Acronyms and abbreviations



This is an alphabetical list of some of the acronyms and abbreviations throughout the documents on this site.

2i/c

A
A-Tk
A/L or A-L
AA
AAG
ADC
Adj
Adjt
ADMS
ADOS
APM

BC
Bde
BM
Bn
BRASCO
Bty

C
CBE
CF
Comd
Coy
CW

D
DAAG
Det
Div
Div Sigs
DOW
DSO
DZ

EMEO

Fd Amb
Fd Engr
FOO

GHQ
GOC
GSO

HQ

i/c
Ind Coy

KIA
KOSB

LO
Lt
LZ

MBE
MC
MDS
MG

OBE
OC

Para
PIAT
PM
Pn
Pro

QM
QMG

RA
RAC
RAChD
RAOC
RASC
RE
Recce
Regt
REME

SCF
Sec
SHAEF
R/B/S/CSM
Spt
Sqn

Tp

Second-in-Command

Assistant – as in AA, ADMS, ADOS, APM
Anti-Tank
Air Landing
Assistant Adjutant
Assistant Adjutant General
Aide-de-Camp
Adjutant
Adjutant
Assistant Director of Medical Services
Assistant Director of Ordnance Services
Assistant Provost Marshall

Battery Captain
Brigade
Brigade Major
Battalion
Brigade Royal Army Service Corps Officer
Battery

Command(er/ing) – as in CRA, CRASC, CRE
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Chaplain to the Forces
Command(er/ing)
Company
Clerk of Works

Deputy – as in DAAG, DAQMG, DAA
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General
Detachment/Detached
Division
Divisional Signals
Died of Wounds
Distinguished Service Order
Drop Zone

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Officer

Field Ambulance
Field Engineer
Forward Observation Officer

General Headquarters
General Officer Commanding
General Staff Officer

Headquarters

In charge/command
Independent Company

Killed in Action
King’s Own Scottish Borders

Liaison Officer
Light/Lieutenant
Landing Zone

Member of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross
Main Dressing Station
Machine gun

Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Officer Commanding

Parachute
Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank
Provost Marshall
Platoon
Provost

Quartermaster
Quatermaster General

Royal Artillery
Royal Armoured Corps
Royal Army Chaplains’ Department
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Royal Army Service Corps
Royal Engineers
Reconnaissance
Regiment
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Senior Chaplain to the Forces
Section
Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force
Regimental/Battery/Squadron/Company Sergeant-Major
Support
Squadron

Troop