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The shadows of war were creeping across Europe during the early summer of 1939. The Conscription Act had been passed and young Territorials were being called to Colours. Lord Nuffield greatly admired the universal willingness of these men and women to accept the Act and decided to make life more comfortable and agreeable for them. War broke out and he immediately set aside one million Ordinary Morris Motors stock units, a gift that was then worth 1,650,000, to create the Trust for the Forces of the Crown on 14th October 1939. At the same time he made an additional gift of 50,000 to cover the first year's expenditure until a return on the investment of the capital sum began to come available.



Over the Years .......

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The Trust’s income arises solely from its investment portfolio, the value of which has grown over the years, and which is shown in the linked Annual Financial Statements at the Charity Commission Website below.

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