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2 ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) trainee motorcycle despatch riders and a Royal Army Service Corps instructor at York, 23 May 1941.

2 ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) trainee motorcycle despatch riders and a Royal Army Service Corps instructor at York, 23 May

British ATS dispatch riders My dad had a motorbike in London during WWII. He met my mom at a dance; he took her all over on his bike. Who'd a thunk it, with a war going on?!

British ATS dispatch riders My dad had a motorbike in London during WWII. He met my mom at a dance; Who'd a thunk it, with a war going on?

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As Britain defends Gibraltar in May members of the Women in WWII - Auxiliary Territorial Service (soon to become the Women's Royal Army Corps) train as controllers of gun batteries.

BRITISH ARMY NORMANDY 1944 (B 8154) L/Cpl E Martin of the Corps of Military Police sits astride his motorcycle and chats to Cpl Joyce Collins and L/Cpl Celia Strong, ATS clerks at 21st Army Group HQ, Normandy, 28 July 1944.

L/Cpl E Martin of the Corps of Military Police sits astride his motorcycle and chats to Cpl Joyce Collins and L/Cpl Celia Strong, ATS clerks at Army Group HQ, Normandy, 28 July

THE POLISH ARMY IN THE NORTH-WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945 - Staff Sergeant of the Royal Army Service Corps inspecting a Matchless motorcycle in use by despatch riders of the 1st Polish Armoured Division. Standing by are some of the riders and the Polish Workshop Officer. North Brabant, Holland, 11 January 1945.

HU Staff Sergeant of the Royal Army Service Corps inspecting a Matchless motorcycle in use by despatch riders of the Polish Armoured Division

Group of ladies serving with ATS Auxiliary Territorial Service & RAF ?

Group of ladies serving with ATS Auxiliary Territorial Service & RAF ?

Royal Army Service Corps despatch riders, Southend, 6 Jan 1943

Royal Army Service Corps despatch riders, Southend, 6 Jan The motorcycles are Ariel model WNG.

POLISH ARMY MIDDLE EAST 1941-1943 (E 15683)   The Women's Auxiliary Service of the Polish Army in the Middle East was composed of women and girls who were imprisoned in the Soviet Gulag after the German-Soviet Invasion of Poland and were released after signing of the Sikorski -Mayski Agreement in 1941. Practically all of them have tragic stories to tell of privation and suffering. Many of them have lost touch with their families.

POLISH ARMY MIDDLE EAST 1941-1943 (E 15683) The Women's Auxiliary Service of the Polish Army in the Middle East was composed of women and girls who were imprisoned in the Soviet Gulag after the German-Soviet Invasion of Poland and were released after signing of the Sikorski -Mayski Agreement in 1941. Practically all of them have tragic stories to tell of privation and suffering. Many of them have lost touch with their families.

Action stations: Members of the Army Catering Corps are put through their paces during a training course in the early years of the war ~

Jobs for the girls: Amazing vintage photographs provide a vivid snapshot of working life for British women during World War Two

Action stations: Members of the Army Catering Corps are put through their paces during a training course in the early years of the war ~

Britain's ever growing Army necessitates a parallel growth in its supplementary…

Britain's ever growing Army necessitates a parallel growth in its supplementary…

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