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Heritage military uniforms for women

Posted on: May 21st, 2009 by Lesli Larson

Auxilary Fire Service
Auxilary Territorial Service
Red Cross Officers’ Outdoor Uniform
Volunteer’s uniform in the A.T.S.
Auxilary Fire Service

Mechanised Transport Corps

W.V.S

Auxilary Air Force (Officer’s Uniform)

Women’s Voluntary Service

Land Army

From the archives of the Illustrated London News, here are some WWII uniforms for the women’s auxilary service (“its members attend to cooking–their most important work—stewarding, all kinds of clerical work, motor driving, coding, and also serve as telephonists”).

Some of these uniforms, and accessories, seem ready for re-issue by History Preservation Associates (“Linking You With the Past”). My personal favorite is the Land Army ensemble (buckets, brogues and breeks).



Badges

Air-raid shelter provisions

Mathematics in action

Comments:

  1. victoria thorne on

    lovely post. strong women with great backbones and (surely) nerves of steel…

    have hat tip to you at home blog…hoping you have a brilliant weekend

  2. jdg on

    the first few, especially, are just fantastic. what a find!

  3. Quail on

    Ahhhhh….right smack dab in the middle of my most coveted era.

  4. SaPo :] on

    Why does “Auxilary Air Force (Officer’s Uniform)” looks so strangely UNITINU?

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