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Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck Inspecting WAAC (India)
Photograph: Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck Inspecting Members of the Women's Auxiliary Corps (India), 1947 (c).The Women?s Auxiliary Corps (India) was established in 1942 and performed similar duties to Britain?s Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). These included driving, clerical and cypher work and general services, such as ferrying supplies for the troops. By February 1944 there were 7993 women in the Corps. It was disbanded in 1947 when India gained its independence. Date: circa 1947
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