia

#11 Oct 15, 2013
yasmine wrote:
<quoted text> am pleased to inform you that my mother, lady alma kent, is alive and well, still kicking!
Dear Yasmine,

Your mother's friends in Australia have not heard from Lady Alma lately. She phones them quite regularly so they are concerned about her.

Hope she is well and it's just the dogs again :-)

Best.

Sandra

(for Laurie and Bill)
Jaide

East Grinstead, UK

#12 Jan 23, 2014
Lady Alma is not 95. She will be 87 this year. I am Yasmine's Daughter in Law. And i hate to say it but she never won any medals for being in the military or anything of the sort. This womans past is somewhat of a mystery to everyone but herself. And i am on a mission to figure out what that is for the purposes of a family tree!

Sandra i hope she contacts Laurie and Bill soon.

If you are able to shed some light on anything please let me know.

All the best

Jaide
Friends of Lady Alma

Belrose, Australia

#13 Jan 27, 2014
[QUOTE If you are able to shed some light on anything please let me know.
[/QUOTE]

Dear Jaide,

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

I read your reply to my friend Laurie who was quite insistent that he has proof in the form of photos of Lady Alma at award ceremonies receiving medals? So the plot thickens :-)

Best.

Sandra
yasmine

London, UK

#14 Aug 22, 2014
sandra i would love to see those photos. i could send you my e-mail address?
yasmine

Northolt, UK

#15 Sep 6, 2014
ASP wrote:
Alma, now 95, is still alive and well, and her charity work is still continuing. That she is a woman, and a therefore a lady is not in question, along with the experiences that life threw at her during her time in the forces and the many good deeds that she has accomplished since, and is still continuing to do. Forgive any interpretation put on the title, blame me, I started it!
erm sorry to inform you but my mother is only 86 now! please do not believe all you hear
Jaide

UK

#16 Dec 29, 2014
In response to Friends of Lady Alma, do you mind sharing these photos and documents with me and yasmine?
Sec VC and GC Assoc

London, UK

#17 Mar 19, 2015
Dear Jaide, As Secretary to the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association, I thought I would just confirm that this lady is not a member and has not been awarded the GC. Best wishes, Rebecca
consignee

Sydney, Australia

#18 Mar 21, 2015
Jaide wrote:
In response to Friends of Lady Alma, do you mind sharing these photos and documents with me and yasmine?
Apologies for not being in contact sooner. Perhaps, you could ask your mother to show you the photos that she sent to my friend? Best of British :-)
Jaide

Lancing, UK

#19 Mar 21, 2015
Sec VC and GC Assoc, thanks for your comment. We know she hasn't won any medals etc she is caught up in her own web of lies. There are several pages on google about her none of which are true. Its silly! And Consignee asking alma any question and getting any truth come out would be like getting blood from a stone!
yasmines

Harrow, UK

#20 Mar 28, 2015
S E Thompson wrote:
My friend, Laurie Smith is concerned about Lady Alma as she has not phoned him for a few months which he feels is unusual.
We live in Sydney, Australia and would just like to know if she is well and training for her next marathon. Thank you in advance.
this is just to inform your friend laurie that alma kent is not a george cross winner and never was. the medal came via a third party. theres many stories who that was. i would like to know where laurie knows her from as she is a fraud and a full time liar

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