EL CENTRO — Google says the distance from Naval Air Facility El Centro to London, England, is 5,424 miles. Granted, not everyone from the United Kingdom lives in London, but if you happen to be a member of the British Army and you’ve been assigned to train here, you’re definitely a long way from home.

That’s the case for some 250 members of the British Army Air Corps who arrived at NAFEC in September and will be training in the region until late November. Ten of the soldiers turned up Saturday morning at the Humane Society of Imperial County, 1575 W. Pico Ave., to pitch in for a few hours at the shelter.

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