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Despatch rider's helmet, Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1945 (c)

Helmet made of leather and possibly modified from a pilot's helmet.

Over 250,000 women served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) during World War Two (1939-1945). They served in many overseas theatres of operation as well as in the defence of the United Kingdom, with around 56,000 serving with Anti-Aircraft Command. ATS women also served as motorbike despatch riders, drivers, orderlies, store women and cooks.

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NAM. 1993-12-112-1


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