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1940-1941 - Volunteers from Brazil

As the war gathered its dreadful momentum, community members wanted to do more than raise money, they wanted to fight. And off they went. Those who couldn’t afford to reach the battleground were given assistance with their travel expenses, and between July 1940 and January 1941, 19 volunteers had their passages to the UK paid out of the Community Fund, as well as three to Canada and 20 to Kenya and more followed (right: Donald Malpas, bottom right, on his way to join the RAF in 1942).