News & Announcements

Lady Olive Strathspey

It is with great sadness we report the passing of Lady Olive Strathspey, who served as an officer with the Auxiliary Territorial Service in GB and Italy, 1940-1946. Seen here on the occasion of her 105th birthday in 2018.            ...

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British troops deployed onto the streets of Northern Ireland on the 14 August 1969, in response to growing sectarian unrest. The military campaign was code named OP BANNER and the General Service Medal (Northern Ireland) was awarded to over 300k Service personnel that...

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1st  £1000 Chrissie Mills 2nd £500 Sadie Tilbrook 3rd £250 Diane Walsh   £50 M&S voucher Greg £50 M&S voucher Maria Power £50 M&S voucher Josephine Meller £50 M&S voucher Catherine Loring £50 M&S voucher Kathleen George £50 M&S voucher...

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Draft Constitution documents for AGM 2019

Please see the below documents relating to proposed constitution changes to be voted on at the 2019 AGM to be held on Saturday  23rd March 2019, at the Association Grand Reunion held at The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. WRAC Assn Constitution - 2019 v1 - 2019 03...

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In Memory Lt Col M G Fahy & Funeral Details

The following article written, by Lt Col M G Fahy, and picture (above) first appeared in Lioness No1 2005 and is republished here in memory of her life and service.                 Funeral Details are as follows - Worcester...

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Barbara Danter

With great sadness, we inform you of the death of Barbara Danter. Her funeral will be on Weds Oct 24th at 12.40 at Wilford Hill Crematorium Loughborough Road West Bridgford Notts NG2 7FE. Followed by drinks and light refreshments at the Wolds pub (NG2 7HZ 5 mins from...

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Dame Joanna Kelleher DBE

It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dame Joanna Kelleher DBE yesterday evening (Sunday 23rd September). The funeral of Dame Joanna Kelleher DBE will be on 24th October at St Andrews Garrison Church in Aldershot commencing at 1030.   Dame Joanna...

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On the 6th September 2018 Bletchley Park are launching a new exhibition to commemorate 80 years since the formation of the ATS. By 1945 414 members of the ATS worked at Bletchley Park in signals intelligence and support roles. The display will take the form of a...

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Joyce Gladys Schulte

It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Royal Hospital Chelsea In-Patient Joyce Gladys Schulte (ATS) who died on Wed 18 Jul 18. The funeral will take place on Thu 23 Aug 18 at 1400 hrs in the All Saints Chapel, Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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ATS 80th Anniversary Celebrations

Today we're celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the formation of the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) with the Rededication of the ATS Lady Statue at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Over the past month, we've been sharing on our Facebook and...

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From the Archive – Lioness 01 1978

From the Archive - Lioness 01 1978 Main Photograph: Officer Cadet Elaine Marnoch who is the first woman to play as lone piper on the battlements of Edinburgh Castle. Below is a report on the visit of HRH Duchess of Kent to WRAC College, Guildford.

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With the support of the WRAC Association, the Middlesex Yeomanry Association, the Berkshire Yeomanry Association and Captain Carter’s family, a London Commemoration of Eileen’s long and significant military service is being held at the Lincoln’s Inn Army Reserve...

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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.

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