Glossary of Abbreviations

 

TermDefinition
1CMR1st Canadian Mounted Rifles
2ICsecond in command
2Ltsecond lieutenant
A/Cair commodore
ABable seaman
ABMCAmerican Battlefield Monuments Commission
AC1, 2aircraftman first, second class
AFBAir Force Base
AFCAir Force Cross
AFMAir Force Medal
ANZACAustralia New Zealand Army Corps
Assnassociation
AVMair vice marshal
b.born
BAbachelor of arts
BBCBritish Broadcasting Corp.
BCATPBritish Commonwealth Air Training Plan
Bdrbombardier
BQMSbattery quartermaster sergeant
BSABachelor of Science in Agriculture
BScbachelor of science
CAchartered accountant
Captcaptain
CBCompanion of the Order of the Bath
CBECompanion of the Order of the British Empire
CCFCo-operative Commonwealth Federation
Cdtcadet
CEFCanadian Expeditionary Force
Cfncraftsman
CGMConspicuous Gallantry Medal
CGWPCanadian Great War Project
CHOrder of the Companions of Honour
CIntCCanadian Intelligence Corps
CMGCompanion of the Order of St. Michael
CN, CNRCanadian National Railways
COcommanding officer
Co.company, county
COTCCanadian Officer Training Corps
CP,CPRCanadian Pacific Railway
CPCGNCanadian Permanent Committee on Geographic Names
Cplcorporal
CPOchief petty officer
CQMScompany quartermaster sergeant
CSMcompany sergeant major
CUCommunauté-urbaine (city)
CVWMCanadian Virtual War Memorial - http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem
CWACCanadian Womens Army Corps
CWGCCommonwealth War Graves Commission - http://www.cwgc.org/
DCMDistinguished Conduct Medal
DEMSDefensively Equipped Merchant Ships
DFCDistinguished Flying Cross
DFMDistinguished Flying Medal
DNDDepartment of National Defence
DNRDepartment of Natural Resources
Dr.doctor
DSCDistinguished Service Cross
DSODistinguished Service Order
Dvrdriver
Eeast
F/Lflight lieutenant
F/Oflying officer
F/Sflight sergeant
FGHFort Garry Horse
Fusfusilier
gYoung Mens Christian Association
G/Cgroup captain
Gdsmguardsman
Gengeneral
GNBGeographic Names Board
GNBCGeographic Names Board of Canada
GNBSGeographic Names Board of Saskatchewan
Gnrgunner
GTPGrand Trunk Pacific railway
HBM&SHudson Bay Mining & Smelting
HMCMTBHis Majesty's Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat
HMCSHis (Her) Majesty's Canadian Ship(s)
HMHSHis Majesty's Hospital Ship
HMLCIHis Majesty's Landing Craft - Infantry
HMSHis (Her) Majesty's Ship(s)
HMSASHis Majesty's South African Ship
Hon.honourable
HVACheating, ventilation and air conditioning
IODEImperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire
Jr.junior
KCKing's Counsel
KCBKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
KIAkilled in action
L&ACLibrary & Archives Canada
LACleading aircraftman
LAWleading airwoman
LBdrlance bombardier
LCdrlieutenant commander
LCpllance corporal
LSleading seaman
LSgtlance sergeant
LSHLord Strathconas Horse (Royal Canadians)
Ltlieutenant
LtCollieutenant colonel
Ltd.limited
Majmajor
MBEMember of the Order of the British Empire
MCMilitary Cross
MCplmaster corporal
MLAmember of the legislative assembly
MMMilitary Medal
MMVMedal of Military Valour
MPmember of parliament
mphmiles per hour
MRCMunicipalité régionale de comté (county)
MScmaster of science
MSgtmaster sergeant
MTBmotor torpedo boat
MVmotor vessel
MWOmaster warrant officer
Nnorth
NCOnon-commissioned officer
NEnortheast
NRMANational Resources Mobilization Act
NSnursing sister
NWnorthwest
NWMPNorth West Mounted Police
O/Cofficer cadet
OBEOfficer of the Order of the British Empire
OCLofficial casualty list
OSordinary seaman
p.page
P/Opilot officer
PABVPrince Albert & Battleford Volunteers
PAVPrince Albert Volunteers
Pfcprivate first class
PFRAPrairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration
PLDGPrincess Louise Dragoon Guards
POpetty officer
POWprisoner of war
PPCLIPrincess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry
Pteprivate
QCqueen's counsel
RAAFRoyal Australian Air Force
RAdmrear admiral
RAFRoyal Air Force
RAFVRRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
RCARoyal Canadian Artillery
RCAFRoyal Canadian Air Force
RCAMCRoyal Canadian Army Medical Corps
RCASCRoyal Canadian Army Service Corps
RCDRoyal Canadian Dragoons
RCERoyal Canadian Engineers
RCEMERoyal Canadian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
RCMPRoyal Canadian Mounted Police
RCNVRRoyal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve
RCOCRoyal Canadian Ordnance Corps
RCRRoyal Canadian Regiment
RCSigsRoyal Canadian Corps of Signals
Rev.reverend
Rfnrifleman
RHLIRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry
RMrural municipality
RMCRoyal Military College
RNASRoyal Navy Air Service
RNWMPRoyal North West Mounted Police
RNZAFRoyal New Zealand Air Force
RR, RRRRegina Rifles, Royal Regina Rifles
RSMregimental sergeant major
RWRRoyal Winnipeg Rifles
Ssouth
S/Lsquadron leader
SEsoutheast
Sgmsignalman
Sgtsergeant
SLISaskatoon Light Infantry
SPGself-propelled gun
Sprsapper
SSsteamship
SSgtstaff sergeant
SSRSouth Saskatchewan Regiment
St.saint, street
SubLtsub-lieutenant
SWsouthwest
Tprtrooper
UBCUniversity of British Columbia
UCLAUniversity of California at Los Angeles
UNOCUnited Nations Operations in the Congo
USAAFUnited States Army Air Force
USSUnited States ship
VACVeterans Affairs Canada
VCVictoria Cross
Wwest
W/Cwing commander
WO1,2warrant officer class 1, 2
WWI,IIWorld War I, II
YMCAYoung Mens Christian Association