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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

HM Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926) when Princess Elizabeth trains as an A.T.S Officer at a Training Centre in Camberley, Surrey

Overview

Creator: War Office (photographic agency)
Creation Date: 
Apr 1945
Materials: 
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: 
20.8 x 25.9 cm
RCIN 
2002230
Acquirer: HM Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926)
Provenance: 
Acquired by the Royal Collection from the Central Office of Information
Description:

Photograph of Second Subaltern Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, dressed in overalls as part of her training in the A.T.S., takes the spark plugs out of a car. A large garage with doors is visible in the background.

Princess Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service at her own insistence in 1945, aged 18, as a Subaltern. By the end of the war she had reached the rank of Junior Commander, having completed her course at No. 1 Mechanical Training Centre of the ATS and passed out as a fully qualified driver.

This image was published in 'Queen Elizabeth II A Birthday Souvenir Album' in 2006.

Further details

Category: 
Photographs