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AAI Allied Armies in Italy
AA&QMG Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General
“A” Branch Adjutant General’s Branch
ACMF Allied Central Mediterranean Force
ADC Aide-de-Camp
ADMS Assistant Director of Medical Services
ADOS Assistant Director of Ordnance Services
ADQMG Assistant Deputy Quartermaster General
AFHQ Allied Force Headquarters
AFV Armoured Fighting Vehicle
AG Adjutant General
AGRA Army Group Royal Artillery
AOK Armeeoberkommando (Army Headquarters)
AOP Air Observation Post
AQMG Assistant Quartermaster General
Armd. Armoured
Arty. Artillery
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BCD British Columbia Dragoons
Bde. Brigade
BGS Brigadier, General Staff
Bn. Battalion
Brig. Brigadier
CAC Canadian Armoured Corps
Canmilitry CMHQ [Address used in telegrams]
Capt. Captain
CAW Canadian Army Staff. Washington
CB Companion of the Order of the Bath
CBE Commander of the Order of the British Empire
CCRA Commander, Corps Royal Artillery
CCS Combined Chiefs of Staff
Canadian Canadian
CE Chief Engineer
CEF Canadian Expeditionary Force
CGS Chief of the General Staff
Cie Compagnie (Company)
C-in-C Commander-in-Chief
CIGS Chief of the Imperial General Staff
CMF Central Mediterranean Force
CMG Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George
CMHQ Canadian Military Headquarters, London
CO Commanding Officer
COHQ Combined Operations Headquarters
Comd. Commander
COS. Chiefs of Staff
C of S Chief of Staff
Col. Colonel
Coy. Company
Cpl. Corporal
CPS Canadian Planning Staff
CRA Commander, Royal Artillery
CRE Commander, Royal Engineers
CRS Captured Records Section, Washington

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CR Sigs. Commander, Royal Signals
CSI Companion of the Star of India
CSM Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer, Class II)
CSO Chief Signal Officer
DAF Desert Air Force
DCGS Deputy Chief of the General Staff
DCIGS Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff
DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
DDHS Deputy Director Historical Section
DDMO(O) Deputy Director of Military Operations (Overseas) [War Office]
D.Hist. (DHS) Director Historical Section
Div. Division
DNCXF Deputy Naval Commander Expeditionary Force
DSD Director(ate) of Staff Duties
DSO Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
ED Canadian Efficiency Decoration
ENSA Entertainments National Services Association
ETOUSA European Theatre of Operations United States Army
FLAMBO AFHQ Advanced Administrative Echelon
Fol. Folio
FOO Forward Observation Officer
GAF German Air Force
GCB Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
GCMG Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George
Gdfk. Goldflake
Gen. General
GHQ General Headquarters
GOC General Officer Commanding
GOC-in-C General Officer Commanding-in-Chief
GS General Staff
GSC General Staff Corps (German)
GSO General Staff Officer
HE High Explosive
HF Harassing Fire
HG Div. Hermann Göring Division
HMS His Majesty’s Ship
HQ Headquarters
H.u.D. Hoch and Deutschmeister (Grand Master of the Teutonic Order)
Inf. Infantry
IO Intelligence Officer
J.P. Joint Planners
KCMG Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George
KG Knight of the Order of the Garter
LAA. Light Anti-Aircraft
LAD Light Aid Detachment
LCA Landing Craft, Assault
LCI(L) Landing Craft, Infantry (Large)
LCM Landing, Craft, Mechanized

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L/Cpl. Lance Corporal
LCT Landing Craft, Tank
LCT(R) Landing Craft, Tank (Rocket)
Lieut. (Lt) Lieutenant
LMG Light Machine Gun
L. of C. Lines of Communication
LSI Landing Ship, Infantry
LSP Landing Ship, Personnel
LST Landing Ship, Tank
LVT Landing Vehicle, Tracked
Maj. Major
MBE Member of the Order of the British Empire
MC Military Cross
MET Enemy Mechanical Transport
M.G. Machine Gun
M.G.A. Major General in charge of Administration
MM Military Medal
M.T. Mechanical Transport
Mtn. Mountain
NAAF Northwest African Air Forces
NAAFI Navy Army and Air Force Institute
NATAF Northwest African Tactical Air Force
NATOUSA North African Theatre of Operations United States Army
NCO Non-commissioned officer
NDHQ National Defence Headquarters
NZ New Zealand
OBE Officer of the Order of the British Empire
OBS Oberbefehlshaber Süd (Commander-in-Chief South)
OBSW Oberbefehlshaber Südwest (Commander-in-Chief South West)
OC Officer Commanding
OKH Oberkommando des Heeres (Army High Command, Berlin)
OKW Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Armed Forces High Command)
OP Observation Post
Ops. Operations
PA Personal Assistant (used here to designate General McNaughton’s personal files)
PG (Pz. Gren.) Panzer Grenadier
PIAT Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank
PPA Popski’s Private Army
Pte. Private
P.W. Prisoner of War
“Q” Branch Quartermaster General’s Branch
QMG Quartermaster General
RA Royal Artillery
RAC Royal Armoured Corps
RAF Royal Air Force
RA (V) Rear Admiral (“V” Force)
RCA Royal Canadian Artillery
RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force
RCAMC Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
RCASC Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
RCE Royal Canadian Engineers

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RCEME Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
RCHA Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
RCNVR Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve
RCOC Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
Recce. Reconnaissance
Regt. Regiment
REME Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
RN Royal Navy
SAA Small arms ammunition
S.D. (W) Staff Duties (Weapons)
Sgt. Sergeant
SHAEF Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force Sitrep Situation Report
SNOL (R) Senior Naval Officer Landing (“Roger” Beach)
SP Self-Propelled
Sqn. Squadron
SS Special Service
SS (German) Schutzstaffel (Protective Unit) (Nazi party organizations, including military formations)
T.C.V. Troop-carrying vehicle
Tpr. Trooper
UK United Kingdom
US United States
USS United States Ship
VC Victoria Cross
VD Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers’ Decoration
WD War Diary
W.E. War Establishment
WFSt Wehrmachtsführungsstab (Armed Forces Operations Staff)