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Military Abbreviations and Acronyms

Military Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Commonwealth militaries' abbreviations and acronyms
Commonwealth militaries' abbreviations and acronyms

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Military Abbreviations (WW1 to present) – Canadian & Commonwealth
Below is a list of Canadian & Commonwealth Military Abbreviations and/or Acronyms. This list is principally focused onthe Canadian Military from WW1 to present day, however this list also contains many Commonwealth (United Kingdom,Australia, ect.) abbreviations/acronyms. Apologizes in advance for any duplications or spelling errors! If there areerrors or additions, please contact me.For 'Quick Search', use Ctrl+F to search for abbreviations/acronyms
2IC – 2nd in Command404s - DND 404 (Military Driver's License)a/ - Acting RankAA – Anti-Aircraft; or Approving authority; or Air AttacheAAA – Anti-Aircraft ArtilleryAAC - Army Air Corps; Anti Aircraft Co-operationAACC - Army Air Corps CenterAACF - Anti-aircraft Co-operation FlightAACTDC - Army Air Corpse Tactical Development Center
 
AACU - Anti Aircraft Co-operation UnitAAEE - Aeroplane and Armament Experimental EstablishmentA&AEE – Aeroplane and Armament Experimental/Evaluation EstablishmentAAF - Army Airfield; or Auxiliary Air Force; or Anti-Aircraft Flight; or Allied Air ForceAAFCE - Allied Air Forces Central EuropeAAFNE - Allied Air Forces Northern EuropeAAFSE - Allied Air Forces Southern EuropeAAG – Assistant Adjutant GeneralAAGS - Air Armament & Gas SchoolAAITS - Airmen Aircrew Initial Training SchoolAAP – Anti-Armour Platoon; or Air to Air Missile; or Aircraft Acceptance Park; or Army Aircraft ParkAAPC - Anti-Aircraft Practice CampAA&QMG – Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster GeneralAAR - Air-to Air RefuelingAAS - Air Armament SchoolAASF - Advanced Air Striking Force (1939/40)AATE - Air Armament trials EstablishmentAATTF - Anti-Aircraft and Target Towing FlightAATT&DC - Army Air Transport Training & Development CenterAAU - Air Ambulance Unit; or Aircraft Acceptance Unit; or Aircraft Assembly UnitAAW - Anti-Air WarfareAB - Able Seaman; or Army BookABC - Airborne Cigar (transmitter aboard aircraft which jammed German fighter control frequencies)ABC Defence - Atomic Biological Chemical DefenceABGS(ME) Air Bombing & Gunnery School (Middle East)ABTF - Air Bombing Training FlightA/C - AircraftA/Cdre - Air CommodoreAC - AircraftmanAC1 - Aircraftman First ClassAC2 - Aircraftman Second ClassACAC - Aircrew Allocation CenterACATC - Air Cadets Adventure Training CenterACAV - Armored Cavalry Assault VehicleACDC - Aircrew Dispatch CenterACDW - Air Crew Disposal WingACC - Army Co-operation Command; or Allied Control Commission; or Air Control Center; or Armored Car CompanyACCF - Army Co-operation Command Communication FlightACCGS - Air Cadet Central Gliding SchoolACCU – Airborne Car Contact UnitACGFSOC - Air Cadet Gliding Flight Safety Officer's CourseACDU - Army Co-operation Development UnitACDU (ME) - Air Combat Development Unit (Middle East)ACF - Air Command Far EastACFAWF - Air Command Fare East All Weather FlightACFSS - Air Cadets Flying Scholarship SchemeACGS(OR) - Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Operational Requirements)ACH Air Craft HandACH - Advanced Chain HomeACHU - Aircrew Holding UnitACI – Air/Army Council InstructionACO - Advanced Chain Overseas (radar)ACO - Air Cadet OrganizationACM - Air Chief MarshalACP - Air Cadet Publication (derived from APs); or Aerodrome Control Pilot
 
ACPNTS - Air Cadets Pilot Navigation Training SchemeACR - Airfield Control RadarACRC - Air Crew Reception CentreACRC (ME) - Air Crew Reception Centre Middle EastACRC - Aircrew Receiving CentreACRS - Air Crew Refresher SchoolACS - Airfield Construction SquadronACSB - Air Crew Selection BoardACSEA - Air Command South East AsiaACSEA/ASS - Air Command South East Asia Air Service SquadronACTC - Air Cadet Training CentreACU - Air Conditioning UnitACV - Armoured Cavalry VehicleACOL - Area Coordinator of Official LanguagesA&D – Admission & Discharge (Book)AD - Aircraft Depot; or Air Defence; or After dutyADATS - Air Defense Anti-Tank SystemADC - Air Defence Centre; or Aide de CampADCC - Air Defence Cadet Corps (established 1938, see ATC)ADCS - Air Defence Cooperation Squadron; or Assistant Director of Chaplin ServicesADDS – Assistant Director of Dental ServicesADEM - Air Defences Eastern MediterraneanADES – Assistant Director of Educational ServicesADF(U) - Aircraft Delivery Flight (Unit)ADGB - Air Defence of Great BritainADGE - Air Defence Ground EnvironmentAdj - AdjutantADLS - Air Despatch Letter ServiceAdm – Administration; or admittedADM - Assistant Deputy Minister; or Air Defence MissileADM(Fin CS) - Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services)ADM(HR-Civ) - Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources – Civilian)ADM(HR-Mil) - Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources -Military)ADM(IE) - Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment)ADM(IM) - Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management)ADM(Mat) - Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel)ADM(PA) - Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Affairs)ADMS – Assistant Director of Medical ServicesADOS – Assistant Director of Ordance ServicesADPC – Assistant Director of Pay CorpsADRU - Air Dispatch & Reception UnitADS - Advanced Dressing Station; or Assistant Director of Sanitation; or Assistant Director of ServicesADS&T - Assistant Director of Supplies & TransportADU - Aircraft Delivery UnitADVS - Assistant Director of Vetern ServicesAE - Air Efficiency awardAEAES - Air Electronics & Air Engineers SchoolAEAF - Allied Expeditionary Air ForcesAEC - Assessment& Evaluation CentreAED - Aircraft Equipment DepotAEF - Air Experience Flight; or American Expeditionary ForceAEME – Australian Electrical and Mechanical EngineersAES - Air Electronics School; or Armament Experimental StationAEV - Armoured Engineer VehicleAEW - Airborne Early WarningAF – Army FormAFA – Army Field ArtilleryAFC - Armed Forces Council; or Australian Flying Corps; or Air Force Cross (medal)AFDE - Air Fighting Development EstablishmentAFDS - Air Fighting Development Squadron, part of CFEAFDU (S)- Air Fighting Development Unit/SquadronAFE - Airborne Forces EstablishmentAFEE - Airborne Forces Experimental EstablishmentAFG - Air Forces Gulf AFHQ - Airfield HeadquartersAFM - Air Force MedalAFRU - Advance Flying & Refresher UnitAFS - Advanced Flying SchoolAFS - Auxiliary Fighter SquadronAFSI(I) - Advanced Flying School (India)AFS(ME) - Advanced Flying School (Middle East)AFTCC - Air Force Troop Carrier CommandAFTDU - Airborne Forces Tactical Development UnitAFTS - Advanced Flying Training School
 
AFTU - Advanced Flying Training Unit; or Air Firing Training UnitAFU - Advanced Flying UnitAFV - Armoured Fighting VehicleAFWE - Air Forces Western EuropeAG - Air Gunner; or Adjutant GeneralAGBS - Air Gunnery & Bombing SchoolAGC - Adjutant Generals CorpsAGL - Air Gun LayingAGME - Aircraft Gun Mounting EstablishmentAGRS - Advanced Ground Radio SchoolAGRS - Air & Ground Radio SchoolA&GS -Armament & Gunnery SchoolAGS - Air Gunners School; or Aircrew Grading SchoolAGS(ME/I) - Air Gunners School (Middle East/India)AGT - Air Work & General Trading (part of the CRO)AGT - Advanced Gliding Training (Air Cadets)AGTS - Air Graduate Training SchoolAGU - Air work Grading UnitAHQ - Air HeadquartersAHQ(I) - Air Headquarters (India)A&IEU - Armament & Instrument Experimental UnitAI - Airborne Interception - night fighter radar equipmentAICF - AI Conversion FlightAIEU - Armament and Instrument Experimental UnitAIF – Australian Imperial ForcesAIFV - Armoured Infantry Fighting VehicleAIRCOM – Air Command (Airforce)AIS - Air Interception SchoolAIT - Agreement on Internal TradeAITF - AI Training FlightAJ -AJAGs - Assistant Judge Advocates GeneralAKA – Also Know AsALG - Advance Landing GroundALS - Air Landing School (India)ALO - Air Liaison OfficerAM - Air Marshal; or Air Ministry; or Air MechanicAMCTD – Army Medical Corps Training DepotAMDP - Air Member for Development & ProductionAMES - Air Ministry Experimental StationAMESS - Air Ministry Experimental Station (ground Radar Station)AMF – Australian Military ForcesAMMF - Air Ministry Meteorological FlightAMO - Air Ministry Order; or Air Movement OrderAMOR - Annual Military Occupation ReviewAMS – Army Medical Services; or Assistant Military SecretaryAMSC - Advanced Military Studies CourseAMSDU - Air Ministry Servicing Development UnitAMV – Advanced Modular VehicleAMWD - Air Ministry Works DepartmentANBS - Air Navigation & Bombing SchoolANGLICO - Air and Naval Gunfire Liason CompanyANS - Air Navigation SchoolANV – Army and Navy VeternsANZAC - Australian and New Zealand Army CorpsAOC - Air Officer Commanding; or Army Operations CourseAOCU - Andover Operational Conversion UnitAOG - Aircraft On GroundAONS - Air Observers Navigation SchoolAOP - Air Observation PostAOR - Area of Responsibility; or Auxiliary Oiler (Navy)AORG - Army Operational Research GroupAOS - Air Observers SchoolAOTS - Aircrew Officers Training SchoolAP - Aircraft Park; or Air Publication; or Assigned PayAPC - Armoured Personnel CarrierAPC (S) - Armament Practice Camp (Station)APCS - Aden Protectorate Communication SquadronAPCS & SS- Aden Protectorate Control & Support SquadronAPDU - Air Photography Development UnitAP&DU - Aircraft Preparation& Development UnitAPF - Air Pilotage FlightAPM – Assistant Provost MarshalAPS - Air Pilotage School; or Armament Practice Station

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