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Battle Dress of the Auxillary Territorial Service (ATS)


RCIN 250497

In February 1945, in response to Princess Elizabeth’s wish to join one of the Women’s Services, King George VI granted her a commission with the honorary rank of Second Subaltern in the ATS. The Princess became the first female member of the Royal Family to join the Armed Services as a full-time active member. This uniform was worn by Princess Elizabeth during her training which included car-maintenance. The uniform is standard battle dress and consists of a wool serge jacket and trousers worn with a shirt and tie and a service cap with the badge of the regiment.

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