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Finnish Defence Forces
Glossary
1LT 1st Lieutenant (Army, Air Force, Navy Coast Artillery)
ACM Auxiliary Mineseweeper
AG Miscellaneous Auxiliary
AGB Ice Breaker
AGM Mining Tender
AK Cargo Ship
AM Mineseweeper
AMM Motor Mineseweeper
AP Transport
APG Auxiliary Patrol Gunboat
Art Artillery
AS Submarine Tender
AT Tugboat
Bact. Bacteriological
BBc Coastal Battleship
Bn Battalion
Brig Brigade
Capt Captain (Navy)
Cdr Commander (Navy)
CM Minelayer
Co Company
COL Colonel (Army, Air Force, Navy Coast Artillery)
Col Column
Comd Commodore (Navy)
CoS Chief of Staff
CPO Chief Petty Officer (Navy)
CPT Captain (Army, Air Force, Navy Coast Artillery)
CWO Chief Warrant Officer (Navy)
Det. Detachment (Unit of undetermined size)
DFSHQ Defence Forces Supreme Headquarters
Div Division
Engr Engineer
FA Field Artillery
How Howitzer
Hqs Headquarters
Hy Heavy
Inf Infantry
IVAK ilmavalvonta-aluekeskus = Air Warning District
IVKE ilmavalvonnan viestinkeräyspaikka = Air Warning Message Collection Point
Jääkäri The Finnish Jääkäri, used to differentiate from other types of light infantry.
Sometimes seen in English translations as Jäger or Jaeger.
I prefer to use Finnish instead of German.
Lt Lieutenant (Navy)
LTC Lieutenant Colonel (Army, Air Force, Navy Coast Artillery)
LtCdr Lieutenant Commander (Navy)
LTG Lieutenant General (Army, Air Force, Navy Coast Artillery)
MAJ Major (Army, Air Force, Navy Coast Artillery)
MG Major General (Army, Air Force, Navy Coast Artillery)
MoD Ministry of Defence
NCO Non-Commissioned Officer
PB Patrol Boat
PG Patrol Gunboat
Plt Platoon
PO2 Petty Officer 2nd Class
PT Motor Torpedo Boat
Rgt Regiment
SC Submarine Chaser
SMG Sub-Machine Gun
SGT Sergeant (Army, Air Force, Navy Coast Artillery)
SS Submarine
SubLt Sub-Lieutenant (Navy)
 
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