Knitted ATS Doll

Knitted ATS Doll
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ATS knitted doll. Approx 47 cm tall. Knitted for a Norfolk woman who was an ATS girl herself, and who later took part in re-enactments. The Auxiliary Territorial Service ("ATS"; often pronounced as an acronym ) was the women's branch of the British Army during WW2. It was formed on 9 September 1938, initially as a women's voluntary service, and continued until February 1949, when it was merged into the Women's Royal Army Corps. Women served in a number of roles including clerks, cooks, telephonists and waitresses, and in later war years as drivers, orderlies, postal workers and ammunition inspectors. On duty, ATS women received two thirds of the pay of male soldiers. Dating this doll is not easy; but it is probably from the previous owner's re-enactment days in the 1980's and 90's.

£20.00


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