Army Patrol Princess Elizabeth II driving an ambulance on April Just two months earlier, the Princess had joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, which was the women's arm of the British Army. She trained as a driver and a mechanic.
rincess Elizabeth (centre, back row) with other Non-Commissioned Officers in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (the women's Army), which Her Royal Highness enlisted in towards the end of World War Two.
August HRH Princess Elizabeth is presented with a clock after being promoted to a Junior Commander of the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II. Queen Elizabeth II when she was young.
Before she was Queen: Portrait of Elizabeth II prior to her coronation hidden away for 50 years. The Queen, pictured in looks relaxed and confident in the picture taken by Kenneth Clayton despite being in mourning after her father, George VI, died
During World War II, then Princess Elizabeth got her hands dirty, joining the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (army) in As "Second Subaltern Elizabeth Alexander Mary Windsor" she trained as a mechanic and driver.
Princess Elizabeth II in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) where she trained as a military truck driver. This training was the first time she had been taught together with other students.