A ‘Tommy’ silhouette sculpture is being taken on a tour of 21 Cenotaphs in the build up to Remembrance Sunday.

The First World War soldier is travelling across Redcar and Cleveland this week, carried by chairman of the Redcar branch of the Royal British Legion, Eric Howden BEM.

Earlier this week, ‘Tommy’, Mr Howden and other members of the Royal British Legion held ceremonies at Dormanstown, Grangetown, South Bank, Ormesby, Normany, Eston, Lazenby, New Marske, Marske, Saltburn, Brotton, Carlin How, Skinningrove, Loftus and Easington.

Yesterday, the procession visited Guisborough, Skelton, Boosbeck, Moorsholm, reaching Lingdale by noon.

Mr Howden, a former Acting Sergeant in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, said: “This is a special year and the reaction from the public has been excellent, just as it is every year. I would urge everyone to take a little time on Remembrance Sunday and remember those who gave everything for this country.”

Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Dennis Teasdale, who will be taking part in the Redcar Service and wreath laying on Sunday, said: “We must never forget those who served our country in all conflicts. I would like to thank everyone who is doing so much across the borough for Remembrance Sunday this year and every year.”