The 9th of September 2013 marks the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS).

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 The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) was formed on 9 September 1938 by order of George VI. More than 250,000 women, one of the most famous being the then Princess Elizabeth who was commissioned in March 1945, wore the un iform of the ATS during World War II. They served in most of the overseas theatres of operation as well as in the defence of the United Kingdom, particularly in Anti Aircraft Command. They also served as drivers, orderlies, store women and cooks. Seventy two were killed in action and 313 were wounded. By the end of World War II it was acknowledged that women would be a valuable asset to a peacetime army. Women continued to serve on emergency engagements in the ATS whilst plans were formulated for a regular Women’s Corps.

Comradeship, esprit de corps, benevolence and preserving traditions. The WRAC Association: maintaining contact between former members of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the Auxiliary Territorial Service Territorial Army, Women's Royal Army Corps, Women's Royal Army Corps Territorial Army, WRAC Territorial and Volunteer Reserve and women still serving in the Army.

HQ Address

WRAC Association
Unit 11
Basepoint Business Centre
1 Winnall Valley Road
Winchester
SO23 0LD

HQ Office Hours

We are here to help you during the following hours:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 1pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
Phone*: 0300 400 1992
Fax*: 0300 400 1938
*0300 calls charged at local rate

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