Queen Elizabeth II, Royalty And Renown Mechanic

Published February 12, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Queen Elizabeth World War 2 Mechanic

In February 1945, Elizabeth II joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service, as an honorary Second Subaltern with the service number of 230873. She trained as a driver and mechanic, drove a military truck, and was promoted to honorary Junior Commander five months later. She is the last surviving head of state who served in uniform during the Second World War.

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