The Entertainments National Service Association or Ensa was an organisation set up in 1939 by Basil Dean and Leslie Henson to provide entertainment for British armed forces personnel during the Second World War.
What does ENSA stand for?
ENSA stands for Entertainments National Service Association (WWII-era UK organization)
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- Military and Government
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We have 17 other meanings of ENSA in our Acronym Attic
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- École Nationale Supérieure d'Art (French: National School of High Art)
- École Nationale Supérieure des Armées (French military school; Benin)
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- European Neutron Scattering Association
- École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art (French art school)
- École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Bretagne (French architecture school)
- European Network for School-Age Childcare (Netherlands)
- École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand (French architecture school)
- Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (French art school)
- École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique (France)
- Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
- Ecole National des Sciences Appliquées de Fès
- École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Grenoble (French architecture school)
Samples in periodicals archive:
CAPTION(S): ABOVE: Joan Hall (right) and Joan Laurie in the 1940s when the lifelong friends were in the Entertainments National Service Association playing for the troops in Newcastle.
During the war years it had been impossible to continue normal activities but several members kept in touch with amateur stage work by giving service in shows by Entertainments National Service Association, better known as ENSA.
Helen Russell entertained troops right across the UK during the Second World War, as an allsinging all-dancing member of the Entertainments National Service Association.