What was the Auxiliary Territorial Service?

Introduction The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS; often pronounced as an acronym) was the women’s branch of the British Army during the Second World War. It was formed on 09 September 1938, initially as a women’s voluntary service, and existed until 1 February 1949, when it was merged into the Women’s Royal Army Corps. The ATS… Read More

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Establishing Women’s Military Services in Britain

Research Paper Title The Women’s Corps: The Establishment of Women’s Military Services in Britain. Abstract This thesis is an account of the ‘Women’s Corps movement’: the efforts to organise women’s non-industrial employment, which led to the establishment of women’s military services in Britain during the First World War. The author survey’s the background to their introduction both… Read More