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The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) was the women's branch of the British Army during WW2. It was formed on 9 September 1938, initially as a women's voluntary service, and existed until 1 February 1949, when it was merged into the Women's Royal Army Corps.
The first recruits to the ATS were employed as cooks, clerks and storekeepers, but their options would expand as the need for recruits in other fields to help the war effort grew. Women were barred from serving in battle, but due to shortages of men, ATS members, as well as members of the other women's voluntary services, took over many support tasks, such as radar operators, forming part of the crews of anti-aircraft guns and military police. However, these roles were not without risk, and there were 717 casualties during World War II.
By VE Day and before demobilisation, there were over 190,000 members of the women's Auxiliary Territorial Service. Famous members of the ATS included Mary Churchill, youngest daughter of the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the King, who trained as a lorry driver.
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