At the beginning of 1942 the British government began conscripting women who were aged 20-30 and not married. Most joined the ATS. In early 1942 a female relative of mine aged 20-30 and not married joined the ATS. But she was a citizen of Eire living in county Cork. Therefore she can’t have been conscripted, she must have volunteered. Therefore it occurs to me: At the same time as conscripting British women in Great Britain, did the British government perhaps run an advertising campaign in Eire to get Irish women to volunteer? Did they perhaps even send mail-shots to Irish women such as my relative who met the criteria?