TIL that the Queen of the UK trained as a mechanic with the British army during WW2. Queen Elizabeth II started as a junior officer in the Auxiliary Territorial Service where she learned car mechanics and truck driving and rose to the rank of junior commander. She was known as mechanic No. 230873.

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  1. There’s also a story when the king of Saudi Arabia visited she drove him through her estate in her Land Rover and he remarked that women would never be allowed to drive in his country, she drove particularly fast after that.

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