How old was the Queen during World War 2 and did she serve in the military?


QUEEN Elizabeth II is the oldest and longest reigning monarch in history.

But Her Majesty is known as “the best queen in the world” for other historic reasons.

Her Majesty learned how to drive trucks after signing up during World War II

How old was the Queen during World War 2?

Queen Elizabeth was born born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York on April 21, 1926.

Her Majesty was only 14 years old when WW2 began.

The Queen pauses as she inspects the army uniform she previously wore

Did the Queen serve in the military?

When Britain entered WW2 in September 1939, a Tory MP urged the Queen Mother to take Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret to Canada to avoid the bombing.

But she famously said: “The children won’t go without me. I won’t leave without the King. And the King will never leave.”

She spent months of her 18th year, begging her father to allow her to serve in the military.

He permitted her to join the Womens Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II.

Her Majesty was known as Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor.

During the military, she wore overalls and trained in London as a mechanic and military truck driver.

The Queen is the only female member of the royal family to have entered the armed forces and is the only living head of state who served in World War II.


The Queen appeared very emotional during a Remembrance Sunday service today as Britain fell silent.

A two minutes silence was observed at 11am – with its beginning and end marked by the firing of a gun by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

Buglers of the Royal Marines sounded the Last Post before wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph by the royals, politicians, foreign representatives and senior armed forces personnel.


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