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(A) Air

11th IFofC 11th Regiment (Irish Fusiliers of Canada)

15th ALI 15th Regiment (Argyll Light Infantry)

21 AG 21st Army Group

29th HLI 29th Regiment (Highland Light Infantry of Canada)

2nd COR 2nd Battalion (Central Ontario Regiment)

60th VRC 60th Battalion (Victoria Rifles of Canada)

Abbreviations Meaning

A&D books Admission & Discharge Books

A&F F Acceptance & Ferry Flight (129-Trenton)

A&Q Administrative Branches of the Staff

A&Q Administrative Branches to the Staff

A&S High Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)

A&T Administration and Training

A&T Staff Administrative and Training Staff

A/ Assistant

A/Acting (Rank) - higher rank held on a temporary basis - also known as a brevet rank for officers

A/A Anti-aircraft

A/A Army Act

A/Bandsmn Assisting Bandsman

A/Blkmth Acting Blacksmith

A/C Aircraft

A/C Air Commodore

A/C Anti-Aircraft

A/C Air Crew

A/C/M Air Chief Marshall

A/Capt Acting Captain

A/CNAS(E) Assistant Chief of Naval Administration and Supply (Equipment)

A/DMin Assistant Deputy Minister

A/DNS Assistant Director of Naval Stores

A/E Aeronautical Engineering in the Fleet Air Arm

A/EA Acting Electrical Artificer

A/ERA Acting Engine Room Artificer

A/G Anti-Gas

A/Joiner Acting Joiner

A/M Air Marshall

A/NCSO Acting Naval Control Service Officer

A/OA Acting Ordnance Artificer

A/p All Purpose

A/Plbr Acting Plumber

A/Pntr Acting Painter

A/RA Acting Radio Artificer

A/S Anti-Submarine

A/SA Anti-Submarine Artificer

A/SD Anti-Submarine Detector

A/Sec Assistant Secretary

A/Shpt Acting Shipwright

A/SO(CO) Acting Staff Officer (Combined Operations)

A/SSFO Anti-Submarine Ship Fitting Officer

A/STTV Anti-Submarine Target Towing Vessels

A/SYacht Anti-Submarine Yacht

A/T Anti-Tank

A/T Anti-Torpedo

A/V/M Air Vice-Marshall

AA Anti-Aircraft Rate

AA Assistant Adjutant

AA Active Army

AA Anti-Aircraft

AA Army Act

AA&CD Anti-Aircraft Coast Defence

AA&QMG Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General

AA(MG)BRCA Anti-Aircraft (Machine Gun) Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

AA(MG)BRCAST Anti-Aircraft (Machine Gun) Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery Searchlight Troop

AA(MG)TRCA Anti-Aircraft (Machine Gun) Troop, Royal Canadian Artillery

AA/SA Acting Anti-Submarine Artificer

AAA Appointed Assistant Adjutant

AAAFCRCA Anti-Aircraft Artillery Formation Camp, Royal Canadian Artillery

AAARC Artillery Anti-Aircraft Reinforcement Camp

AAB"Z"F Anti-Aircraft Battery "Z" Force (Iceland)

AABS/LTRCA Anti-Aircraft Battery Searchlight Troop, Royal Canadian Artillery

AABSRCCS Anti-Aircraft Brigade Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

AABW/SRCOC Anti-Aircraft Brigade Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

AAG Assistant Adjutant-General

AAGORRCA Anti-Aircraft Gun Operations Room, Royal Canadian Artillery

AAI Allied Armies in Italy

AANS Army Auxiliary Nursing Service

AARRCA Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

AAS Air Armament School

AAS/LCoyAnti-Aircraft Searchlight Company

AAUS&FWTCAnti-Aircraft Unit Staging & Fortress Weapon Training Camp

ABAble Seaman

ABCDAtomic, Biological, Chemical & Defensive Warfare Course

ABOCRCOCArmoured Brigade Ordnance Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

ABPOArmy Base Post Office, Canadian Postal Corps

ABPostalAble Seaman (Postal)

ABranchAdjutant General's Branch

AbsAbsent, Absence

ABW/SRCOCAdvanced Base Workshop (Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps)

ACAircraft Controlman

ACArmourer's Crew

ACArmoured Car

ACAmbulance Corps

ACArmy Corps

ACAircraft Carrier

AC&RAppointments, Commissions and Rewards

AC&WSqnAircraft Control & Warning Squadron

AC1Aircraftman 1st Class

AC2Aircraftman 2nd Class

ACBOActing Bombardier

ACCAnglican Church of Canada

ACC(I)Atlantic Convoy Conference Minutes

AccKdAccidentally Killed


ACCPTActing Captain

ACGSAssistant Chief of the General Staff

ACHQAir Command Headquarters

ACHRCAMCAlton Convalescent Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

ACHUArmoured Corps Holding Unit

ACIArmy Council Instruction

ACIAFAppraisal Course Interim Army Force

ACkAssistant Cook


AC-LTActing Lieutenant

ACMFAllied Central Mediterranean Force

ACNIAssistant Commander of Naval Information

ACNSAssistant Chief of the Naval Staff

ACOAir Cadet Officer

ACOpAircraft Control Operator

AC-OSAILSArmy Co-operative Squad Air Intelligence Liaison Section

ACO-WPAArea Commandant Order - Work Point Area

ACPLofHActing Corporal of Horse

AC-QMActing Quarter Master

ACRArmoured Car Regiment

ACR(RCD)Armoured Car Regiment, Royal Canadian Dragoons

ACR(RCD)APArmoured Car Regiment, Royal Canadian Dragoons Advanced Party

ACSAir Cadet Squadron

ACSDistinguishing Letters on Files of Joint Service Committee, Atlantic Coast

ACSAtlantic Command Signals

ACSAILSCASFAtlantic Command Squadron Army Intelligence Liaison Section, Canadian Active Service Force

AC-SEActing Sergeant

ACSICAtlantic Command Security Intelligence Section

ACSILSAtlantic Command Squadron Intelligence Liaison Section

ACSqnArmy Co-operation Squadron (Royal Canadian Air Force)

ACSUActing Surgeon

ActActing (Rank)

ACTAnnual Camp Training

ACUAircrew Conditioning Units

ACVAircraft Carrier Vessels

ACYCCorpsArmy Cyclist Corps

ADAdministration & Discipline (Director of Organization)

ADArvida Defences

ADAir Radio Mechanic (Air Radar)

AD&MAdvanced Driving and Maintenance

AD&MSAdvanced Driving and Maintenance School

AD&MTCRCARAdvanced Driving and Maintenance Training Centre, Royal Canadian Artillery Reinforcements

AD(Svy)Assistant Director of Surveys

ADAGAssistant Deputy Adjutant-General

ADB(RdeC)CICECAirfield Defence Battalion (Regiment de Chateauguay) Canadian Infantry Corps, East Coast


ADCAerodrome Defence Company

ADCP(N)Assistant Director Civilian Personnel (Navy)

ADDSAssistant Director of Dental Services

ADEDAssistant Director of Engineer Development

ADESAssistant Director of Educational Services

ADESAssistant Director of Engineer Services

ADHOC(G)Ad Hoc Greek Battalion

ADIOAssistant Director of Internment Operations

AdjAdjutant - administrative assistant to a commanding officer

AdjtAdjutant - administrative assistant to a commanding officer


AdmAdmitted - soldiers entering hospital for medical treatment

ADMAssistant Deputy Minister

ADM(N)Assistant Deputy Minister (Naval)

AdmClkAdministrative Clerk


ADMGOAssistant Deputy Master General of Ordnance


ADMNAssistant Deputy Minister (Naval)

ADMSAssistant Director of Medical Services

ADNOAssistant Director Naval Ordnance

ADNPAssistant Director of Naval Personnel

ADOSAssistant Director of Ordnance Services

ADPAerodrome Defence Platoon

ADQMGAssistant Deputy Quartermaster General

ADQMG(AE)Assistant Deputy Quartermaster General (Army Equipment)

ADRCAPCAldershot Detachments, Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps

ADRCASCArea Detachment, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

ADSAdvanced Dressing Station

ADSArmy Dressing Station

ADSRCSArmoured Divisional Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

ADTC(CAD)RCASCArmoured Division Troops Company (Canadian Armoured Division), Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

ADTCSRCASC(Armoured) Division Troop Carrying Section, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

ADTDAssistant Director Technical Division

ADTechAir Defence Technician

ADUCAdvanced Driving Universal Carriers


ADVSAssistant Director of Veterinary Services

AdvtrgAdvanced Training

ADW/SPACRCASCAdvanced Detachment Workshop Pl Art Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

AEAlgerine Escorts

AECArmy Enlistment Centre

AEDAmmunition Empties Detachment

AEFAllied Expeditionary Force

AEFAmerican Expeditionary Force

AEinCAssistant Engineer in Chief (Naval)

AEMAir Engine Mechanic

AEREAerospace Engineer

AETechAero Engine Technician

AFAir Fitter

AFActive Force

AFBRCCSArmy Field Brigade, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

AFCArmed Forces Council

AFCAir Force Cross

AFHQAllied Forces Headquarters

AFHQAir Force Headquarters

AFMAir Frame Mechanic

AFMAir Force Medal

AFOAdmiralty Fleet Orders

AFPacAllied Forces Pacific

AFRSArmed Forces Radio Service

AFRSArmy Field Regiment Signal

AFRSRCASCArmy Field Regiment Section, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

AFSAdvanced Flying School

AFSCArmed Forces Staff College

AFSCRCASCArmed Forces Sleeper Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

AFSSArmy Field Security Section

AFTechAirframe Technician

AFUAir Fighting Unit

AFUAdvance Flying Unit

AFVArmoured Fighting Vehicle

AFVW/SSRCOCArmoured Fighting Vehicle Workshop Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

AFW/SRCOCArmy Field Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

AGAdjutant General

AGAir Gunner

AG1,2or3Adjutant General Staff Officer 1, 2 or 3

AGBAdjutant General's Base

AGCBAwarded Good Conduct Badge

AGGTSAir Gunners Ground Training School

AGHU"A" Group Holding Unit

AGRAArmy Group Royal Artillery

AGRCAArmy Group Royal Canadian Artillery

AGRCASArmy Group Royal Canadian Artillery Signals

AGREArmy Group, Royal Engineers

AGRU"A" Group Reinforcement Unit

AGTSAircrew Graduate Training Schools

AGYMSTArmy Gymnastic Staff

AHAircraft Handler

AHAdmiralty Fleet Order

AHCArmy Hospital Corps

AHQArmy Headquarters

AHQCAPOArea Headquarters Canadian Army Post Office

AHUArtillery Holding Unit

AHUAdministrative and Holding Unit(s)

AIAssistant Instructor

AIActing Interpreter

AIB"A" Infantry Battalion

AICVGofCAngler Internment Camp Veterans Guard of Canada

AIDAeronautical Inspection District

AIEMSuptAircraft Instrument and Electrical Maintenance Superintendent

AIFAustralian Imperial Force

AIGAddress Indicating Group

AILS(A)DArmy Intelligence Liaison Section (Armoured) Division

AILSectionArmy Intelligence Liaison Section

AILSectionAir Intelligence Liaison Section

AIRAssistant Instructor's Regiment

AirBAir Bomber

AirBosnAir Boatswain

AirlineCoyAirline Company, Royal Engineers

AirTConAir Traffic Controller

AISAeronautical Inspectors School

AITC(R)Advanced Infantry Training Centre (Reserve)

AKAAlso Known As

ALAir Mechanic (Electrics)

AL/CPLActing Lance Corporal

ALCAssault Landing Craft

AlgAlgerine Escorts

AlgRAlgonquin Regiment

ALI(15th Regiment) Argyll Light Infantry


ALOAustralian Liaison Officer (Air)

ALOCAdvanced Logistics Officers Course

ALQRAlgonquin Regiment


AMAir Mechanic (1st, 2nd or 3rd Class)

AMAlbert Medal

AMNaval Airman

AM(No)Admiralty Publication

AMAEAir Member for Aeronautical Engineering

AMAPAir Member Air Plan

AMASAir Member for Air Staff


AMBArmoured Motor Battery

AMCArmed Merchant Cruiser

AMCAlberni Military Camp

AMCArnprior Military Camp

AMCArmy Medical Centre

AMCAustralian Medical Corps

AMCArmed Merchant Cruiser

AMCUAnti-Malarial Control Unit


AMDAuxiliary Manning Depot

AMEArmament Maintenance Establishment

AMERCAArmament Maintenance Establishment, Royal Canadian Artillery

AMHRCAMCAlberni Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

AMHRCAMCAldershot Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

AMHRCAMCAngler Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

AMHRCAMCArvida Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

AmmnColAmmunition Column


AmoTechAmmunition Technician

AMPAir Member for Personnel

AMPTEAmbulance Private

AMSArmy Medical Staff

AMSAir Member for Supply

AMSAssistant Military Secretary

AMSCAdvanced Military Studies course

AMSuptAircraft Maintenance Superintendent

AMTAir Member for Training

AMTRSArea Mechanical Transport Repair Shops

AMUAir Movements Unit

ANAir Mechanic (Engines)

ANAVAir Navigator

ANDAdmiralty Net Defence

ANSAir Navigation School

ANSecAssistant Naval Secretary


ANZACAustralia and New Zealand Army Corps

AOAfter Order

AOAir Mechanic (Ordnance)

AOAccountant Officer

AOArmy Order

AOCAir Officer Commanding

AOCArmy Ordnance Corps

AOC-in-CAir Officer Commanding in Chief

AODRCOCAdvanced Ordnance Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

AOPAir Observation Post

AOPSRCAAir Observation Post Squadron, Royal Canadian Artillery

AOPSRCAFAir Observation Post Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

AOSAir Observer School

AOW/SRCOCArmy Ordnance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

APAdministration & Personnel Section (Organization)


APAir Police

APAid Post

AP&RsAppointments, Promotions and Retirement List

APA-TR(Advanced Party) Anti-Tank Regiment

APCArmy Pay Corps

APCASAdministration Personnel Canadian Army Shows

APCASEU(AS)Administration Personnel Canadian Auxiliary Services Entertainment Unit (Army Shows)

APCBOW/SRCOCAdvanced Party Canadian Base Ordnance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

APCFCAdvance Party Canadian Forestry Corps

APCHRCAMCAlderbrooke Park Convalescent Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

APCinCAir Officer Commanding-in-Chief

APDArmy Provost Depot

APDArmy Pay Department

APDOFPRCOCAdvance Party Divisional Ordnance Field Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

APEAddress Prior to Enlistment

APFARCAMCAdvance Party Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

APHQADADHQAdvanced Party Headquarters Armoured Division Advance Divisional Headquarters

APISAir Photo Interpretation Section

APISArmy Photographic Interpretation Section

APISCintCArmy Photographic Interpretation Section, Canadian Intelligence Corps

APLUArmy Pay Ledger Unit

APMAssistant Provost Marshal

APOCArmy Post Office Corps



APPU(Canadian) Army Photo Processing Unit, Canadian Intelligence Corps

APPUCPCAdvance Party Postal Unit Canadian Postal Corps


APSArmy Postal Service

APS(N)Assistant Private Secretary To the Minister (Navy)

APTo"Z" FAttached Personnel to "Z" Force (Iceland)

AQMGAssistant Quartermaster-General

ARAlgonquin Regiment

ARAir Radio

ARAir Rigger

AR(1H)CACAPArmoured Regiment, (1st Hussars) Canadian Armoured Corps Advance Party

AR(BCD)Armoured Regiment, British Columbia Dragoons

AR(FGH)Armoured Regiment, (Fort Garry Horse)

AR(GGFG)ADArmoured Regiment, (Governor General's Horse Guards) Armoured Division

AR(GGHG)CAArmoured Regiment, (Governor General's Horse Guards) Canadian Army

AR(H)Armoured Regiment, (Hussars)

AR(LSH)(RC)AFArmoured Regiment, (Lord Strathcona's Horse) (Royal Canadians) Active Force

AR(LSH)APArmoured Regiment, (Lord Strathcona's Horse) Advance Party

ARCArmy Reception Centre

ARCAppraisal and Refresher Course

ARCMAssociate, Royal College of Music

ARCRArmourer's Crew

ARDAlberta Regimental Depot - facility in England used to assemble men and to store and administer equipment and materials

AreaEngrArea Engineer

ARHArmy Rail Head

ARITCICArmy Refugee Interrogation Team, Canadian Intelligence Corps

ARLAdmiralty Research Laboratory

Arm(BorG)Armourer (Bombs or Guns)



ARmtSPCArmament Systems Performance Checker

AROAdmiralty Record Office

AROAdministrative Routine Orders

ARPAir Raid Precautions

ARRCAssociate of the Royal Red Cross



ARTechAircraft Refinishing Technician

ArtEngrArtificer Engineer


Arty SvyArtillery Surveyor

Arty TechArtillery Technician

ArtyLocArtillery Locator


ARUArtillery Reinforcement Unit

ASAir Radio Mechanic (Air Wireless)

ASAir Secretary

AS and ACSUAssistant and Acting Surgeon

AS&DBArmy Salvage & Disposal Board

ASADJand2LAssistant Adjutant and Second Lieutenant

ASCAdvanced Surgical Centre

ASCArmy Service Corps

ASCAerospace System Engineering Projects Officer

ASCAAuxiliary Services Canadian Army

ASCLAssistant Clerk

ASCOAssistant Commodore

ASCRCEArea Signal Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

ASDArmy Schools Department

ASEArmy Survey Establishment

ASFActive Service Force

ASGTActing Sergeant

ASINAssistant Engineer

ASJTActing Sergeant

ASLAdmiral Superintendent, Alexandria

ASLADArmy Signals Light Aid Detachment

ASNUAssistant Nurse

ASOAssistant Supply Officer

ASOArmament Supply Officer

ASOArea Security Officer

ASO(I)Assistant Staff Officer (Intelligence)

ASPAir Stores Park (406) (Royal Canadian Air Force)

ASPAdmiralty Salvage Pontoon

ASPUAssistant Purveyor

ASRSubmarine Rescue Vessel, Auxiliary (US)

ASSArmy Staff Section

ASSAMVLHAssam Valley Light Horse


AsstNSecAssistant Naval Secretary

AsstPayrAssistant Paymaster

ASSUAssistant Superintendent

ASSUAir Support Signal Unit

ASTOAssistant Transport Officer

ASUAir Supply Unit

ASUAssistant Surgeon

ASUAircraft Storage Units

ASVAnti-Surface Vessel

ASvyCoyAir Survey Company

ASWAnti-Submarine Warfare

ATAir Artificer (Airframes and Engines)

ATAuxiliary Tanker

ATOcean-going Tug, Auxiliary (US)

ATAviation Technician

ATArmoured Train

ATAAir Transport Auxiliary (British)

ATBAllied Torpedo Boats

ATB(OR)Army Tank Battalion (Ontario Regiment)

ATBHSSRCOCArmy Tank Brigade, Heavy Support Squadron, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

ATBOFPRCOCArmy Tank Brigade, Ordnance Field Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

ATCAdvance Training Centre

ATCAirport Traffic Control (US)

ATCAir Traffic Control

ATCDEAwarded the Canadian Efficiency Decoration

ATCoyArmy Troops Company

ATCRAdvanced Training Centre Reserve

ATCRCEArmy Troops Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

ATIAccess to Information Act




AtmstSTechArmament Systems Technician

ATOAir Treasury Office

ATOAircraft Torpedo Office

ATOAmmunition Technical Officer

ATPAnnual Training Pay

ATpsArmy Troops Company

ATpsArmy Troops

ATpsArmy Troops

ATRRescue Tug, Auxiliary (US)

ATR(1H)Army Tank Regiment (1st Hussars)

ATRRCACASFAnti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, Canadian Active Service Force

ATSArmy Trades School

AttAttached - to be made part of a specific unit on a temporary basis

ATTAFull duties and return for treatment

AttachAttached - to be made part of a specific unit on a temporary basis

AttachdAttached - to be made part of a specific unit on a temporary basis

ATTBAdvance Tactical Training Base

ATTBLight Duties - Excused Physical Training Drill and Commanding Officer's Parades

ATTCExcused all duties - Confined to barracks or home

ATTC-48Excused all duties for 48 hours

Att'dAttached - to be made part of a specific unit on a temporary basis

AttPAttached Personnel

ATTUAir Target Towing Unit

ATXAdmiralty Trunk Exchange

AUAmplifier Unit

AUCWACAdministrative Unit Canadian Women's Army Corps

AudGeneralAuditor General (National Defence Staff)

AUSArmy of the United States

AuthAuthorized - designation of the individual or organization permitting the action noted

AuthAuthority - designation of the individual or organization permitting the action noted



AuxDivision of Auxiliary Services

Aux ServCanadian Auxiliary Services

Aux(A)Senior Auxiliary Services Officer (Air)

Aux(N)Senior Auxiliary Services Officer (Naval)

AuxA/ASAuxiliary Anti-Aircraft Ships

AuxMSAuxiliary Minesweepers

AuxServCanadian Auxiliary Services

AVCArmy Veterinary Corps

AVDSeaplane Tender, Destroyer, Auxiliary (US)

AVGOAuxiliary Vessels Gunnery Officer

AVGPArmoured Vehicle General Purpose (Grizzly, Cougar and Bison)

AVMAir Vice-Marshal

AvnTechAviation Technician

AVPSeaplane Tender (small) Auxiliary (US)

AVRAircraft Rescue Vessel (US)

AVREArmoured Vehicle, Royal Engineers

AVSArmy Veterinary Service

AvsTechAvionics Technician

AWAdministrative Writer

AW1Aircraftwoman 1st Class

AW2Aircraftwoman 2nd Class

AWCAir War College

AWCAir Weapons Control

AWCoyArtizan Works Company


AWFArmy War College Fellowship (U.S.)

AWLAbsent With Leave

AWOLAbsent Without Leave - away from a unit without permission; an offence under military law

AWSArmy War College Fellowship (U.S.)

AWSqnAll-weather Squadron

AyrYeoAyrshire Yeomanry

Abbreviations Meaning:

B & GFUBombing and Gunnery Flying Unit

B & GSBombing and Gunnery School

B of the MG of the ONDHQBranch of the Master General of the Ordnance, National Defence Headquarters

B ReportBurial Report


BABermuda Area

BACBritish Air Commission

BACBrigade Ammunition Column

BADBritish Admiralty Delegation

BADR(PC)British Admiralty Delegation Representative, Pacific Coast

BAFOBritish Air Force Overseas

BAKSBarracks (US)

BAMLarge Minesweeper

BAMRBritish Admiralty Maintenance Representative

BAMSBroadcasts to Allied Merchant Ships


Bandsmn(Prob)Bandsman (Probationer)

BAOBase Accounting Officer

BARMBritish Advisory Repair Mission

BARSSalvage Vessel

BarTdrBar Tender

BAS(O)British Army Staff (Officers)

BAS(OR)British Army Staff (Other Ranks)

BASMBattalion Sergeant Major

BASRBritish Admiralty Supply and Repairs

BASRBritish Admiralty Supply Representative

BATBeam Approach Training

BATMBritish Admiralty Technical Mission

BattBattalion - unit of approximately 1,000 men commanded by a lieutenant-colonel


Batt'nBattalion - unit of approximately 1,000 men commanded by a lieutenant-colonel

BATUSBritish Army Training Unit, Suffield

BAVBoom Attendant Vessels

BBBattleship (US)

BBBugle Band

BBBailey Bridge

BBCBritish Broadcasting Corporation (U.K.)

BCBritish Columbia

BCBattery Commander

BCABattery Commander Assistant

BCABiscay and Channel Area

BCDBritish Columbia Dragoons

BCHBarriefield Camp Hospital

BcookBoy Cook

BCPOBase Civilian Personnel Officer

BCQBase Commander, Queensborough

BCRBritish Columbia Regiment

BCRCASCBridge Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

BCRDBritish Columbia Regimental Depot - facility in England used to assemble men and to store and administer equipment and materials

BCRMBritish-Canadian Recruiting Mission

BCSOBritish Central Scientific Office

BDBase Depot

BDBlood Donor


BDBBranch Detention Barracks

BDCBattle Drill Course

BDCASS"Bandoliers" Detachment - Canadian Auxiliary Services Section

BDCREBomb Disposal Company Royal Engineers

BDDBoom Defence Depot


BdeBrigade - unit of approximately 4,000 men commanded by a brigadier-general

BDEBalloon Development Establishment

BDEConvoy Escort Vessel

BdeGpBrigade Group


BDOBoom Defence Officer

BDofMSBase Depot of Medical Stores

BdrBombardier (Cpl in the Artillery)

BDSBomb Disposal School

BDSBattle Drill School

BD-SEBand Sergeant


BDTCBattle Drill Training Centre

BDVBoom Defence Vessel

BDZCommander in Chief Netherlands Navy, London

BECBasic Electronics Course

BECBritish Escort Craft

BedfRBedfordshire Regiment

BedfYeoBedfordshire Yeomanry

BEFBritish Expeditionary Force - army of more than 3,000,000 men established by the Government of Britain for service overseas

BEMBasic Electronics Mechanic

BEMBritish Empire Medal

BerksRBerkshire Regiment

BerksYeoBerkshire Yeomanry

BETBasic Educational Test

BFBring Forward

BFABlank Firing Attachment

BFABattle First Aid

BFPOBritish Forces Post Overseas

BFTSBritish Flying Training Schools

BGBase Gagetown (Theatres of Service)


BGBrigade Group

BGBattle Group

BGC(C)RCASCBrigade Group Company (Company) Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

BGGSBrigadier General of General Staff

BGHBritish General Hospital



BGSBrigadier, General Staff

BGSBombing and Gunnery Schools

BH&MDATKRRCABeachy Head & Michel Dean Anti-Tank Ranges Royal Canadian Artillery

bhpBrake Horse Power

BHQBrigade Headquarters

BHQSBarriefield Headquarters Staff

BHRRCABeachy Head Ranges, Royal Canadian Artillery

BHXBermuda Portion of Halifax (New York) to United Kingdom Convoy

BIBandsman Instrumentalist

BIB"B" Infantry Battalion

BICBowmanville Interment Camp

BioTechBiosciences Technician

BItoCSGHQEAGP(Brussels) Increment to Canadian Section General Headquarters Echelon Army Group

BJCBBritish Joint Communications Board

BKBattery Captain




BLBreech Loading




BLOCBasic Logistics Officers Course

BLPBombing Landplane (US)

BMBand Master

BMBrevet Major

BMBrigade Major

BMABand Master

BMCABritish Maintenance Commander, Argentina

BMDBengal Medical Department

BMETBio-Medical Engineering Technician

BMHBrandon Military Hospital

BMHBrantford Military Hospital

BMH(PHI)Brockville Military Hospital (PHI)

BMHRCAMCBotwood Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

BMHRCAMCBowmanville Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

BMHRCAMCBrampton Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps


BMQBasic Military Qualification


BMSBrigade Medical Station

BMSMBritish Merchant Shipping Mission

BMVBoom Maintenance Vessels

BMWTBritish Ministry of War Transport

BMWTRBritish Ministry of War Transport Representative



BN & PSH RCAMCBasingstoke Neurological & Plastic Surgery Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

BNABritish Naval Attache


BNHBasingstoke Neurological Hospital

BNLOBritish Naval Liaison Officer

BNLOBritish Naval Liaison Officer to French Naval Headquarters, London

BNLO(RHN)British Naval Liaison Officer (Royal Hellenic Navy)


BOCBase Officer, Chasseurs

BODBase Ordnance Depot

BOHBritish Official History

BOIBoiler (US)


BORBattalion Orderly Room

BordRBorder Regiment

BOSBattalion Orderly Sergeant


BOTCBasic Officers Training Course

BOWBase Ordnance Workshop

Boy1Boy 1st Class

BoySigBoy Signaller

BPABureau of Pensions Advocates

BPCBeach Protection Craft

BPCBase Planning Committee

BPETBattle Physical Efficiency Test

BPOBase Post Office

BPOCPCBase Post Office Canadian Postal Corps

BPSOBase Personnel Selection Office

BPTBattle Practice Target

BPTVosper Motor Torpedo Boat

BPVBeach Protection Vessel

BQMSBattery Quartermaster-Sergeant


BRBrockville Rifles

BRBombing and Reconnaissance Squadron

BRBook of Reference

br(s)Bridge(s) or bridging

BRCABattery Royal Canadian Artillery

BRCEBattalion Royal Canadian Artillery

BRCHABattery Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

BrColRgtBritish Columbia Regiment

BRCSBritish Red Cross Society

BRCS & OStJJBritish Red Cross Society and Order of St. John of Jerusalem

BRGBearing (US)




BRLOBritish Routing Liaison Officer

BROBritish Routing Officer

Brock RBrockville Rifles

BRP RCOCBoot Rebuilding Plant, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

BRSqnBomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

BSBrigade School

BSBattle Squadron

BS(M)RCASCBakery Section (Mechanical), Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

BSABarents Sea Area

BSASSRCSBase Sub Area Signal Section, Royal Canadian Signals

BSCBase Staging Camp

BSDBase Supply Depot

BSDBrandon Supply Depot

BSMBattery Sergeant-Major

BSMABrigade Sergeant Major

BSO(Commander in Chief) Netherlands Forces in the East

BSOBritish Staff Officer

BSRCEBoring Section, Royal Canadian Engineers

BSSBase Supply Ship

BTCBasic Training Centre

BTC(A)Basic Training Centre (Active)

BTC(R)Basic Training Centre (Reserve)



BttyBattery - artillery unit commanded by a major and composed of four or six guns or mortars

BtyBattery - artillery unit commanded by a major and composed of four or six guns or mortars


BUACPATSOBritish Units Affecting Canadian Personnel Army Trades School Officers

BucksYeoBuckinghamshire Yeomanry

BUDOCKSBureau of Yards and Docks (US)

BUMABugle Major

BUMEDBureau of Medicine and Surgery (US)

BUPERSBureau of Naval Personnel (US)

BUPTEBugler Private

BUSANDABureau of Supplies and Accounts (US)

BUSEBugle Sergeant

BUSHIPSBureau of Ships (US)

BUSRABritish US Routing Agreement

BUSRSBritish-United States Routing Agreement

BUSUPBureau of Supplies and Accounts (US)


BWBlack Watch

BW(RHC)Black Watch (Royal Highlanders of Canada)

BWIBritish West Indies

BWRCEMEBase Workshop Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

BXBoston-Halifax Convoy

BYHCBuckinghamshire Cavalry Hussars

BYMSBritish "Y" Class Minesweeper

BZBristol Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

BZABrazilian Area

Abbreviations Meaning:






C&ACorrections & Amendments

C&AAACoast & Anti-Aircraft Artillery

C&AAATCCoast & Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Centre

C&PCounselling and Probation

C&TCCommissariat and Transport Corps

C&YRCarleton & York Regiment

C(A)D(I)HUCanadian (Armoured) Division (Infantry) Holding Unit

C(A)TBOW/SRCOCCanadian (Army) Tank Brigade Ordnance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

C(O)on"Q"LCanadian (Officers) on "Q" List

C(W/T)VCalibration (Wireless Telegraphy) Vessel

C/BlkmthChief Blacksmith

C/BTCCanadian Base Training Centre

C/EAChief Electrical Artificer

C/ERAChief Engine Room Artificer

C/ERA(M)Chief Engine Room Artificer (Mechanic)

C/JoinerChief Joiner

C/MechChief Mechanic

C/MMChief Motor Mechanic

C/OCommanding Officer

C/PlbrChief Plumber

C/PntrChief Painter

C/PO(Postal)Chief Petty Officer (Postal)

C/POCdrChief Petty Officer Coder

C/POCkChief Petty Officer Cook

C/POPhotoChief Petty Officer Photographer

C/POPtlmnChief Petty Officer Patrolman

C/POStwdChief Petty Officer Steward

C/POTelChief Petty Officer Telegraphist

C/POWtrChief Petty Officer Writer

C/RAChief Radio Artificer

C/ShptChief Shipwright

C/SPOChief Stoker Petty Officer

C/StoChief Stoker

C/Sto(FF)Chief Stoker (Fire Fighter)

C1Chief Petty Officer 1st Class

C1DivClearance Diver

C2Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class

CACanadian Army

CAControl Armourer

CAHeavy Cruiser (U.S.)

CA"Y"FCanadian Army British West Indies Force

CA&AACoastal Artillery and Anti-Aircraft

CA(A)Canadian Army (Active)

CA(A)TCCanadian Army (Advanced) Training Centre

CA(AF)Canadian Army (Active Force)

CA(B)TCCanadian Army (Basic) Training Centre

CA(M)Canadian Army (Militia)

CA(NRMA)Canadian Army (National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940)

CA(PF)Canadian Army (Permanent Force)

CA(R)Canadian Army (Regular)

CA(Res)or(R)Canadian Army (Reserve)

CA(RF)Canadian Army (Reserve Force)

CA(RR)Canadian Army (Regular Reserve)

CA(SF)Canadian Army (Special Force)

CA/SAChief Anti-Submarine Artificer

CA/SEECaptain, Anti-Submarine Experimental Establishment

CA/TKRPRCASCCanadian Anti-Tank Regiment Platoon, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CA2PSCanadian Army 2 Pounder School

CAACCrown Assets Allocation Committee

CAAFCanadian Army Active Force

CAAORRCACanadian Anti-Aircraft Operations Room, Royal Canadian Artillery

CAASCanadian Army Administration School

CABCanadian Armoured Brigade

CABCanadian Army Band

CABCCanadian Armoured Corps Band

CABCRCASCCanadian Armoured Brigade Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CABOCCanadian Armoured Brigade Ordnance Company

CABRRCanadian Artillery Base Reinforcement Regiment

CABSCanadian Armoured Brigade Signals

CABTCA&TSCanadian Army Basic Training Centre Administrative and Training Staff

CABW/SRCEMECanadian Advance Base Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CABW/SRCEMECanadian Armoured Brigade Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CACCanadian Armoured Corps

CAC(A)TC(CA)Canadian Armoured Corps (Advanced) Training Centre (Canadian Army)

CACBTCCanadian Armoured Corps Basic Training Centre

CACCRCASCCanadian Army Car Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CACFCommander Captain-in-Command, Araken Coastal Forcer

CACHUCanadian Armoured Corps Holding Unit

CACOFPCanadian Armoured Corps Ordnance Field Park

CACPRCASCCanadian Army Catering Pool, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CACRUCanadian Armoured Corps Reinforcement Unit

CACSCACCanadian Air Control Section, Canadian Armoured Corps

CACSqnCoast Artillery Co-operation Squadron, (Royal Canadian Air Force)

CACTCCanadian Armoured Corps Training Centre

CACTC(A)Canadian Armoured Corps Training Centre (Active)

CACTCRCanadian Armoured Corps Training Centre Reserve

CACTECanadian Armoured Corps Training Establishment

CACTRCanadian Armoured Corps Training Regiment

CACTSCanadian Armoured Corps Training Squadron

CACTSRCanadian Armoured Corps Trained Soldiers Regiment

CACTUCanadian Armoured Corps Training Unit

CADCCanadian Army Dental Corps - corps of military dentists and other personnel providing dental services to soldiers

CadetsCadet Services (Directorate of Military Training)

CADISCanadian Armoured Division Intelligence Section

CADMSCanadian Advance Depot Medical Stores

CADOFPRCOCCanadian Armoured Division Ordnance Field Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CADPATCanadian Disruptive Pattern

CADPUCPCCanadian Armoured Division Postal Unit, Canadian Postal Corps

CADR(ER)CACCanadian Armoured Delivery Regiment (Elgin Regiment), Canadian Armoured Corps

CADRCASCCanadian Armoured Division, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CADRSSRCCSCanadian Armoured Delivery Regiment Signal Section, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

CADRTCCanadian Armoured Division Reinforcement Transit Camp

CADSCDCCanadian Army Dental Stores, Canadian Dental Corps

CADSGCRCASCCanadian Armoured Divisional Support Group, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CADSPCanadian Armoured Division Sub Park

CADTCRCASCCanadian Armoured Division Transport Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CADTSCanadian Armoured Division Training School

CADUCanadian Army Demonstration Unit

CADW/SRCOCCanadian Armoured Division Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CAEBTCCanadian Army Engineer Basic Training Centre

CAEC(B&NY)Canadian Army Enlistment Centre (Boston and New York)

CAESUCanadian Army Equipment Selection Unit

CAFACCommander, Allied Force, Aruba and Curacao (U.S.)

CAFHSR-CAMCCanadian Army Field Hygiene Section, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CAFOConfidential Admiralty Fleet Order

CAFRSSRCSCanadian Army Field Regiment Signal Section, Royal Canadian Signals

CAFSSCanadian Army Field Security Section

CAFVSCanadian Armoured Fighting Vehicles School

CAFVTCCanadian Armoured Fighting Vehicles Training Centre

CAGCanadian Artillery Group

CAGRECommander, Army Group Royal Engineers

CAGSCanadian Army Gymnastic Staff

CAHCCanadian Army Hydrological Corps

CAHQDC(RMR)Canadian Army headquarters Defence Company (Royal Montreal Regiment)

CAHUCanadian Artillery Holding Unit

CAIBCanadian Army Identification Bureau

CAIPCICCanadian Army Interrogation Pool, Canadian Infantry Corps

CAISCanadian Army Intelligence Section

CALECanadian Army Liaison Establishment

CalgHCalgary Highlanders

CalgRCalgary Regiment

CALOCommand Amenities Liaison Officer

CALSCanadian Air Liaison Section

CAMCatapult Aircraft Merchant Vessel

CAMBCentral Air Medical Board

CambRCambridgeshire Regiment

CAMBUCanadian Army Mobile Bath Unit

CAMCCanadian Army Medical Corps - corps of military doctors, nursing sisters and other personnel providing medical treatment to soldiers

CAMCTCCanadian Army Medical Corps Training Centre

CA-MCURCAMCCanadian Anti-Malaria Control Unit, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CAMMSCanadian Army Motor Mechanic School

CamnHighsCameron Highlanders

CAMSCatapult Aircraft Merchant Ships

CAMSIConfidential Admiralty Merchant Shipping Instructions


CanavhedCanadian Naval Headquarters

CanCavBdeCanadian Calvary Brigade

CanCycBnCanadian Cyclist Battalion

CanCyclistBnCanadian Cyclist Battalion

Cand WCable and Wireless Company

CanDCycCanadian Divisional Cyclists

CanDivCavCanadian Divisional Calvary

CanDivCycCanadian Divisional Cyclists

CanDivHQCanadian Divisional Headquarters

CanDivSigCanadian Divisional Signals

CanEngCanadian Engineers

CanFdArtCanadian Field Artillery

CanForCCanadian Forestry Corps

CanForGenCanadian Forces General Order

CanFusCanadian Fusiliers

CanHighCommCanadian High Commissioner

CanHyByCanadian Heavy Battery

CanInfBdeCanadian Infantry Brigade

CanInfWksCCanadian Infantry Works Corps

CanLabrBnCanadian Labour Battalion

CanLHCanadian Light Horse

CANMILCanadian Military Headquarters

CANMILITRYCanadian Military Headquarters

CanMMGBdeCanadian Machine Gun Brigade

CanMtdRifCanadian Mounted Rifles

CanordCCanadian Ordnance Corps

CanPnrBnCanadian Pioneer Battalion

CanPostalCCanadian Postal Corps

CanRemtDCanadian Remount Depot

CanRlyConsCCanadian Railway Construction Corps

CanSanSecCanadian Sanitary Section

CanSctsCanadian Scouts

CanSiberianExpFceCanadian Siberian Expeditionary Force

CanTankCCanadian Tank Corps

CAOCanadian Army Order

CAOCanadian Army Overseas

CAOCommand Account Officer

CAO(s)Canadian Army Orders

CAOCCanadian Army Ordnance Corps

CAOFCanadian Army Occupation Force

CAOFPCanadian Army Ordnance Field Park

CAOPSCanadian Air Observation Post Squadron

CAORGCanadian Army Operational Research Group

CAORO(s)Canadian Army Overseas Routine Order(s)


CAPCanadian Army Projectionist

CAPCommon Army Phase

CAPCorps Ammunition Park Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CAPCCanadian Army Pay Corps

CAPCRCACCanadian Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment, Canadian Armoured Corps

CAPCRSTRCSCanadian Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment Signal Troop, Royal Canadian Signals

CAPFCanadian Army Pacific Force

CapINFCapitaine Infirmiere

CAPISCanadian Air Photo Interpretation Section, Canadian Intelligence Corps

CAPOCanadian Army Post Office

CAPPUCICCanadian Army Photo Processing Unit, Canadian Intelligence Corps

CAPRCASCCorps Ammunition Park Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CAPSCanadian Army Pay Services

CAPSCaptain, Auxiliary Patrol, Scapa


Capt(D)Captain (Destroyers)


CAPTMLCCaptain, Major Landing Craft

CAPUCanadian Army Postal Unit

CARCanadian Airborne Regiment

CARCanadian Armoured Regiment

CARCanadian Army Representative


CAR(CR)Canadian Armoured Regiment (Calgary Regiment)

CARADSFRCanadian Armoured Regiment Advance Details Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment

CARBRCACanadian Army Radar Battery Royal Canadian Artillery

CARCCanadian Army Recovery Company

CARCRCOCCanadian Army Recovery Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corp

CARDCanadian Artillery Reinforcement Depot

CARDECanadian Armament Research Development Establishment

CareerTrgCareer Training

CARFTUCanadian Artillery Reinforcement Unit

CARIBCaribbean (U.S.)

CARIBSEAFRONCaribbean Sea Frontier (U.S.)

CARNBHCanadian Armoured Regiment New Brunswick Hussars

CARO(s)Canadian Army Routine Order(s)



CARR(GGHG)Canadian Armoured Recce Regiment (Governor General's Horse Guards)

CARTCCanadian Army Rehabilitation Training Centre

CartDmnCartographic Draughtsman

CartymnChief Artilleryman

CARUCanadian Army Reinforcement Unit

CasCasualty (ies)

CASCanadian Administration School

CASCanadian Army Shows

CASCanadian Army Staff

CASCanadian Artillery School

CASChief of the Air Staff

CASCCanadian Air Support Control

CASCCanadian Army Service Corps - branch of the military responsible for supplying troops in the field

CASCICCensorship Advisory Section, Canadian Intelligence Corps

CASCRCECanadian Air Survey Company Royal Canadian Engineers

CASCRUCanadian Army Service Corps Reinforcement Unit

CASDRCASCCanadian Advance Stationary Depot, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CASEUCanadian Auxiliary Service Entertainment Unit

CASFCanadian Active Service Force

CASofICanadian Army School of Instruction

CASofICoast Artillery School of Instruction

CASSCanadian Auxiliary Services Section

CASSUCanadian Air Support Signal Unit

CASSURCCSCanadian Air Support Signal Unit, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

CATBCanadian Army Tank Brigade

CATBCRCASCCanadian Army Tank Brigade Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CATBHSCCanadian Army Tank Brigade Heavy Support Company

CATBnCanadian Army Tank Battalion

CATBSCanadian Army Tank Brigade Signals

CATBSPRCOCCanadian Army Tank Brigade Sub Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CATCCanadian Army Training Centre

CATCACCanadian Army Troop, Canadian Armoured Corps

CATCCRCASCCanadian Assault Troops Composite Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CATCRCASCCanadian Administrative Transport Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CATMCanadian Army Training Memorandum

CATOFPCanadian Army Tank Ordnance Field Park

CATRCanadian Army Tank Regiment

CATSCanadian Army Tank School

CATSCanadian Army Training School

CATW/SRCOCCanadian Armoured Troops Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CAUCanadian Administration Unit

CAUCivil Affairs Unit

CAUCCanadian Army University Course

CavCavalry - soldiers who fought on horseback

CAVCCanadian Army Veterinary Corps

CAWCanadian Army Staff, Washington

CAWCCanadian Artizan Works Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

CBCoast Brigade

CBCompanion of the Order of the Bath

CBConfidential Book

CBConfined to Barracks

CBOrder of the Bath (Companion)

CBACanadian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcasting Station

CBBDBCamp Borden Branch Detention Barracks

CBCCanadian Broadcasting Corporation

CBDCanadian Base Depot

CBDCanadian Base Details - small units charged with maintaining and improving camp areas

CBDCCanadian Base Dental Company

CBDCMSCCamp Borden Detachment, Corps of Military Staff Clerks

CBDMSRCAMCCanadian Base Depot Medical Stores, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CBDRCOCCamp Borden Details, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CBDSCDCCanadian Base Dental Stores, Canadian Dental Corps

CBECommander of the Order of the British Empire

CBEOrder of the British Empire (Commander)

CBGCanadian Brigade Group

CBH(RB)Cape Breton Highlanders (Rifle Battalion)

CBHQSCamp Borden Headquarters Staff

CBMHRCAMCCamp Borden Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CBMHRCAMCCoteau Barracks Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CBMHRCAMCCurrie Barracks Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CBODCanadian Base Ordnance Depot

CBOI(ACSRRCA)Canadian Base Ordnance Increment (Attached Canadian Survey Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery)

CBOSRCACounter Battery Officers Staff, Royal Canadian Artillery

CBOSRCACCCounter Battery Officers Staff, Royal Canadian Artillery, Canadian Corps

CBOStaffCounter Battery Officers Staff

CBOW/SRCOCCanadian Base Ordnance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CBPCanadian Base Park

CBPRCECanadian Base Park, Royal Canadian Engineers

CBRCACentaur Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

CBRCACoast Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

CBRDCanadian Base Reinforcement Depot

CBRGCanadian Base Reinforcement Group

CBRGSofCRCACSCanadian Base Reinforcement Group School of Cookery, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CBSCCanadian Base Staging Camp

CBSOCounter Battery Staff Officer

CBSRCASCCanadian Barracks Services, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CBSS(CMF)Canadian Base Signal Section (Central Mediterranean Force)

CBSSRCCSCamp Borden Signal Section, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

CBTCCanadian Base Transport Company

CBTDCanadian Base Transit Depot

CBTPRCASCCanadian Base Transport Platoon, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CBU(Headquarters) Canadian Base Unit

CBUCCRCECanadian Base Units Construction Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

CCCamouflage Course

CCCamp Commandant Royal Canadian Air Force Headquarters

CCCanadian Corps

CCCancellations & Corrections

CCChief Constructor

CCCivil Convictions

CCClerk's Course

CCCommunicator ( C )

CCCompanion of the Order of Canada

CCConditioning Centre

CC&A-AASCanadian Coast & Anti-Aircraft Artillery School

CC&ATSPRCOCCanadian Corps & Army Troops Sub Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CCACCanadian Casualty Assembly Centre - centre where wounded were assessed for either further treatment or return to duty

CCACS(Construction), Company Atlantic Command Signals

CCASCanadian Coast Artillery School

CCASS-1 Victoria

CCASS-2 Petawawa

CCBCanadian Calvary Brigade

CCBCanadian Cyclist Battalion

CCBCombined Communications Board

CCBMGSCanadian Cavalry Brigade Machine Gun Squadron

CCBPNoCombined Communications Board, Publication Number

CCCCanadian Construction Company

CCCCasualty Clearing Centre

CCCCommonwealth Communications Council

CCCCCanadian Corps Composite Company - unit of men unfit for active duty at the front and attached to Corps Headquarters for employment

CCCCCape Colony Cyclist Corps

CCCCRCASCCanadian Corps Car Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CCCRCECanadian Construction Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

CCCSCanadian Casualty Clearing Station

CCCSCaptain (later Commodore) Commanding Canadian Ships and Establishments in the United Kingdom

CCCTRCASCCanadian Command Corps Troops, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CCCUCanadian Cemetery Construction Unit

CCDCanadian Command Depot

CCDCanadian Convalescent Depot - facility where soldiers could recover from wounds and rebuild their strength

CCDCanadian Corps Depot

CCDCCanadian Corps Defence Company

CCDRCAMCCanadian Convalescent Depot, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CCDSSTRCCSCanadian Corps Delivery Squadron Signal Troop, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

CCDUCoastal Command Development Unit

CCERCECanadian Constructional Engineers, Royal Canadian Engineers

CCFCommander Coastal Forces

CCFCCompany Canadian Forestry Corps

CCFCORCAPCCanadian Corps Field Cash Office, Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps

CCFPCCanadian Corps Field Park Company

CCFPCCanadian Corps Field Punishment Camp

CCHACanadian Corps Heavy Artillery

CCISCanadian Corps Intelligence Section

CCMCanadian Centennial Medal (1967)

CCMCombined Cypher Machine

CCM&HCCanadian Courts Martial & Holding Centre

CCMACanadian Corps Medium Artillery

CCMHQSRCSCompany Canadian Military Headquarters Signals, Royal Canadian Signals

CCMOSCanadian Counter Mortar Officers Staff

CCMOSRCACanadian Counter Mortar Officer Staff, Royal Canadian Artillery

CCMSRCACanadian Corps Meteorological Section, Royal Canadian Artillery

CCNFCommodore Commanding Newfoundland Force

CCOChief of Combined Operations

CCOCivilian Contracts Officer, Joint Air Training Plan

CCOCoder and Cypher Office

CCOCommunications, Coding and Cyphering Arrangements

CCODCanadian Central Ordnance Depot

CCOSCombined Chiefs of Staff

CCPCasualty Clearing Post

CCPCCompany Canadian Provost Corps

CCPPRCASCCanadian Corps Petrol Park, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CCPSComputerized Central Pay System

CCPUCanadian Corps Postal Unit

CCPUCanadian Corps Protective Company

CCR(C)ACommander Corps Royal (Canadian) Artillery

CCRACommander Corps, Royal Artillery

CCRCCanadian Corps Reinforcement Camp - centre in France where troops were held before being sent to reinforce existing units

CCRCAMCConditioning Centre, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CCRCASCComposite Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CCRTCCanadian Corps Reinforcement Transit Camp

CCRUCanadian Combined Reinforcement Unit

CCSCanadian Censor Section

CCSCanadian Chaplain Services

CCSCasualty Clearing Station - first medical unit (after the Aid Post) for wounded soldiers evacuated from the front lines

CCSCode and Cypher School

CCSCombined Chiefs of Staff

CCSOContraband Control Service Officer

CCSRCCSCanadian Cipher Section, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

CCSRCSCanadian Corps Signals, Royal Canadian Signals

CCTCanadian Calibration Troop

CCTCCanadian Corps Transport Company

CCTCCommandant, Combined Training Centre

CCTCCCanadian Corps Troops Carrying Column

CCTCCRCASCCommander Corps Troops Carrying Column, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CCTORCOCCanadian Corps Troops Ordnance, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CCTSICanadian Corps Troops Service Increment

CCTW/SRCEMECanadian Corps Troops Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CCTW/SRCOCCanadian Corps troops Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CCUCanadian Concentration Unit

CCWACCompany Canadian Women's Military Corps

CCWACMDCompany Canadian Women's Army Corps Military Corps

CCWDLCanadian Chemical Warfare Defence Laboratory

CCWSCanadian Chemical Warfare School

CCZCanadian Coastal Zone

CDCanada Draft

CDCanadian Forces Decoration

CDCaptain of the Dockyard

CDClearance Diver

CDCoast Defence (Artillery)


CDConvalescent Detachments

CD&AACoast Defence & Anti-Aircraft

CD&AAATCCoast Defence & Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Centre

CD&AAW/SSCoast Defence & Anti-Aircraft Workshop Section

CD&EPCanadian Defence & Employment Platoon

CD&FPBCanadian Detention and Field Punishment Barracks

CD&MSCanadian Driving and Maintenance School

CD(Records)Correction on Documents

CDACanadian Divisional Artillery

CDACCanadian Divisional Ammunition Column - railhead where divisional ammunition was stored before being shipped to the front

CDBCanadian Detention Barracks

CDBCoast Defence Battery

CDBPRCECanadian Divisional Bridging Platoon, Royal Canadian Engineers

CDCCanadian Dental Corps

CDCCanadian Disciplinary Centre

CDCCanadian Divisional Calvary

CdCkOCommissioned Cookery Officer

CDCRCECanadian Drilling Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

CdCtOCommissioned Catering Officer

CDDCanadian Discharge Depot - centre in Canada where soldiers returning from war were released from service


CdeGCroix de Guerre

CdeG(B)Croix de Guerre Belgium

CdeG(F)Croix de Guerre France

CdElCommissioned Electrician

CdEngCommissioned Engineer

CdG'nrCommissioner Gunner

CDHQCanadian Divisional Headquarters

CDISCanadian Division Intelligence Section

CDISRCASCCanadian Detail Issue Depot, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CDLSCanadian Defence Liaison Staff

CDMDCanada Draft Military District


CdnConstlEngrsCanadian Constructional Engineers

CdnEngrsCanadian Engineers

Cdn-GdsCanadian Guards

CDOFFrench Western Africa colony

CDofDSCanadian Depot of Dental Stores

CDOSCCamp Daily Orders Sarcee Camp

CDOW/SRCOCCanadian Divisional Ordnance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CDPUCanadian Division Postal Unit



Cdr(D)Commander (Destroyers)

CDRAS&TDCanadian Detachment Royal Armoured Corps School & Training Depot

CDRBCAO/SCanadian Division Reece Battalion, Canadian Army Overseas


CDRJCommander, Force J.

CDRSRCSCanadian Despatch Rider Section Royal Canadian Signals

CDSCanadian Divisional Signals

CDSChief of the Defence Staff

CDSBCanadian Division Support Battalion

CDSBCommissioned Signal Boatswain

CDSCCRCCanadian Division Section - Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp

CDSCDCCentral Dental Stores, Canadian Dental Corps

CDSCRCASCCanadian Division Supply Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CdShptCommissioned Shipwright

CdSOCommissioned Stores Officer

CDSRCCanadian Division Section Reinforcement Camp


CDTCommissioned Telegraphist

CDTCRCASCCanadian Division Troops Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CdTelegrCadet Telegraphist

CDTSCanadian Divisional Training School

CDVGofCCMHQGeneral Duty Veterans Guard of Canada, Canadian Military Headquarters

CdWOCommissioned Writer Officer

CECanadian Engineers - corps of men who built bridges, railway depots, camps, bases and other military installations

CEChief Engineer

CECivil Engineer

CE&MPRCECanadian Electrical & Mechanical Platoon, Royal Canadian Engineers

CE&MSRCECanadian Electrical & Mechanical Section, Royal Canadian Engineers

CE(Wks)Chief Engineer (Works)

CEAChief Electrical Artificer

CEAURCOCCanadian Equipment Assembly Unit, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CECCorps expéditionnaire canadien (French only) - force of more than 600,000 men established by the Government of Canada for service overseas

CEEW(A)RCEMECanadian Engineer Equipment Workshop (Active), Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CEEW/SRCEMECanadian Engineer Equipment Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CEEW/SRCOCCanadian Engine Equipment Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CEFCanadian Expeditionary Force - force of more than 600,000 men established by the Government of Canada for service overseas

CEG(B)Canadian Employment Group "B"

CEHUCanadian Engineer Holding Unit

CELECommunications/Electronics Engineer

CEOCamp Engineer Officer

CEOCommand Engineer Officer

CEPCanadian Employment Platoon

CEPFCanadian Echelon Pacific Force

CERAChief Engine Room Artificer

CERDCanadian Engineer Reinforcement Depot - centre from which reinforcements were allocated to existing engineering units

CERUCanadian Engineer Reinforcement Unit

CESFCommander, Eastern Sea Frontier (U.S.)

CESUCanadian Educational Services Unit

CETCCanadian Engineer Training Centre

CETechConstruction Engineering Technician

CEURCAMCCanadian Exhaustion Unit, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CeylonPLRCCeylon Planters Rifle Corps

CFCanadian Forces

CFCanadian Fusiliers

CFComposite Flights

CF&PSCanadian Film and Photo Section

CF(SP)RRCACanadian Field (Self Propelled) Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

CF98Canadian Forces Form #98 - Report on Injuries

CFACalvary Field Ambulance

CFACanadian Field Ambulance - unit responsible for evacuating the wounded from the front lines to medical centres

CFACanadian Field Artillery - organization responsible for using medium-calibre guns in direct or indirect support of infantry

CFAOCanadian Forces Administrative Order

CFASSCanadian Field Auxiliary Services Section

CFBCoastal Force Base

CFBMEKCoast Force Base, Mers-El-Kebir

CFBRCA(AF)Canadian Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery, (Active Force)

CFCCanadian Forces College

CFCCanadian Forestry Corps - units designated to cut down and process trees to provide wood and lumber


CFCCDRCECanadian Field Company, Canadian Division, Royal Canadian Engineers

CFCRCECanadian Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

CFCSCCanadian Forces Command and Staff Course

CFCTWCanadian Forestry Corps Training Wing

CFDSCanadian Field Dressing Station

CFDSRCAMCCanadian Field Dressing Station, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CFECommander, Coastal Forces, Eastern Mediterranean

CFEFCanadian Far East Force

CFESCanadian Field Educational Section

CFFCommunication and Ferry Flights

CFFCorps of Civilian (Canadian) Fire Fighters For Service in the United Kingdom

CFFSCanadian Forces Fleet School

CFFTCoastal Forces Fuelling Tender

CFHCanadian Field Hospital

CFHCanadian Forces Hospital

CFHACanadian Forces Housing Agency

CFHSCanadian Field Historical Section

CFHSvcsGpCanadian Forces Health Services Group

CFLCompassionate Farm Leave

CFMGCanadian Forces Medical Group

CFMSOCoastal Forces Material Supply Officer

CFMTPCanadian Forces Musician Training Plan


CfnCraftsman (Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers)

CFNCanadian Forces in the Netherlands

CFNISCanadian Forces National Investigation Service

CFOCSCanadian Forces Officer Candidate School

CFORSCourse for Orderly Room Sergeants

CFPCanadian Forces Publication

CFPASCanadian Forces Personnel Appraisal System

CFPCCanadian Field Punishment Camp

CFPCRCECorps Field Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

CFPCUCICCanadian Field Press Censor Unit, Canadian Intelligence Corps

CFPSACanadian Forces Personnel Support Agency

CFRCommissioning From the Ranks

CFRCCanadian Forces Recruiting Centre

CFRETSCanadian Forces Recruiting, Education and Training System

CFRPCommissioning from the Ranks Plan

CFRRCAAPCanadian Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, Advance Party

CFSCanadian Field Squadron

CFSCentral Flying Schools

CFSCCanadian Field Survey Company

CFSCRCECanadian Field Survey Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

CFSDCanadian Forces Supply Depot

CFSEMECanadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

CFSRDCanadian Field Security Reserve Detachment

CFSSCanadian Field Security Section

CFSURCAMCCanadian Field Surgical Unit, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CFTC(ID)RCASCCanadian General Transport Company (Infantry Division), Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CFTOCanadian Forces Technical Order

CFTSHQCanadian Forces Training System Headquarters

CFTUCanadian Field Transfusion Unit

CFWCommander, Coastal Forces, Western Mediterranean

CGCanada Gazette

CGColdstream Guards

CGCommanding General (U.S.)

CGCompassionate Grounds

CGACanadian Garrison Artillery - organization responsible for using large-calibre guns against heavily fortified positions

CGBCanadian Garrison Battalion

CGBDCanadian General Base Depot

CGBRBCanadian General Base Reinforcement Battalion

CGCUCanadian Graves Concentration Unit

CgdsColdstream Guards

CGGCanadian Grenadier Guards (Now 22nd Armoured Regiment)

CGHCanadian General Hospital - permanent hospital where extensive treatment was given to the wounded

CGHRCAMCCanadian General Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CGHUCanadian General Holding Unit

CGLSCanadian General Labour Section

CGMConspicuous Gallantry Medal

CGMUCombat Group Medical Unit

CGPCCanadian General Pioneer Company

CGRCanadian Garrison Regiment - unit of 13 battalions formed in April 1918 to perform garrison duty in Canada's 13 military districts

CGRCanadian Graves Registrar or Registration

CGRUCanadian General Reinforcement Unit

CGRUCanadian Graves Registration Unit

CGSCanadian Government Ship

CGSChief of the General Staff

CGSChief of the Imperial General Staff

CGSFCommander Gulf Sea Frontier

CGTCCanadian General Transport Company

CGTWRCEMECanadian General Troop Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CH14th Canadian Hussars


CHChatham Division, Royal Marines

CHCompanion Of Honour

CHConstruction Hand

CHConvalescent Hospital


CHAPCanadian Harassment and Abuse Prevention

Chap(F)Chaplain of the Fleet

Chap(P)Chaplain (Protestant)

Chap(RC)Director of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic)

CHBCanadian Highland Battalion (Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment of Canada)

CHDCalgary Highlanders Depot

CHENGChief Engineer

ChesRCheshire Regiment

ChesYeoCheshire Yeomanry

CHETCanadian Higher Education Test

ChOChief Officer

CHofO(MG)Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Machine Gun)

CHOPLine near 47th Meridian dividing the British and Canadian areas of responsibility

CHPChaplain (Protestant)

CHQ&NDHQCRCAMCCorps Headquarters & National Defence Headquarters Company, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CHQAGRCECanadian Headquarters Army Group, Royal Canadian Artillery

CHQCDCCorps Headquarters, Canadian Dental Corps OR Canadian Disciplinary Centre

CHQCPC(C)Corps Headquarters Canadian Postal Corps (Canada)

CHQCWACCorps Headquarters Canadian Women's Army Corps

CHQEOFSCRCOCCorps Headquarters Element of Salvage Control, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CHQofBSACanadian Headquarters of Base Sub Area

CHQPMCCamp Headquarters, Petawawa Military Camp

CHQRCECACorps Headquarters Royal Canadian Engineers, Canadian Army

CHQRCEMECorps Headquarters Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CHQRCOCCorps Headquarters, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CHQSDRCOCCanadian Headquarters Salvage Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CHRACanadian Human Rights Act

CHRCCanadian Human Rights Commission

CHRCChaplain Roman Catholic

CHRSRCEMECanadian Heavy Recovery Section, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CHRSRCOCCanadian Heavy Recovery Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CHSCanadian Hospital Ship

CHSBChief Signal Botswain

CHSHPTChief Shipwright

ChSkrChief Skipper

CHTCorps of Horse Transport

CHUCanadian Holding Unit

CHWRChief Writer

CHYeoSIGChief Yeoman of Signals

CI(I)HQSCanadian Intelligence (Interrogation) Headquarters Section

CIAChief Inspector of Armaments

CIALCommercial Cable Company

CIBCanadian Infantry Brigade

CIBCCanadian Infantry Corps Band

CIBCRCASCCanadian Infantry Brigade Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CIBGDP(LS)Canadian Light Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scot)

CIBRBCanadian Infantry Base Reinforcement Battalion

CIBSG(SLI)Canadian Infantry Brigade Support Group (Saskatoon Light Infantry)

CIBUSCommunication Instructions for British Warships in the U.S.A.

CIBW/SCanadian Infantry Brigade Workshop (Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps or Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers)

CIBW/SRCEMECanadian Infantry Brigade Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CIBW/SRCOCCanadian Infantry Brigade Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CICCadet Instructor Cadre

CICCanadian Infantry Corps

CICCanadian Intelligence Corps

CIDBCanadian Infantry Depot Battalion

CIDBnCanadian Infantry Depot Battalion

CIDCC(M)RCASCCanadian Infantry Division Composite Company (Main), Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CIDCMOSCanadian Infantry Division Ordnance Field Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CIDM/GBn(SLI)Canadian Infantry Division Machine Gun Battalion (Saskatoon Light Infantry)

CIDOFPRCOCCanadian Infantry Division Ordnance Field Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CIDRTCCanadian Infantry Division Reinforcement Transit Camp

CIDSICanadian Infantry Division Service Increment

CIDSPRCOCCanadian Infantry Division Sub Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CIDTCRCASCCanadian Infantry Division Troops Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CIDTSCanadian Infantry Division Training School

CIETCanadian Intermediate Education Test

CIETCanadian Intermediate Educational Test

CIF"C" Infantry Battalion

CIGSChief of the Imperial General Staff

CIHUCanadian Infantry Holding Unit

CILCadet Instructors List

CIMGCoy(NBR)Canadian Independent Machine Gun Company (New Brunswick Regiment)

Cin CCNACommander in Chief, Canadian North West Atlantic

C-in-CCommander in Chief

C-in-C,CNACommander in Chief, Canadian Northwest Atlantic

C-in-CAandWICommander in Chief, Atlantic and West Indies Station

C-in-CCWACommander in Charge Canadian North Atlantic

C-in-CEFCommander in Chief Eastern Fleet

C-in-CHFCommander in Chief Home Fleet

C-in-CLANTCommander in Chief, US Atlantic Fleet

CInfCCanadian Infantry Corps

CIntCCanadian Intelligence Corps

CIofCMChief Inspector of Catering & Messing

CIOSPRCOCCanadian Infantry Ordnance Sub-Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CIPCICCanadian Interpreters Pool, Canadian Infantry Corps

CIRUCanadian Infantry Reinforcement Unit

CITBCanadian Infantry Training Brigade

CITCCanadian Infantry Centre

CITCCanadian Infantry Training Centre

CitoanMTIBRCASCCanadian Increment to a (Mobilization Training Centre / Mechanical Transport / Military Training OR Movement Train) Inspection Branch, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CITRCanadian Infantry Training Regiment

CITW/SRCEMECanadian Infantry Troops Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CITW/SRCOCCanadian Infantry Troops Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance corps

CIUClinical Investigation Units

CIWBCanadian Infantry Works Battalion

CIWCCanadian Infantry Works Corps

CJATCCanadian Joint Air Training Centre (Rivers, Manitoba)

CJLSCorps Junior Leaders School

CJWSCCanadian Junior War Staff Course


CKCook (Ship's)

Ck(O)Cook (Officers)

Ck(Prob)Cook (Probationer)

Ck(S)Cook (Seamen)

CKMTECook's Mate

CKS&DUCanadian Kit Storage & Disposal Unit

CKSDCanadian Kit Storage Depot


CLCanloan List

CLCasualty List - list of soldiers wounded, killed, missing or taken prisoner by the enemy


CLCompassionate Leave

CLConvalescent Leave

CLA-ABCanadian Light Anti-Aircraft Battalion

CLBCanadian Labour Battalion

CLCCanadian Leave Centre

CLDAFHQCanadian Liaison Detachment, Allied Forces OR Air Force Headquarters


CLESCanadian Legion Educational Service

CLFCSCCanadian Land Force Command and Staff College

CLFHSRCAMCCanadian Light Field Hygiene Sections, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CLHCanadian Light Horse - cavalry unit, originally intended as a scouting force


ClkAccClerk Accounting

ClkAdmSuprClerk Administrative Supervisor

ClkEngClerk Engineering

ClkGenClerk General

ClkStatsClerk Statistics

ClkStenoClerk Stenographer

ClkTypClerk Typist

ClocChief Locator

ClofCPC(C)Canadian Line of Communication Provost Company (Consolidated)

CLofCTCanadian Line of Communication Terminal

CLPCanadian Labour Pool

CLQClass Qualified

CLRSRCOCCanadian Light Recovery Station, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CLSChief of the Land Staff

CL-SEColour Sergeant

CLURCECanadian Landmark Unit, Royal Canadian Engineers

CLWSCanadian Legion War Services

CMCanadian Centennial Medal (1967)



CMMember of the Order of Canada

CM/LControlled Mine Laying

CMACentral Mediterranean Area

CMACRCASCCanadian Motor Ambulance Convoy, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CMASCLCanadian Military Attache Staff Canadian Legation

CMBGCanadian Mechanized Brigade Group

CMBURCAMCCanadian Mobile Bath Units, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CMCCanadian Medical Centre

CMCCanadian Military College

CMCLGCanadian Movement Control Liaison Group

CMCR(PLNBH)AFCanadian Motorcycle Regiment (Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars) Active Force

CMCUCanadian Movement Control Unit

CMDBSNCommissioner Boatswain

CMDLondonMD1Central Mechanization Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps


CmdrCommander (Naval)

CMECCanadian Mechanical Equipment Company

CMFCentral Mediterranean Force

CMGCanadian Medical Group

CMGCompanion of the Order of St Michael and St George

CMGOrder of St. Michael and St. George (Companion)

CMGBdeCanadian Machine Gun Brigade

CMGCCanadian Machine Gun Corps - soldiers with machine guns responsible for supporting or defending against infantry attack

CMGCMFCanadian Meteorological Group - Central Mediterranean Force

CMGHUCanadian Machine Gun Holding Unit

CMGOCorps Machine Gun Officer

CMGRUCanadian Machine Gun Reinforcement Unit

CMGTCCanadian Machine Gun Training Centre

CMHCalgary Military Hospital

CMHCanadian Military Hospital

CMHLCanadian Mobile Hygiene Laboratory

CMHQCanadian Military Headquarters

CMHQCCanadian Military Headquarters Course

CMHQROX-LPSOWCanadian Military Headquarters Records Office X-List, PSOW

CMHRCAMCCamp Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CMHRCAMCCamrose Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CMHRCAMCCharlottetown Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CMHRCAMCChatham Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CMHRCAMCChicoutimi Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CMHRCAMCChilliwack Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Hospital

CMHRCAMCCornwall Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Military Hospital

CMMOrder of Merit (Commander)

CMMGCanadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

CMMGCCanadian Motor Machine Gun Corps

CMMPCorps of Military Mounted Police

CMMSCanadian Motorcycle Maintenance School

CMN-SURCAMCCanadian Mobil Neuro-Surgical Unit, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CMOSCounter Mortar Officer Staff

CMPCorps of Military Police

CMP&DBCanadian Military Prison & Detention Barracks

CMPCCanadian Military Police Corps

CMPLRCASCCanadian Mobile Pet. Laboratories, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CMPSCanadian Map Photographic Section

CMPSCanadian Military Police Corps

CMRCollège militaire royal de Saint-Jean

CMRCanadian Mounted Rifles - mounted soldiers originally, later used largely as infantry

CMRCape Mounted Riflemen

CMR(GGHG)AFCanadian Motorcycle Regiment (Governor General's Horse Guards) Active Force

CMRCASF(DYRCH)Canadian Motorcycle Regiment, Canadian Active Service Force (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars)

CMRPRCASCCanadian Medium Regiment Platoon, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CMRSCanadian Medical Rest Station

CMRSRCAMCCanadian Medical Rest Station, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CMSCanadian Military Staff

CMSCanadian Mission Staff

CMSACo-operations with the British Ministry of War Transport in the United States

CMSCCape Medical Staff Corps

CMSCCo-operations with the British Ministry of War Transport in Canada

CMSCCorps of Military Clerks

CMSCCorps of Military Staff Clerks

CMSCCOCorps of Military Staff, Clerks Corps Orders

CMSPECCanadian Military Section Port Executive Committee

CMSTMUSACamp Myles Standish, Tauton Massachusetts, U.S.A.

CMTCorps of Motor Transport, Army Service Corps

CMTCCMCanadian Militia Training Course, Camp Macauley

CMTechConstruction and Maintenance Technician

CMTRCACanadian Modelling Team, Royal Canadian Artillery

CMTRURCEMECanadian Mobile Tire Repair Unit, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CMTSCentral Mechanical Transport Stores

CMUConstruction and Maintenance Units

CNCoyCannon Company


CndDetnBksCanadian Detention Barracks

CNDHQCommandant National Defence Headquarters

CNECanadian National Exhibition

CNECChief Naval Engineering and Construction

CNESChief Naval Equipment and Supply

CNKChange Next of Kin

CNMOCanadian Naval Mission Overseas

CNOCanadian Naval Order

CNPChief of Naval Personnel

CNPWRCAMCCanadian Neuro Psychiatric Wing, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CNRCanadian National Railways

CNRCanadian Naval Regulations

CNSChief of the Naval Staff

CNSRHRCAMCCanadian Nursing Sister's Rest Home, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CNVT&TUCanadian Night Vision Training & Testing Unit

CNW-44Canadian Naval War Plan


COCommanding Officer - any officer in command of a specific unit (usually battalion level and up)


COCook (Officer's)

COCorps Orders

CO&MERUCanadian Ordnance & Mechanical Engineer Reinforcement Unit

CO(A)Camp Orders (Angler)

CO/SPDCanadian Overseas Postal Depot

COAChief Ordnance Accountant

COACorps of Ordnance Artificers

COACourse of Action

COACCommanding Officer Atlantic Coast

COAVCommanding Officer Auxiliary Vessels

COBDCanadian Ordnance Beach Detachment

COBDCanadian Ordnance Branch Detachment

COCCanadian Ordnance Corps

COCCombined Operations Centre

COC&BTCCombined Operations Centre & Basic Training Centre

COC(AC)Combined Operations School (Army Camp)

COCDCCorps Orders, Canadian Dental Corps

COCPCCorps Orders Canadian Postal Corps

COCTCCanadian Ordnance Corps Training Centre

COCTUSCCanadian Officer Cadet Training Unit Selection Centre

COCWACCorps Orders, Canadian Women's Army Corps

CODCentral Ordnance Depot

CODCRCOCCentral Ordnance Depot Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CODRCOCCamp Ordnance Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

COEMETCCanadian Ordnance Electrical Mechanical Engineer Training Course

COFCanadian Army Occupation Force

COFCanadian Occupational Force

CofASCorps of Army Schoolmasters

CofCQueen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

CofFChaplain of the Fleet

CofHRSCorps of Hussars

CofICourt of Inquiry - group of officers convened to investigate specific questions or events

CofLondYeoCounty of London Yeomanry

CofLRSCorps of Lancers

COFPRCOCCanadian Ordnance Field Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CofSChief of Staff

CofSCross of Sacrifice (Memorial Cross)

CofWCable or Wireless

COHQCombined Operations Headquarters

COICourt of Inquiry



ComCommand - unit under the command of one officer or non-commissioned officer


Com10thFleetCandRCommander 10th Fleet Convoy and Routeing (US)

ComBtswnCommissioned Boatswain

COMC&SCanadian Ordnance Maintenance Company & Sections

ComdCommand - unit under the command of one officer or non-commissioned officer




Com'dCommand - unit under the command of one officer or non-commissioned officer

ComdEngrCommand Engineer

COMDGENCommanding General (U.S.)


COMEChief Ordnance Mechanical Engineer

COMERUCanadian Ordnance and Mechanical Engineer Reinforcement Unit

COMINCHCommander in Chief, US Fleet

CominchCandRCommander in Chief, US Fleet, Convoy and Routeing



Commande (D)Commander (Destroyers)

Commodore(D)WACommodore (Destroyers), Western Approaches

CommofCustomsCommissioner of Customs


ComOpCommunications Operator

ComOpSuprCommunications Operator Supervisor


ComPC(A)Communications Performance Checker (Air)

ComPC(G)Communications Performance Checker (Ground)

ComTechCommunications Technician

ComTech(A)Communications Technician (Air)

ComTech(G)Communications Technician (Ground)




CONDCommanding Officer Naval Divisions


Connav (No)Navy Authority, Washington

ConnRangConnaught Rangers




ConstrCConstructor Captain

ConvConvalescent - a soldier recovering from wounds or illness

ConvoyCYeoSigsConvoy Chief Yeoman of Signals

ConvoyLSigConvoy Leading Signalman

ConvoyOSigConvoy Ordinary Signalman

ConvoySigConvoy Signalman

ConvoyYeoSigsConvoy Yeoman of Signals

Cook(O)Cook (Officer's)

Cook(S)Cook (Ship's)

COOS(M)RCOCCanadian Ordnance Officer's Shop (Mobile), Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

COPCommander of Port

COPCCommanding Officer Pacific Coast

COPDCanadian Overseas Postal Depot

COpSOChief Operational Services Officer


CORConfirmation of Rank

CORCCanadian Ordnance Railhead Company

CORCAMCCorps Orders, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CORCCCanadian Overseas Railway Construction Corps

CORCRCOCCanadian Ordnance Railhead Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Company

CORCTCanadian Overseas Railway Construction Troops

CORDCentral Ontario Regimental Depot - facility in England used to assemble men and to store and administer equipment and materials

CORDCommanding Officer Reserve Divisions



CORUCanadian Ordnance Reinforcement Unit


CoSChief(s) of Staff

COSChange of Strength

COSComing Off Strength

COSCompany Orderly Sergeant

COS&CBCanadian Officers Survey & Classification Board

COSAICanadian Ordnance Stores Accounting Inspectorate

COSSACChief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander (Designate)

COTCCanadian Officer Training Centre

COTCCanadian Officer Training Corps

COTCCanadian Overseas Telecommunication Corporation

COUCalled Out Under

COVGofCCorps Orders Veterans Guard of Canada


CoyCompany - unit of approximately 200 men, divided into 4 platoons

CPChaplains Pool

CPCommand Post

CPACRCAMCCanadian Prophylactic Ablution Centre, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CPBCanadian Parachute Battalion

CPBCanadian Pioneer Battalion

CPBRCECanadian Pioneer Battalion, Royal Canadian Engineers

CPCCanadian Pension Commission (Department of Veterans Affairs)

CPCCanadian Postal Corps

CPCCanadian Provost Corps

CPCCorps Protection Company

CPCCMF(ADHOC)Canadian Pioneer Company, Central Mediterranean Force

CPCDCanadian Provost Corps Depot

CPCO/S(PU)Canadian Postal Corps Overseas, (Postal Units)

CPCURCASCCanadian Port Clearance Unit, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CPDPRCECanadian Pile Driving Platoon, Royal Canadian Engineers

CPDRCAPCCommand Pay Detachment, Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps

CPFCanadian Patriotic Front

CPICorps of Permanent Instructors

CPinMECanadian Personnel in Middle East


CPLAMCorporal Ambulance

CPMHCamp Petawawa Military Hospital

CPMHRCAMCChorley Park Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CPMMLRCOCCanadian Pilot Model Mobile Laundry, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CPOChief Petty Officer

CPOCivilian Personnel Officer

CPRCanadian Pacific Railway

CPRDCanadian Public Relations Detachment

CProCCanadian Provost Corps

CPRSCanadian Public Relations Services

CPRUCanadian Public Relations Unit

CPSCanadian Planning Staff

CPSCanadian Publishing Section


CPTCCanadian Parachute Training Centre

CPTCACCanadian Pioneer Troop, Canadian Armoured Corps

CPTHOCaptain of Hospital Orderlies

CPTRECaptain Royal Engineers

CPTUCanadian Parachute Training Unit

CPTUCPCCanadian Postal Tracing Unit, Canadian Postal Corps

CPW/S(ADHOC)RCEMECanadian Port Workshop (Ad Hoc), Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CPW/S(ADHOC)RCOCCanadian Port Workshop (Ad Hoc), Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CPWEUCanadian Petroleum Warfare Experimental Unit

CQMSCompany Quartermaster-Sergeant


CRRégiment de la Chaudière (French only)

CRCentral Registry

CRConfirmation of Rank

CRControl Rate

CRControl Rating

CRControl Ratings

CR(C)ECommander, Royal (Canadian) Engineers

CR(T)Calgary Unit (Tank)

CR/ACCanadian Re-allocation Centre

CRACommander, Royal Artillery

CRACommanding Royal Artillery

CRACompulsory Retirement Age

CRASCCommander, Royal Army Service Corps

CRBCanadian Rifle Battalion

CRBCareer Review Board

CRB(M)Career Review Board (Medical)

CRBRCACanadian Rocket Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

CRBW/SRCEMECanadian Radar Battery Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CRCCanadian Reception Camp

CRCCasualty Retraining Centre

CRCChief Registration Clerk

CRCAMCCompany Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CRCASCATBCCompany Royal Canadian Army Service Army Tank Brigade Company

CRCASCATBCCompany Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CRCCCanadian Railway Construction Corps

CRCCCanadian Road Construction Company

CRCECompany Royal Canadian Engineers

CRCE(PB)Commander Royal Canadian Engineers (Permanent Bridges)

CRCE(W)Commander Royal Canadian Engineers (Works)

CRCEMECompany Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CRCLCanadian Red Cross List

CRCORUCanadian Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Reinforcement Unit

CRCRCanadian Reserve Calvary Regiment - cavalry reserve unit based in England

CRCRCAMCCasualty Retraining Centre, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CRCRCEMECanadian Recovery Company, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CRCRCOCCanadian Recovery Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CRDCanadian Reception Depot

CRDCanadian Remount Depot

CRD(LS)Canadian Repatriation Depot (LS)

CRDFT(S)CCanadian Radio Detection Finder Training (School) Centre

CRDFTCCanadian Radio Direction Finder Training Centre

CRECommander Royal Engineers

CRecsController of Records (Air)

CREMECommander Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CRFTTCCanadian Reinforcement Transit Camp

CRGTPRCASCCanadian Reinforcement Group Transit Platoon, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CRGWPCanadian Reinforcement Group Workshop Platoon

CRIChinese Regiment of Infantry

CRLECanadian Radio Location Establishment


CRNChange Regimental Number

CROCanadian Records Office

CROChief Recruiting Officer

CROCorps Reserve of Officers

CROOfficer in Charge Central Registry

CROCRCECanadian Railway Operation Company, Royal Canadian Engineers


CRR(PLDG)Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment (Princess Louise Dragoon Guards)

CRRCACoast regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

CRSCanadian Recce Squadron

CRSCaptured Records Section (US Dept of the Army)

CRSCentral Recruiting Troop

CRS-CIBCanadian Recce Squadron-Canadian Infantry Brigade

CrStGeoCross of Saint George (Russia)

CRTCanadian Railway Troops - men recruited and organized to operate railways in rear areas

CRTContinuous Reserve Training

CRTCCanadian Radar Training Centre

CRTC(A)Canadian Reconnaissance Training Centre (Active)

CRTC(R)Canadian Reconnaissance Training Centre (Reserve)

CRUCanadian Reinforcement Unit

CRUPUCanadian Reinforcement Units Postal Units

CRURCACanadian Rocket Unit, Royal Canadian Artillery



CSChristian Science (Church)

CSCommandant Staff

CSCommunicator (Ship's)

CSCommunicator (Supplementary)

CSCypher Section

CS&ACCanadian Selection & Appraisal Centre

CS&TOCamp Supply & Transport Officer

CS(No)Admiralty File Number

CSACanadian Small Arms

CSAConsular Shipping Adviser

CSAFVIRCEMECanadian Section Armoured Fighting Vehicles Inspectorate, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CSAFVTSCanadian Section Armoured Fighting Vehicles Technical Staff

CSAICanadian School of Army Instruction

CSAS(E)Canadian Small Arms School (Eastern)

CSAS(WC)Canadian Small Arms School (Western Canada)

CSATCCanadian Small Arms Training Centre

CSBCanadian Shipping Board

CSBASRACCanadian Special BASRA Company

CSBDCanadian Special Base Depot

CSCCadet Services of Canada

CSCCanadian Service College

CSCChiefs of Staff Committee

CSCCommissariat Staff Corps

CSCCorporal Signal Corps

CSCCCanadian Section Claims Commission

CScotRCanadian Scottish Regiment

CSCRCOCCanadian Salvage Corps, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CSDSCanadian Special Driving School

CSEColour Sergeant

CSEAFHQCanadian Section Echelon Allied Forces, Headquarters

CSECCanadian Special Employment Company

CSEECanadian Signals Experimental Establishment

CSEFCanadian Siberian Expeditionary Force

CSGClerk Stenographer Group

CSGHQ2ndEchCanadian Section General Headquarters, 2nd Echelon

CSGHQECanadian Section General Headquarters Echelon

CSgtColour Sergeant

CSHQBGNRCanadian Section Headquarters, Brussels, GRN

CSHQCCCypher Section Headquarters Canadian Corps

CSICompanion of the Star of India

CSIBCanadian Special Infantry Battalion

CSICCanadian Special Infantry Company

CSICoyCanadian Special Infantry Company

CSISCanadian Security and Intelligence Service

CSKSUCanadian Surplus Kit Storage Unit

CSMCompany Sergeant-Major - senior non-commissioned officer in a company

CSMECanadian School of Military Engineering

CSMHChristie Street Military Hospital

CSOChief Signal Officer

CSofACanadian School of Artillery

CSofAACanadian School of Army Administration

CSofICanadian School of Infantry

CSOICommandant School of Instruction

CSORChief Staff Officer Reserves


CSR&DECanadian Signals Research & Development Establishment

CSR(MG)Canadian Scottish Regiment (Machine Gun)

CSRCCSConstruction Section, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

CSRUCanadian Signals Reinforcement Unit

CSSBCanadian Special Service Battalion

CSSCRCOCCanadian Special Stores Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CSSDCanadian Special Salvage Detachment

CSTCCanadian Signal Training Centre

CSTechCommunications Systems Technician

CSTTBCanadian Standing Trades Test Board

CSTVCoil Skids Towing Vessel

CSuptCommodore Superintendant

CSURCEMECanadian Servicing Unit, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CSURCOCCanadian Salvage Units, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CSVCamp Staff Volunteer

CSWSTRCCSCanadian Shock Wave Section Type, Royal Canadian Signals Corps

CSWTSCanadian Section Weapons Technical Staff

CTCommunication Trench

CTComponent Transfer

CT(CFC)TCCamp Tremblay (Canadian Forestry Corps) Training Centre

CTACanadian Troop Aldershot

CTACRCASCCorps Troop Ammunition Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CTCCanadian Tank Corps

CTCCanadian Transit Camp

CTCCanadian Troops Colchester

CTC(TB)CPCCanadian Tobacco Depot (Type B), CPC (see above for various meanings of CPC)

CTCRCECanadian Tunnelling Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

CTCSPCProCCanadian Traffic Control Section Provost, Canadian Provost Corps

CTCURCACMFCanadian Traffic Control Unit, Royal Canadian Artillery, Central Mediterranean Force

CTCWCanadian Transit Camp Wing

CTDCanadian Training Division

CTDCPCCanadian Tobacco Depot, CPC (see above for various meanings of CPC)

CTDS(ER)Canadian Tank Delivery Squadron (Elgin Regiment)

CTDSSDCanadian Tank Delivery Squadron Signals Detachment

CTDUCACCanadian Tank Demonstration Unit, Canadian Armoured Corps

CTFCommander Task Force

CTFARCAMCCanadian Training Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CTHCanadian Troops Hereford

CTLCCanadian Technical Liaison Group

CTMUCanadian Town Major Unit

CtnAsstCanteen Assistant

CtnMngrCanteen Manager

CTOCentral Telegraph Office

CTOChief Treasury Officer

CTO(N)Chief Treasury Officer (Navy)

CTOO/SCanadian Treasury Office Overseas

CTPCanadian Transport Platoon

CTPCourse Training Plan

CTPCRCASCCorps Troops Petrol Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CTPRCASCCanadian Tipper Platoon, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CTPRCASCCanadian Transport Platoon, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CTpsCorps Troops

CTRCACalibration Troop, Royal Canadian Artillery

CtRepCourt Reporter

CTSCanadian Training School

CTSClothe the Soldier

CTSComposite Training School

CTSConversion Training Squadron

CTSCCorps Troops Supply Column

CTSCRCASCCorps Troop Supply Column, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

CTTCCanadian Tank Transport Company


CTTW/SRCEMECanadian Tank Troops Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CTTW/SRCOCCanadian Tank Troops Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

CTUCommander Task Unit (U.S.)

CUCamp Utopia

CUCaribbean-United Kingdom Convoy

CUConducting Unit

CUConversion Unit

CUNEFCanadian Component United Nations Emergency Force (Middle East)

CUSCourse (U.S.)

CUTCutter (U.S.)

CVAircraft Carrier (U.S.)

CVCommunicator (V)

CVCross of Valour

CVA&CGCanadian Vehicle Assembly & Control Group

CVDCommercial Vessel Defensive

CVDtURCAMCCanadian Venereal Disease Treatment Unit, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

CVEAuxiliary Aircraft Carrier (U.S.)

CVECarrier Vessel Escort

CVHGCASFCompany Veterans Home Guard, Canadian Active Service Force

CVIRCEMECanadian Vehicle Inspectorate, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

CVOCommander of the Royal Victorian Order

CVORoyal Victorian Order (Commander)

CVPConvoy Programme

CVSMCanadian Volunteer Service Medal

CVWSCanadian Vehicle Waterproofing School

CWChemical Warfare

CWCommissioned Warrant

CWCommunicator (W)

CW(No)Admiralty Record Office File

CW/S&PCCanadian Workshop and Park Company

CWAAFCanadian Women's Auxiliary Air Force

CWACCanadian Women's Army Corps

CWACBTCCanadian Women's Army Corps, Basic Training Centre

CWACCSCanadian Women's Army Corps, Composite Stores

CWACDOCanadian Women's Army Corps, District Orders

CWACMBCanadian Women's Army Corps, Military Band

CWACOCanadian Women's Army Corps, Ottawa

CWACPBCanadian Women's Army Corps, Pipe Band

CWACTCCanadian Women's Army Corps, Training Centre

CWBCanadian Wives Bureau

CWCChemical Warfare Course

CWDLChemical Warfare Defence Laboratory

CWGCCommonwealth War Graves Commission

CWLChemical Warfare Laboratories

CWMCanadian War Museum

CWNSCanadian War Narrative Section

CWROCanadian War Records Office

CWS(IC)Canadian Wireless Section (Intelligence Corps)

CWSFCommander Western Sea Frontier

CWSRCECanadian Works Section, Royal Canadian Engineers

CWTCChemical Warfare Training Centre

CWTDCold Weather Test Trail Detachment

CWTVCalibration Wireless Telegraph Vessel

CXOChief Examination Officer



CYSChief Yeoman of Signals

CZCanal Zone (Panama) (U.S.)

CZClyde Division - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

CZTCivil Zone Time

Abbreviations Meaning:



DDragoon Guards and Dragoons Regimental Number Prefix

D(iv)HQDivisional Headquarters

D/CDepth Charge

D/DEMSDirector of Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships

D/DSRDeputy Director of Scientific Research

D/DWTDeputy Director of Warfare and Training

D/FDirection Finding / Finder


D/JAPDeputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet

D/WRCNSDirector of Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service


D:CTRCASCDrivers: Corps Troops, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

DADistributing Authority

DADominion Arsenal

DADirector of Accounts (Air)

DADisturbance Allowance

DA&PCDivision Ammunition & Petrol Company

DA&QMGDeputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General

DA/SDirector of Anti-submarine

DAAGDeputy Assistant Adjutant-General

DAAG(Sigs)Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (Signals)

DAANDQMGDeputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General

DAAPDependent's Allowance & Assigned Pay

DABDependent's Allowance Board

DAB12Dependent's Allowance Board Claimant's Statement

DAB28Dependent's Allowance Board (Medical Examiner's Report) Statutory Declaration

DACDivisional Ammunition Column - organization responsible for supplying ammunition to a division

DACDivisional Ammunition Company - organization responsible for supplying ammunition to a division

DACRCAMCDivision Ammunition Company, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

DAD(Svy)Deputy Assistant Director of Surveys

DAD(Tn)Deputy Assistant Director of Transportation

DADAPSDeputy Assistant Director Army Postal Services

DADCSDeputy Assistant Director of Chaplain Services

DADESDeputy Assistant Director of Engineer Services

DADMSDeputy Assistant Director of Medical Services

DADOSDeputy Assistant Director of Ordnances Services

DADRDeputy Assistant Director of Roads

DADSTDeputy Assistant Director Supply & Transport

DADVSDeputy Assistant Director of Veterinary Services

DAEDirector of Aeronautical Engineering

DAEFDistributing Authority, Eastern Fleet

DAEMDistributing Authority, Eastern Mediterranean

DAFMDirector of Air Force Manning

DAFRDirector of Air Force Recruiting

DAGDeputy Adjutant General

DAG(M)Deputy Adjutant General (National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940)

DAGBDefended Area Goose Bay

DAIDirector of Aeronautical Inspection

DAL&KINGCDalhousie & King Contingent

DAODistrict Audit Office

DAODirector of Air Organization

DAODental Associate

DAODDefence Administrative Orders and Directives

DAPDirector of Air Personnel

DAPDivisional Aid Post

DAP(P2)P.2 Branch, Director of Air Personnel (Civilian Personnel Administration)

DAPADirector of Air Personnel Administration

DAPSDirector of Airmen Personnel Services

DAQMGDeputy Assistant Quartermaster General

DARDesignation of Acting Ranks

DASDirector of Air Signals

DASDDirector of Air Staff Duties

DASODeputy Armament Supply Officer

DASRSDirector of Air Sea Rescue Services

DATDirector of Air Training

DataPData Processor

DBDischarge Badge (For Services Rendered)

DBSDistressed British Seaman

DBURCASCDivision Bath Unit, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

DCDuty Captain

DCDirector of Contracts

DCASDeputy Chief of the Air staff

DCASDetachment Canadian Auxiliary Section

DCASEU(AS)Detachment Canadian Auxiliary Section Entertainment Unit (Army Show)

DCCDistrict Cadet Camp

DCCMSCDetachment Corps, Corps of Military Staff Clerks

DCCODeputy Chief of Combined Operations

DCCRDepot Canadian Cavalry Regiment

DCCRCAMCDivision Composite Company, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

DCCWACDepot Company, Canadian Women's Army Corps

DCCWAC(CSW)Depot Company, Canadian Women's Army Corps (Composite Stores Wing)

DCDRCASCDebert Camp Detachment, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

DCDSDeputy Chief of the Defence Staff

DCE(PB)Deputy Chief Engineer (Permanent Bridges)

DCE(Wks)(Adm)(Rear)Deputy Chief Engineer (Works) (Administration) (Rear)

DCFCDetachment Canadian Forestry Corps

DCGSDeputy Chief of the General Staff

DCIADeputy Chief Inspector of Armament

DCLIDuke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

DCMDistrict Court Martial

DCMDistinguished Conduct Medal - medal for bravery awarded to other ranks (non-officers)

DCMCDistrict Course Methods of Coaching

DCNSDeputy Chief of the Naval Staff

DCODeputy Commanding Officer

DCODistrict Cadet Orders

DCORDuke of Connaught's Own Rifles (28th Armoured Regiment)

DCOSDeputy Chief of Staff

DCPDirector of Civilian Personnel

DCRCASCDistrict Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

DCRCH6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars

DCREDeputy Commander, Royal Engineers

DCSDirector of Chaplain Services

DCSDamage Control School

DCSDistrict Chaplain Services

DCSDaily Casualty Summary

DCSODistrict Camp School Orders

DCTDirector Combined Training

DCTSDistrict Course Training Staff

DCVMDistrict Course Vehicle Maintenance

DCW&SDirector Chemical Warfare & Smoke

DDDistrict Depot

DDDeputy Director

DDDestroyer Division (U.S.)

DDDischarge Dead

DDDuty Discipline

DD(A)WDDistrict Depot (Active) Windsor Detachment

DD(NRMA)District Depot (National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940)

DD(Svy)Deputy Director of Surveys

DD(tanks)Duplex-Drive (amphibious)

DDADDeputy Director of Aircraft Development

DDArmDDeputy Director of Armament Development (Air)

DDCDivision Dental Company

DDCDCDental Detachment Canadian Dental Corps

DDEDDeputy Director of Engine Development (Air)

DDEMDirector(ate) of Design, Equipment and Mechanization

DDESDeputy Director of Engineer Services

DDHDestroyer, Helicopter Carrying

DDHSDeputy Director Historical Section

DDMO(O)Deputy Director of Military Operations (Overseas)

DDMPDeputy Director of Maintenance Plans

DDMSDeputy Director of Medical Services

DDPDDistrict Depot Provost Detachment

DDRDDeputy Director of Radio Development (Air)

DDSDirector Dental Services

DDSMDeputy Director of Service Maintenance (Air)

DDSPDeputy Director of Supply Planning (Air)

DDSSDeputy Director of Supply Services (Air)

DDTCODeputy Director Training Combined Operations

DDVETDeputy Director of Victualling, Eastern Theatre

DDWBDistrict Depot Wolseley Barracks


DEConvoy Escort Vessel

DEDestroyer Escort Vessel (U.S.)

DE&CDDirector Electrical & Communication Designs

DEALDeal Division, Royal Marines


DEDDirector(ate) of Engineer Development

DEEDirector of Electrical Engineering


DefensorNational Defence Headquarters (Address used in telegrams)

DEMSDefensively Equipped Merchant Ships

DEMTechDental Equipment Maintenance Technician

DenbighYeoDenbigh Yeomanry

DEngrsDirector(ate) of Engineers


DentADental Assistant

DentADental Association

DentClADental Clinic Assistant

DentsDirector Dental Services

Dents(Air)Staff Officer Dental Services (Air)

DentThrDental Therapist

DEODistrict Engineer Officer

DEODirect Entry Officer

DEOVRDuke of Edinburgh's Own Volunteer Rifles


DEPDirector Engineering and Personnel


DERCADistrict Establishment, Royal Canadian Artillery

DERCAHADDistrict Establishment, Royal Canadian Artillery, Halifax Armament District


DESDirector of Engineer Services

DESDrummer Sergeant

DESOILDiesel Oil (U.S.)

DespMentioned in Despatches

DespatchesMentioned in Despatches




DEUDistinctive Environmental Uniform

DevonRDevonshire Regiment

DFDestroyer Flotilla

DFDirection Finding

DFASSDirector of Fleet Accounting, Supply and Secretariat

DFCDistinguished Flying Cross

DFDDetailed for Duty

DFMDistinguished Flying Medal

DFMSDefensively Equipped Merchant Ships


DGDirector General

DGDegaussing Gear

DGDelivery Group

DGDragoon Guards

DGADDirector General Arsenals Division

DGC&AADirector General Coast and Anti-Aircraft Defences

DGDSDirector General Dental Services

DGESDirector General of Engineer Services

DGHSDirector General Health Services

DGISDDirector-General India Stores Department

DGMCDirector General Military Careers

DGMSDirector General of Medical Services


DGODegaussing Officer (Naval)

DgofMSDirector General of Medical Services

DGPADirector General Personnel Administration

DGPADirector General (Public Affairs)

DGPandIDirector-General of Ports and Lights

DGPCODirector General Postings and Careers Officers

DGPCORDirector General Postings and Careers Other Ranks

DGRCDirector General (Reserves and Cadets)

DGSPDirector General Strategic Planning

DGSRDirector-General of Shipbuilding and Repairs

DHDepot Hussars

DHDeck Hand

DH(No)His/Her Majesty's Canadian Ship " Scotian", Base Files

DHDDirector of Harbour Defence

DHDDeck Hand

DHGMRDrill Hall Guarding Maisonneuve Regiment

DHHDirectorate of History and Heritage

DHistDirector Historical Section

DHMDDistrict Headquarters Manning Depot OR Military District

DHQCFCDistrict Headquarters Canadian Forestry Corps

DHQSDistrict Headquarters Staff

DHQSSDistrict Headquarters Subordinate Staff

DHSDirector of Historical Section

DIDaily Inspection (Vehicle)

DIDrill Instructor

DIB"D" Infantry Battalion

DIDDetail Issue Depot (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps)

DiedofWDied of Wounds



DIListDangerously Ill List

DINDefence Information Network

DIODirector of Internment Operations

DIPCDirector International Plans Coordination


DirGenDirector General

DIRMITRAINDirector of Military Training

DIRUDivision Infantry Reinforcement Unit

disDischarged - released from the military service, or from a hospital

DISDivision Intelligence Section




DISODefence Information Services Organization


DistEngrsDistrict Engineers


DITDirector Individual Training

DivDivisional Ammunition Column

DivDivision or Divisional - unit of approximately 12,000 men commanded by a major-general



DivBrPl(Tp)Divisional Bridge Platoon (Troop)

DivSigDivisional Signal(s) (Company)

DivStrDivisional Strength

DJAGDeputy Judge Advocate General

DlabTechDental Laboratory Technician

DLADRCOCDivision Light Aid Detachment, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

DLCODeck Landing Control Officer

DLIDurham Light Infantry

DLOYDuke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry

DLPDirector of Electrical Personnel

DLSDominion Land Surveyor

DMDriver of Mechanized Transport

DMDefence Medal

DMLight Mine Layer (High Speed) (U.S.)

DMDeputy Minister

DM&ADirector(ate) of Mechanization and Artillery

DM(A)Deputy Minister (Air)

DM(N)Deputy Minister (Naval)

DMechDriver Mechanic

DMGODeputy Master General of Ordnance

DMHDartmouth Military Hospital

DMHRCAMCDebert Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

DMHRCAMCDundurn Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

DMIDirector Military Intelligence

DminDeputy Minister


DMNADirector Manning and Naval Assistant

DmnAEDraughtsman Aeronautical Engineering

DmnCEDraughtsman Construction Engineering

DmnGADraughtsman Graphic Arts

DMODirector(ate) of Military Operations

DMO&IDirector(ate) of Military Operations and Intelligence

DMO&PDirector(ate) of Military Operations and Planning


DMRDDirector of Medical Research and Development

DMSDirector of Merchant Seaman

DMSDirector of Medical Services

DMSMine Sweeper (High Speed) (U.S.)

DMSDriver Mechanics School

DMSDepartment of Munitions and Supply

DMSDriver Maintenance Staff

DMS(Air)Director of Medical Services (Air)

DMTDirector(ate) of Military Training

DMTDistrict Mounted Troops

DMT&SDDirectorate of Military Training and Staff Duties

DNADirector of Naval Accounts

DNADirector of Naval Appropriations

DNCDirector Naval Construction

DNCDirector of Naval Communications (U.S.)

DNCSEACDeputy Naval Commander South East Asia Command

DNCXFDeputy Naval Commander Expeditionary Force

DNDDepartment of National Defence

DNEDirector Naval Education

DNESDirector of Naval Engineering Service

DNHSDirector of the Naval Historical Section

DNIDirector of Naval Intelligence

DNIDirector Naval Information

DNIDirector of Naval Intelligence & Trade

DNI and PDirector of Naval Intelligence and Plans

DNKDate Not Known


DNLODutch Naval Liaison Officer

DNODirector Naval Ordinance

DNODirector of naval Ordnance (Torpedoes Mines)

DNODestroyer Navigating Officer

DNOTDirector of Naval Operations and Training

DNPDirector of Naval Personnel

DNPADirector of Naval Pay Accounting

DNRDirector of Naval Reserves

DNSDirector of Naval Stores

DNSDirector of Naval Services


DNSODeputy Naval Store Officer

DNTDirector of Naval Training

DODental Officer

DODuty Officer

DODaily Order

DODaily Order (Of a Unit) - administration orders issued to mark personnel changes of a unit (transfers, hospitalizations, etc.)

DODaily Order (Same as Part II Orders)

DODistrict Orders

DOCDistrict Officer Commanding

DOCDied of Other Causes

DOCDriver Operation Course

DOCODrafting Officer Combined Operations

DODDirector Operations Division

DODDied of Disease

Dof PDirector of Plans

DofCornLIDuke of Cornwall Light Infantry

DofLancsOYDuke of Lancashire's Own Yeomanry

DofPDirector of Plans

DOFPDivisional Ordnance Field Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

DofPRDirector of Public Relations (Air)

DofPRDirector of Public Relations (Army)

DofTDirector of Trade

DofT&MDirector(ate) of Transport and Movements

DofUEREDirector of Underwater Experimental Research Establishment

DofWDied of Wounds - official cause of death

DofWDuration of War

DOHDominion Orthopaedic Hospital (Toronto)

DomAffDominion Affairs

DominionHigh Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom (Address Used in Telegrams)

DomOrthHospDominion Orthopaedic Hospital (Toronto)

DoO&RDirector of Organization & Recruiting

DORDirector of Operational Research

DORADefence of the Realm Act

DOrgDirector(ate) of Organization

DOrgDirector of Organization

DorsetRDorset Regiment

DorsetYDorset Yeomanry

DOSDirector Ordnance Services

DOS(A)Director of Ordnance Services (Administration)

DOS(GS)Director of Ordnance Services (General Stores)

DOS(TS)Director of Ordnance Services (Technical Stores)

DOTPDental Officer Training Plan

DOWDuration of war

DOWDied of Wounds

DPDefence Platoon

DPDevelopmental Period

DPDistrict Paymaster

DPADirector of Procurement (Aircraft)

DPBDefence Purchasing Board

DPCRCASCDivision Petrol Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

DPCRCASCDepot Pacific Command, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

DPDDirector of Plans Division

DPEDirector of Procurement (Equipment) (Air)

DPEDDirector Professional Education and Development

DPersServDirector(ate) of Personal Services

DPGRCOCDetachment Proving Grounds, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

DPIDistrict Pay Instruction

DPMDeputy Provost Marshal

DPODirector of Plans and Operations (Air)

DPofGDefended Port of Gaspe

DPofSDefended Port of Shelburne

DPRDirector of Postings and Records (Air)

DPRDirector of Personnel Records

DPSDirector of Personnel Selection

DPSEDistrict Paymaster Sergeant

DPTEDrummer Private

DPWDirector, Prisoners of War in Canada

D-QLineDrocourt-Quéant Line

DQMGDeputy Quartermaster General

DQSDirector(ate) of Quartermaster General Services


DRDirector Records

DRDespatch Rider or motor cyclist

DRDead Reckoning (U.S.)

DROfficer In Charge Records


DR(WD)Director of Records (War Diaries)

DRAEDirector of Royal Aircraft Establishment

DraftingEODrafting Engineer Officer

DRBDivision Recce Battalion

DRCDistrict Rest Camp

DRCDistrict Recruiting Company

DRDDistrict Recruiting Detachment

DRDDirector Reserve Divisions

DRD&MRUDistrict Recruiting Detachment & Mobile Recruiting Units

DREEDirector of Research and Experimental Establishment

DresserDresser of Wounds

DRETDirectorate of Recruiting, Education and Training


DrillCoyDrilling Company

DRLSDespatch Rider Letter Service

DRODistrict Record Officer

DRODistrict Routine Orders

DRODaily Routine Orders

DRODivisional Routing Order

DROCADDivisional Routine Orders Canadian Armed Division

DRPATAA&TSDetention Rooms Port Arthur the Armouries Administration & Training Staff

DrsDistrict Recruiting Services

DRSDistrict Recruiting Staff

DRSDivisional Rest Station

DRS(LC)RCCSDespatch Rider Section (Light Car) Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

DRTDDistrict Recruit Training Depot



DSDutch Ship

DSDressing Station

DS"Z"FDental Section "Z" Force

DS&TODistrict Supply & Transport Officer

DS(Records)Discharge Section (Records)

DSADirector of Supply Administration (Air)

DSADraw Subsistence Allowance

DSANFDirector South African Naval Forces

DSBDirector Shipbuilding

DSCDistrict Shipyard Controller

DSCDistinguished Service Cross

DSC(L)Director of Small Craft (Levant)

DSCACOW/SRCOCDivisional Section Canadian Armoured Corps Ordinance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

DSCRDepartment of Soldiers Civil Re-establishment

DSCRCASCDivision Supply Column, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

DSDDistrict Sub-Depot

DSDDirector Signals Division

DSDDirector(ate) of Staff Duties

DSDDesirable Sailing Date

DSDFDirector of Seaward Defence Force

DSGDeputy Surgeon General

DSISCICDistrict Security Intelligence Section, Canadian Intelligence Corps

DSMDistinguished Service Medal

DSMDrill Sergeant Major

DSMDDistrict Staff Military District

DSOCompanion of the Distinguished Service Order

DSODistrict Supply Officer

DSODuty Signal Officer

DSODistrict School Orders

DSODistinguished Service Order

DSPDirector of Seaman Personnel

DSPCDivisional Signals Pacific Command

DSPDDeputy Superintendent Pembroke Dock

DSQDockyard Sick Quarters

DSRDirector of Ship Repairs

DSRCDivision Section Reception Camp

DSRCCSDistrict Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

DSSDirector of Special Services

DSSDDirector of Supply Staff Duties (Air)

DSSRCOCDistrict Stores Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

DSTDirector(ate) of Supply and Transport

DSTO(X)Divisional Sea Transport Officer, Alexandria

DTCDischarge Transit Centre

DTDDirector of Trade Division

DTMDirector of Technical Maintenance (Air)

DTNADirector Training and Naval Assistant

DTODirector of Technical Division (Naval)

DTPGDraw Trades Pay Group

DTPRDirector of Training Plans and Requirements (Air)

DTRDirector(ate) of Technical Research

DTSSDockyard Tower Signal Station

DTTDirector of Technical Training (Air)

DTTCDental Technical Training Centre

DUDiscrimination Unit

DUKWDuck wagon (An amphibious six-wheeled vehicle of six-ton capacity)

DurhLIDurham Light Infantry


DVADepartment of Veterans Affairs

DVGofCDetachment Veterans Guard of Canada

DvrDriver - designation or rank of a soldier who drives vehicles

DvrSigsDriver Signals

DWDirector of Works

DWADirector(ate) of Works and Accommodation

DWBDirector of Works and Building

DWCDirector(ate) of Works and Construction

DWDDirector of Welding Development

DWRDirector of Weapons and Tactics

DWSDirector of Women's Service

DWTDirector of Warfare and Training

DWTFDistrict Welfare Trust Fund

DWTODistrict Weapons Training Officer

DYRCH17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars

Abbreviations Meaning:


E&M (Coy)Electrical and Mechanical (Company)

E&SCIDEastern & Southern Commands Infantry Depot

EAEnemy Action

EAElectrical Artificer

EAEnemy Aircraft

EAAir Electrical Technician

EAElectrical Technician (Air)

EAEmergency Aerodromes

EA(No)Distinguishing letters on files of Permanent Joint Board on Defence

EA,1c(or2c,3c,4c,5c)Electrical Artificer, 1st Class (or 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Class)

EACEastern Air Command

EACCEnemy Alien Concentration Camp

EAFCEmpty Anti-Freeze Containers

EAMExecutive Assistant to the Honourable Minister

EAM/BMOElectrical Anti-mining Base Maintenance Officer

EAMGOExecutive Assistant to the Master General of Ordnance

EARSEnemy Alien Receiving Station

EATSEquipment Accounting Training School

EBSRVREast Bengal State Railway Volunteer Rifles

ECEastern Canada

ECEducational Company


ECMCourseElectronics Countermeasures Course

ECrEngineer Commander

EDEfficiency Decoration

EDEquipment Depot

EDExcused Duties

ED&TExempt From Drill and Training

EDCElementary Driving Corps

EdmFusEdmonton Fusiliers

EDRRadar Display Room

EdServEducational Services

EDSRCASCEchelon Division Supply, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

EEElectrical Engineer

EEExercise Eskimo

EEADChief Examiner of Armament Design

EEFEgyptian Expeditionary Force

EERCEExperimental Establishment, Royal Canadian Engineers

EESEastern Examination Service

EFEastern Fleet

EFEdmonton Fusiliers

EFCExpeditionary Forces Canteens

EFERCCSEastern Fortress Establishment, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

EFMExpeditionary Force Message

EFTSEFTS Elementary Flying Training School(s)

EGSTechElectrical Generating Systems Technician

EGSUPEastern Group Supply Council

EHUEngineer Holding Unit

EIEssential Industry


EInCEngineer-in-Chief Naval Service

EINLORoyal Indian Naval Liaison Officer

EISEquipment Issue Scale

EISISEast Indies Merchant Shipping Intelligence

ELAir Artificer (Electrics)

ELEmbarkation Leave

ElA/Lieut-CdrElectrical Acting Lieutenant-Commander

ELanREast Lancashire regiment

ElCrElectrical Commander


ElLElectrical Lieutenant

ElLCrElectrical Lieutenant Commander

ElMTechElectro-Mechanical Technician

ELOCEssential Level of Capability

ElSLElectrical Sub-Lieutenant

EMEngineering Mechanic

EMElectrical Mechanic

EMEfficiency Medal

EMElectrician's Mate

EmbEmbarked - went aboard ship for departure overseas; Canada to Britain or Canada to France

EmbLEmbarkation Leave

EmbLveEmbarkation Leave

EMHEdmunston Military Hospital

EMHEsquimalt Military Hospital

EMHRCAMCEdmonton Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

EMHRCAMCEspanola Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps







EngrsDirector of Engineer Services



ENSAEntertainments National Services Association



EOEnabling Objective

EOEngineer Officer

EOFSEngineer Officer French Ships

EOPEngineer Officer Personnel (Naval)

EOREastern Ontario Regiment

EORCEExecutive Officer, Royal Canadian Engineers

EORDEastern Ontario Regimental Depot -facility in England used to assemble men and to store and administer equipment and materials

EPEmployment Platoon

EPEstimated Position

EPBExercise Polar Bear

EPZEnter Promotion Zone

Eqpm.Ass'tEquipment Assistant


Equipt(N)Equipment Division (Naval)

EREngine Room Artificer

EREngineering Technician

ERElgin Regiment

EREssex Regiment

ERA(A)Engine Room Artificer (Apprentice)

ERA,1c(or2c,3c,4c,5c)Engine Room Artificer, 1st Class (or 2nd,3rd,4th or 5th Class)

EROEmergency Repair Officer

ERofYorkYEast Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry

ERRatingsEngine Room Ratings

ERUEngineer Reinforcement Unit

ESEmergency Service

ES&WEngineer Services & Works

ES&WCoyEngineer Survey and Works Company

ESBDEngineer Stores Base Depot

ESCMFGHQEducational Services Central Mediterranean Force General Headquarters

ESOEmbarkation Staff Officer

ESREssex Scottish Regiment

EssexREssex Regiment

EssexYeoEssex Yeomanry

ESSRCEEngineer Stores Section, Royal Canadian Engineers


EstEstablish, established or establishment


ESurrREast Surrey Regiment

ETElectrical Technician

ETAEstimated / Expected Time of Arrival (U.S.)

ETCEmbarkation Transit Camp

ETDExpected Time of Departure (U.S.)

ETechElectrical Technician

ETech(A)Electrical Technician (Air)

ETOUSAEuropean Theatre of Operations, U. S. A.

ETPEstimated Time of Departure (U.S.)

ETQMSEngineer Technical Quartermaster Sergeant

ETUEmbarkation Transit Unit

EUEntertainment Unit



EXFCECANExpeditionary Force Canteen



Ext AffExternal Affairs

ExternalCanadian Department of External Affairs (Address used in telegrams)

ExVesExamination Vessels

EYorkREast Yorkshire Regiment

Abbreviations Meaning:

F&EFurniture and Effects

F&GFrance and Germany

F(A)SCRCEField (Air) Survey Company, Royal Canadian Engineers


F/CFire Control (Gunnery)

F/CFlight Commander

F/FSFrench Ship Manned by Fighting French

F/LFlight Lieutenant

F/LtFlight Lieutenant

F/OFlying Officer

F/SFlight Sergeant

FAField Ambulance

FAField Artillery

FAFinancial Adviser, Joint Air Training Plan (Air)

FA/SOFleet Anti-Submarine Officer

FAAFleet Air Arm

FABField Artillery Bridge

FACRCAMCField Ambulance Charlottetown, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

FADField Ambulance Details

FAD(D)RCASCField Ambulance Details (Division) Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

FADRCAMCField Ambulance Detachments, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

FAEFleet Adviser of Education

FAHRCAMCField Ambulance Halifax, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

FambField Ambulance

FANYCFirst Aid Nursing Yeomanry Corps

FAOFleet Accountant Officer

FAPFarrier Sergeant

FAPFirst Aid Post

FAPFor All Purpose

FAPHRCAMCField Ambulance Point Hawkesbury, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

FARCAMCField Ambulance Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps


FASFirst Army Signals

FATOFleet Air Arm Technical Officer

FAVOFleet Aviation Officer

FAW/SSRCOCField Artillery Workshop Section Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

FB&JWForest Bush & Jungle Warfare

FBEFloating boat equipment

FBRCAField Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

FBRCACASFField Brigade, Royal Canadian Artillery, Canadian Active Service Force

FBRCASCField Bakery, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

FBSOFleet Bomb Safety Officer

FCFerry Commands

FCFire Controlman

FCFlag Captain

FC"Z"FFire Command "Z" Force

FCAHQPRCEFirst Canadian Army Headquarters Platoon, Royal Canadian Engineers

FCAIOPCICFirst Canadian Army Intelligence Officers Pool, Canadian Intelligence Corps

FCAISFirst Canadian Army Intelligence School

FCASIGPHQFirst Canadian Army Service Increment Group Headquarters

FCASSFirst Canadian Army Sniping School

FCATCCRCASCFirst Canadian Army Troops Composite Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

FCATRTCFirst Canadian Army Troops Reinforcement Transit Camp

FCATW/SRCOCFirst Canadian Army Troops Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

FCCFleet Constructor Officer

FCCPForage Caps Concert Panty

FCDCASS"Forage Caps" Detachment Canadian Auxiliary Services Section

FCOField Cash Office

FCRCASCFortress Company, Canadian Active Service Force

FCRCECASFField Company Royal Canadian Engineers, Canadian Active Service Force

FCSTForecast (U.S.)

FCtlmnFire Controlman


FDFuel Depots

Fd Pk CoyField (Park) Company

Fd Pk Sqn (Tp)Field (Park) Squadron (Troop)

Fd Svy CoyField Survey Company

FdAmbField Ambulance

FDCFighter Direction Centre

FDEFinal Discharge Establishment

FdeMRFusiliers de Mont Royal (French only)

FDLFusiliers de Mont Royal

FDOFusiliers de Sherbrooke

FDOFleet Dental Officer

FDSField Dressing Station

FDTFighter Direction Tenders

FduSLFusiliers du St. Laurent

FEField Engineer

FEFinancial Encumbrance

FE&MCRCEFortress E. & M. Company Royal Canadian Engineers

FECAForce Eskimo C.A.

FEOFleet Education Officer

FEOFleet Engineer Officer

FervourGovernment of Canada Hong Kong (Address used in telegrams)

FESField Educational Section

FESField Experimental Station

FESFlight Engineer School

FFField Force

FFFire Fighter

FFFire Fighting

FFHFrigate, Helicopter Equipped

FFIFrench Forces of the Interior

FFKFort Frontenac Kingston

FGCMField General Court-Martial

FGHFort Garry Horse

FGHRRFort Garry Horse Reserve Regiment

FGOFleet Gunnery Officer


FHField Hospital

FHPForce Health Protection

FHPHIRCAMCFort Henry Permanent Hospital Installation, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

FHQSFarnham Headquarters Staff


FICFredericton Internment Camp

FIDField Intelligence Department

FilmPLFilm Projectionist Librarian


Fin ClkFinance Clerk

FinOFinancial Officer

FireftrFire Fighter

FISFlying Instructors School

FISForeign Intelligence Section (Naval)

FLFlag Lieutenant

FLFlying List

FLAMBOAllied Forces Headquarters OR Air Force Headquarters, Advanced Administrative Echelon

FLCFlag Lieutenant Commander


Fld EngField Engineer

Fld Pk Coy (or Sqn)Field Park Company

FLD Pk SqnFiled Park Squadron

FLEFleet (U.S.)

FLEFlight Engineer

FLOFlag Liaison Officer

FLOTFlotilla (U.S.)

FLS(PO)French Liaison Service, Portsmouth


FLTFleet (U.S.)

Flt EngFlight Engineer

Flt/SgtFlight Sergeant

FltSLtFlight Sub-Lieutenant

FLYFlight (U.S.)

FMAir Mechanic (Air Frames)

FMField Marshall

FMCMobile Command

FMHRCAMCFarnham Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

FMHRCAMCFredericton Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps


FMOField Marching Order

FMOFleet Mail Officer

FMOFleet Medical Officer

FMOFleet Meteorological Officer

FMRFusiliers de Mont Royal (French only)

FMRFrontier Mounted Rifles

FNDFlinders Naval Depot

FNGBFrench Navy in Great Britain

FNOFleet Navigating Officer

FO(S)Flag Officer, Submarines

FOAField Operations Allowance

FOAMFlag Officer Attached General Headquarters Middle East

FOCFlag Officer Commanding

FOCOSFlag Officer Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands

FOCRFFlag Officer Commanding Reserve Fleet

FOCRINFlag Officer Commanding Royal Indian Navy

FOCSFlag Officer Cruiser Squadron

FOCTFlag Officer Carrier Training

FOCWAFFlag Officer Commanding West Africa

FOEAFlag Officer East Africa and Zanzibar

FOGMAFlag Officer Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches

FOGMOFitting Out Gun Mounting Overseer

FOGOFitting Out Gunnery Officer

FOHFrench Official History

FOICFlag Officer-in-Charge

FOICNIFlag Officer-in-Charge, Northern Ireland


FOLEMFlag Officer Levant and Eastern Mediterranean

FOLUSFlag Officer Liaison with Cdr. U.S. Naval Forces

FOMHRCAMCFort Osborne Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

FONASFlag Officer Naval Air Stations

FONFFlag Officer Newfoundland Force

FOOForward Observation Officer

FOOAFFlag Officer Overseas Assault Force

FOPSFuture Operation Planning Section


FORForce (U.S.)



FORSCAFlag Officer Red Sea and Canal Area

Fort (E & M) CoyFortress (Electrical and Mechanical) Company

FOSYFlag Officer, Syracuse

FOTALIFlag Officer Taranto, Royal Armoured Corps, Adriatic and for Liaison Duty With Italians

FOW, MedFlag Officer Western Mediterranean

FOWITFlag Officer Western Italy

FOYEFlag Officer, ''Y'' Entries

FPField Punishment

FPBForce Polar Bear

FPCRCEField Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

FPCRCE(AP)Field Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (Advance Party)

FPNo(or#)1or2Field Punishment Number One or Two

FPOFire Prevention Officer

FPSFixed Period of Service

FPSRCEField Park Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers

FPSRCE(A)DField Park Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers (Armoured) Division

FPTCRCEField Park Troop Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

FRFishermen's Reserve

FR&IFinancial Regulations & Instructions

FR(S-P)RCAField Regiment (Self-Propelled), Royal Canadian Artillery


FRAFreetown Area

FracFractured - medical term for a broken bone

FRADOFleet Radar Officer



FRMOFleet Royal Marine Officer

FROFleet P. and Radio Telephony Officer

FRRCHAField Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

FSFinancial Superintendent

FSFlat Scow

FSFlight Sergeant

FSAFleet Signal Assistant

FSAFood Service Attendant

FSBRCAFlash Spotting Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

FSCFarnham Summer Camp

FSDRCEField Survey Depot, Royal Canadian Engineers

FSgtFlight Sergeant

FSjtFlight Sergeant

FSMOField Service Marching Order

FSOFleet Signal Officer

FSPForeign Service Premium

FSqnFighter Squadron (Royal Canadian Air Force)

FSRField Service Regulations

FSRCCSFortress Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

FSRCEField Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers

FSSField Security Section

FSSCRUField Security Section Canadian Reinforcement Unit

FSTForward Surgical Team

FSVCFood Services

FTFrench Translator

FTCField Trials Camp

FtCdtFlight Cadet

FTCEField Troop Canadian Engineers

FTOFleet Torpedo Officer

FTOFrench Technical Officer

FtPayrFleet Paymaster

FtrCOpFighter Control Operator

FTSFlying Training School

FTUFerry Training Unit



FusDuSherFusiliers de Sherbrooke (French only)

FWFighter Wing

FWForeman of Works

FW/SRCOCFortress Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

FWAFleet Wireless Assistant

FwdForward or Forwarded


FWOFleet Wireless Officer

FWTCRCAFortress Weapon Training Camp, Royal Canadian Artillery

FYPatrol Vessel, Yacht (U.S.)

FYAFort York Armouries

Abbreviations Meaning:

GGeneral Staff Branch of the Staff


G (Ops)General Staff (Operations)

G&SFGrey & Simcoe Foresters

G/CGroup Captain

GAGunnery Armourer

GAFGranted Annual Furlough

GATGuantanamo-Trinidad convoy

GBGarrison Battalion

GBCODRCOCGoose Bay Company Ordnance Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

GBDGoose Bay Defences

GBEKnight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire

GBMSGreat Britain Merchant Ships (a wireless message routine)

GBSRCASCGoose Bay Section, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

GCGeorge Cross

GCGreek Catholic

GCGood Conduct Badge - award for good conduct during service

GCAConGround Controlled Approach Controller

GCBKnight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

GCCSGovernment Code and Cypher School

GCMGeneral Court Martial

GCMGKnight Grand Cross of the Order of St.Michael and St.George

GCMGKnight Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George

GCTGreenwich Civil Time

GCVOKnight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

GDGeneral Duties

GDGroup Duties

GdefmnGround Defenceman


GDL&RSGuard Detachment Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment


GDSMGRGuards Machine Gun Regiment

GEGarrison Engineer

GECGeneral Employment Company

GenGeneral - commanding officer at division or corps level

Gen HospGeneral Hospital

Gen Pnr CoyGeneral Pioneer Company

GeoGeographical Section, General Staff

GFOperation ''Goldflake''


GGBGGovernor General's Body Guard

GGDSGrenadier Guards

GGFGGovernor General's Foot Guards (Now 21st Armoured Regiment)

GGHGGovernor General's Horse Guards

GHGeneral Hospital

GHMHRCAMCGordon Head Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

GHQGroup Headquarters

GHQGeneral Headquarters - command centre from which corps or army commanders direct the war

GHQ&LofCTSIGeneral Headquarters and Line of Communication Troops Service Increment

GHQEICGeneral Headquarters Echelon Indian Command

GHQRUHofCGeneral Headquarters Reconnaissance Unit Highlanders of Canada

GHQSWPAGeneral Headquarters South West Pacific Area

GHRCAMCGeneral Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

GIGunnery Instructor

GIROGeneral Instructions Routing Officers

GISGround Instructors School

GJLGranted Jewish Leave

GlamYeoGlamorgan Yeomanry

GLICHRCAMCGrande Ligne Internal Camp Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

GloucRGloucestershire Regiment

GLSGeneral Labour Section

GMGeorge Medal

GMAGibraltar, Morocco Area

GMHRCAMCGaspe Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

GMHRCAMCGravenhurst Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

GMOGun Mounting Overseer

GMPGarrison Military Police

GMTGreenwich Mean Time

GNGuantanamo-New York convoy

GNAGreek Naval Attache

GNLOGreek Naval Liaison Officer

GnrGunner - lowest rank in the Royal Canadian Artillery (equivalent to private)

G'nrGunner - lowest rank in the Royal Canadian Artillery (equivalent to private)

GOGreek Orthodox (Church)

GOGunnery Officer

GOGeneral Order

GO(s)General Order(s)

GOCGeneral Officer Commanding - highest ranking general, usually at corps level

GOC (in C)General Officer Commanding (in Chief) - highest ranking general, usually at corps level

GOCHMSRCAMCGarnons Officers Convalescent Home Military Staff, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

GOCinCGeneral Staff (Operations)

GOCRAGeneral Officer Commanding Royal Artillery

GOCRMGeneral Officer Commanding Royal Marines

GOHGerman Official History

GORGun Operational Room

GordHighrsGordon Highlanders

GOSShipNorwegian Whaler

Gov-GenGovernor General


GPCRCEGeneral Pioneer Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

GPLGranted Privileged Leave

GPMHRCAMCGrande Prairie Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

GPOGun Position Officer

GPOAGun Position Officer Assistant

GPSRCEGeneral Pioneer Section, Royal Canadian Engineers

GRGroup (US)

GRCGraves Registration Cross

GreySimForGrey & Simcoe Foresters


GROGeneral Routine Order


GRSGeneral Reconnaissance School

GRSGeneral Reconnaissance Squadron

GRSTDGun Room Steward

GRTGross Registered Tonnage

GRUGeneral Reinforcement Unit

GSGreek Ship

GSGreenland-Sydney Convoy

GSGeneral Staff

GSGeneral Service

GSBGeneral Staff Branch

GSCGunnery Staff Course

GSFGulf Sea Frontier

GSGSGeographical Section General Staff

GSLGranted Short Leave

GSOGeneral Staff Officer

GSOGeneral Staff Order

GSO 1, 2, or 3General Staff Officer, 1st, 2nd or 3rd Grade

GSO1General Staff Officer, Grade 1

GSPGeneral Staff Planning


GSSRGeneral Service Special Reserve

GSWGun Shot Wound - wound caused by a bullet

GTCGovernment Telegraph Code

GTC(RCASC)CDGeneral Transport Company, (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps), Canadian Division



GUGibraltar-United States Convoy


Gunner (T)Torpedo Gunner

GVGate Vessels

GWCBD"G" Wing Canadian Base Depot

GWCFCGeneral Workshop, Canadian Field Company OR Canadian Forestry Corps

GZGuantanamo-Panama convoy

Abbreviations Meaning:

H&NPAOHamilton & Niagara Peninsula Area Orders

H&PERHastings & Prince Edward Regiment

H(21AG)Hospitalization Central Mediterranean Force (Allied Armies Italy)

H/Honourary (Rank)

H/Honorary (Rank)

H/Honorary or Honourable

H/CaptHonorary Captain

H/CaptHonorary Captain (Canadian Chaplain Service)

H/FHigh Frequency

HAHonours & Awards (Records)

HAHygiene Assistant

HAHalifax-Aruba convoy

HA(A)DRCEHeadquarters (Armoured) Division, Royal Canadian Engineers

HA/LAHigh Angle, Low Angle (gunnery)

HAAHeavy Anti-Aircraft

HAABRCAHeavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

HAAR(M)RCSHeavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Mobile) Royal Canadian Signals

HAARSRCASCHeavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Section, Royal Canadian Army Service Centre

HAARW/SRCEMEHeavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

HAARW/SRCOCHeavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Workshop Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

HACHonourable Artillery Company

HACArtHonourable Artillery Company, Artillery Section

HACInfHonourable Artillery Company, Infantry Section

HALHalifax Approval Letter

HalRifHalifax Rifles

HampsRHampshire Regiment

HampsYHampshire Yeomanry

HCHarbour Craft

HCHeadquarters Company

HCHonorary Captain

HCBHalifax Coast Brigade

HCCHospital Conveyance Corps

HCMF(AAI)Hospitalization Central Mediterranean Force (Allied Armies Italy)

HCUHeavy Conversion Unit

HDHolding Depot

HDHome Defence

HDCHarbour Defence Craft

HDMLHarbour Defence Motor Launch


HDPCHarbour Defence Patrol Crafts


HEHolding Establishment

HEHigh Explosive

HEHis/Her Excellency

HEPHeight Filtering Position

HerefordRHerefordshire Regiment

HertsRHerefordshire Regiment

HFHarassing Fire

HFHome Fleet

HF/DFHigh Frequency Direction Finding

HFSCHeadquarters Farnham Summer Camp

HGHome Guard

HGHRCAMCHorley General Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

HHTHouse Hunting Trip

HighCycBnHighland Cyclist Battalion

HighLIHighland Light Infantry

HKRgtHong Kong Regiment

HKSHong Kong and Singapore

HKVDCHong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps

HLDHiggins Tank Lighter

HLI(29th Regiment) Highland Light Infantry of Canada

HLIofCHighland Light Infantry of Canada

HLMHRCAMCHowe Lake Military Hospital

HLVWHeavy Logistics Vehicle Wheeled

HMHull Mechanic

HM(C)SHis/Her Majesty's (Canadian) Ship

HMAHonorary Major

HMATHis/Her Majesty's Auxiliary Transport

HMBHeavy Mortar Battery

HMCoastGdHis/Her Majesty's Coast Guard

HMCSHis/Her Majesty's Canadian Ship

HMFDHaving Moved From District

HMGHeavy Machine Gun

HMHRCAMCHamilton Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

HMHRCAMCHuntingdon Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

HMHRCAMCHalifax Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

HMSHis/Her Majesty's Ship - vessel under the control of the Royal Navy

HMSHis/Her Majesty's Service

HMTHis/Her Majesty's Transport

HMTHis/Her Majesty's Troopship - designated ship carrying troops between Canada and England and England and France

HMTSHis/Her Majesty's Troopship - designated ship carrying troops between Canada and England and England and France

HNUHead Nurse

HOHospital Orderly



HONOHonolulu (U.S.)

HOSEHospital Sergeant

HospHospital - designated location where soldiers receive medical treatment

HouseholdBnHousehold Battalion

HOWHowitzer - an artillery weapon (various calibres) capable of firing shells in a low or high arc

HPCHarbour Patrol Crafts

HPMCHasting Park Military Camp

HQHeadquarters - command centre for a military unit in the field (company level and above)

HQ"C"FHeadquarters ''C'' Force

HQ&BDHeadquarters & Base Details

HQ(A)DHeadquarters (Armoured) Division

HQ1stDHeadquarters 1st Division

HQ2CdnAGRA(Headquarters 2 Canadian) Army Group Royal Artillery

HQAABHeadquarters Anti-Aircraft Brigade

HQAABRCAHeadquarters Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Royal Canadian Artillery

HQACHeadquarters Atlantic Command

HQACSHeadquarters Atlantic Command Signals

HQADGBHeadquarters, Air Defence Great Britain

HQATAFCAHeadquarters Army Troops Area First Canadian Army

HQATDHeadquarters Army Troops Details

HQATSSRCSHeadquarters Army Terminals Signal Section, Royal Canadian Signals

HQ''B"GCHUHeadquarters ''B'' Group Canadian Holding Unit

HQBCHeadquarters Bomber Command

HQBD(GS&AS)Headquarters Botwood Defences (General Staff & Administrative Staff)

HQBTNIHeadquarters British Troops in Northern Ireland

HQBUHeadquarters Base Unit

HQCAHeadquarters Coastal Command

HQCAA&A-TGRCAHeadquarters Canadian Anti-Aircraft & Anti-Tank Group, Royal Canadian Artillery

HQCACHeadquarters Canadian Armoured Corps

HQCACRCASCHeadquarters Canadian Artillery Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

HQCADARCAHeadquarters Canadian Armoured Division Artillery, Royal Canadian Artillery

HQCADREMEHeadquarters Canadian Armoured Division, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

HQCAGRCAHeadquarters Canadian Artillery Group, Royal Canadian Artillery

HQCAMGHeadquarters Canadian Army Meteorological Group

HQ-CAPO(GS&AS)Headquarters - Canadian Army Post Office (General Staff & Administrative Staff)

HQCATBHeadquarters Canadian Army Tank Brigade

HQCCHeadquarters Canadian Corps

HQCCARCAHeadquarters Canadian Corps Artillery, Royal Canadian Artillery

HQCCATRCASCHeadquarters Canadian Army Troops, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

HQCCCTCRCASCHeadquarters Command Canadian Corps Transport Column, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

HQCCEHeadquarters Canadian Constructional Engineers

HQCCGTCHeadquarters Command Canadian General Transport Column

HQCCIDRCASCHeadquarters Command Canadian Infantry Division, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

HQCCTRCEHeadquarters Canadian Corps Troops, Royal Canadian Engineers

HQCCTREMEHeadquarters Canadian Corps Troops, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

HQCCTTCRCASCHeadquarters Canadian Corps Tank Transporter Column, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

HQCDECA(OS)Headquarters Canadian Divisional Engineers, Canadian Artillery OR Canadian Army (Overseas)

HQCDRCASCHeadquarters Canadian Division, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

HQCDREMEHeadquarters Canadian Division, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

HQCEWRCEHeadquarters Chief Engineer Works, Royal Canadian Engineers

HQCFCHeadquarters Canadian Forestry Corps

HQCFNHeadquarters Canadian Forces in the Netherlands

HQCIBHeadquarters Canadian Infantry Brigade

HQCIDHeadquarters Canadian Infantry Division

HQCProCHeadquarters Canadian Provost Corps

HQCPSHeadquarters Canadian Postal Services

HQCRCASCCCTHeadquarters Commander, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, Canadian Corps Troops

HQCRCEMEFCATHeadquarters Commander, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, First Canadian Army Troops

HQCRTCRCSHeadquarters Canadian Railway Telegraph Company, Royal Canadian Signals

HQCRUHeadquarters Canadian Reinforcement Unit

HQDHeadquarters Details

HQDCDCAHeadquarters Deputy Commander First Canadian Army

HQ''D''GRUHeadquarters ''D'' Group Reinforcement Unit

HQDIZBHeadquarters Details Infantry "Z" Brigade

HQDPCAPOHeadquarters Defended Port Canadian Army Post Office

HQDPofSHeadquarters Defended Port of Sydney

HQDPofSJHeadquarters Defended Port of Saint John

HQDRCAHeadquarters Division, Royal Canadian Artillery

HQDRCASCHeadquarters Division, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

HQDRCEHeadquarters Division, Royal Canadian Engineers

HQDRCE(AA)Headquarters Division, Royal Canadian Engineers, (Active Army)

HQDRCE(RA)Headquarters Division, Royal Canadian Engineers, (Reserve Army)

HQEAFMEHeadquarters Royal Air Force, Middle East

HQEFHeadquarters Esquimalt Fortress

HQFCAHeadquarters First Canadian Army

HQFCACASHeadquarters First Canadian Army Civil Affairs Staff

HQFCASRCSHeadquarters First Canadian Army Signals, Royal Canadian Signals

HQFCATCHeadquarters First Canadian Army Training Camp

HQFCATCHeadquarters First Canadian Army Transport Column

HQFMCCCHeadquarters Field Maintenance Centre Canadian Corps

HQFMCRCASCHeadquarters Field Maintenance Centre, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

HQGBHeadquarters Greek Bridge

HQGCTUHeadquarters Group Canadian Training Units

HQGDHeadquarters Gaspe Defences

HQHFHeadquarters Home Forces

HQHFRCAHeadquarters Halifax Fortress, Royal Canadian Artillery

HQLA-CWACHeadquarters London Area - Canadian Women's Army Corps

HQMARCAHeadquarters Medium Artillery, Royal Canadian Artillery

HQMDHeadquarters Military District

HQMD#1Headquarters Military District # 1

HQMD#2H&NPCHeadquarters Military District # 2, Hamilton & Niagara Peninsula Command

HQMD#3,KHeadquarters Military District # 3, Kingston

HQMDNo2(NCD)Headquarters Military District No. 2 (Niagara Camp Details)

HQMDVBHeadquarters Military District Vancouver Barracks

HQNWACAFHeadquarters North-West African Coastal Air Force

HQPCHeadquarters Pacific Command

HQPRDHeadquarters Prince Rupert Defences

HQRCAFHeadquarters Royal Canadian Air Force

HQRCDHeadquarters Reconstituted Canadian Division

HQRCECATHeadquarters, Royal Canadian Engineers, Canadian Army Troops

HQRCEMECCTHeadquarters, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Canadian Troops

HQRCEWOHeadquarters, Royal Canadian Engineers, Works Organization

HQS (No)Distinguishing letters on files of National Defence Headquarters (Army), Ottawa

HQS&CDHeadquarters Sydney and Canso Defences

HQS&S-SHeadquarters Staff and Sub-staff

HQS(H)CADHeadquarters Squadron (Hussars) Canadian Armoured Division

HQSADHeadquarters Squadron Armoured Division

HQSATB (AD)Headquarters Squadron Army Tank Brigade (Armoured Division)

HQSATB (NBRT)Headquarters Squadron Army Tank Brigade (New Brunswick Regt. Tank)

HQSCABAPHeadquarters Squadron Canadian Armoured Brigade Advance Party

HQSCNPHQRCSHeadquarters Signals Company, National Defence Headquarters Royal Canadian Signals

HQSDHeadquarters Shelburne Defences

HQSD(CB)CADAFHeadquarters Squadron Details (Camp Borden), Canadian Armoured Division Active Force

HQSFHeadquarters Sydney Fortress

HQSGHeadquarters Support Group

HQSGCADHeadquarters Support Group Canadian Armoured Division

HQSHDCAPOHeadquarters St. John's Defences Canadian Army Post Office

HQSMDHeadquarters Staff Military District

HQSPCHeadquarters Staff Petawawa Camp

HQS-SDTAHeadquarters Sub-Staff Dunburn Training Area

HQSVCHeadquarters Staff Valcartier Camp

HQTCHeadquarters Tracadie Camp

HQV&EFHeadquarters Victoria & Esquimalt Fortress

HQVBHeadquarters Vancouver Barracks

HQVDHeadquarters Vancouver Defences

HQVGofCHeadquarters Veterans Guard of Canada

HRHalifax Rifles

HRHospital Records

HRHuman Resources

HRHHis/Her Royal Highness

HRRHeals Rifles


HRSHeavy Repair Shop


HRW(MT)RCASCHeavy Repair Workshop (Mechanical Transport) Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

HSHome Sister

HSHellenic Ship

HSBPTHigh Speed Battle Practice Target

HSCRFUHome Security Course Reserve Fleet Units

HSSHospital Staff Sergeant

HSTHospital Steward

HSTSHigh Speed Target Service

HTHalifax-Trinidad Convoy

HTHull Technician

HTHorse Transport

HTechHull Technician

HTMHeavy Trench Mortar

HTSHeavy Transport Squadron

HUHolding Unit

HuntsCyclistBnHuntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion


HWEHome War Establishment


HXHalifax (New York) to United Kingdom Convoy

HXFFast Halifax (New York) to United Kingdom Convoy



HygTechHygiene Technician

Abbreviations Meaning:

IIntelligence Branch of the General Staff


I (b)Secret Service Branch of the General Staff

I"E"toHQCTIncrement ''E'' to Headquarters Canadian Troops

I(A)HQCAGRAIncrement (A) Headquarters Canadian, Army Group Royal Artillery

I/CIn Charge

IAFInspector of Admiralty Fuel

IAMInstitute of Aviation Medicine

IASInfantry Assault Ships

IATCInfantry Advanced Training Center

I''A''toCSGHQEAPIncrement ''A'' to Canadian Section

IAWIn Accordance With

IBDInfantry Base Depot

IBDCASF(LS)Infantry Base Depot, Canadian Active Service Force, (Lorne Scots)

IBDPInfantry Brigade Defence Platoon

IBLADInfantry Brigade Light Aid Detachment

IBofUK&CInspection Board of United Kingdom & Canada

IBRSInfantry Brigade Recce Squadron

IBSS&WTInfantry Brigade Signals Section & Wireless Telegraphy

ICInstructional Cadre

ICInternment Camp

ICIn Command

ICBInspection of Contract Built Ships

ICBInspector of Contract Built Ships

ICBInspector of Contract Built Ships (Naval)

ICCDPIceland Coastal Command Daily Programme

ICCFSInspecting Captain Of Coastal Force Schools

ICCPCInternment Camp Canadian Provost Corps

ICCSSMedalInternational Commission of Control and Supervision Service Medal (Vietnam)

ICEIntegrated Clothing Ensemble

ICEPAT.Iceland Patrol (U.S.)

ICFPCIncrement Canadian Field Punishment Camp

ICIImperial Chemical Industries

ICMHRCAMCInternment Camp Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

ICSCS MedalInternational Commission for Supervision and Control Service Medal (Indo China)

IDEImperial Defence College or Inter-Department Cypher

IdentTechIdentification Technician

IDGHRCAMCInfectious Diseases General Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

IEIncreased Endurance

IEIntermediate Engagement

IECSImproved Environmental Clothing System

IETechInstrument Electrical Technician

IFIrish Fusiliers

IFofCIrish Fusiliers of Canada (11th Regiment)

IFPPNo. 1 Ferry Pilots Pool

IFSInstrument Flying School

IG(CC)Inspector-General (Central Canada)

IGCImperial General Council

IGdsIrish Guards

I-GEC(A)Inspector-General Eastern Canada (Army)

IGTCACInstructors Gunnery Team, Canadian Armoured Corps

IHUInfantry Holding Unit

IMDIndian Medical Department

IMHRCAMCIpperwash Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps


IMSIndian Medical Service

IMTUInspector of Machine Tool Utilisation



INAITCoyInfantry Brigade AIT Company

Inclinclude, included, inclusive or including


IndefLveIndefinite Leave







INO(W)Inspector of Naval Ordnance (Woolwick)


instInstruct, instructed, instruction or instructor



InstrCrInstructor Commander



Int.General Staff Officer 1 (Intelligence)

IntCInternment Camp

INTELIntelligence (U.S.)

IntOpIntelligence Operator

IntrepIntelligence Report


Inv"wd"Invalided Wounded - a soldier transferred away from the front as a result of wounds received in action

INWEInfantry North West Echelon

IOIntelligence Officer

I-OInfantry Officers

IO/SB.C.D.C.Intermediate Overseas Base, Canadian Dental Corps OR Canadian Disciplinary Centre

IOAIndian Ocean Area

IOBInspector of Booms (Naval)

IOCInstructional Officer Course

IODEImperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire

IORASInspection of Reserve Army Stores

IOSInspector of Ordnance Services

IPBIntelligence Preparation of Battlefield

IPCIsland Park Camp

IPOInshore Patrol Officer

IRInstructor's Regiment

Ir.Fus.(VR)Irish Fusiliers (Vancouver Regiment)

IREMInspector of Royal Engineer Machinery

IrGdsIrish Guards

IrofCIrish Regiment of Canada

IRSIntelligence Reports Section (Naval)

IRVCImperial Railways Volunteer Corps

IS TechIntegral Systems Technician

IS.C.B.Inter-Service Communications Board (U.S.)

ISCInter Service Committee

ISCInter-Service Cypher

ISCIndian Staff Corps

ISCCInfantry Section Commander's Course

ISCOIntelligence Section, Combined Operations

ISFInternal Security Force

ISHQCCIntelligence Section Headquarters Canadian Corps

ISOImperial Service Order

ISpIntelligence Specialist

ISTARIntelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance

ISTDInter-Service Topographical

ISTDCInterservice Training Defence Centre

ITInstructional Technique

ITBInfantry Training Battalion

ITCInfantry Training Centre

ITC(R)Infantry Training Centre (Reserve)

ITDInfantry Training Depot

ITDUCICInfantry Training Demonstration Unit, Canadian Infantry Corps

ITechInstrument Technician

ITMInspector of Torpedoes and Mines

ItoHQCCIncrement to Headquarters Canadian Corps

ItoHQCIDIncrement to Headquarters Canadian Armoured Division

ITSInitial Training School

IW.C.B.D.'I'' Wing Canadian Base Depot

IWBBImprovised Widened Bailey Bridge

IWDREInland Waterways & Docks, Royal Engineers

IWGCImperial War Graves Commission

IWTInland Water Transport

IYBImperial Yeomanry Bearer

IYHImperial Yeomanry Hospital

Abbreviations Meaning:


JABCAJoint Atomic, Biological and Chemical Defensive Warfare School

JAGJudge Advocate General

JANJoint Army & Navy Radio Procedure

JATPJoint Air Training Plan


JFHQJoint Force Headquarters

JIMRTTRGJob Inspector Mechanical Relations Transportation Training

JINSTORJob Instructor

JIXUnclassified Ships (U.S)

JLSJunior Leader's School

JLSJapanese Language School

JLTCJunior Leader's Training Centre

JMCJohnson Method of Coaching

JMHRCAMCJoliette Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

JMTJob method training


JPJoint Planners

JRRégiment de Joliette (available in french only)

JRTJob Relations Training

JSCJoint Services Committee

JSMJoint Staff Mission

JSUJunior Sergeant

JTCJasper Training Camp

JTF2Joint Task Force 2

JWECJunior War Establishments Committee

JWPSJoint War Production Staff



KKing or King's

K&BMHRCAMCKingston & Barriefield Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

KARKing's African Rifles

KBOKildare Barracks Ottawa

KBRKellogg Brown and Root

KCKing's Commendation

KCBKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath

KCMGKnight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George

KEdwHKing Edward's Horse

Kent RKent Regiment

KentCycBnKent Cyclist Battalion

KGKnight of the Order of the Garter

KHMKing's Harbour Master

KIAKilled In Action - designation of how a soldier died

KMBKabul Multi-National Brigade

KMHRCAMCKingston Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

KMHRCAMCKitchener Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

KMWSenior Polish Naval Officer in London

KORCKing's Own Rifles of Canada

KORofCKing's Own Rifles of Canada

KOSBKing's Own Scottish Borderers

KOYLIKing's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

KPHIRCAMCKingston Permanent Hospital Installation, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

KPIBKey Points Investigation Bureau

KRKing's Regulations

KRKent Regiment

KR&ACIKing's Regulations & Air Council Instructions

KR&AIKing's Regulations & Admiralty Instructions

KR&OKing's Regulations and Orders

KRandAIKing's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions

KRCNKing's Regulations for the Government of the Canadian Naval Service

KRRKing's Royal Rifle Corps

KRRCKing's Royal Rifle Corps

KRRifCKing's Royal Rifle Corps

KSLIKing's Shropshire Light Infantry

KTDRCAKine Theodolite Detachment, Royal Canadian Artillery

KTSComposite Training School (Royal Canadian Air Force)

KUFPolish Drafting Officer, London

Abbreviations Meaning:

L Lieutenant

L of C Line(s) of Communication

L&RSGD Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Guard Detachment

L&RSR Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment

L&WRegt Lincoln & Welland Regiment

L/ Lance (rank)

L Leading

L/Bdr Lance Bombardier

L/Cpl Lance Corporal

L/S Leading Seaman

L/SALeading Stores Assistant

L/SgtLance Sergeant

L/SjtLance Sergeant

L/StoLeading Stoker

LaALight Aid Detachment

LAALight Anti-Aircraft

LAARPRCASCLight Anti-Aircraft Regiment Platoon, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

LAARRCALight Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

LAARSRCASCLight Anti-Aircraft Regiment Section, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

LAARSSLight Anti-Aircraft Regiment Signals Section

LAARW/SSRCOCLight Anti-Aircraft Regiment Workshop Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

LAATTRCALight Anti-Aircraft Training Troop, Royal Canadian Artillery

LABLight Armoured Battery

LabCorpsLabour Corps

LACLeading Aircraftman

LADLight Aid Detachment

LADCLieutenant Aide-de-Camp

LADCAPCSLight Aid Detachment Canadian Armoured Personnel Car Squadron

LADRCEMELight Aid Detachment, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

LADRCOCLight Aid Detachment, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

LAFOLaboratory Foreman

LanarkYeoLanarkshire Yeomanry

LanFusLancashire Fusiliers

LAWLeading Aircraftwoman

LBandsmnLeading Bandsman

LBELanding Barge, Emergency Repair

LBFLanding Barge, Flak

LBFLanding Boats

LBMLanding Boats

LBOLanding Barge, Oiler

LBSLanding Barge, Support

LBV(1)Landing Barge Vehicle (Mark I)

LBV(L)(2)Landing Barge Vehicle (Large, Mark II)

LBV(S)(2)Landing Barge Vehicle (Small, Mark II)

LBWLanding Barge Water


LCLanding Craft

LCALanding Craft Assault

LCA(HR)Landing Craft (Hedgerow) (U.S.)

LCB(D)Landing Craft Barge (Dumb) (U.S.)

LCB(M)Landing Craft Barge (Mechanised) (U.S.)

LCELanding Craft Emergency - Repair

LCFLevant Coast Flotilla

LCF(L)Landing Craft, Flak (Large)

LCG(M)Landing Craft Gun (Medium)

LCG(T)Landing Craft Gun (Tower)

LCHLand Craft Headquarters

LCI(L)Landing Craft Infantry (Large)

LCI(L)Landing Craft Infantry (Large) (U.S.)

LCI(S)Landing Craft Infantry (Small)

LCkLeading Cook

LCMLanding Craft Mechanized

LCM(1)Landing Craft Mechanised (Mark I)

LCM(2)Landing Craft Mechanised (Mark 2) (U.S.)

LCM(3)Landing Craft Mechanised (Mark 3) (U.S.)

LCM(W)Landing Craft Mechanized (wood)

LCMBLanding Craft Maintenance Base

LCMSDLanding Craft Material Supply Depot

LCMSOLanding Craft Maintenance Stores Officer

LCNLanding Craft Navigational (U.S.)

LCOCULanding Craft Obstruction Clearance Unit

LCP(2)Landing Craft Personnel (Mark II)

LCP(L)Landing Craft Personnel (Large)

LCP(L)Landing Craft Personnel (Large) (U.S.)

LCP(M)Landing Craft Personnel (Medium) (U.S.)

LCP(R)Landing Craft Personnel (Ramped) (U.S)

LCP(S)Landing Craft Personnel (Small) (U.S.)

LCPLLance Corporal

LCrLieutenant Commander

LCR(L)Landing Craft Rubber (Large)

LCR(S)Landing Craft Rubber (Small)

LCS(L)Landing Craft Support (Large) (U.S.)

LCS(M)(3)Landing Craft Support (Medium, Mark III) (U.S.)

LCS(S)Landing Craft Support (Small) (U.S.)

LCTLanding Craft Tanks

LCT(1)Landing Craft Tank (Mark I)

LCT(2)Landing Craft Tank (Mark II) (U.S.)

LCT(3)Landing Craft Tank (Mark III) (U.S.)

LCT(4)Landing Craft Tank (Mark IV) (U.S.)

LCT(5)Landing Craft Tank (V) (U.S.)

LCT(R)Landing Craft Tank (Rocket)

LCVLanding Craft Vehicle (U.S.)

LCV(2)Landing Craft Vehicle (Mark II)

LCV(P)Landing Craft Vehicle (Personnel)


LDRCAPCLancaster Detachment Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps

LDSLatter Day Saint Church

LeicRLeicestershire Regiment

LeicYeoLeicestershire Yeomanry

LeinsRLeinster Regiment

LEMELand Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

LERRoyal Edmonton Regiment

LFLeave & Furlough

LF de MRLes Fusiliers de Mont Royal (French only)

LFARégiment de Lévis

LFALe Régiment de Chateauguay

LFAALe Régiment de Hull

LFCLes Voltigeurs de Québec

LFCALand Force Central Area (Toronto)

LFDTSLand Forces Doctrine and Training System

LFMHRCAMCLesters Field Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

LFQALand Force Quebec Area

LFRRLand Force Reserve Restructure

LFWALand Force Western Area (Edmonton)

LGLethbridge Garrison

LGLewis Gun

LGLondon Gazette - official British government publication of decorations, honours and promotions

LGCLanding Craft Control

LGDSLife Guards

LHLocal Headquarters

LILight Infantry


LIJITLeader in Job Instruction Training

LincRLincolnshire Regiment

LincYeoLincolnshire Yeomanry


LItoCSGHQEAGp(Legal) Increment to Canadian Section General Headquarters, Echelon Army Group

LLDenotes that a ship is fitted for magnetic minesweeping

LLEandLLVLanding Lighters

LLVLoop Laying Vessel

LMBLight Mortar Battery - front line unit of light mortars used for direct fire support

LMGLight Machine-Gun

LMHRCAMCLauzon Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

LMHRCAMCLethbridge Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

LMHRCAMCLewisporte Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

LMHRCAMCLondon Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

LMHRCAMCLongueuil Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

LMSLondon, Midland and Scottish (Railway)

LMULandline Maintenance Units

LNQuebec-Labrador convoy

LNERLondon and North-Eastern Railway

LNLanRLoyal North Lancashire Regiment

LNNoList of Navy Numbers

LOACLaw of Armed Conflict

LOCOLiaison Officers, Combined Operations

LofCLine(s) of Communication

LofCFSPSLine of Communication Field Security Police Station

LofCPSCPCLine of Communication Provost Section C. Provost Corps

LofCS(P)CGRULine of Communication Section (Provost) Canadian General Reinforcement Unit

LofCSRCCSLine of Communication Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

LofCTrpsSerIncrLine of Communication Troops Service Increment

LondRLondon Regiment

LonGazLondon Gazette - official British government publication of decorations, honours and promotions

LONNLiaison Officer Norwegian Navy

Loth&BordHLothian and Border Horse

LOULocalization of Units

LPListening Post

LPCLast Pay Certificate

LPFLast Post Fund

LPhotoLeading Photographer

LPODRCOCLongue Pointe Ordnance Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

LPtlmnLeading Patrolman

LRRégiment de Lévis (French only)

LRLayer Rating

LRLayer Ratings

LRAMLicentiate, Royal Academy of Music

LRdeCLe Régiment de Chateauguay (French only)

LRdeHLe Régiment de Hull (French only)

LSLeading Seaman

LSLanding Ships

LS(CASF)Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin & Halton Regiment), Canadian Active Service Force

LS(Postal)Leading Seaman (Postal)

LS(R)Leading Seaman (Regulating)

LS(Records)Localization Section (Records)

LSALeading Stores Assistant

LSALeading Supply Assistant

LSBALeading Sick Berth Attendant

LSCLanding Ship, Carrier (Derrick-hoisting)

LSCTCLight Scout Car Training Centre

LSDLanding Ship, Dock (U.S.)

LSELanding Ship, Emergency Repair

LSgtLance Sergeant

LSHLord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) - cavalry unit first established for the South African War

LSILanding Ship, Infantry

LSigLeading Signalman

LSjtLance Sergeant

LSTLanding Ship, Tank

LStoLeading Stoker

LSto(FF)Leading Stoker (Fire Fighter)

LStwdLeading Stewart

LSVWLight Support Vehicle Wheeled



Lt INFLieutenant Infirmiere

LtCdrLieutenant Commander


LtechElectronic Technician (Sea)

LTelLeading Telegraphist

LTOLeading Torpedoman

LVoltdeQLes Voltigeurs de Québec (French only)

LVTLanding Vehicle, Tracked

LWCA (TC)'L'' Wing Canadian Army (Training Centre)

LWOPLeave Without Pay and Allowances

LWPLeave With Pay

LWtrLeading Writer

LZLondon Division

Abbreviations Meaning:




MMinister, National Defence


M & DMedals and Decorations

M & SMunitions and Supply

M&DMedals & Decorations - list of theatre medals or decorations received for military service, as well as special citations

M&DMedicine and Return to Duty

M&JWSMountain & Jungle Warfare School

M&WasstMunitions and Weapons Assistant

M&WtechMunitions and Weapons Technician

M(N)Minister for Naval Services

M(No)Captain "M" (Number) Mine Laying Squadron

M/AMeal Allowance

M/FMedium Frequency

m/nMarginally Named


M/SAuxMinesweepers Auxiliary

M/SBanMinesweepers Bangor

M/SBasMinesweepers Bassett

M/SMotorMinesweepers Motor

M/SWoodMinesweepers Wooden

M/TMotor Transport

M1Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport Section

M2Army Service Corps, Electricians

MAMeal Allowance

MAMedical Assistant


MA/SBIMotor Torpedo Boat fitted with asdic set and depth charges

MA/STUMobile Asdic Training Unit

MAAMedium Anti Aircraft (Royal Canadian Artillery)

MAAMaster at Arms

MAAFMediterranean Allied Air Forces

MACMotor Ambulance Convoy

MACMinesweeping Craft

MACMerchant Aircraft Carriers

MACMerchant-Ship Aircraft Carrier

MACMinesweeping Attendant

MACMotor Ambulance Car or Convoy


MachAccOpMachine Accounting Operator

MACR(A)D(Manitoba) Armoured Car Regiment (Armoured) Division

MACRCAMCMotor Ambulance Convoy, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MACRIMaritime Atlantic Coastal Routing Instructions

MADMagnetic Air Detector



MAGUMaster Gunner

maintMaintain, maintained or maintenance



MAMSMobile Air Movement Section


ManchRManchester Regiment

MANSRMiramichi Area North Shore Regiment

MAOMedical Associate

MARCOMMaritime Command

MAREMaritime Engineering

MarEngTMarine Engineering Technician

MARIMercantile Atlantic Routing Instructions

MARSMaritime Surface and Sub-surface

MARURCOCMobile Ammunition Repair Unit, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

MATPMobilization Assignment Training Plan


MBMedal of Bravery

MBMilitary Band

MB(EGB)Military Band (Esquimalt Garrison Band)

MB(M)Motordrome Barracks (Montreal)

MBCMotorboat Crewman

MBEMember of the Order of the British Empire

MBEOrder of the British Empire (Member)

MBLRCAMCMobile Bacteriological Laboratory, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MBM1Soldiers Pay Book

MBRCAMedium Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

MBSSMMedical Board Sault St. Marie

MBTCMines Booby Traps Course

MBURCOCMobile Bath Unit, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

MCMilitary Cross - award given to officers for specific act(s) of bravery, or for meritorious service

MCMemorial Cross

MCMobile Canteen


MCMotorcycle Course

MC of SMilitary College of Science

MC(I)Mule Convoy (India)

Mc/sMegacycles per second

MCCMilitary Career Counsellor

MCDManager Constructive Dept.

MCDVMaritime Coastal Defence Vessel

MCHMalton Convalescent Hospital

MCIMercantile Convoy Instructions

MCMHRCAMCMaple Creek Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MCMHRCAMCMacdonald College Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MCRCAMCMedical Centre, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MCS(C)Movement Control Staff (Canada)

MCS(C)Motor Landing Craft Carrying Ship


MDManning Depot

MDMilitary Depot - designated military administrative areas in Canada (13 in number)

MDMilitary District - (or Depot) designated military administrative areas in Canada (13 in number)

MD#5&CCVCMilitary District #5 & Camp Commander Valcartier Camp

MD1Military District 1 Western Ontario (London)

MD11Military District 11 British Columbia (Victoria)

MD12Military District 12 Saskatchewan (Regina)

MD13Military District 13 Alberta (Calgary)

MD2Military District 2 Central Ontario (Toronto)

MD3Military District 3 Eastern Ontario (Kingston)

MD4Military District 4 Western Quebec (Montreal)

MD5Military District 5 Eastern Quebec (Quebec)

MD6Military District 6 Maritime Provinces (Halifax)

MDBMilitary Detention Barracks

MDBBOMilitary Detention Barracks Brampton, Ontario

MDBSBCPCMilitary Detention Barracks Stanley Barracks Canadian Provost Corps

MDCMobile Deperming Craft

MDGMedical Director-General

Md'HonMédaille d'Honneur (France)

MDHQSMilitary District Headquarters Staff

MDSMain Dressing Station

MDUMobile Deperming Unit

MEACMilitary Engineers Association of Canada

MechDirector of Mechanization

MechMechanic, mechanical or machanized

MechEqpt(Pk)(Coy)Mechanical Equipment (Park) (Company)

MechTprMechanical Transport




MEDManager Engineering Dept. or Mediterranean and Red Sea Area

MedAMedical Assistant

MedBdMedical Board

MedCTRMedical Centre

Med-EvacMedical Evacuation

MedsDirector General of Medical Services

MEFMediterranean Expeditionary Force

MEFMesopotamian Expeditionary Force

MEIRIMercantile East Indies Routing Instructions

MEOMercantile Equipment Office (Naval)

MESPSRCEMechanical Equipment Spare Parts Section, Royal Canadian Engineers

MESRCECMFMechanical Equipment Section, Royal Canadian Engineers, Central Mediterranean Force

MESuptMobile Equipment Superintendent

METMeteorology or meteorological

METechMobile Equipment Technician

MetOMeteorological Observer

MetTechMeteorological Technician

MEXEMechanical Equipment Experimental Establishment

MFMediterranean Fleet

MFAMercantile Fleet Auxiliary

MFBMaster File Maintenance

MFB1444Re/Engagement Form - Non-Permanent Active Militia

MFB1481Absentees and Deserters - Transportation particulars

MFB1482Absentees and Deserters - Incidental Expense Statement

MFB227Medical History of an Invalid

MFB235Attestation Paper - Permanent Force

MFB241Discharge Certificate - Permanent Force of Canada (Duplicate copy of)

MFB241aDischarge Certificate - Permanent Force of Canada (Duplicate copy of - French)

MFB241bDischarge Certificate of Permanent Force of Canada

MFB264Charge Report

MFB287Appointment to a Commission

MFB292Morning Sick Report

MFB313aMedical Case History Sheet

MFB313bMedical History Sheet - Permanent Force

MFB350Certificate of Discharge - Non-Permanent Active Militia

MFB375Court of Inquiry - Record of Declaration

MFB465Dental History Sheet

MFB483Description of a Deserter

MFC800Individuals Clothing and Equipment statement

MFD930aLast Pay Certificate Canadian Active Service Force

MFMMaster File Maintenance

MFM1Officer's Declaration Paper

MFM1&2bFollow Sheet for Master File Maintenance 1 and Master file Maintenance 2

MFM10Form of Will

MFM103Enrolment Form National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940 Personnel

MFM12Certificate of Medical Unfitness

MFM141Certificate of Medical Unfitness national Resources Mobilization Act of 1940

MFM141Index Pay Card (Pay)

MFM150Certificate of Medical Examination, Canadian Women's Army Corps

MFM153Attestation From, Canadian Women's Army Corps

MFM154Canadian Women's Army Corps Discharge Certificate

MFM16Application for Dependent's Allowance (Wife & Child)

MFM16aApplication for Dependent's Allowance (Other Supplementary)

MFM16bApplication for Dependent's Allowance (Other Dependents)

MFM16dCertificate of Examination (Births, Marriages, Deaths)

MFM16eCanadian Active Service Force Request for Investigation

MFM16fList of Documents (Evidence of Claim)

MFM16gCard Re: Application for Dependent's Allowance

MFM17Assignment of Pay Form (All Ranks)

MFM18Stop Payment Form (Assigned Pay)

MFM181Fingerprint Form

MFM182Identification Form

MFM18aStop Payment Form (Assigned Pay)

MFM19Changes in Assigned Pay

MFM2Attestation Papers, Other Ranks, English

MFM216Certificate of Apprehension (Absent without leave or Deserter) Canadian Women's Army Corps

MFM23Proceedings on Discharge

MFM24Certificate of Service General Order 139/39

MFM30Records Cards

MFM30X-Ray, Inspection of Chests

MFM4Service and Casualty Form (Part 1)

MFM55Particulars of Family

MFM55Receipt for a Soldier's Documents

MFM6Field Conduct Sheet

MFM7Discharge Certificate - Original - (linen)

MFM8Certificate of Service, Officers and Nursing Sisters

MFM81Proceedings of an Officer or Nursing Sister

MFM88Protection Certificate

MFM9Extension of Service - Permanent Force

MFM94Application for War Service Badge 'General Service Class'

MFM99Voluntary Transfer Form

MFPMilitary Foot Police

MFRCMilitary Family Resource Centre

MFVMotor Fishing Vessel

MFW2463Report of Death of a Soldier (Location of grave)

MFW2570Report of Death of a Soldier (Location of grave)


MGMachine Gun

MGMedical Guard

MGAMajor General in charge of Administration

MGBMotor Gun-Boat

MGCMachine Gun Corps

MGCCavMachine Gun Corps Cavalry

MGCTMajor-General Combined Training

MGGSMajor General, General Staff

MGHUMachine Gun Holding Unit

MGOMaster General of the Ordnance

MGRAMajor General, Royal Artillery

MGRUMachine Gun Reinforcement Unit

MGSMachine Gun Squadron

MGTCMachine Gun Training Centre

MGTC(NRMA)Machine Gun Training Centre (National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940)

MGTC(RF)Machine Gun Training Centre (Reserve Fleet)

MHMilitary Hospital

MHCMiscellaneous Harbour Craft

MHHRCAMCMontmagny Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MHHRCAMCMontreal Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MHHRCAMCMulgrave Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MHLRCAMCMobile Hygiene Laboratory, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MIAMissing in Action - casualty whose whereabouts and status (alive, dead or captured) after an action are unknown

MIAMounted Infantry

MICMedical Instructions Camp


MIDMentioned in Despatches - commendation by commanding officer for outstanding or meritorious service

Midd'xRMiddlesex Regiment

MidRMidland Regiment

MilMilitary - organization responsible for defending a country or for the conduct of a war

MILEMilitary Engineering

MilHosMilitary Hospital

MilMedMilitary Medal for Good Service (Portugal)

MILOMilitary Intelligence Liaison Officer


MINMine, minecraft (U.S.)

Min(A)Minister for Air

MIOMaritime Interdiction Operations

MIRMedical Inspection Room

MISMinistry of Information

MISMercantile Intelligence Section (Naval)


MissMissing - location of an individual is unknown



MJGEMajor General

MLMotor Launch

MLMissing List

ML&BUMobile Laundry and Bath Unit

ML&FDUMobile Laundry & Forward Decontamination Unit

MLBMotor Landing Barge (U.S.)

MLBMotor Lifeboat (GG) (U.S.)

MLCMotor Landing Craft

MLOMilitary Liaison Officer or Military Landing Officer

MLOCMinimum Level of Capability

MLRUMobile Land Repair Units

MLVMine Laying Vessels

MLVWMedium Logistics Vehicle Wheeled

MMMotor Mechanic

MMMilitary Medal - medal for bravery awarded to other ranks (non-officers)

MMMeteorologist's Mate

MMGMotor Machine Gun

MMGMedium Machine Gun

MMGCMotor Machine Gun Corps

MMHRCAMCMagantic Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MMHRCAMCMewata Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MMHRCAMCMimico Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MMHRCAMCMonteith Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

MmilMédaille Militaire (France) (French only)

MMLManual of Military Law

MMMMember of the Order of Military Merit

MMPMiscellaneous Military Personnel

MMPMilitary Mounted Police

MMPITestMinnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Test

MMRManitoba Mounted Rifles

MMRMercantile Marine Reserve

MMSMercantile Movements Section (Naval)

MMSMotorcycle Maintenance School

MMTPMilitary Medical Training Plan

MMUMulti-National Medical Unit

MNBMobile Naval Base

MNBDOMobile Naval Base Defence Organization

MNCMerchant Navy Code

MNDMinister of National Defence

MNEUMission Navale Etats Unis, Washington

MNOPFMerchant Navy Officer's Pension Fund

MNPMerchant navy Privilege

MNSManager of Naval Stores


MOMedical Officer

MOMeteorological Observer

MOMeteorological Technician

MO(D)Medical Officer (Dental)

MO(s)Militia Order

MobMobile or mobilization

MOBMan overboard

MobnMobile or mobilization

MOCMilitary Occupation Code

MOCMilitary Operation Code

MOCOMPMaintenance of Competency (Physicians Only)

MOEFMid-Ocean Escort Force

MOFMaster of the Fleet

MofWTMinistry of War Transport

MOGMedical Officer of the Guard

MOMPMid Ocean Meeting Point

MonmouthRMonmouthshire Regiment

MORTMaintenance Officer Rescue Tugs

MOSIDMilitary Occupation Structure Identification Description

MOTPMedical Officer Training Plan

MOUMemorandum of Understanding


MovMovement Control Staff

MPMemorial Plaque

MPMilitary Police

MPMilitary Policeman

MPMuster Parade

MP&DBMain Party

MP&DBMilitary Prison & Detention Barracks

MPCCMilitary Police Complaints Commission

MPCRIMercantile Pacific Coastwise Routeing Instructions

MPDMilitary Prisons Department

MPIMean Point of Impact

MPOMoving Picture Operators

MPRIMercantile Pacific Routeing Instructions

MPSManning Priority System

MPSCMilitary Provost Staff Corps

MPSCAO/SMobile Printing Section Canadian Army Overseas

MQMSMechanic Quartermaster-Sergeant


MRMounted Rifles

MRRégiment de Maisonneuve (French only)

MRRégiment de Montmagny (French only)

MRMotor Regiment

MRMedium Regiment

MRMidland Regiment

MRMobilization & Recruiting Section of Organization

MRCMilitary Research Centre

MRDMoncton Recruiting Depot

MRDManitoba Regimental Depot - facility behind front used to assemble men and to store and administer equipment and materials

MRFLes Fusiliers de Mont-Royal (French only)

MRSSMedium Regiment Signals Section


MSMotor Ship (U.S.)

MSMedical Staff

MSMilitary Secretary

MSMaster Sergeant

MSMechanical Specials

MS(No)Senior Officer (Number) Minesweeping Flotilla

MSAMilitary Service Act (Canada 1917)

MSBMedical Selection Boards

MSBMilitary Service Branch

MSCMedical Staff Corps

MSDMedical Stores Depot

MSDMunitions & Supply Depot

MSEMobile Support Equipment

MSEOMobile Support Equipment Officer

MSEOPMobile Support Equipment Operator

MSF(No)(Number) Minesweeping Group

MSFFMoroccan Sea Frontier

MSG(No)(Number) Minesweeping Group

MsgtMaster Sergeant

MSLCMount Saint Louis Contingent

MSLSH(Mechanized) Squadron Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

MSMMeritorious Service Medal

MSMMechanic Sergeant-Major

MSRTMMarine Superintendent Rescue Tugs Mediterranean

MSSMechanist Staff Sergeant

MSSCMilitary Store Staff Corps

MSTechMechanical Systems Technician

MStGeoMedal of Saint George (Russia)



MTMotor Transport

MTMechanical Transport

MTAPMilitary Training Assistance Program

MTBMotor Torpedo Boat

MTCMilitia Training Centre

MTC(A&TS)Military Training Centre (Administrative & Training Staff)

MTCDSMilitary Training Centre District School

MTCRCOCMechanics Training Centre, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

MTCTMilitia Training Centre Trainees


MTDGB(B)Mechanical Transport Depot Guard Borden (Borden)

MTDRCOCMechanized Transport Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

MTEMechanical Training Establishment

MtechMetals Technician

MTHUMechanical Transport Holding Units

MTICMHQRCOCMechanical Transport Inspectorate Canadian Military Headquarter, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

MTIRCASCMechanical Transport Inspectorate, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

MTIRCEMEMechanical Transport Inspectorate, Royal Canadian Electrical and mechanical Engineers

MtlTechMetals Technician

MTMUMechanical Training Mobile Unit or Mobile Torpedo Maintenance Unit


MTOMotor Transport Officer

MTOMechanical Transport Officer (Air)

MTOCMaintenance Training Officer Course

MTOCMechanical Training Officer Course

MTRMechanical Transport Regiment

MTSMotor Transport Service

MTSDRCOCMechanical Transport Sub Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

MtStBSCMount St. Bruno Summer Camp (Bruno Training Battalion & Bruno Summer Camp Headquarters)

MTTSCRCOCMechanical Transport Technical Stores Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

MTVRDMechanical Transport Vehicle Reception Depot

MTW/SSRCOCMechanical Transport Workshop Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

MTW/SSRCOCMilitary Training

MTW/SSRCOCMobilization Training Centre

MTW/SSRCOCMobilization Training Centre

MTW/SSRCOCMovement Train

MUMedically Unfit

MUMaintenance Unit






MVMuzzle Velocity

MVMotor Vehicle

MVOMember of the Royal Victorian Order

MvtConMovements Controller

MWMaintenance Wing

MW,SSuptMetals Workshops Superintendent

MWT(British) Ministry of War Transport

MWTelOMarine Wireless Telegraph Operator

MXMemorial Cross



N/ANot applicable

N/E UnitNon-Effective Unit

N/KNot Known

N/KNext of kin

N/SNursing Sister(s)

NANaval Attache

NANaval Aircrewman

NA(P and P)Naval Assistant (Policy and Plans)

NAAFNorthwest African Air Force

NAAFINavy, Army and Air Force Institute

NABNaval Auxiliary Boats

NACNaval Accommodation Camp

NACNaval Assignment Sub-Committee for U.S. Ammunition Pool

NACNew Apostle Church

NACAFNorth African Air Force

NACO(I)Naval Adviser, Combined Operations (India)

nadNo Active Disease

NADNaval Ammunition Depot

NAFDUNaval Air Fighting Development Unit

NAGSNaval Air Gunners School

NAMPCBNaval Air Maintenance Party China Bay

NAPNormal (sometimes Nieuw) Amsterdams(che) Peil

NARNaval Air Representative

NASNaval Air Station

NASAFNorth African Strategic Air Force

NASONaval Armament Supply Officer

NASOLNaval Armament Supply Officer, Levant

NATAFNorthwest African Tactical Air Force

NATAFNorth African Tactical Air Force

NatDefNational Defence

NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATOUSANorth African Theatre of Operations, U.S. Army


NAVOPNaval Operations (U.S.)

NAYNaval Auxiliary Yachts

NBNew Brunswick

NBGNew Barracks, Gosport

NBHNew Brunswick Hussars

NBMHRCAMCNorth Bay Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

NBONaval Stores Officers

NBRNew Brunswick Rangers

NBR(T)New Brunswick Regiment (Tank)

NBRangersNew Brunswick Rangers

NCETFNaval Commander Expeditionary Task Force

NCGroupNaval Co-Operation Group

NCMNon-Commissioned Members

NCNAFNaval Commander Northern Attack Force

NCONon-Commissioned Officer

NCRNaval Central Registry

NCR(Conf)Naval Central Registry (Confidential Section)

NCSNaval Control Service

NCSINaval Control Service Instructions

NCSONaval Control Service Officer

NCXFNaval Commander, Expeditionary Force

NCycBnNorthern Cyclist Battalion

NDANaval Distributing Authority

NDANational Defence Act

NDANaval Discipline Act

NDCPCNewfoundland Detachment "C" Provost Corps

NDHQNational Defence Headquarters

NDHQCNational Defence Headquarters Constabulary

NDHQCCDCNational Defence Headquarters Company, Canadian Disciplinary Centre OR Canadian Dental Corps

NDHQCRCASCNational Defence Headquarters Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

NDHQCRCOCNational Defence Headquarters Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

NDHQS&SCIntCNational Defence Headquarters Security & Security Section Canadian Intelligence Corps

NDHQSRSCNational Defence Headquarters Section, Royal Canadian Signals

NDHQTCRCASCNational Defence Headquarters Transport Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

NDHQVPENational Defence Headquarters Vehicle Proving Establishment

NDONorthern Drafting Officer

NDOCNational Defence Operations Centre

NDOFPNon-Divisional Ordnance Field Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

N-DOW/SRCOCNon-Divisional Ordnance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

NEANorth East Atlantic Area

NECRINorthern Europe Coastal Route Instructions

NEONew Entry Officer

NEOCDENaval Experiment Officer, Chemical Defence Experimental Section

N-EPNon-Effective Personnel

NESNon-Effective Strength

NETDNon-Effective Transit Depot

N-ETWBNon-Effective Transit Wing Battalion

NFNeutralising Fire

NFCIEFNaval Force Commander, India Experimental Force

NFORCENassau, Bahamas (Special Company The Pictou Highlanders)

NGNew York-Guantanamo Convoy

NGCSNaval General Call Sign

NGONon Governmental Organization

NHRNaval Historical Records

NI(S)Naval Instructions to Salaried Consular Officers

NI(U)Naval Instructions to Unsalaried Consular Officers

NIMHRCAMCNeys Internment Camp Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

NInfNaval Information Section

NInfNaval Information

NIrHNorth Irish Horse

NISNational Investigation service

NJTPNational Joint Training Plan

NKBNot Kite Balloons

NLNutrition Laboratories

NLLabrador-Quebec Convoy

NLO(A)Naval Liaison Officer (Australia)

NLOTsNaval Liaison Officers Transports

NMCNanaimo Military Camp

NMCJSNaval Member Canadian Joint Staff

NMCSNaval Member Canadian Staff

NMedNaval Medical Officer, Naval Headquarters

NMHNewmarket Military Hospital

NMHRCAMCNanaimo Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

NMHRCAMCNeill Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

NMHRCAMCNeys Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

NMHRCAMCNiagara Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

NMOHSCNon-Medical Officers Hygiene Sanitation Course

NNLONetherlands Naval Liaison Officer

NNSHNorth Nova Scotia Highlanders


NONaval Officer


NOBNaval Operation Base (U.S.)

NOBARGENNaval Operating Base, Argentina (U.S.)

NOBERMNaval Operating Base, Bermuda (U.S.)

NOBGTMONaval Operating Base, Guantanamo (U.S.)

NOBHALIXNaval Operating Base, Halifax (U.S.)

NOBSYDNaval Operating Base, Sydney (U.S.)

NOBTRINNaval Operating Base, Trinidad (U.S.)

NOCommNaval Orders Committee (Judge Advocate General)

NOCSONeglecting Obey Camp Standing Orders

NofKNext of Kin

NOi/cNaval Officer-in-Charge

NOICNaval Officer in charge

NorfRNorfolk Regiment

NorfYeoNorfolk Yeomanry

NORIBNaval Officer's Relatives Information Bureau

North'dFusNorthumberland Fusiliers

North'dYeoNorthumberland Yeomanry

North'nRNorthamptonshire Regiment

North'nYeoNorthamptonshire Yeomanry

Notts&DerbyRNottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters)

NOTWTNot Wireless Telegraphy


NPANorth Pacific Area

NPAMNon-Permanent Active Militia

NPAMFNon-Permanent Active Militia Force

NPAMTCA&TSNon Permanent Active Militia Training Centre Administrative & Training Staff

NPDNaval Purchasing Division

NPFNon Public Funds

NPMNaval Provost Marshal

NPPNon Public Property

NPRNaval Personnel Records

NPTNorthern Patrol Trawlers

NRNumber (U.S.)

NRCNavigational Raiding Craft

NRCNational Research Council

NREAtheist, Agnostic or no Religion

NREFNorth Russia Expeditionary Force

NRMA(of 1940)National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940

NRSSTPNaval Reserve Summer Student Training Program

NSNursing Sister

NSNaval Storesman

NSNorwegian Ship

NSNova Scotia

NS(No)Naval Service file number

NSANorth Sea Area

NSBNaval Servicing Boat

NSCNaval Shore Code

NSCRCSNewfoundland Signal Company, Royal Canadian Signals

NSDCNaval Surplus Disposal Committee

NSDRCOCNanaimo Sub-Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

NSecNaval Secretary

NSHQNaval Service Headquarters

NSISNaval Store Issuing Ship

NSONaval Store(s) Officer

NSomYeoNorth Somerset Yeomanry

NSR(NB)North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

NSRDNova Scotia Regimental Depot - facility behind front used to assemble men and to store and administer equipment and materials

NSSCNational Security Studies Course

NStaffsRNorth Staffordshire Regiment

NSTCNova Scotia Technical College

NStrNursing Sisters

NSTS(No)Naval Services Top Secret file number

NT&YRSNorthwest Territories & Yukon Radio System

NTA(East)(West)Northern Transit Area East/West

NTSNaval Transportation Service (U.S.)



NursANursing Assistant

NVACNaval Volunteer Ambulance Corps

NVT&TSNight Vision Training & Testing School

NWANorth West Atlantic Area

NWAAFNorth West African Air Force

NWACNorth West Air Command

NWACFNorth West African Coastal Air Force

NWBNew Wellington Barracks

NWDRCCSNorth West Detachment, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

NWENorth West Echelon

NWENorthwest Europe

NWHMENorthwest Highway Maintenance Establishment

NWHSNorthwest Highway System

NWRNaval Weekly Report

NWS1Medical Examination and Certificate Form, National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940

NWT&YRSRCSNorthwest Territories & Yukon Radio System Royal Canadian Signals

NXNaval Exchange

NXFRONCommander New Zealand Frontier

NYBOSNavy Yard, Boston (U.S.)

NYDNaval Yard (U.S.)

NYDNot Yet Determined - a medical condition not yet diagnosed

NYDNot Yet Diagnosed - a medical condition not yet diagnosed

NYPEATLNavy Yard Pearl Harbour (U.S.)

NZNew Zealand

NZLONew Zealand Liaison Officer

NZMRNew Zealand Mounted Rifles

NZNBNew Zealand Naval Board

NZRBNew Zealand Rifle Brigade

Abbreviations Meaning:


OOperations Branch of the General Staff

OQualified Naval Observer


O/COfficer Commanding

O/CdtOfficer Cadet

O/SOrdinary Seaman


O/SDCCODRCOCOverseas Detachment Canadian Camp Ordnance Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

OAOrdnance Artificer

OA,1c(or2c,3c,4c,5c)Ordnance Artificer, 1st Class (or 2nd,3rd,4th or 5th Class)

OACOntario Agricultural College

OACOttawa Area Command

OACOrdnance Ammunition Company

OACRCOCOrdnance Ammunition Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

OACROOttawa Area Command Routine Orders

OAMCUOverseas Air Movements Control Unit

OAPObservation Amphibian Plane (U.S.)

OARCEOfficer Administering, Royal Canadian Engineers

OBEOrder of the British Empire

OBLIOxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

OBVOcean Boarding Vessel

OCOfficer Commanding

OCOfficer Cadet

OCOfficer of the Order of Canada

OCOfficer's Clerk

OCDPOfficer Career Development Plan

OCdrOrdinary Coder

OCommOrders Committee

OCRCRCAMCOakville Casualty Retraining Centre, Royal Canadian army Medical Corps

OCRNOfficer Commanding, Royal Navy

OCTOfficer Cadet in Training

OCTPOfficer Candidate Training Plan

OCTPOfficer Cadet Training Plan

OCTUOfficers Cadet Training Unit

OCWOfficer-in-Charge Works

ODAir Mechanic (Ordnance)

ODCOrdnance Depot Company

ODSRCOCOrdnance Depot Saskatoon, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

ODTOffice of Defence Transportation

OEOOrdnance Engineer Office


OffcCdtOfficer Cadet


OGpOrders Group

OGSOfficer General Specification

OHAOsmali Horse Artillery

OHFOccupational History Form

Oi/cOfficer of Charge

OICOsmali Irregular Cavalry


OinCOrder in Council


OItoCSGHQEA(Ordnance) Increment to Canadian Section General Headquarters Echelon Army Group

OKHOberkommando des Heeres (Army High Command, Berlin)

OKWOberkommando der Wehrmacht (Armed Forces High Command)

OLPObservation Landplane (U.S.)

OMOverseas Minister

OMOrder of Merit

OMDOrdnance Medical Department

OMERUOrdnance Mechanical Engineers Reinforcement Unit

OMFCOverseas Military Forces of Canada - Canadian cabinet ministry that conducted Canadian military affairs in London, England

OMHRCAMCOrillia Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

OMHRCAMCOttawa Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

OMHRCAMCOzada Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

OMMOfficer of the Order of Military Merit

OMOOrdnance Mechanical Officer

ONUnited Kingdom-North America Convoy

ONOfficial Number

ONSUnited Kingdom-North America Slow Convoy


OntROntario Regiment

OntRgtOntario Regiment

ONUCOrganisation des Nations Unies au Congo

OOOrdnance Officer

OOOperation(al) Order

OODOfficer of the Day

OofPCTintheFAAIOffice of the Paymaster Canadian Troops in the Field Allied Armies in Italy

OoftheI-GOffice of the Inspector-General

OoftheJAGOffice of the Judge Advocate General

OOGOfficer of the Guard

OOPOfficer of Patrol

OOPEOfficer in charge Office Practice & Equipment (Naval)

OOWOfficer of the Watch

opOperate, operated, operation, operational or operator

OPObservation Post

OPDOther Protestant Denomination

OPDPOfficer Professional Development Program

OpEEqptOperator Engineering Equipment

OPIOffice of Primary Interest

OPMEOfficer Professional Military Education

OpMMEOperator Mechanic Mobile Equipment

OPNAVChief of Naval Operations (U.S.)

OpRmAOperating Room Assistant

OprsDirector of Military Operations & Intelligence


OpSbdOperator Switchboard

OpsOOperations Officer

OpSSEOperator (Special Engineering Equipment)

OPtlmnOrdinary Patrolman

OPVOffshore Patrol Vessel

OQOccupation Qualification

OROperating Room Assistant

OROther Rank(s)


OROrderly Room

OROther Rank

OROntario Regiment

OROxford Rifles

ORBSOverseas Recorded Broadcasting Service


ORDOrdinary Seaman

OrgDirector of Organization

ORPPolish Ship

ORSOrderly Room Sergeant

ORSOttawa Routeing Summary

ORSEOrderly Room Sergeant

OSOfficers School

OSOrdinary Seaman

OSOverseas - all areas outside the territorial waters of North America

OSOfficer's Steward

OS(Records)Observation Section

OSABOfficer's Selection Appraisal Board (O-1 Officers' Training Centre)

OSACOfficer Selection Appraisal Centre

OSAIRCOCOrdnance Stores Accounting Inspectorate, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

OSCOrdnance Staff Corps

OSCOrdnance Store Company

OSCRCOCOrdnance Store Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

OSigOrdinary Signalman

OSMSCMHQRCOCOrdnance Services Mobilization Staff, Canadian Military Headquarters, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

OSQOccupation Specialty Qualification

OSRDOffice of Scientific Research and Development

OSSDRCOCOfficers Shop Supply Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

OTAruba-Dakar convoy

OTOccupation Transfer

OTCOfficers Training Centre

OTCOfficer Training Corps

OTCOfficer in Tactical Command (U.S.)

OTCOfficer Training Candidate

OTC"R"Officers Training Centre "Reserve"

OTelOrdinary Telegraphist

OTSOfficers Training School

OTSOperational Training Squadron

OTUOperational Training Unit(s)

OUOfficial Use

OW/SCoyRCOCOttawa Workshop Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

OW/SRCEMEOttawa Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

OW/SRCOCOrdnance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

Ox&BucksLIOxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

OxfYeoOxfordshire Yeomanry

OXVOuter Examination Vessel

Abbreviations Meaning:


PQualified Pilot duties

P&APay and Allowance

P&JSURCAMCPlastic & Jaw Surgery Unit, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

P&NHDepartment of Pensions & National Health

P&NH100Department of Pensions and National Health Hospital (Cases)

P&NH102X-Ray Report Department of Pensions and National Health

P&OPeninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co

P&RTPhysical and Recreational

P&SPlaque & Scroll (Memorial) - given to the families of soldiers who died during service


P/LPlain Language

P/LPrivilege Leave


P/OPilot Officer


P1Petty Officer 1st Class

P2Petty Officer 2nd Class

PAPut away

PAPersonal Assistant

PAPhysiotherapy Aide



PAPrince Albert Volunteers

PAProphylactic Ablution Centre, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps


PACPublic Archives of Canada

PADSPassive Air Defence Section

PaffPublic Affairs

PAFU(Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit

PAICPersian and Iran Commands

PALOPort Amenities Liaison Officer

PAMPermanent Active Militia

PAMPermanent Active Militia of Canada

PAMHRCAMCPort Arthur Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

PAMHRCAMCPrince Albert Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

PandRTPhysical and Recreational Training Officer

PAO(I)Principal Administrative Officer (India)

PAPDO(I)Plastic Armour Protection Development Officer (India)

PAPO(I)Plastic Armour Protection Officer (India)



Part IIPart II Orders

Part II OPart II Orders

Part II OCAPPart II Orders Civil Affairs Pool

Part II ODHQCAPOPart II Orders Defence Headquarters Canadian Army Post Office

Part II'sPart II Orders

Part III OCADPart III Orders Civil Affairs Depot

Part/ServParticulars of Service

PatPatrol Boat


PATSPre/aircrew Training Schools

PAVPrince Albert Volunteers

PAVGPrince Albert's Volunteer Guard

PayDirectory of Pay Services

Paymr(Rank)Paymaster (Rank)


PBPipe Band

PBPatrol Boat


PBPounder Battery

PBFRPatrol Boat Fisherman's Reserve

PBMPrincipal Beach Master

PBSPrefabricated Bituminous Surfacing

PBTUPort Bn. Training Unit

PCPlane Captain

PCPacific Command

PCPrivy Council

PCPrivy Council (Orders)

PCPractical Course

PCPatrol Vessel Submarine Chaser (US)

PC180 ft. Army Salvage or At Sea Vessel

PCPaymaster Clerk

PC(RCMP)Provost Company (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

PC2ndEPacific Command 2nd Echelon

PCBProtected Communications Building

PCCFProgress Captain Coastal Forces

PCCWACKDPlatoon Company Canadian Women's Army Corps, Kingston Detachment

PCETPersonnel Controller Eastern Theatre

PCforQMSPractical Course for Quarter Master Sergeants

PCMRPacific Coast Militia Rangers

PCPTPaymaster Captain

PCRCASCPacific Command, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

PCRCASCPort Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

PCSPersonnel Counsellors School

PCSPilot Conversation School

PCSISPacific Command Security Intelligence Section

PCTPaymaster Canadian Troops

PCTCProvost Corps Training Centre

PCWTCRCASCPacific Command Water Transport Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps


PDPer Day

PDProfessional Development

PD (No)Admiralty Record Office File Number

PD CoordPersonnel and Defence Co-ordinator

PD&HregtPeel, Dufferin & Halton Regiment

PDCProfessional Development Council

PDCPCPostal Detachment, Canadian Postal Corps

PDEVPersonnel Development (to be issued)

PDGPaymaster Director General

PDOPassive Defence Officer

PDOPort Defence Officer


PDRCAPCPetawawa Detachment, Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps

PDSCPermanent Degaussing Specification Centre

PEPermanently Employed

PEPermanent Establishment

PE&RPhysical Education and Recreation

PEARLPeal Harbour (U.S.)

PEIPermanently Employed Instructor

PEIPrince Edward Island

PEIHPrince Edward Island Highlanders

PEILHPrince Edward Island Light Horse

PembrokeYeoPembroke Yeomanry

PENTPentecostal Church

PEOPrincipal Engineering Officer

PERPersonnel Evaluation Report

PERIPhysical Education and Recreation Instructor

PermBr(s)Permanent Bridge(s)

PEROPrincipal Emergency Repair Officer

PersDirectory of Personnel Services


PFPermanent Force

PFLOPort Facilities Liaison Officer

PFOProbationary Flight Officer

PGPatrol Vessel, Gunboat (U.S.)

PGProving Ground

PG FtrPlumber Gas Fitter

PGDRCEMEProving Ground Detachment, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

PGMHRCAMCPrince George Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

phPhotograph, Photographer, Photographic

PHPictou Highlanders

PHEPlastic High Explosive


Photo(N)Photo Section (Naval)

PhtTechPhotographic Technician


PhysoOTAidePhysio-Occupations Therapy Aide

PIPlot and Radar Instructor


PIATProjector, Infantry, Anti-Tank


PISEPioneer Sergeant

PITBPacific Infantry Training Battalion

PJBDPermanent Joint Board on Defence



PLPrincess Louise Fusiliers (Now 23rd Army Tank Regiment)

PLPrivileged leave

PL(NB)HPrincess Louise (New Brunswick) Hussars


PLDPost Living Differential

PLDGPrincess Louise Dragoon Guards

PLEPrudent Limit of Endurance

PLFusPrincess Louise Fusiliers

PLPMHRCAMCPortage La Prairie Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

PLQPrimary Leadership Qualification


PLTPilot Officer

PLYPlymouth Division

PMProvost Marshall

PMPolar Medals



PMatPrincipal Matron

PMatronPrincipal Matron

PMCCMSCPetawawa Military Camp Corps of Military Staff Clerks

PMCTPay Master Corps Troops

PMCTDRCAPCPaymaster Canadian Troops Detachment Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps

PMedPreventive Medicine

PMHRCAMCPetawawa Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

PMHRCAMCPeterboro Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

PMLPreferred Manning Level

PMMLPilot Model Mobile Laundry

PMOPrincipal Medical Officer

PMPSPermanent Military Provost Staff

PMQPermanent Married Quarters


PMTOPrincipal Medical Transport Officer

PNPatrol Vessel, Eagles (Eagle Boat) (U.S.)


PNAPolish Naval Attache

PNLOPrincipal British Naval Liaison Officer to Allied Navies

PnrPioneer - member of a pioneer battalion, used for specialized engineering work in rear areas

Pnr(Bn)Pioneer (Battalion)

PNSOPort Minesweeping Officer


POPetty Officer

POPerformance Objective

POPilot Officer

POPortsmouth Division

PO(Postal)Petty Officer (Postal)

POAPacific Ocean Area

POCdrPetty Officer Coder

POCkPetty Officer Cook

POEPort of Embarkation

POETPerformance Oriented Electronic Training

PofWORPrincess of Wales Own Regiment

PofWRPrince of Wales Rangers

POMPetty Officer Mechanic

POMMDPrincipal Officer Mercantile Marine Depot

POSMPetty Officer Stoker Mechanic


PostBase Post Office

PostClkPostal Clerk

POStwdPetty Officer Steward

POTelPetty Officer Telegraphist

POWPrisoner of War

POWEDCProCPrisoner of War Escort Detachment Canadian Provost Corps

POWtrPetty Officer Writer

PPPalestinian Ports

PPParachutist Pay

PPPrincess Pat's (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry)

PPAPO(I)Port Plastic Armour Protection Officers (India)

PPCBPresident, Pensions & Claims Board

PPCLIPrincess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry - Canadian regiment of experienced soldiers privately established by Hamilton Galt

PPOPrincipal Priority Officer

PPOpPower Plant Operator

PPSPriority Point Score

PQPractical Qualifications

PQProvince of Quebec


PRRiver Gunboat (U.S.)

PRPhysical and Recreational trainer

PRPublic Relations

PR(M)Perth Regiment (Motor)

PRADOPort Radar Officer

PRAHQPrince Rupert Area Headquarters

PRBPerformance Review Board

PRBProgress Review Board

PRCProgress Review Committee

PreOCTUSPre. Officers Cadet Training Unit School



PRESPrimary Reserve



PrintChief of Printing & Stationery

PrivLeavePrivileged Leave

PrivLvePrivileged leave

PRLOPrincipal Repair Liaison Officer

PRMHRCAMCPeace River Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

PRMHRCAMCPrince Rupert Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps


PRO(Officer)Director of Public Relations (Army)




ProvProvost Corps


PRTOPrincipal Railway Transport Officer

PRVPatrol Service Central Depot

PSPublic Schools

PS(Army)Private Secretary to the Minister (Army)

PS(N)Private Secretary to the Minister (Naval)

PSAPersonnel Support Agency

PSEPaymaster Sergeant

PSERPay Sergeant

PSFPanama Sea Frontier

PSMPlatoon Sergeant-Major

PSMPlatoon Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer III)

PSOPersonnel Selection Officer

PSODPermanent Staff Organization Duty

PSPPierced Steel Plank

PS-SProvost Sub-Sections

PSTOPrincipal Sea Transport Officer

PSTOMEPrincipal Sea Transport Officer, Middle East

PSVOPrincipal Salvage Officer

PSWQPlatoon Support Weapons Qualifications

PTPhysical Training

PTPhysical and Recreational Training Instructor

PTPatrol Vessel, Motor Torpedo Boat (U.S.)

Pt IIPart II (orders relating to personnel of unit: promotions, courses attended, leave, disciplinary matters, etc)

Pt II DOPart II Daily Orders

Pt II OPart II Order(s) - administrative orders issued by a unit (see DO)

PTBPacific Training Brigade

PTCMotorboat, Submarine Chaser

PTCOPrincipal Technical Costs Officer

PtePrivate - lowest rank of enlisted soldier

PTEAMPrivate Ambulance

PTEBUPrivate Bugler

PTEDRUPrivate Drummer

PTEPIPrivate Pioneer

PTFPacific Task Force

PTIPhysical Training Instructor



PTOPart II Order(s)

PTPRCASCPetrol Tanker Platoon, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps


PTSParachute Training School

PTTRCASCPBFPack Transport Troop, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, Polar Bear Force

PTUPort Transit Unit

PUOPyrexia - of unknown origin fever of an undetermined cause

PWPlatoon Weapons

PWPay Writer

PWPhotographic Wing

PWPrisoner(s) of War

PWPublic Works

PW/TOPort Wireless Telegraphy Officer

PWDBPrisoner of War Detention Barracks

PWEDPrisoner of War Information Bureau

PWIBPrisoner of War Escort Detachment

PWORPrincess of Wales Own Regiment

PWPPost War Planning Committee

PWRPrince of Wales Rangers

PWSSPost War Signal Station

PYcCoastal Yacht (U.S.)

Abbreviations Meaning:

Q&RQuarters and Rations

QAQuarters Allowance

QAIMNSQueen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

QAIMNSRQueen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Special Reserve

QAPCoyQuebec Arsenal Protective Company

QARNNSQueen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service

QbranchQuartermaster General's Branch

QCRCEQuarrying Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

QDMQualified Driver Mechanic

QFQuick Firing

QGMQueen's Gallantry Medal

QIQuartermaster Instructor

QLQualification Level

QL"Q" List


QMAACQueen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

QMCPLQuartermaster Corporal

QMCPTQuartermaster Captain

QMessagesA series of numbered messages giving changes in navigational information due to war conditions

QMGQuartermaster General

QMHRCAMCQuebec Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps


QMSQuartermaster Sergeant

QMSQuarter Master Sergeant (Warrant Officer Class II)

QMSEQuartermaster Sergeant

QMSIQuartermaster Sergeant Instructor

QOCGQueen's Own Rifle Guards

QOCHofCQueen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

QOHCQueen's Own Corps of Guides

QOLQuality of Life

QOLPMOQuality of Life Management Office

QOLSRBQuality of Life Senior Review Board

QORQueen's Own Rifles of Canada

QORGlasgowYeoQueen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry

QORofCQueen's Own Rifles of Canada

QOYDQueen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons

QPBQueen's Park Barracks Staff

QPBSQueen's Park Barracks

QPMHRCAMCQueen's Park Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

QRQuebec Regiment

QRQuarter Ratings

QRQuarters Rate

QRQuarters Rating

QRQueen's Regulations

QR&OQueen's Regulations and Orders

QRDQuebec Regimental Depot - facility in England used to assemble men and to store and administer equipment and materials



QSQuebec-Sydney Convoy

QSMQuartermaster Sergeant-Major

QueensSRQueen's Royal West Surrey Regiment

QYR(1st AR)Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment)

Abbreviations Meaning:







R&ARations and Allowances

R&DRedesignated & Disbanded Units

R&DURedesignated and Disbanded Units

R&IRepair & Inspection

R&ISECResearch & Information Section

R&QRations & Quarters

R&SofSRemission & Suspension of Sentence

R/ARadio Acoustic


R/S/LReturned Sailing List

R/TRadio Telephony

R22eRRoyal 22e Régiment (Available in french only)


RAAir Electronic Technician

RARadio Artificer

RARadio Technician (Air)

RARear Admiral

RARegiment of Artillery

RARoyal Artillery


RA 3rd BSRear Admiral Third Battle Squadron

RA(A)Rear Admiral Aircraft Carriers

RA(M)Rear Admiral (Minelayers)

RA(No)Rear Admiral (Number) Battle Squadron

RA(V)Rear Admiral (''V'' Force)

RA,1c(or2c,3c,4c,5c)Radio Artificer, 1st Class (or 2nd,3rd,4th or 5th Class)

RAAFRoyal Australian Air Force

RACRoyal Armoured Corps

RAChDRoyal Army Chaplain's Department

RACOB(WA)Rear Admiral Combined Operations Base (Western Approaches)

RADRear Admiral Destroyers

RadNavRadio Navigator

RadOpRadio Operator

RadSeaRadioman (Sea)

RadTechRadio Technician

RAERadio Equipment Assistant

RAERoyal Aircraft Establishment

RAECRoyal Army Education Corps

RAECEFRear Admiral Escort Carriers Eastern Fleet

RAEFACRear Admiral Eastern Fleet Aircraft Carriers

RAFRoyal Air Force British - air force (Royal Flying Corps [RFC] before April 1918)

RAGRifles Armoury Guards


RALSURear Admiral Landing Ships Unallocated

RAMCRoyal Army Medical Corps

RAMCORoyal Army Medical Corps Officers

RANRoyal Australian Navy

RANAS(IO)Rear Admiral Naval Air Stations (Indian Ocean)

RANVRRoyal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve

RAORoyal Artillery Officers

RAOCRoyal Army Ordnance Corps

RAOCORoyal Army Ordnance Corps Officers

RAPRegimental Aid Post

RAPCRoyal Army Pay Corps

RASCRoyal Army Service Corps

RASpecRecreation and Athletic Specialist

RATERear Admiral Training Establishments

RAVCRoyal Army Veterinary Corps

RBRifle Brigade

RB(IC)Reconnaissance Battalion (In Canada)

RBerksRRoyal Berkshire Regiment

RCRecruiting Centre

RCRelease Centre

RCReselection Centre

RCRoman Catholic

RCRoyal Canadians

RC(IaN)Refugee Camp (Ile aux Noix)

RCARoyal Canadian Artillery

RCA(CD)Royal Canadian Artillery (Coast Defence Branch)

RCABRoyal Canadian Artillery Band

RCACRoyal Canadian Armoured Corps

RCACRoyal Canadian Army Cadets

RCAC(MP)Royal Canadian Artillery Camp (Macauley Plains)

RCACCRoyal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps

RCACDRoyal Canadian Artillery Canadian Division

RCAFRoyal Canadian Air Force

RCAF(Aux)Royal Canadian Air Force (Auxiliary)

RCAF(PR)Royal Canadian Air Force (Primary Reserve)

RCAF(R)Royal Canadian Air Force (Regular)

RCAHWENDHQSRoyal Canadian Artillery, Home War Establishment, National Defence Headquarters Section

RCAMCRoyal Canadien Army Medical Corps

RCAMCPSTRoyal Canadian Army Medical Corps Plastic Surgery Team

RCAMCTCRoyal Canadian Army Medical Corps Training Centre

RCAMCTC(R)Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Training Centre (Reserve)

RCanDnsRoyal Canadian Dragoons

RCanHArtRoyal Canadian Horse Artillery

RCanRRoyal Canadian Regiment

RCanSigEngRoyal Canadian Signal Engineers

RCAPCRoyal Canadian Army Pay Corps

RCARURoyal Canadian Artillery Reinforcement Unit

RCASCRoyal Canadian Army Service Corps

RCASCBRoyal Canadian Army Service Corps Band

RCASC-CASFRoyal Canadian Army Service Corps - Canadian Active Service Force

RCASCCFRoyal Canadian Army Service Corps Company Force

RCASCGRoyal Canadian Army Service Corps Group

RCASCHURoyal Canadian Army Service Corps Holding Unit

RCASCRURoyal Canadian Army Service Corps Reinforcement Unit

RCASCTCRoyal Canadian Army Service Corps Training Centre

RCASCTCRRoyal Canadian Army Service Corps Training Centre Reserve

RCATCRoyal Canadian Artillery Training Centre

RCATC(R)Royal Canadian Artillery Training Centre Reserve

RCCRailway Construction Company

RCCRemote Control Officer

RCCRCERoad Construction Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

RCCSRoyal Canadian Corps of Signals

RCCSTC(R)Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Training Centre (Reserve)

RCDRoyal Canadian Dragoons - heavy cavalry unit

RCDCRoyal Canadian Dental Corps

RCERoyal Canadian Engineers

RCE(NP)Royal Canadian Engineers (Non-Permanent Active Militia)

RCEBRoyal Canadian Engineers Bands

RCECORoyal Canadian Engineers Corps Orders

RCEDFRoyal Canadian Detachment Force

RCEMERoyal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

RCESAbyHQRoyal Canadian Engineers Section Administered by Headquarters

RCETCRoyal Canadian Engineers Training Centre

RCETC(R)Royal Canadian Engineers Training Centre (Reserve)

RCEWDCMHQRoyal Canadian Engineers Works Directorate, Canadian Military Headquarters

RCFCRefresher Course for Officers

RCFQRefugee Camp Farnham Quebec

RCHARoyal Canadian Horse Artillery - specific regiment of artillery inside the Royal Canadian Artillery

RCHQRear Canadian Headquarters

RCICRoyal Canadian Infantry Corps

RCLRoyal Canadian Legion

RCMMilitary Sub-Committee Of the Ministerial Committee on Reconstruction Problems

RCMPRoyal Canadian Mounted Police

RCNRoyal Canadian Navy

RCN(R)Royal Canadian Navy (Reserve)

RCNBRoyal Canadian Naval Barracks

RCNHRoyal Canadian Naval Hospital

RCNMRRoyal Canadian Naval Monthly Reserve

RCNRRoyal Canadian Navy Reserve

RCNR(FR)Royal Canadian Naval Reserve (Fisherman's Reserve)

RCNVRRoyal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

RCOCRoyal Canadian Ordnance Corps

RCOCAMRoyal Canadian Ordnance Corps Army Magazine

RCOCBRoyal Canadian Ordnance Corps Band

RCOCCORoyal Canadian Ordnance Corps Orders

RCOCHURoyal Canadian Ordnance Corps Holding Unit

RCOCMG(MD)PRoyal Canadian Ordnance Corps Magazine Guard (McGivney Depot) Petawawa

RCOCTC(R)Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Training Centre (Reserve)

RCPCRoyal Canadian Postal Corps

RCRRoyal Canadian Regiment - one of the oldest Canadian infantry regiments, founded in 1883

RCSRadar and Communications School

RCSRouting & Convoy Section (Naval)

RCSRoyal Canadian Signals

RCSBRoyal Canadian Signals Band

RCSCRoyal Canadian Sea Cadets

RCSERoyal Canadian Signal Engineers

RCSigsRoyal Canadian Corps of Signals

RCSMERoyal Canadian School of Military Engineering

RCSTCRoyal Canadian Signals Training Centre



RDReception Depot

RDRelease Depot

RDRepair Depot

RDRepatriation Depot

RDBW(RHR)Regimental Depot The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

RDCRoyal Defence Corps

RdConstCoyRoad Construction Company

RdeChatRégiment de Chateauguay (Disponible en français seulement)

RdeChaudRégiment de Chaudiere (Disponible en français seulement)

RdeHRégiment de Hull (Disponible en français seulement)

RdeJolRégiment de Joliette (Disponible en français seulement)

RdeMaisRégiment de Maisonneuve (Disponible en français seulement)

RdeMontRégiment de Montmagny (Disponible en français seulement)

RdeStHyaRégiment de St-Hyacinthe (Disponible en français seulement)

RDevonYeoRoyal Devon Yeomanry

RDFRadio Direction Finder (Radar)

RDFRadio Direction Finding

RDFMURadio Direction Finder Maintenance Units

RDFORadio Direction Finder Officer (Naval)

RDFOURadio Direction Finder Operating Unit

RDFSRadio Direction Finder School

RDIRCASCRelief Driver Increment, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

RDMHRCAMCRed Deer Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

RDOVIReinforcing Draft Overseas, 14th Reinforcement Draft Overseas

RdrPC(A)Radar Performance Checker (Air)

RdrPC(G)Radar Performance Checker (Ground)

RdrPltrRadar Plotter (Sea)

RdrTec(A)Radar Technician (Air)

RdrTec(G)Radar Technician (Ground)

RdrTechRadar Technician

RDubFusRoyal Dublin Fusiliers

RduSagRégiment du Saguenay (Disponible en français seulement)

REResearch Establishment

RERoyal Engineers

RE(CW)Research Establishment (Chemical Warfare)

REAReal Estate Advisor

RECCEReconnaissance or Reconnoitre


RECONReconnaissance (U.S.)

RecruitsNaval Recruiting Office (Permanent Naval Force)

REFRadio Experimental Flight

RefTechRefinisher Technician

regRegulate, regulated, regulating or regulation

RegRegiment / Regimental




RE-HCRe-Habilitation Course


REKentYeoRoyal East Kent Yeomanry

remRemained - stayed in an area, or stayed on duty

REMERoyal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

REMSReserve Equipment Maintenance Satellites

REMUReserve Equipment Maintenance Units


Rep BnReplacement Battalion

Rep BnRepresentative

RepatDepRepatriation depot



REPTReserve Entry Training Program


RERMCRiding Establishment Royal Military College

ResReserve - force of men remaining behind the lines to reinforce the front lines where needed

RESOReserve Entry Scheme - Officers

RETPReserve Entry Training Plan


RFReserve Fleet

RFARoyal Field Artillery

RFARoyal Fleet Auxiliary

RFBRegimental Funds Board

RFBReported from Base - unit base report about a soldier

RFCReserve Force Centre

RFCRoyal Field Corps

RFCRoyal Flying Corps - see RAF





RforCMFReinforcements for Central Mediterranean Force

RFRRoyal Fleet Reserve

RFRARoyal Artillery Pre-War Reservist


RFTPRefresher Flying Training Plan


RfusRoyal Fusiliers

RGRegulating Petty Officer

RGARoyal Garrison Artillery

RGRRoyal Garrison Regiment

RGSSRegistrar General of Shipping and Seamen


RGuernseyLIRoyal Guernsey Light Infantry

RHARoyal Horse Artillery

RHCBlack Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

RHCRoyal Highlanders of Canada

RHGDSRoyal Horse Guards

RHIGHRSRoyal Highlanders (The Black Watch)

RHLIRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry

RHNRoyal Hellenic Navy

RHofCANRoyal Highlanders of Canada

RHQRCASCReconstituted Headquarters, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

RHRofCRoyal Highland Regiment of Canada



RIFBRIGRifle Brigade

RIIPReserve Integrated Information Project

RInnisFusRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers

RIrRegRoyal Irish Regiment

RIrRifRoyal Irish Rifles

RIsFusRoyal Irish Fusiliers

RLancRRoyal Lancaster Regiment

RLERadio Location Establishment

RLHQRear Link Headquarters

RLL(UK)Rotation Leave List (United Kingdom)

RLMSRCCSRailway Line Maintenance Section, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

RLOResearch Liaison Officer (Naval)

RLRCAMCResearch Laboratory, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

RLURadio Location Unit


RlwyConst(Op)(Tg)Coy(Gp)Railway Construction (Operating) (Telegraph) Company (Group)

RMAir Radio Mechanic


RMRoyal Marines

RMARoyal Marine Artillery

RMBRoyal Marine Band

RMBPDRoyal Marine Boom Patrol Detachment

RMBRIGRoyal Marine Brigade

RMCRoyal Military College of Canada

RMERoyal Marine Engineers

RMFRoyal Munster Fusiliers

RMFARoyal Malta Fencible Artillery

RMHRCAMCRideau Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

RMHRCAMCRimouski Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps


RMLIRoyal Marines Light Infantry

RMORegimental Medical Officer

RMORoyal Marine Office

RMRRocky Mountain Rangers

RMRRoyal Montreal Regiment

RMSCRRoyal Marine Support Craft Regiment

RMSFRoyal Marine Striking Force

RMSORoyal Marine Signal Office

RMTCRadio Mechanic's Training Centre

RMTCRCASCReserve Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

RMTechRefrigeration and Mechanical Technician

RMTGRoyal Marine Training Group

RNRoyal Navy

RNADRoyal Navy Armament Depot

RNARYRoyal Naval Aircraft Repair Yard

RNASRoyal Naval Air Service

RNASRoyal Naval Air Station

RNASAACRoyal Naval Air Service Anti-Aircraft Corps

RNBRoyal Naval Barracks

RNBTRRoyal Naval Benevolent Trust Representative

RNCVRRoyal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

RNDRoyal Naval Division

RNDevonYeoRoyal North Devon Yeomanry

RNLORoyal Naval Liaison Officer

RNNRoyal Netherlands Navy

RNOResident Naval Officer

RNOResident Naval Overseer

RNorNRoyal Norwegian Navy

RNPSRoyal Naval Patrol Service

RNRRoyal Naval Reserve

RNSRadio and Navigation School

RNSCRoyal Navy Staff College

RNSRRoyal Naval Special Reserve

RNTERoyal Naval Training Establishment

RNTFRoyal Naval Torpedo Factory

RNVRRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve

RNWCCRoyal Naval War Comforts Committee

RNWLRoyal Naval War Libraries

RNWMPRoyal North-West Mounted Police

RNZERoyal New Zealand Engineers

RNZNRoyal New Zealand Navy

RORecords Only

RORecruiting Office

ROReinforcement Officer

ROReport Officer

ROReporting Officer

RORoutine Order

ROCRoyal Observer Corps

ROCAResident Officer Canal Area

ROCMHQRecords Office, Canadian Military Headquarters

ROERules of Engagement

RofPReport of Proceedings

ROGRCERailway Operating Group, Royal Canadian Engineers

ROLSH(RC)CA(AF)Regimental Orders Lord Stratchcona Horse (Royal Canadians) Canadian Army Active Force

RomRschCommunicator Research

ROpRadio Operator

ROSJDRoutine Orders St. John's Defences

ROTPRegular Officer Training Plan

ROTP(CMC)Regular Officer Training Plan (at Canadian Military Colleges)

ROTP(U)Regular Officer Training Plan (at Civilian Universities)

RO''W''FRoutine Orders ''W'' Force

RO''Z''FRoutine Orders ''Z'' Force

RPRadar Plot Rate

RPRadar Plotter

RPReserve Posting

RP (Records)Reserve Posting (Records)

RPIGHQ&LofCTRear Party Increment General Headquarters & Line of Communication Troops

RPORegulating Petty Officer

RPSDReserve Pacific Support Depot

RQ&ARations, Quarters and Allowance

RQMRegimental Quartermaster

RQMSRegimental Quartermaster Sergeant



RRRifle Range

RRCRoyal Red Cross

RRCRoyal Regiment of Canada

RRCRoyal Rifles of Canada

RREDistrict Recruiting Establishment

RRegCRoyal Regiment of Canada

RRFRoyal Regiment of Fusiliers

RRMCRoyal Roads Military College

RRRRegina Rifle Regiment

RSRecruiting Station

RSReinforcement Section

RSReserve Status

RSCFCReinforcement Section Canadian Forestry Corps

RScFusRoyal Scots Fusiliers

RSCOTSRoyal Scots (Lothiam Regiment)

RSHQCFCReinforcement Section Headquarters Canadian Forestry Corps

RSMRegimental Sergeant-Major - senior non-commissioned officer in a regiment

RSMHRCAMCRectory Street Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

RSORange Safety Officer

RSSRegimental Support Staff

RSSRegular Support Staff

RSTechRadar Systems Technician

RSTechRadioman Special

RsuRepair & Salvage Unit

RSussRRoyal Sussex Regiment

RTRadio Technician

RTRadio Telephony

RTCReturned to Corps - a soldier returning to duty

RTCRCARReserve Training Centre, Royal Canadian Artillery Reinforcements



RTORailway Tranport Officer

RTORegimental Transport Officer

RTOResearch Technical Officer

RTOReturn to Owners

RTOSRCCSRailway Telegraph Operating Section, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

RTTPReserve Tradesmen Training Plan

RTUReturned to Unit - a soldier returning to a unit following illness, wounds, leave or training

RURadio Unit

RUReinforcement Unit

RUSNOResident U.S. Naval Officer (U.S.)

RVRendez-vous point on Patrol

RVHMRoyal Victoria Hospital Montreal

RVMRoyal Victorian Medal

RWRecorded Warning

RWCHRCAMCRoman Way Convalescent Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

RWCRCERailway Workshop Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

RWFusRoyal Welsh Fusiliers

RWINGReinforcement Wing

RWKentRRoyal West Kent Regiment

RWpgRRoyal Winnipeg Rifles

RWPURadio Wave Propagation Unit

RWRRoyal Winnipeg Rifles

RXArmy Remount Section, Army Service Corps Number Prefix


RYMRoyal Yugoslav

RYPARoll, Yaw, Pitch and Alter Course

Abbreviations Meaning:


S&AHSoutherland & Argyll Highlanders

S&CDSydney & Canso Defences

S&LPSyrian & Lebanese Ports

S&PRCASCStationary & Printing, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

S&TCSupply and Transport Corps

S&TDRCASCSupply & Transport Details, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

S(Prob)Signalman (Probationer)


S/DSubmarine Detector

S/LSailing List

S/LSquadron Leader

S/LieutSecond Lieutenant

S/MSergeant Major


S/PSignalling Projector

S/QMSStaff Quartermaster-Sergeant

S/SSound Signalling

S/SgtStaff Sergeant

S/SjtStaff Sergeant

S/TSonic Telegraphy

SASalvation Army

SASouth Atlantic

SAStaff Adjutant

SASupply Assistant

SAStores Assistant

SASouth Africa

SASubsistence Allowance

SASmall Arms

SA/SSuperintendent, Anti-submarine

SAASmall Arms Ammunition

SAABRCASection Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

SAALOSenior Anti-Aircraft Ack Liaison Officer

SAAMS/LTRCASpecial Anti-Aircraft Mobile Search Light Troop, Royal Canadian Artillery

SABStores Audit Branch

SACSoldier Aid Commission (Department of Veterans Affairs)

SACSouth African Constabulary

SACOW/SRCOCSection Armoured Corps Ordnance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

SACSEASupreme Allied Commander, South-East Asia

SADSSquadron Armoured Division Signals

SAESchool of Aeronautical Engineering

SAESenior Assistant Engineer

SAECSouth African Engineer Corps

SAIRCEMESmall Arms Inspectorate, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

SAIRgtSouth African Irish Regiment

SAirSOStation Air Services Officer

SAMSchool of Aircraft Maintenance

SAMSchool of Aviation Medicine

SAMHSte. Anne's Military Hospital



SANLCSouth African Native Labour Corps

SanSecSanitary Section

SAOSenior Accountant Officer

SAOSquadron Accountant Officer

SAOStaff Accountant

SAOISemi-Annual Ordnance Inspection

SAPSoldier Apprentice Plan

SARSchool of Aircraft Recognition

SARSouth Albert Regiment

SASSuperintendent Anti-Submarine (Naval)


SASOSuperintendent Armament Supply Officer

SASSSpecial Air Service Regiment

SATSuperintendent of British Air Training

SAVStaff Assistance Visit

SBSignal Boatswain

SBSpecial Branch

SBStockbrokers' Battalion (10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers)

SBStretcher Bearer

SBASick Berth Attendant

SBA(Prob)Sick Berth Attendant (Probationer)

SBCPOSick Berth Chief Petty Officer

SBDSuperintendent Boom Defence

SBDSuperintendent of Boom Defence

SBGSmall Box Girder

SBLStatic Base Laundry

SBLRCOCStatic Base Laundry, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

SBNOSenior British Naval Officer

SBPCSenior British Naval Officer

SBPOSick Berth Petty Officer

SBRCASearchlight Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

SBSSick Berth Steward

SCSeaforth Camp

SCService Chevrons

SCShip's Circulation or Senior Constructor

SCNew York (Halifax, Sydney) to United Kingdom Convoy


SCStar of Courage

SCAEFSupreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force

SCAPSupreme Commander for the Allied Powers

SCCSurrey County Council

SCCRCOCSalvage Collecting Centre, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

SCESSpecial Construction Equipment Section

SCFO(O)Senior Canadian Flag Officer (Overseas)


SCHRCAMCSarcee Camp Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps


SCIStaff Corps Indian

SCLSuperintendent of Construction Liaison

SCNOSenior Canadian Naval Officer

SCNO(L)Senior Canadian Naval Officer (London)

SCONDVAStanding Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs

SCORifScottish Rifles (Cameronians)

SCPOStoker Chief Petty Officer

SCRRSpecial Commission on the Restructuring of the Reserves

SCSShip's Conducting Staff

SCTWSpecial Concession Transport Warrant

SCWOSchool Chief Warrant Officer

SDStrength Decrease

SD&GHStormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders

SD&TStaff Duties and Training

SD(Schedules)Supplementary Demand / Distribution (Schedules)

SD(W)Staff Duties (Weapons)

SDandTStaff Duties and Training

SDCSecretary of Defence Council

SDCShipyard Development Committee

SDCCSSpecial Detachment Canadian Corps Signals

SDCPCSpecial Detachment Canadian Provost Corps

SDCWACSpecial Detachment, Canadian Women's Army Corps

SDDDTorontoSpecial District Distributing Depot

SDDS(ET)Senior Deputy Director of Stores (Eastern Theatre)

SDDSRCCSSussex Detachment Division Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

SDDTSpecial Distributing Depot, Toronto

SDISubmarine Detector Instructor


SDOSignal Distributing Office

SDOSignal District Office (Naval)

S-DPCRCASCSub-Depot Pacific Command, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

S-DRCASCSub-Depot, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

SDRCEStores Depot, Royal Canadian Engineers

SDSRCCSSection Division Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

SEServicing Echelon

SESafety Equipment Mechanic


SEASenior Executive-Assistant to the Minister

SEASouth East Atlantic Area

SEAACHQSouth East Asia Air Command Headquarters

SEACSouth East Asia Command

SEAFOGSouth East Asia Fighter Operations Graticule System

SeaforthSeaforth Highlanders

SeaforthofCanadaSeaforth Highlanders of Canada

SeaHighrsSeaforth Highlanders

SecSecretary to a Flag Officer





SECSpecial Employment Company


SECNAVSecretary of the Navy (U.S.)

SecNBSecretary, Naval Board

SecNBSecretary, Naval Officer

SecNPSecretary, Naval Personnel

SECOSouth Eastern Command (United Kingdom)

SecOBSecretary Ordnance Board

SECPCSpecial Employment Company Pacific Command

SecySecretary, National Defence

SEDSuperintendent Equipment Division

SEESuperintendent Electrical Engineer

SEFSalary Equalization Factor

SEFSiberian Expeditionary Force - small international force sent to Russia in 1918 to help anti-communist forces

SEHUSurplus Equipment Holding Units

SEINSergeant Instructor

SELTSergeant Lieutenant

SEngStationary Engineer

SEOSquadron Engineer Officer

SEOSenior Engineer Officer

SEO(CO)Senior Engineer Officer (Combined Operations)

SEPSpecial Employment Platoon

SEPASouth East Pacific Area

SEPISergeant Pioneer


Serial5000Miscellaneous Personnel Overseas - No.1 General Reinforcement Unit


SERSuptSafety Equipment and Aircraft Refinishing Superintendent

SETechSafety Equipment Technician

SETRUSergeant Trumpeter

SFCSchool of Fighter Control

SFFSShips Fire Fighting School

SFofCScots Fusiliers of Canada

SFORStabilization Force

SFRSherbrook Fusiliers Regiment

SFSCFCSpecial Forestry Section Canadian Forestry Corps

SFTSService Flying Training Schools

SGSydney-Greenland Convoy


SGBSteam Gun Boat

SGdsScots Guards

SGHQCRCASCSection General Headquarters Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

SgLSurgeon Lieutenant

SgLCdSurgeon Lieutenant Commander


SGOSquadron Gunnery Officer

SGOCRCOC(AD)Support Group Ordnance Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps



SgtPSergeant Pilot

SgtPltSergeant Pilot

SGW/SRCOCSupport Group Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps


SHAShore Authority Number

SHAEFSupreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force

SHAPESupreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

SHARPStandard for Harassment and Racism Prevention

SHBRCASuper Heavy Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

ShCkShip's Cook

ShCplShip's Corporal

SHEAFSupreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force

SherForSherwood Foresters

SherFusRSherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment

SherRangSherwood Rangers Yeomanry

SHofCSeaforth Highlanders of Canada


Shpt,1c(or2c,3c,4c,5c)Shipwright, 1st Class (or 2nd,3rd,4th or 5th Class)

SHRSt. Hyacinthe Regiment

ShropsLIShropshire Light Infantry

ShropsYeoShropshire Yeomanry

ShrWShrapnel Wound

SHURCCSSignals Holding Unit, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

SIStrength Increase

SISpecial Instruction

SICSpecial Infantry Company

SIDGSuperintending Inspector of Degaussing

SIDPHQCRUSection "I" Defence Platoon Headquarters Canadian Reinforcement Unit





SigmnSignalman or signalmen

SigSeaSignalman (Sea)

SInvSecurity Investigator

SIOCOSenior Intelligence Officer, Combined Operations

SIRSeniority in Rank

SIrHSouth Irish Horse

SISCPCSpecial Investigation Section Canadian Provost Corps

SITCSpecial Infantry Training Centre

SitrepSituation Report

SIUSpecial Investigation Unit

SIVStaff Inspection Visits

SIWSelf-Inflicted Wound

SJF(MG)St. John Fusiliers (Machine Gun)

SJMHSt. Jerome Military Hospital

SJMHRCAMCSt. John's Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

SJSMHRCAMCSaint James Street Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps



SLSailing List


SLAService Level Agreement

SLanRSouth Lancashire Regiment

SLCSupport Landing Craft

SLISomerset Light Infantry

SLI(MG)Saskatoon Light Infantry (Machine Gun)

SLICGRU"S" List I Canadian General Reinforcement Unit



SLTWSpecial Leave Travel Warrant

SLUSignals Landline Units

SMStoker Mechanic

SMSergeant Major

SMBHStanding Medical Board Hamilton

S-MCSergent-Major De Compagnie (French only)

SMDSuperintendent of Mining & Design

SMEBritUnitsSchool of Mechanical Engineers

SMGSub-Machine Gun


SMHSorel Military Hospital

SMHIRCAMCSydney Military Hospital Installation, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

SMHRCAMCSaskatoon Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

SMHRCAMCShelburne Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

SMHRCAMCSherbrooke Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

SMHRCAMCSimcoe Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

SMHRCAMCSuffield Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

SMHRCAMCSussex Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

SMiShrapnel Mine

SMjrSergeant Major


SMOSenior Medical Officer

SMO(D)Squadron Medical Officer (Dental)

S-MRSergent-Major Regimentaire (French only)

SMTPSpecial Militia Training Program

SMTSIDRCOCSpecial Mechanical Transport / Military / Militia or Motor Transport Stores Increment Detachment, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps


SNADSupt. Naval Armament Depot

SNCFSouthern Naval Coastal Frontier

SNEO(T)Senior Naval Experimental Officer (Torpedoes)

SNLRServices No Longer Required

SNOSenior Naval Officer

SNOALSenior Naval Officer Advanced Landing

SNOCSenior Naval Officer Cyrenaica

SNOCASenior Naval Officer Casablanca Area

SNOCONSenior Naval Officer Combined Operations North

SNOCOWSenior Naval Officer Combined Operations Isle of Wight

SNOESySenior Naval Officer, Eastern Sicily

SNOLSenior Naval Officer Landing

SNOLASenior Laval Officer Landing, Levant Area

SNOTripSenior Naval Officer Tripolitania

SNRSenior Naval Representative

SNSOSuperintending Naval Store Officer

SOSpecial Operator

SOSignals Officer

SOStaff Officer

SOSenior Officer

SOStanding Orders

SO(A/AIR)Staff Officer for Air Duties

SO(CO)Staff Officer (Combined Operations)

SO(D)SSenior Officer (Dutch Ships)

SO(I)Staff Officer (Intelligence)

SO(M)Staff Officer (Material)

SO(O)Staff Officer (Operations)

SO(P)Staff Officer (Plans)

SO(T)Staff Officer (Trade)

SO/SMSenior Officer, Submarine

SOACEFSenior Officer Aircraft Carriers Eastern Fleet

S-OBREV1Sous-Officier Breveté de 1re Classe

S-OBREV2Sous-Officier Breveté de 2eme Classe

SOCSenior Officers Course

SOCOSignal Officer, Combined Operations

SOCSStaff Officer Control Service (Naval)

SODS(Air)Staff Officer Dental Services (Air)

SOESpecial Operation Executive

SOEATPACFORCommander U.S. South East Pacific Force

SOEscortsSenior Officer Escorts

SOF(V)Senior Office Force (V)

SofASchool of Artillery

SofCSchool of Cookery

SofSStatement of Service

SOFSCSenior Officer Fleet Signal School

SOHStaff Officer / Senior Officer / Signal Officer or Standing Orders Force "H"

SOIStaff Officer - Intelligence

SOKNorwegian Mission, Cockspur St. South West 1

SOMBBSenior Officer Mobile Balloon Barrage

SOMBBSenior Officer Motor Boat Base

SOMESenior Ordnance Mechanical Engineer

SomLISomerset Light Infantry

SonarmnSonarman (Sea)

SONTSenior Officer Northern Trawlers

SOOStaff Officer for Operational Duties

SOP(A)U.S. Naval Senior Officer Present Afloat at (U.S.)

SOPACFORCommander U.S. Pacific Force

SOPLStaff Officer Polish Liaison

SOREStaff Officer, Royal Engineers

SORMSenior Officer, Royal Marines

SORS(B)Senior Officer Raiding Squadron "B"

SORS(D)Senior Officer Raiding Squadron (Dutchmen)

SORS(H)Senior Officer Raiding Squadron "H"

SORTFSenior Officer Radar Training Flotilla

SOSSend Ordinary Course or Senior Officer Chasseurs

SOSStruck off strength - when a soldier ceases to be a member of a unit because of transfer, injury or death

SOS1RCOCRUStruck Off Strength 1 Reserve or Regiment, Canadian Ordnance Corps Reinforcement Unit

SOSEFSenior Officer Suez Escort Force

SOSGSenior Officer Support Group

SOTCSpecial Officers Training Centre

SOTLDFSenior Officer Thames Local Defence Flotilla

SOVMPFSenior Officer Vernon Mine Recovery Flotilla

SoWSuperintendent of Works

SOWESTPACFORCommander U.S. South West Pacific Force (U.S.)


SPSecurity Police

SPSignal Publication

SPSpecial Posting


SPShore Patrol

SPStaging Post


SPASouth Pacific Area

SPBService Police Barracks

SPBulletinSenior Psychologist's (Administration) Bulletin

SpConstSpecial Constable

SPCOSASpare Part Control Offices South Africa



SpecIncSpecial Increment

SPENAVOSpecial Naval Observer, London (U.S.)

SPNOCDSenior Polish Naval Officer, Clyde District

SPOStoker Petty Officer

SPO(FF)Stoker Petty Officer (Fire Fighter)

SprSapper - lowest enlisted rank in Canadian Engineers (see CE)

SPSRCASC(D)Supply Personnel Section, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (Deffered)



SQSydney-Quebec convoy

SQSoldier Qualification



SQMSSquadron Quartermaster-Sergeant

SQMSStaff Quartermaster-Sergeant



SRStrength Return

SRSupplementary Reserve

SRSpecial Reserve

SRScottish Regiment

SRScottish Rifles (The Cameronians)

SR&BRCASurvey Regiment & Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

SRARNAHSurgeon Rear Admiral Royal Navy Auxiliary Hospital

SRBRCASound Ranging Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

SRCSignals Refresher Course

SRDSpecial Radar Detachment

SRDSpecial Recruiting Detachment

SRDSupply Reserve Depot

SRESound Reproduction Equipment

SRGSpecial Reinforcement Group

SRItoSRRCASound Ranging Increment to Survey Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

SRMGDSherbrooke Regiment Machine Gun Depot

SRNOSenior Royal Navy Officer

SRNOSquadron Royal Marine Officer

SROSquadron Physical and Recreational Training Officer

SRRCASearchlight Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

SRRCASurvey Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

SRRDSpecial Repair Ratings (Dockyard)

SRSSyllabus Regimental Schools

SRUSignal Reinforcement Unit

ssshell shock

SSSanitary Section

SSSpecial Service

SSSupply Special

SSSteamship - transport vessel used to carry troops and equipment

SSSubmarine (U.S.)

SS(British)Special Service

SS(German)Schutzstaffeln, Nazi party organizations; including elite military units and formations

SS/TSuper Sonic Telegraphy

SSAShip's Steward's Assistant

SSAShort Service Appointment

SSaskRSouth Saskatchewan Regiment

SSBSpecial Service Battalion

SSBSuperintendent of Shipbuilding

SSCSecretary Naval Staff Committee

SSCRUSignals Section Canadian Reinforcement Units

SSDRCOCSpecial Salvage Detachment, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

SSESuperintendent Admiralty Signal Establishment

SSEStaff Sergeant

SSEAPSummer Student Employment Assistance Program

SSEINStaff Sergeant Instructor

SSIBSpecial Services Infantry Battalion

SSMSquadron Sergeant-Major

SSMStaff Sergeant-Major

SSM&SRSault Ste. Marie & Sudbury Regiment

SSMISquadron Sergeant-Major Instructor

SSOSpecial Signals Office or Squadron Signal Officer

SSOSenior Staff Officer

SSpecSecurity Specialist

SSRSouth Saskatchewan Regiment

SSRCSmall Scale Raiding Craft

SSRCASpecial Section, Royal Canadian Artillery

SSRFSmall Scale Raiding Force

SSSSecurity Service Section

SSS&S-SSussex Services Staff & Sub-Staff

SSTSecretary Strathcona Trust

SStaffsRSouth Staffordshire Regiment

SSTechSafety Systems Technician



STShip's Storeman

STSeaman Torpedoman



StaffYeoStaffordshire Yeomanry


StatEngStationary Engineer

StatHospStationary Hospital


StatyStationary Hospital - large movable hospital of between 400 and 1,000 beds

StatyHospStationary Hospital - large movable hospital of between 400 and 1,000 beds

STCDBSpecial Tunnelling Company Detachment "B"

STDSignals Training Detachment


STEStokers' Training Establishment

STEDSuperintendent of Torpedo Experimental Design

StenoStenographic Pool

STEPSkilled Trades Entry Plan


StFXUSaint Francis Xavier University

StJFusSt. John Fusiliers

StJSofAISt. Jerome School of Army Instruction

STKSpecial Tanker




STOSea Transport Officer

STOSquadron Torpedo Officer

Sto 1c (or 2c)Stoker, 1st Class (or 2nd Class)

STPSupervision Training Personnel


ST-SEStaff Sergeant

STTDSenior Technician (Naval)

STTDSenior Technician, Technical Davison


Stwd(Prob)Steward (Probationer)

SUSignals Units

SUStaging Unit

SUStaging Units


SUACWSub-Unit Assumption College Windsor


SuballceSubsistence Allowance



SUEPSubsidized University Education Plans

SuffRSuffolk Regiment

SuffYeoSuffolk Yeomanry

SUMASurgeon Major

SUMIRCEMESection Unit Maintenance Inspection, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

SUNWMPSuperintendent North West Mounted Police



SUPSupply Officer


SUPEGEastern Group Supply Council


SuppPtIIO(C)Supplementary Part II Orders (Consolidated)

SuppPtIIOrdersUEUKwithAAI(C)Supplementary Part II Orders Units Expeditionary United Kingdom with Allied Armies in Italy (Consolidated)

SuptARYSuperintendent Aircraft Repair Yard

SupTechSupply Technician



Surg(Rank)Surgeon (Rank)

Surg(Rank)forDDSurgeon (Rank) for Dental Duties

SurgGenSurgeon General


SurvCESurveyor Construction Engineering

SUSSoldier Under Sentence

SussYeoSussex Yeomanry

SVSupply Vessels

SVCBNService Battalion


SVDSuperintendent Victuallying Depot

SVEO(M)Senior Vernon Equipment Officer (Maintenance)

SVSOSuperintending Victuallying Store Officer


SvyBty(Regt)Survey Battery (Regiment), Royal Canadian Artillery

SvyCoySurvey Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

SWShell or Shrapnel Wound - wound type of wound received from shrapnel or shell fragment


SW/SRCOCSub Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

SW/TOStaff Wireless Telegraphy Officer (Naval)

SWASouth West Atlantic Area

SWalesBordSouth Wales Borderers


SWDSuperintendent of Welding Development

SWD(N)(MS)Superintendent of Welding Development (Naval) (Merchant Shipping)

SWGISCICSpecial Wireless Group Intelligence Section, Canadian Intelligence Corps

SWGRCSSpecial Wireless Group, Royal Canadian Signals

SWOSquadron Wireless Telegraphy Officer

SWPASouth West Pacific Area

SWPAKFRONSouth-west Pacific Sea Frontier

SWRCEMESub Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

SWSSpecial Wireless Station, Royal Canadian Signals


Abbreviations Meaning:




T&DUTrials & Demonstration Unit

T&SWCACTETechnical & Schools Wing, Canadian Armoured Corps Training Establishment

T&TThrough & Through

T(B)TCTemporary (Basic) Training Centre

T(No)BTreasury Board Minutes

T/Temporary (appointed rank)

T/ATorpedo Aircraft


TATorpedo Armourer

TABTDVaccine Against Typhoid, Paratyphoid A & B, Tetanus & Diphtheria

TACTactical Air Command

TAFTactical Air Force

TAFTemporary Air Facilities

TAGTrinidad-Guantanamo Convoy

TAGSTelegraphist Air Gunner's School

TankAuxTankers (Auxiliary)

TankFATankers Fleet Auxiliary

TASCTraining Area Selection Committee

TA-TkBRCATraining Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

TATPTechnical Apprentice Training Plan

TBGTraining Brigade Group

TBW/SRCOCTraining Brigade Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

TCTransit Camp

TCTraining Centre

TCTunnelling Company

TCTorpedo Coxswain

TCAC(CO)The Canadian Armoured Corps (Corps Orders)

TCADSRCCSTroop Canadian Armoured Division Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

TCCRCASCTraining Composite Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

TCHRCAMCToronto Convalescent Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

TCPTime Credit for Promotion

TCRCAMCTraining Command, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

TCSTransport Conversion Squadron

TCVTroop Carrying Vehicle

TDTraining Depot

TDTemporary Duty

TDTorpedo Detector

TDDEETask Design Development Experimental Establishment

TDFTest and Development Flight

TDRTank Delivery Regiment



TechAMedTechnical Assistant Medical




Tel(SO)Telegraphist (Special Operator)

TeleTelegraph or telegraphic


TelMSupt(A)Telecommunications Maintenance Superintendent (Air)

TelMSupt(G)Telecommunications Maintenance Superintendent (Ground)

TEOTorpedo Engineer Officer

TEREMETraining Establishment, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (British Unit)

TESTechnical and Engineer School

TFTask Force

TFTerritorial Force

TFCTime of 1st Gall (U.S.)

TFCRCETraining Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

TFEMTerritorial Force Efficiency Medal

TFNSTerritorial Force Nursing Service

TFRRCATraining Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

TFWMTerritorial Force War Medal

TGTask Group

TGMTorpedo Gunner's Mate

TgTechTelegraph Technician

THTrinidad-Halifax convoy

THCPTin Hats Concert Party

THGHRCAMCThe Horseman General Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

THITime Handed In

THUTemporary Holding Unit

THVTrinity House Vessel

TITechnique of Instruction

TITorpedo/Anti-Submarine Instructor

TIDTour of Instructional Duty

TIUTraining Incoming Units

tkTank Delivery Regiment



TLTrade Level

TLAABRCATraining Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery

TLCTank Landing Craft


TLTSTechnical Landline Training School

TMTrench Mortar

TMBTrench Mortar Battery - small- to medium-calibre mortars used in infantry support and to shell enemy trenches

TMCATerrace Military Camp Area

TMHToronto Military Hospital

TMHTracadie Military Hospital

TMHRCAMCTerrace Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

TMRThe Midland Regiment


TOTransport Officer (only when used with bde, bn, etc.)

TOTraining Officer

TOTorpedo Officer

TOTelegraph Operator

TOTransport Officer or Torpedo Officer

TODTime of Despatch or Time of Delivery (U.S.)

TOETTest of Elementary Training

TOOTime of Origin

TOpTeletype Operator


TORTime of Receipt (U.S.)

TOR(T)The Ontario Regiment (Tank)

TORPTorpedo (U.S.)

TOSTerms of Service

TOSTaken on Strength - entry of a soldier to a unit


TPTraining Plan

TPTemporary Pay



TPCCourseTelecommunications Performance Checker Course

TPDCPCTraining Provost Detachment Canadian Provost Corps

TPGTemporary Parade Ground

TprTrooper - lowest rank in a cavalry unit




TQTradesmens Qualification

TQ&ETrade Qualifications and Employment

TQMSTechnical Quartermaster Sergeant


TRTraining Records


TRTraining Reserve

TransTransferred - to be sent from one unit or location to another

TransfTransferred - to be sent from one unit or location to another

TransSqnTransport Squadron (Royal Canadian Air Force)


TRETelecommunications Research Establishment

TRETemporary Reserve Employment

Tres(Army)Chief Treasury Officer (Army)

Tres(Navy)Chief Treasury Officer (Naval Services)

trgTraining Centre


TrgOTraining Officer

TrgVesTraining Vessels


TrngCoyTraining Company

TROFTransport Officer

TRRRégiment de Trois-Rivières (French only)

TrshpTroop Ships


TRVTorpedo Recovery Vessel

TSTrade School

TSTop Secret

TSTransport Specials

TS(Records)Trainees Section

TSBadgeTrained Soldier's Badge

TSDSTwo Speed Destroyer Sweep

TSDSRCCSToronto Section Division Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals


TSMTroop Sergeant Major

TSOTechnical Staff Officer

TSRTorpedo Spotting Reconnaissance (Aircraft)

TSRTrained Soldier Regiment

TSRTransport Special Reserve

TSR(MG)Toronto Scottish Regiment (Machine Gun)

TSUTechnical Signals Unit

TSVTorpedo School Vessel

TTCTemporary Transit Camp

TTCTemporary Training Centre

TTSTechnical Training Schools

TTSTrades Training School

TUTactical Urgency

TUTask Unit

TunCoyTunnelling Company

TurcoTurn Round Control (Overlord)

TVCThames Valley Camp

TWTransport Warrant

TWTravel Warrant

TZTyneside Division

Abbreviations Meaning:


UATCUniversity Air Training Corps

UATCSUniversity Air Training Corps Squadrons

UCUnited Kingdom-Caribbean convoy

UCCUnited Church of Canada

UDUniversity Detachments

UGUnited States-Gibraltar convoy

UICUnit Identification Code

UKUnited Kingdom

UKALMUnited Kingdom Air Liaison Mission

UKARUnited Kingdom Approach Routes

UKCCUnited Kingdom Commercial Corporation

UKSAUnited Kingdom Shipping Adviser

ULUnattached List

ULNDHQ(D)Unattached List National Defence Headquarters (Details)

ULOUniversity Liaison Officer

UMHRCAMCUtopia Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

UMSUnit Medical Section

UMSPUndergraduate Medical Subsidization Plan


UNDOFUnited Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Golan Heights)

UNEFMEUnited Nations Emergency Force Middle East

UNFICYPUnited Nations Force in Cyprus

UNIFILUnited Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

UNIPOMUnited Nations India Pakistan Observation Mission


unkunknown - location of a soldier is not known

UNMOGIPUnited Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

UNOGILUnited Nations Observer Group in Lebanon


UNTDUniversity Naval Training Division

UNTEAUnited Nations Temporary Executive Authority in West Guinea

UNTSOUnited Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine

UNYOMUnited Nations Yemen Observation Mission

UofTUniversity of Toronto

UofTO/STrCoyUniversity of Toronto Overseas Training Company

UPDRCAPCUnit Pay Detachment, Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps

UPDTUnit Personnel Data Transaction

URDISYour Despatch (U.S.)

URTPUniversity Reserve Training Plan

USUnited States (of America)

US(A)United States (Army)

USAUnited States Army

USAUnited States of America

USAAFUnited States Army Air Force

USADUnited States Army Depot (or Sub-Depot)

USAHSUnited States Hospital Ship

USATUnited States Army Transport (U.S.)

USCGUnited States Coast Guard

USCGCUnited States Coast Guard Cutter

USDUEUnited States Distinguished Unit Emblem

USEDUnited States Engineering Department

USLOMUnited States Naval Senior Line Officer at -

USMCUnited States Marine Corps

USMNAMUnited States Military, Naval and Air Mission

USNUnited States Navy

USNAABUnited States Naval Advanced Amphibious Base

USNAATBUnited States Naval Advanced Amphibious Training Base

USNAATSBUnited States Naval Advanced Amphibious Training Sub. Base

USNAMSBUnited States Naval Advanced Maintenance Sub. Base

USNATBUnited States Naval Amphibious Training Sub. Base

USNAVPOUnited States Naval Port Officers

USNLOSUnited States Naval Liaison Officers

USNRUnites States Navy Reserve

USNSDUnited States Naval Stores and Spare Parts Depot

USNTSDUnited States Navy Technical Division

USROUnited States Routing Officers

USSUnited States Ship

USShipUnited States Ship

USSRUnion of Socialist Soviet Republics

UTUnsuitable for Training

UTOUnit Training Officers

UTPMUniversity Training Plan (Men)

UTPM(CMC)University Training Plan Men (at Canadian Military Colleges)

UTPM(U)University Training Plan Men (At Civilian Universities)

UTPNCMUniversity Training Plan Non-Commissioned Members

UVFUlster Volunteer Force

UWOCUniversity of Western Ontario Contingen

Abbreviations Meaning

V&FVAOVancouver & Fraser Valley Area Orders

V/ChiefVice Chief

V/SVisual Signalling

V/TVisual Telegraphy

VAVictualling Assistant


VA(No)Vice-Admiral (No.) Battle Squadron

VAABHVictor Animatophone and Bell & Howell

VACVeterans Affairs Canada

VAC(FleetorSqdn)Vice-Admiral Commanding (Fleet or Squadron)

VACSTCVernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre

VADVoluntary Aid Detachment

VCVictoria Cross

VCCOVice-Chief of Combined Operations

VCDCMSCValcartier Camp Detachment, Corps of Military Clerks

VCDSVice Chief of the Defence Staff

VCGSVice Chief of the General Staff

VCIGSVice Chief of the Imperial General Staff

VCMHRCAMCValcartier Camp Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

VCNOVice-Chief of Naval Operations (U.S.)

VCNSVice Chief of the Naval Staff

VCRVeterans Care Regulations

VDVolunteer Officer's Decoration

VDColonial Auxiliary Forces Officer's Decoration

VDVenereal Disease

VdeQLes Voltigeurs de Québec

VDGVenereal Disease - Gonorrhea

VDHValvular Disease of the Heart

VDSVenereal Disease - Syphilis

VE(J)Victory in Europe (Japan)




VFSVerification of Former Service

VGofCVeterans Guard of Canada

VHFVery High Frequency

VHGVeterans Home Guard (Now Veterans Guard of Canada)

V-I14th Reinforcement Draft Overseas V1

VIFVolunteers Interim Force

V-II14th Reinforcement Draft Overseas V2

VIPVeterans Independence Program


VLCVictory Loan Convoy

VLFVery Low Frequency

VLRVery long Range

VMAVernon Military Area

VMCVernon Military Camp

VMCVehicle Maintenance Course

VMHVancouver Military Hospital

VMHVictoria Military Hospital

VMHRCAMCValleyfield Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

VMHRCAMCVermilion Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

VMHRCAMCVernon Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

VOVeterinary Officer

VoltigeursLes Voltigeurs de Québec

VolTransVoluntary Transfer

VPTVolunteered for Pacific Theatre

VRVolunteer Reserve

VRCVictoria Rifles of Canada

VRDNaval Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRDVehicle Repair Depot

VRDHQVolunteer Reserve Divisional Headquarters

VRofCVictoria Rifles of Canada

VSVeterinary Surgeon

VSVictualling Storesman

VSDRCOCVancouver Sub Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

VSISVictualling Store Issuing Ship

VSOVictualling Store Officer

VSUVeteran Surgeon

VTOVisual Training Officer

VTSVocational Training School

Abbreviations Meaning:

wwounded - injury caused by enemy action


W&BDirector of Works & Buildings (Naval)

W&PCRCEWorkshop & Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

W&SSOpWater and Sanitation Service Operator

W&TWireless & Telephony


W/CWing Commander


W/MechWireless Mechanic

W/OWireless Operator

W/OpWireless Operator


W/TWireless Telegraphy

W/TBdWireless Telegraphy Board

W/TCalWireless Telegraphy Calibration Vessels

W/TOWireless Telegraphy Officer

W/TStationWireless Telegraphy Station


WAWestern Approaches

WAWeaponman Air

Wa/TWarning Telephone

WAACWomen's Auxiliary Army Corps

WACWestern Air Command

WACWar Assets Corporation

WAfWest Africa

WAFFWest Africa Frontier Force

WAGWireless Air Gunner


WarwickYeoWarwickshire Yeomanry

WAtWestern Atlantic

WBWhizz Bang

WBBVCompany of Waterborne Balloon Barrage Vessels

WCWestern Canada

WCLCWestern Command Labour Company

WCOWar Cabinet Offices

WCRCEWorks Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

WCRCE(A)Works Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (Active)

WCRCE(R)Works Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (Reserve)

Wdwounded - injury caused by enemy action

WDWomen's Division

WDWar Diary

WDWar Department

WDCSWar Disease Control Station

WDVWar Dept. Vessel or Wreck Dispersal Vessel

WEWar Establishment

WEWith Effect

WEAWeather (U.S.)

wefwith effect from

WEFWestern Escort Force

WEFWinter Experimental Flight

Welsh RWelsh Regiment

WelshHWelsh Horse

WEMWireless Electrical Mechanic

WESEAFRONWestern Sea Frontier (U.S.)

West&CumbYeoWestmoreland & Cumberland Yeomanry

WestmrR(Mot)Westminster Regiment (Motor)

WestNSRWest Nova Scotia Regiment

WESTOMPWest Ocean Meeting Point

WETPWar Emergency Training Program

WFCanadian Army Postal Corps # 1, Canadian Army Overseas

WFCanadian Army Postal Corps # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

WFLewisporte, Newfoundland

WFPhillips Head

WFSt. John's

WFGovernment of Canada Canadian Troops

WFW. Force (Newfoundland)

WFWiseman's Point

WFCRCEME"W" Force Company, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

WFERCCSWestern Fortress Establishment, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

WFODRCOC"W" Force Ordnance Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

WFPD"W" Force Postal Detachment

WFSIS"W" Force Security Intelligence Section

WG(MG)Winnipeg Grenadiers (Machine Gun)

WGDSWelsh Guards



WICSWainwright Internment Camp Staff

WIHQDCRCE(Welding) Increment Headquarters Drilling Company, Royal Canadian Engineers

WiltsRWiltshire Regiment

WiltsyeoWiltshire Yeomanry

WIRWest India Regiment

WIS(IC)Wireless Intelligence Section (Intelligence Corps)

WKWatchkeeping Certificates




WksCoyWorks Company

WkShopWorkshop Depot

Wkshp&PkCoyWorkshop and Park Company


WLIWinnipeg Light Infantry

WMWireless Mechanic

WMH(HWE)RCAMCWoodstock Military Hospital (Home War Establishment) Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

WMH(RCAMC)Wetaskiwin Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

WMH(RCAMC)Weston Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

WMH(RCAMC)Windsor Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

WMH(RCAMC)Wolsely Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

WNSRWest Nova Scotia Regiment

WNYDNWounded Not Yet Determined Nervousness (Neurasthenia)

WOWar Office

WOWarrant Officer

WO1Warrant Officer Class 1 or First Class

WO2Warrant Officer Class 2 or Second Class

WOAGWireless Operator / Air Gunner

WOCARCEWorks Organization Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Engineers

WOCOWren Ordinary Communications Operator (Radio) Standard

WOIWarrant Officer Class 1

WOIIWarrant Officer Class 2

WOIIIWarrant Officer, Class 3

WORWestern Ontario Regiment

WorcRWorcestershire Regiment

WorcYeoWorcestershire Yeomanry

WORDWestern Ontario Regimental Depot

WPLWestern Hemisphere Defence Plan

WPPSWestern Patrol Periodical Signal

WPSWarship Production Superintendent

WRShip's Writer


WRWaterways and Railways

WR(M)Westminster Regiment (Motor)

WRAFWomen's Royal Air Force

WRCNSWomen's Royal Canadian Naval Service

WRDWireless Relay Detachments

WRidRWest Riding Regiment

WRNSWomen's Royal Naval Service

WRRWest Riding Regiment

WRSWireless and Radio Schools

WSWireless School

WSWeaponman Surface

WSBWar Supply Board

WSCWar Staff College

WSGWar Service Gratuity

WSHCRCAMCWomen's Services Health Centre, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

WSItoCASSUWireless Section Increment to Canadian Air Support Signal Unit

WSomYeoWest Somerset Yeomanry

wtwireless telegraphy


WTWater Transport

WtCatOWarrant Catering Officer

WtCkOWarrant Cook Officer

WTCSWar Transport Committee Suez

WTelWarrant Telegraphist

WtelegrWarrant Telegraphist

WtEngWarrant Engineer

WtMAAWarrant Master At Arms

WtOWarrant Officer

WTOWestern Theatre of Operations

WtOffrWarrant Officer

WtOOWarrant Ordnance Officer

WtPatOWarrant Patrol Officer

WtPhotoWarrant Photographer


WTSWinter Training School

WtShptWarrant Shipwright

WtSOWarrant Stores Officer

WtWWarrant Writer

WtWOWarrant Writer Officer

WUWeaponman Underwater

WUWeaponman Underwater

WUBWorking Up Base

WVAWar Veteran's Allowance

WWWorld War

WyorksWest Yorkshire Regiment


X-1Prisoners of war (verified)

X-1 POW (D)Prisoners of War (Dieppe)

X-10All reinforcement personnel attached away from reinforcement units under appropriate authority

X-10LGLBX-10 List General List B

X-11All Red Cross and Auxiliary services personnel

X-12At depot awaiting discharge

X-2All ranks under sentence of detention, imprisonment or penal servitude

X-3All ranks evacuated on medical grounds behind Regimental Aid Posts

X-4Unposted reinforcements in the theatre of war belonging to the unit or corps

X-4LX-4 List

X-5All ranks on courses of twenty-one days or over in the theatre of war

X-6All ranks posted as missing

X-7All ranks seconded from the Canadian Army to other Allied Forces in the theatre of war

X-8All non-effective held at Base Reinforcement Units whose return to the UK has been authorized

X-9All personnel held at Base Reinforcement Units, who, for one reason or another, are not available as reinforcements and whose disposition is still to be decided

XBHalifax-Boston convoy

XDOExtended Defence Officer

X-L"A"RCAX-List "A" Royal Canadian Artillery

X-L(RCCS)X-List (Royal Canadian Corps of Signals)

X-L(UK)GLX-List (United Kingdom) General List

X-LCACX-List Canadian Armoured Corps

X-LCDCX-List Canadian Dental Company

X-LCIC(CMF)X-List Canadian Intelligence Corps (Central Mediterranean Force)

X-LCMSCX-List Corps of Military Staff Clerks

X-LCoftheRCEX-List Corps of the Royal Canadian Engineers

X-LCPCX-List Canadian Postal Corps

X-LCProCX-List Canadian Provost Corps

X-LCSGHQECMFDX-List Canadian Section General Headquarters Echelon, Central Mediterranean Force Detachment

X-LCWACX-List Canadian Women's Army Corps

XLG(CMF)X List General (Central Mediterranean Force)

X-LGLX-List General List

X-LGL(O)X-List General List (Officers)

X-LGLSuppPtIIOX-List General List Supplementary Part II Orders

X-ListList maintained by Units of Prisoners of War & Officers & Other Ranks who are missing due to enemy action

X-LofCLX-List of Canloan List

X-LRCX-List Red Cross

X-LRCAX-List Royal Canadian Artillery

X-LRCA(A/TkR)X-List Royal Canadian Artillery (Anti-Tank Regiments)

X-LRCA(AAR)X-List Royal Canadian Artillery (Anti-Artillery Regiments)

X-LRCA(MR)X-List Royal Canadian Artillery (Medium Regiments)

X-LRCA(SR)X-List Royal Canadian Artillery (Survey Regiments)

X-LRCAMCX-List Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

X-LRCAPCX-List Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps

X-LRCAS"B"X-List Royal Canadian Artillery Section "B"

X-LRCASCX-List Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

X-LRCASCBCBRDX-List Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Battalion, Canadian Base Reinforcement Depot

X-LRCEX-List Royal Canadian Engineers

X-LRCEMEX-List Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

X-LRCOCX-List Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

X-LtoC"Q"LX-List to Canadian "Q" List

X-NALX-North Africa List

XOExecutive Officer

XVExamination Vessels


Abbreviations Meaning:

Y&LRYork & Lancaster Regiment

YAGDistrict Auxiliary Vessel, Miscellaneous (U.S.)

YdepotOverseas Transit Depot


YeoofSigsYeoman of Signals

YeoSigsYeoman of Signals

YFCovered Lighter (U.S.)


YFORCEKingston, Jamaica Forces, British West Indies

YGGarbage Lighter (U.S.)

YISMHRCAMCYork Island Station Military Hospital Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

YL"Y" List

YMCAYoung Men's Christian Association

YMHRCAMCYarmouth Military Hospital Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

YMSY Class Minesweeper or Minesweeper (Motor) (U.S.)

YMTMotor Tug (U.S.)

YNBoom Defence Vessel

YNgGate Vessel (U.S.)

YNTNet Tender (Tug class) (U.S.)

YOFuel Oil Barge (U.S.)

YOGGasoline Barge/Tanker (U.S.)

YorkDnsYorkshire Dragoons

YorkHrsYorkshire Hussars

YSYugo-Slav Ship

YTTug Harbour (U.S.)

YTYukon Territory

YTEPYouth Training Employment Program

YTTTorpedo Testing Barge (U.S.)

YWWater Barges (U.S.)



ZGPanama-Guantanamo convoy