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« on: Sunday 11 March 18 23:17 GMT (UK) »
The young lady below is the great aunt of a friend of mine.  All he knows about her wartime life is that she was in the ATS.  Can anything else be gleaned from her uniform?

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Re: ATS Uniform
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 March 18 04:07 GMT (UK) »
Think the badge on battle dress means she was attached to Royal Artillery possibly Anti Aircraft Battery


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Re: ATS Uniform
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 March 18 07:28 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Ady, that makes sense - we did have one here.

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Re: ATS Uniform
« Reply #3 on: Monday 12 March 18 08:56 GMT (UK) »
Military pedantry - she has put her lanyard on the wrong shoulder but makes up for it by wearing Gunner buttons.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiJgew_bzj0  The side hat (common term) was an alternative to the awful peaked cap.  They served in both anti-aircraft and searchlight units, in the latter later in the war forming all ATS units.

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Re: ATS Uniform
« Reply #4 on: Monday 12 March 18 17:50 GMT (UK) »
Interesting  :)  It's clear on the video that they all had lanyards on the right - I wonder why she had hers on the left.  Perhaps the photographer thought it would look better that way!!

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