Appendix 3: Abbreviations

A Acting, Assistant
AA Anti-Aircraft
AAMC Australian Army Medical Corps
AANS Australian Army Nursing Service
AASC Australian Army Service Corps
Admin Administration, Administering
Adv Advanced
AFA Australian Field Artillery
AFV Armoured Fighting Vehicle
AGH Australian General Hospital
AIF Australian Imperial Force
ALFSEA Allied Land Forces, South-East Asia
Amb Ambulance
AMF Australian Military Forces
Amn Ammunition
Appts Appointments
Armd Armoured
Arty Artillery
A-Tk Anti-Tank
Bde Brigade
Bdr Bombardier
BEF British Expeditionary Force
BGS Brigadier, General Staff
BM Brigade Major
Bn Battalion
Brig Brigadier
Bty Battery
Capt Captain
Cav Cavalry
CBO Counter-Battery Officer
CCRA Commander, Corps Royal Artillery
Cdo Commando
CE Chief Engineer
CI Chief Instructor
CIGS Chief of the Imperial General Staff
C-in-C Commander-in-Chief
Cmdre Commodore
CO Commanding Officer
Col Colonel
Comd Command, Commander, Commanded
Comdt Commandant
Coy Company
Cpl Corporal
CRA Commander, Royal Artillery
CRE Commander, Royal Engineers (of a division)
DAAG Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General
DADMS Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services
DAG Deputy Adjutant-General
DAQMG Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General
DCE Deputy Chief Engineer
DCGS Deputy Chief of the General Staff
DDMS Deputy Director of Medical Services
DGMS Director-General of Medical Services
Dir Director
Div Division
DMS Director of Medical Services
Dvr Driver
Ech Echelon
Engrs Engineers
FA Field Artillery
Fd Field
FELO Far Eastern Liaison Office
Gen General
GHQ General Headquarters
Gnr Gunner
GOC General Officer Commanding
Gp Group
GSO 1 General Staff Officer, Grade 1
HQ Headquarters
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
Inf Infantry
Int Intelligence
KDG 1st King’s Dragoon Guards
KRRC The King’s Royal Rifle Corps
L of C Lines of Communication
L-Bdr Lance-Bombardier
L-Cpl Lance-Corporal
LH Light Horse
LHQ Allied Land Forces Headquarters
LMG Light Machine-Gun
LO Liaison Officer
LRDG Long Range Desert Group
L-Sgt Lance-Sergeant
Lt Lieutenant, Light
LTD Leave and Transit Depot
Maj Major
ME Middle East
MEF Middle East Forces
MG Machine Gun
Mil Military
Movt Movement
NGF New Guinea Force
NTF Northern Territory Force
OC Officer Commanding
OCTU Officer Cadet Training Unit
Ops Operations
OR Other Rank
Para Parachute
Pk Park
Pnr Pioneer
Pte Private
PW Prisoner of War
QMG Quartermaster-General
RA Royal Artillery
RAA Royal Australian Artillery
RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
RAE Royal Australian Engineers
RAF Royal Air Force
RAR Royal Australian Regiment
RE Royal Engineers
Regt Regiment
RFC Royal Flying Corps
Rft Reinforcement
RHA Royal Horse Artillery
RMC Royal Military College
RMO Regimental Medical Officer
RN Royal Navy
RNF The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
RNR Royal Naval Reserve
RTR Royal Tank Regiment
SASO Senior Air Staff Officer
Sgt Sergeant
SHAEF Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force
SLO Senior Liaison Officer
SMO Senior Medical Officer
SORE Staff Officer, Royal Engineers
Spr Sapper
Sqn Squadron
S-Sgt Staff-Sergeant
SWPA South-West Pacific Area
Tk Tank
Tpr Trooper
Tpt Transport
TSMG Thompson Sub-Machine-Gun
VAD Voluntary Aid Detachment
WO1 Warrant-Officer, Class 1