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Appendix 11: Government Evacuation Scheme

Estimated number of persons evacuated in organised parties or assisted with travel vouchers and billeting allowances between September 1941 and the end of the war in Gt. Britain.1

(Chapter XVIII)

Period Unaccompanied children Mothers and children Children under five evacuated to nurseries Expectant mothers evacuated under the special scheme Teachers and helpers Other class (homeless persons, etc.) Total
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
September 1941 to March 1942 (England and Scotland) 5,300 300 5,600

September 1941 to end of war (Scotland)2

6,500
September 1941 to end of war (London) 24,500 24,500
January 1941 to end of war (provincial cities) 4,000 4,000
July 1941 to end of 1945 (England) 140,000 140,000
September 1939 to end of war (Scotland) 4,700 4,700
July to September 1944 (organised parties from Metropolitan evacuation areas) 101,000 183,000 284,000
July to September 1944 (organised parties from South-east England evacuation area) 12,000 11,600 23,600
July to September 1944 (assisted private evacuation from Metropolitan areas) 471,000 4,600 51,400 527,000

July to September 1944 (assisted private evacuation from South-east England)3

25,000
118,300 665,900 28,500 149,300

4

51,4005

1,044,900