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Appendix 9: Abbreviations

A Acting, Assistant
AA Anti-Aircraft
AAG Assistant Adjutant-General
AAMC Australian Army Medical Corps
AAMWS Australian Army Medical Women’s Service
AASC Australian Army Service Corps
Admin Administration, Administrative
ADMS Assistant Director Medical Services
ADOS Assistant Director Ordnance Services
Adv Advanced
AEME Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
AES Army Education Service
AGH Australian General Hospital
AHQ Army Headquarters
AIF Australian Imperial Force
AMF Australian Military Forces
Angau Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit
AQMG Assistant Quartermaster-General
Armd Armoured
Arty Artillery
ATIS Allied Translator and Interpreter Section
A-Tk Anti-Tank
AVM Air Vice-Marshal
AWAS Australian Women’s Army Service
BBCAU British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit
BCOF British Commonwealth Occupation Force
Bde Brigade
Bdr Bombardier
BGS Brigadier, General Staff
BM Brigade Major
Bn Battalion
Brig Brigadier
Bty Battery
Capt Captain
CASC Commander, Army Service Corps
Cav Cavalry
CCRA Commander, Corps Royal Artillery
Cdo Commando
Cdr Commander
CE Chief Engineer
CEME Commander, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
CGS Chief of the General Staff
C-in-C Commander-in-Chief
CO Commanding Officer
Col Colonel
Comd Command, Commander, Commanded
Coy Company
Cpl Corporal
CRA Commander, Royal Artillery
CRE Commander, Royal Engineers (of a division)
CSO Chief Signals Officer
CTF Commander, Task Force
DAQMG Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General
DDST Deputy Director Supply and Transport
Det Detachment
DGPR Director-General of Public Relations
Div Division
DORCA Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs
EBSR Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment
Engrs Engineers
Eqpt Equipment
Fd Field
FELO Far Eastern Liaison Office
Gd Guard
Gen General
GHQ General Headquarters
Gnr Gunner
GOC General Officer Commanding
Gp Group
GS General Staff
GSO1 General Staff Officer, Grade 1
HQ Headquarters
Hy Heavy
i/c in command
Indep Independent
Inf Infantry
LAA Light Anti-Aircraft
LAD Light Aid Detachment
L-Cpl Lance-Corporal
LHQ Allied Land Forces Headquarters
L of C Lines of Communication
Lt Lieutenant, Light
Maj Major
MG Machine Gun
MGRA Major-General, Royal Artillery
MHR Member of the House of Representatives
Mil Military
ML Motor Launch
MLC Member of the Legislative Council
NCO Non-commissioned Officer
NEI Netherlands East Indies
NG New Guinea
NGF New Guinea Force
NGIB New Guinea Infantry Battalion
NGVR New Guinea Volunteer Rifles
NT Northern Territory
OC Officer Commanding
OCTU Officer Cadet Training Unit
OOB Order of Battle
Ops Operations
OSMG Owen sub-machine-gun
PIB Papuan Infantry Battalion
Pk Park
Pl Platoon
Pnr Pioneer
PT Patrol Torpedo (boat)
Pte Private
RAA Royal Australian Artillery
RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
RAE Royal Australian Engineers
RAF Royal Air Force
RAN Royal Australian Navy
RANR Royal Australian Naval Reserve
RANVR Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
RAR Royal Australian Regiment
Regt Regiment
RFA Royal Field Artillery
RMO Regimental Medical Officer
RNN Royal Netherlands Navy
RNZAF Royal New Zealand Air Force
Sec Section
Sgt Sergeant
SHAEF Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force
Sig Signalman
Sigs Signals
Spr Sapper
Sqn Squadron
S-Sgt Staff-Sergeant
SWPA South-West Pacific Area
Tk Tank
Tpr Trooper
Tps Troops
USAAF United States Army Air Forces
USAFFE United States Army Forces in the Far East
USASOS United States Army Services of Supply
USN United States Navy
WO1 Warrant-Officer, Class 1