Thursday, October 6, 2022

Did You Know

 Did you know, Queen Elizabeth was a subaltern in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during WWII were she drove a truck and worked as a mechanic?


 

13 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I did know most of that. Did you know that she never had to sit a test for her driver's licence - and apparently scared some world leaders with her driving.

Unknown said...

I as one of her loyal subjects knew this at an early age due to my commitment to royalty and she who really ruled my country. Now being a republican, I have different thoughts but the knowledge is still there.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Yes ... she certainly did her duty for her country ... cheers Hilary

Staci Troilo said...

I learned this during the media coverage of her death. I was initially surprised, but then not so much. She seemed to highly value service to country.

Jeanie said...

I did know that! And I think that was pretty amazing!

Diane Burton said...

Yes, I did. I also know that when most people were sending their children out of London, her mother insisted on staying with the king and the girls did, too. Her parents were good leaders.

D.L. Finn said...

I didn't know that :) xo

Birgit said...

Her and Margaret stayed and helped during WW2. She also went out with the aver age Joe qhen VE arrived.

Sandra Cox said...

EC, I did know about the driver's license but not about scaring world leaders with her driving. Hehe.
Andrew, Good job on knowing today's trivia.
She sure did, Hils.
Same here, Staci.
Diane, They do sound like they were good leaders. Thanks for sharing.
Jamie, Who'd a thought.
Denise, I was surprised when I learned it.xo
Birgit, She was amazing for sure.

Adam said...

I did know this, British and English royals rarely dodged military service

Christine said...

Very neat

J.P. Alexander said...

si lo sabía. Te mando un beso.

Lowcarb team member said...

I did know this :)

All the best Jan