Writing about British aviation this morning. It's always a good time to remember the courageous "Spitfire Girls" and Maureen Dunlop de Popp, who delivered aircraft to the front line in WW2. She was one of 164 female pilots and flew 38 different types of aircraft during her time at the ATA.
In February 1945, Elizabeth II joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service, as an honorary Second Subaltern with the service number of 230873. She trained as a driver and mechanic, drove a military truck, and was promoted to honorary Junior Commander five months later. She is the last surviving head of state who served in uniform during World War II.