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Offline Hiyaimpat

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ATS Uniform Identification
« on: Monday 16 April 18 22:38 BST (UK) »
My mother, Joyce Olive Butler [b1922 in Yeiwsley, Middlesex], served in the ATS during WW2. I am looking for her ATS service number but I don`t really know which service she was in and I would like to know more. When she wasn`t driving lorries around she was Sir Winston Churchill`s chauffeur. Would it be possible to identify from the two photos? TIA

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Re: ATS Uniform Identification
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 06:21 BST (UK) »
ATS was considered part of the ARMY.

Service records are still held by MOD.

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Re: ATS Uniform Identification
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 10:29 BST (UK) »
My mother, Joyce Olive Butler [b1922 in Yeiwsley, Middlesex], served in the ATS during WW2. I am looking for her ATS service number

Hello and welcome to RootsChat :)

Just to add that when you apply for your mother's records, you won't need her service number if you give them her exact date of birth (although it's quicker if you can provide both).

She looks delightful; you must be very proud of her :)

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Re: ATS Uniform Identification
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 19:20 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Welcome :)
The following probably a coincidence as to name ,   but there is a report of a marriage in Oxted 1948
Joyce Olive Butler to a Kenneth C.
Her father was a policeman Mr W Butler
"The bride was assistant unit commander of the Womans Junior Air Corps Unit 49 (Oxted)"
Probably not your Joyce ,but if so she might have joined the ATS later.
Good advice by Carol and Macwil as to obtaining service records .
Cathy
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