Princess Elizabeth Joins the Auxiliary Territorial Service
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Shortly before her 19th birthday Princess Elizabeth joined the women’s branch of the British Army, called the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). Elizabeth joined the transport division, taking a motor mechanics course (her love of driving never left her). By joining the ATS, Princess Elizabeth became the only female member of the royal family to serve in the armed forces.
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