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RIP HM Queen Elizabeth II

By autotech-nic on September 9, 2022

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, SMMT, statement on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who dedicated her life to the service of the nation and the Commonwealth. She was also a lifelong supporter of the UK automotive industry, with a keen interest in and expert knowledge of many of its products. Our sector remains indebted to her and our thoughts and condolences are with the King and the Royal Family.”

Photograph, World War Two, Home Front (1939-1945), 1945.

‘Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) enlisted as Second Subaltern Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) in February 1945. Her Army Number was 230873.

During her service she trained at Aldershot as a driver and mechanic. These were two operational support tasks carried out by ATS women during the war. In this photograph the Princess is busy removing the spark plugs from an engine.’



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