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Old 06-08-20, 02:08 PM
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Default ATS Officer with FANY title an early rank badges

A nice posed picture of an ATS Company Commander wearing the early pattern gilt ATS rank stars and the cloth arm badge showing she originally served with the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. She also wears some form of staff armband.

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Old 06-08-20, 02:39 PM
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Jon, A truly excellent picture!!! I also notice that her WTS FANY title is teh version on a khaki field.

What color would the staff arm band be?

What staff woudl she be attached to - ATS?

Very grateful for your sharing this!!!

Terry
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Do you mind explaining more about the rank stars.
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Old 03-12-21, 09:58 PM
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From my book Badges on Battle Dress

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ATS officers and ORs wore a version of officer’s service dress with shirt, collar, tie and skirt. Bronze collar badges identified officers, brass shoulder titles ORs, the latter’s lettering style designed to avoid confusion with the titles worn by the boys of the Army Technical School.

As the Army Act did not apply to the ATS, military ranks and rank badges were not permitted, unique ATS rank badges taking their place. Junior officers wore seven-pointed, bronze stars on their shoulders to which senior ranks added bronze laurel wreaths. NCOs adopted ATS rank titles but wore Army-style rank chevrons, Section Leaders wearing three stripes, Sub-Leaders two and Chief Volunteers, one. Known as Senior Leaders the ATS equivalent of Warrant Officers Class II wore WOII rank badges but omitted the crown at its centre.

In February 1940 these badges were revised , officers’ badges becoming gilt , the unpopular laurel wreath replaced by the ‘crown Vallary’ or King John’s crown, Senior Leaders wearing a cloth version of it on the lower sleeve
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Old 07-12-21, 01:25 PM
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Thanks Jon. Yes I remember now it has been mentioned, it was one of the reasons I pitched my uniform to 1941, it is nice to see a photo example, also thanks to others who pm'ed me pictures really helpful. I'll look out you book.
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