Queen Elizabeth II’s dying marks the tip of the longest-serving reign of any British monarch, nonetheless, there was a time when the queen dug her heels in to work as a ‘truck mechanic’ throughout World Conflict II.
In response to TIME journal, Britain was beset with relentless bombings by the German forces within the Battle of Britain. Many Britons have been providing providers to contribute to the struggle effort.
Then-18 years previous queen aimed to affix the navy to do her half. Nevertheless, she was rebuffed by her mother and father, King George VI and Elizabeth the Queen, by stating ‘no feminine member of the royal household to serve within the navy.’
After the repeated insistence for over a yr, Lilibet’s mother and father relented, and the princess signed up for Auxiliary Territorial Service as a ‘mechanic‘ in February 1945.
As Time Journal additional added, ‘In a six-week coaching course, she handed a navy driving check, discovered to learn maps, and labored repairing engines. The Related Press on the time named her ‘Princess Auto Mechanic.’