Betty Carter

Taunton, Somerset

Driver, Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1942-1946

Betty was born in 1921 and worked as a civil servant before the war. In 1943 she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) and drove army vehicles throughout the country. 

After the war Betty joined the British Sector of the Allied Control Commission for Germany. The Commission was responsible for governing and reconstructing Germany. Betty witnessed the terrible destruction the war had inflicted on Europe.

Betty worked closely with her German colleagues and made many lasting friendships with them. It was in Germany that she met her future husband. In 1960 Betty moved to Somerset with her family.