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Auxiliary Territorial Service

Auxiliary Territorial Service

The Auxiliary Territorial Service was established in 1938. It was attached to the Territorial Army and the women received two thirds of a soldier's pay. They were cooks, clerks and storekeepers.

After Dunkirk, numbers were increased to 65,000 and their duties included telephonists, drivers, postal orderlies and ammunition inspectors. They were also given full military status at this time.

 

 

Title: Auxiliary Territorial Service
Record Type: Organisations
Type: Military
Record Maintained By: CECL
Subject Id: 40836