A PAIR of Tommy silhouettes have gone on display as a permanent memorial to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Designed and produced by the Royal British Legion, the Tommies have been installed by Harwich Town Council on Harwich Green and Dovercourt seafront.

Maria Fowler, the council’s environment and community committee chairman, said:“Harwich and Dovercourt has many historic and personal connections to World War One, both on a local and national level, and Harwich Town Council gave a lot of thought to how best to commemorate the centenary.

“We believe that the erection of the two Tommies is a fitting tribute and we have had a lot of very positive responses from residents and visitors who have seen them.”

The installations were achieved with the help of Tendring Council and have been put up at a cost to Harwich Town Council of £1,300.

Mrs Fowler added: “From the execution of Captain Fryatt through to the surrender of the U-boat fleet in Harwich Harbour, our town has remarkable historic links to World War One as well as the personal links of generations of local residents. “