Re­mem­ber­ing the sac­ri­fices made

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SUR­REY Royal Bri­tish Le­gion has launched a new cam­paign that will see sil­hou­ettes of a First World War ‘Tommy’ ap­pear­ing around the county.

The ‘Si­lent Sol­dier’ is a near life-size cut-out which can be fixed to a wall or at­tached to an up­right pole in pub­lic or pri­vate places.

It is hoped the Si­lent Sol­dier will be dis­played across Sur­rey by busi­nesses, lo­cal author­i­ties and in­di­vid­u­als as a re­minder of the sac­ri­fices made by men and women of the armed forces dur­ing the First World War.

The sil­hou­ettes have at their base the words “19141918 Lest We For­get” but any busi­ness or group can buy and spon­sor a sil­hou­ette and have its com­pany name in­cor­po­rated in the word­ing, sup­port­ing the work of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion and gain­ing it pub­lic­ity.

The cam­paign will run from Septem­ber to late 2018 when the na­tion will be com­mem­o­rat­ing the cen­te­nary of the Armistice and the end of hos­til­i­ties.

Si­lent Sol­dier sil­hou­ettes are cut from black cut di­bond and are tough and weath­er­proof.

They are sup­plied with bolts and with an­gle iron posts for free-stand­ing dis­play.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing spon­sor­ship de­tails, can be ob­tained from:

Peter Wake­ham (RBL fundraiser East) pwake­[email protected] british­le­gion.org.uk Tel: 01273 411058 Mob: 0782 6908603

Lau­ryn Selby (RBL fundraiser West) [email protected]­le­gion.org.uk Mob: 07768 257416

Eloise Blake (Sur­rey RBL) [email protected]­le­gion.org.uk Tel: 01372 377492

The Si­lent Sol­dier will soon be seen all around Sur­rey

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