Queen Elizabeth II opens new women's barracks in Guildford, Surrey.
Queen opens women's barracks. Guildford, Surrey.
L/S Shot members of the WRACS (Women's Royal Army Corps) marching onto parade ground. C/U A.T.S. (Auxiliary Territorial Service) sign. L/S Queen's car arriving on parade ground. L/S Guests assembled watching. M/S Queen Elizabeth II stepping out of car and greeted by Princess Royal (Princess Mary). L/S Air Force women watching. M/S Queen walking up line inspecting WRACS M/S WRACS and officers watching. L/S The new WRAC building. L/S Interior girl in her private room sitting at dressing table combing her hair. C/U Girl looking into mirror combing hair and then puts on her beret. L/S teddy bear mascot on shelf. M/S Girls having their hair permed in modern saloon. C/U Girl's hair being curled. C/U Girl under hair dryer.
L/S Frame of car on which the Queen was taught during her training in the A.T.S. in 1945. C/U Sign "This is the actual model on which her majesty Queen Elizabeth the second was taught during her training in the A.T.S. in 1945". M/S From frame of car to the Queen looking at various photographs taken of herself in the A.T.S. in 1945. C/U Queen looking at photographs. M/S Still photograph of Queen then Princess Elizabeth standing beside car in denims. M/S Princess Elizabeth standing along side her car in 1945. C/U Pan Queen looking at pictures. M/S Princess Elizabeth as mechanic checking engine of car (still photograph). M/S Princess Elizabeth working on the engine of her car in 1945. M/S Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) and King George VI smiling as they watch Princess Elizabeth work. M/S Princess Elizabeth working on engine of car. M/S Pan the Queen accompanied by Princess Royal walking across the new powderpuff barracks.
Cataloguer's note: Part of the material in the item is library footage.