PENARTH Town Council has joined the country wide Silent Soldier campaign.

These Silent Soldier silhouettes will appear across the country as the UK commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The Silent Soldier is the near life-size silhouette of a First World War ‘Tommy’ and the council recently installed one in the grounds of West House.

More than 1.1 million British and Empire service men and women gave their lives during the First World War so that future generations could live theirs.

The Royal British Legion is inviting organisations, community groups and individuals to support the Silent Soldier campaign by donating for and displaying a Silent Soldier to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, from now to the end of December 2018.

The Silent Soldier could be placed on a roundabout, in gardens, fields, on buildings, in the countryside, towns and cities across the nation.

Penarth’s Silent Soldier is part of the town’s commemorative programme being developed between the community and the town council.