Queen Elizabeth, 1943.
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Queen Elizabeth, mother of Elizabeth II. 'To mark the occasion of the coming into operation of the thousandth Tea Car in the UK, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth inspected four of the cars. During the past three years the YMCA has received such great help from America that there has been a desire to do more that say 'thank you' - Tea Car number 1000 bears a permanent plaque thanking the American people.' (Copyright must be cleared with The Times.)