Hep with Tank Refuel Woman ATS

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by jemm, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. jemm

    jemm Junior Member

    Looking for help please with this photo I believe it was taken after 1943 the woman is a relative of mine and the photo was sent to me about 12 years ago but I can't for the life of me recall what her role was. From the photo, I assume she is helping to refuel the tank. Would there have been a specific name or regiment for women involved in this role.
    She was trained in mechanics and after the war she serviced her car etc.

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  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Lovely shot. Cheers for sharing.
    (A Churchill tank, by the way. )
    Kyle beat me to it, but I'd say they were ATS Uniforms. Same unit as her Maj. served with.

    Not sure about refuelling, as I can't see a hose as such. & Churchills refuel from the rear deck.
    Looks like maybe welding or cutting pipe, or perhaps more likely an air compressor or oiler. (Churchills very prone to stuff building up around the turret ring.) Would have to stare at some equipment shots to be sure.
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Hmm. They may be spraying paint...
  5. jemm

    jemm Junior Member

    Hi Von Poop and Mr Jinks, thanks for the replies. Yes she was ATS as I have another of her marching and with some of her colleagues :)
  6. jemm

    jemm Junior Member

    Think I will just put the caption "Kitty and colleagues carrying out maintenance on a Churchill Tank, that should cover me lol :)
  7. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    Definitely not fueling, its definitely a Churchill though, greasing , but she's on the track guard over the tracks

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