A HOUSING developer has installed ‘women in war’ figures at its sites across Lancashire to celebrate VE day.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes are supporting the Royal British Legion Industries’ (RBLI) Tommy Club after installing full-size Women in War figures at their developments in Lancashire for VE day.

The ‘Women in War’ campaign aims to highlight the efforts of women – both in military and civilian occupations – during times of conflict.

The iconic female figures have also been made available for the public to purchase via the charity’s online shop with the money raised going directly to support the charity.

RBLI’s Chief Executive, Lisa Farmer said: “We are immensely proud to have joined forces once again with Barratt Developments – this time to acknowledge the tremendous contribution of women to the British Armed Forces.

“This is just the latest in a series of unwavering commitments by Barratt Developments to do all they can to support our nation’s heroes through RBLI. We cannot thank them enough for their support.”

More than 100,000 joined the women’s branches of Britain’s military services during the First World War.

It was not until 1948 that the Women’s Service Act was passed, allowing for permanent peacetime roles for women in Britain’s armed services.

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes has sites in Blackburn, Clitheroe and across Lancashire.

Chief Executive of Barratt Developments, David Thomas, added: “The RBLI’s Tommy Club is a great way for people to support our Armed Forces Veterans.

“Last year we installed over 300 Tommy figures in our show home gardens, and this year we are doing the same with these new Women in War figures.

“They represent the remarkable effort that women have made in every war, and we celebrate their achievements.”