A CROWDFUNDING campaign in Ukraine has raised £5.3million to bring 101 British armoured vehicles to the country.
The first fleet of 24 ex-Army personnel carriers has already arrived, followed this week by a further 20.
All have been readied for battle in the UK and were bought by the Serhiy Prytula Foundation.
Charity founder Serhiy, 41, an actor-turned-politician, said: “I want to sincerely thank each and every person and company who joined our call to help.”
Nick Mead, 61, who exports similar personnel carriers through Tanks A Lot, based in Brackley, Northants, said: “It’s brilliant the Ukrainian people have bought them.”
They reinforce the hundreds of other armoured vehicles sent by the Ministry of Defence.
The vehicles include Scimitar and Spartan light reconnaissance tanks like those used by Princes William and Harry when they served in the elite Household Cavalry.
They also complement the fleet of Stormer air defence mobile missile launchers, already provided by the UK, as they are from the same CVR (T) family and share parts.