|Posters - War|
ATS Carry Messages WWII UK / 1939 / War Posters / Beverley Pick / 74.5x48.5 Original vintage World War Two poster: ATS Carry the Messages. "The motor cyclist messenger, roaring across country from Headquarters to scattered units is now an ATS girl." Image on a dark blue background of an ATS worker on her bike with a message bag, war planes flying overhead. The ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1938-1949) was the women's branch of the British Army during WW2. The first women recruited to the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) worked as cooks, clerks and storekeepers. As time went on the range of duties expanded and women served as office, mess and telephone orderlies, drivers, postal workers, ammunition inspectors and signal operators. By June 1945, there were over 190,000 members of the ATS from all across the British Empire and Commonwealth. Printed by Field Sons and Co Ltd, Bradford, for Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Good condition, restored folds, minor tears, backed on linen.