Tommy silhouettes in field of remembrance outside Christ Church Cathedral, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands 031121 CREDIT STANDING WITH GIANTS
The figures installed outside the Christ Church Cathedral, Port Stanley (Picture: Standing With Giants).
Remembrance

Remembrance: 100-plus 'Tommy' silhouettes installed on Falkland Islands

Military personnel helped to install the figures which have been specially adapted to cope with the Falkland Islands' windy conditions.

Tommy silhouettes in field of remembrance outside Christ Church Cathedral, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands 031121 CREDIT STANDING WITH GIANTS
The figures installed outside the Christ Church Cathedral, Port Stanley (Picture: Standing With Giants).

More than 100 'Tommy' soldier silhouette figures have been installed at a field of Remembrance in the Falkland Islands' capital Port Stanley.

Wreaths have also been put outside the Christ Church Cathedral with the help of volunteers, military personnel and Royal British Legion officials from the nearby military base, Mount Pleasant.

The installation will play a key part in next week's Remembrance Day commemorations, as well as the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict next year.

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Next year there will be 255 silhouettes, representing the number of lives lost in the 1982 war and three more for the civilian ladies who were also killed.  

To cope with the Falkland Islands' strong winds, all of the figures have been specially adapted to stay secure, with metal hoops for guy ropes and foldable base plates to put sandbags on.

Made out of recycled materials, the figures left Oxford for the Falklands in July, travelling 8,000 miles by road and sea to the islands.