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Stories categorised in 'Auxiliary Territorial Service'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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The ATS in Wartime Northamptonicon for Recommended story

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The ATS in Wartime Northampton - part 2icon for Recommended story

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More huts had for some time been under construction at Hercies Road — not Nissens like ours but...

My War: At Chelmsford General Hospital and in the ATSicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I had to work with stores for several weeks, then I was given my own car - a number nicknamed...

My time in the ATS before I was posted abroad.icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Edna came to see me off also Arthur's mother and Elsie. Arthur's mother and my aunt were having a...

Tie a Khaki Ribbon: Life in the ATSicon for Recommended story

I was orphaned the first year of the war and not long out of Convent High School, I left the tiny Cheshire...

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My brother, a qualified surveyor, joined the Royal Engineers and I eventually went into the A.T.S.. This...

Horstead Hall and Low Grade Ciphericon for Recommended story

We learned to make simple ciphers that could be used for messages between brigades and battalions. They...

My ATS Service: Guildford, Church Crookham and Caserta, Italyicon for Recommended story

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A Soldier-----What Me? An extract from my book" "The Wearing o' the KHAKI"icon for Recommended story

Our sergeant became hoarse, her face took on the most dangerous hue- " Up two three", Down two...

Life of an ATS girl on anti-aircraft dutyicon for Recommended story

My friend May and I travelled to Preston to sign up in the forces and received 禅he...

A Driving Forceicon for Recommended story

I chose to be Driver Trice 110416 - a very proud moment but a bit of a shock after being led to...

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In the early summer of 1944, I was one of some ten A.T.S. girls working in the War Office and living in...

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A Private's Story of the ATS, Harrogateicon for Recommended story

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A Dane In and Out of the ATSicon for Recommended story

Minna Chatrine Tofte in ATS uniform with her Scots Terrier. My mother, Minna Chatrine Tofte, met my father,...

The ATS in the Desert: Part Iicon for Recommended story

Palestine was a very busy little country then and used as a transit route for the British, Australians, New...

The ATS in the Desert: Part 2icon for Recommended story

Billie Roberts was my driving instructor on the drivers' training course in Cairo. We all five became...

My Life in the ATSicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

In Weybourne I had an ATS Sergeant posted to my unit as an Officer's Mess Caterer. Overall I spent...

Bedford During the Waricon for Recommended story

Servicemen and their girlfriends were going into the Corn Exchange, jeeps and cars were drawing up and we...

Wash Churchill's dishes? I don't even do my mother's!icon for Recommended story

I went to Normandy and the troops pushed on so well that I was then stationed with a tank regiment in...

Age Doesn't Matter: Working with the Signals Corps in Chippenhamicon for Recommended story

I found myself as a Signals Corps trainee and sent to ex-King Farouk's luxury villa in nearby Kingston,...

A Pay Corps Volunteer from St Luciaicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

While I was in Trinidad at the end of my studies in 1944, I was approached by three female army officers...

Enigma and all that - in the A.T.S. 1940 to 1945icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

When we were bombed out of the Central Telegraph Office, I was drafted to the War Office and shortly...

Baptism of Fire: ATS Trainingicon for Recommended story

Recorded at Surrey History Centre for Gladys Newlyn ex ATS W/184369. We arrived at the gates of Buller...

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