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1Cav 1st Duke of York's Own Cavalry (Skinner's Horse) Regiment
2Cav 2nd Royal Lancers (Gardner's Horse) Regiment
2/10 D 2nd/10th Dragoons Regiment
3Cav 3rd Cavalry Regiment
3CLY 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) Regiment
3DG 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) Regiment
3H 3rd The King's Own Hussars Regiment
4Cav 4th Duke of Cambridges Own Lancers (Hodson's Horse) Regiment
4CLY 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) Regiment
4H 4th The Queen's Own Hussars Regiment
4/7DG 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Regiment
4PLDG 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
5Cav 5th King Edwardd VII's Own Lancers (Probyn's Horse) Regiment
5DG (5Innis) 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards Regiment
6Cav 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers (Watson's Horse) Regiment
6H 6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars Regiment
7Cav 7th Light Cavalry Regiment
7/11H 7th/11th Hussars Regiment
7H 7th The Queen's Own Hussars Regiment
8Cav 8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry Regiment
8H 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars Regiment
8NLH 8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars Regiment
9Cav The Royal Deccan Horse (9th Horse) Regiment
9L 9th Queen's Royal Lancers Regiment
10Cav 10h Queen Victoria's Own Frontier Force (Guides Cavalry) Regiment
10H 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment
11Cav 11th Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (Frontier Force) Regiment
11H 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) Regiment
12Cav 12th Sam Browne's Cavalry (Depot Regiment)
12D 12th Manitoba Dragoons
12L 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) Regiment
13Cav 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers Regiment
13/18H 13th/18th Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) Regiment
14Cav 14th Prince of Wales#s Own Cavalry (Scinde Horse) Regiment
14/20H 14th/20th Hussars Regiment
14H 14th Canadian Light Horse regiment
15Cav 15th Lancers (Depot Regiment)
15H 15th Alberta Light Horse Regiment
15/19H 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars Regiment
16Cav 16th Light Cavalry Regiment
16/22H 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse Regiment
16/5L 16th/5th Lancers Regiment
17Cav 17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry (Poona Horse) Regiment
17CH 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars (7th Reconnaissance Regiment)
17H 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars Regiment
17/21L 17th/21st Lancers Regiment
18Cav 18th King Edward VII's Own Cavalry Regiment
19Cav 19th King George V's Own Lancers
19D 19th Alberta Dragoons Regiment
20Cav 20th Lancers (Depot Regiment)
21Cav 21st King George V's Own Horse (Central India Horse)
22D 22nd Dragoons Regiment
23H 23rd Hussars Regiment
24L 24th Lancers Regiment
25D 25th Dragoons
26H 26th Hussars Regiment
27L 27th Lancers Regiment
AA Antiaircraft
AA&QMG Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General
AAD Army Air Defense
AAMC Australian Army Medical Corps
AAMG Antiaircraft Machine Gun
AANS Australian Army Nursing Service
AAOC Australian Army Ordnance Corps
AAOR Antiaircraft Operations Room
AAPC Australian Army Pay Corps
AASC Australian Army Service Corps
AASF Advanced Air Striking Force
A&SH (ASH) The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment (Princess Louise's) (91)
A&SHofC Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regiment of Canada (Princess Louise's)
ACC Army Catering Corps
ACF Active Citizen Force (The South Afcrican territorial army)
ACV Armoured Command Vehicle
ADC Army Dental Corps
Admin Administration
ADMS Advanced Depot Medical Stores
AEC Army Educational Corps
AFD Air Fields Defense
FHS Field Hygiene Section
Afr Afridi Battalion
AGRE Army Group Royal Engineer(s)
AIC Australian Intelligence Corps
AIF Australian Imperial Force
AGRA Army Group RA (an artillery brigade)
A/L Airlanding
Aloquins The Algonquin Regiment
Amb Ambulance
AMC Anti Malarial Control Unit
AMF Australian Military Forces (includes PMF, Militia/CMF, and AIF)
Ammo Ammunition
AMPC Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps
AMTB Anti Motor Torpedo Boat
AOD Advanced Ordnance Depot
AOP Armoured Observation Post
Argyl LI The Argyll Light Infantry Regiment
Armd, Amd Armoured
Art(y) Artillery
ARV Armoured Recovery Vehicle
Assam Rif The Assam Rifle Regiment
ASSU Air Support Signal Unit
AT Antitank
ATC Australian Tank Corps
ATG Antitank Gun
ATR Antitank Rifle
ATS Auxiliary Territorial Service (women's branch of the British Army)
Aus Australian
AVRE Armoured* Vehicle Royal Engineers (*also seen as Assault)
AY The Ayrshire Yeomanry Regiment (Earl of Carrick's Own)
Baluch (Bal) The Baluch Regiment
BAF Burma Armed Forces
Bays The Queen's Bays Regiment (2nd Dragoon Guards)
B.C. British Columbia (Canada)
(BD) Base Defence
BCD The British Columbia Dragoons Regiment
BCR The British Columbia Regiment
B/L Bridgelayer
Brecknock (Bcn) The Brecknock Battalion
BEF British Expeditionary Force
Bedfs Herts (BedH) The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (16)
BFF The Burma Frontier Rifles Regiment
Black Watch (BW) The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) (42)
BMRA Brigade Major RA
Bn Battalion
BOD Base Ordnance Depot
Bom The Bombay Grenadiers Regiment
Border (Bord) The Border Regiment (34)
Botha The Regiment Botha
BR The Burma Rifles Regiment
Bren light machine gun (also called the Bren Gun)
Brig Brigade (also seen for Brigadier)
Brock Rif The Brockville Rifles Regiment
BTF Burma Territorial Force
Bty Battery
Buffs The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) (3)
Buk The Buckinghamshire Battalion
CAC Canadian Armoured Corps
Calg Highrs The Calgary Highlanders Regiment
Camerons of C The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Regiment
CAGRA Commander Army Group RA (brigadier)
CADR Canadian Armoured Delivery Regiment
Calg R The Calgary Regiment
Camb The Cambridgeshire Regiment
Cameronians (Cam) The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regiment (26)
Camerons (CamH) The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Regiment (79)
Carl & York The Carleton and York Regiment
CBO Counter Bombardment Officer & Staff
CCS Casualty Clearing Station
CCRA Commander, Corps Royal Artillery (brigadier)
CCRE Commander, Corps Royal Engineers (lieutenant-colonel)
CB Highrs The Cape Breton Highlanders Regiment
CD Coast Defence
CDL Canal Defence Light
Cdr Commander
CGG The Canadian Grenadier Guards Regiment
Cheshire (Ches) The Cheshire Regiment (22)
CGA Ceylon Garrison Artillery
CGS Chief of the General Staff
CH of O The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regiment
CIGS Chief of the Imperial General Staff (at the War Office)
C-in-C (CiC) Commander-in-Chief
CIRD Canadian Indestructible Roller Device (mine clearer)
CMF Citizen Military Forces (Australian part-time forces. Formerly known as militia).
CMP Corps of Military Police
Co Company
Compo Composite
COD Coast Observer Detachment
Coldm Gds (CG) The Coldstream Guards (The Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards)
Conv Convalescent
CoS Chief of Staff
COTC Canadian 0fficers Training Corps
CPO Command Pay Office
CRA Commander, Royal Artillery
CRAMC Commander, RAMC
CRAOC Commander, RAOC
CRASC Commander, RASC
CRE Commander, Royal Engineers
CS Close Support
CSO Chief Signals Officer
C Scot R The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's)
cwt (weight) hundredweight
CTH The Cape Town Highlanders (The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn's Own)
CY The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's) Regiment
DADOS Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (battalion echelon headquarters for divisions)
DCE Deputy Chief Engineer
DCLI The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regiment (32)
DD Duplex Drive. Amphibious tanks with flotation screens
Devon (Dev) The Devonshire Regiment (11)
DHR The Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles Regiment of Canada
DID Detail Issue Depot
Div Division
DLI The Durham Light Infantry Regiment (68)
DMR Die Middellandse Regiment
Dog The Dogra Regiment
DOL Yeo The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Regiment
DORE District Office, Royal Engineers
Dorset (Dors) The Dorsetshire Regiment (39)
DWR The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) (33)
DY The Derbyshire Yeaomanry Regiment
Dukes The Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles Regiment
E&M Electrical and Mechanical
EA East Africa
EAASC East Africa Army Service Corps
Edmn Fus The Edmonton Fusiliers Regiment
Edmn R The Edmonton Regiment
EFERCCS Eastern Fortress Establishment, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
EFR The Eastern Frontier Rifles Regiment
EL & W Electric Light and Works
Elgins The Elgin Regiment Regiment
E Lan R (ELnc) The East Lancashire Regiment (30)
Enrg Engineer
ESR The Essex Scottish Regiment
ESusx The East Sussex Regiment
E Yorks (Eyks) The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) (15)
ERY The East Riding Yeomanry Regiment
Essex (Esx) The Essex Regiment (44)
FBE Folding Bridge Equipment
FC The First City Regiment
FCO Field Cash Office
FDS Field Dressing Station
FDS RAC Forward Delivery Squadron, Royal Armoured Corps
FFReg The Frontier Force Regiment
FFRif The Frontier Force Rifles Regiment
FFT Friendly Force Tracking
FFW Fitted for Wireless (vehicle equipped to carry radio equipment)
FFY The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Regiment
Fld Field
Fmn Formation
FMSVF Federated Malay States Volunteer Force
Foresters (For) The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) (45)
Fort Garry The Fort Garry Horse Regiment
FSS If part of a signal unit: Fixed Signal Service
If part of a headquarters: Field Security Section
FSU Field Surgical Unit
FTU Field Transfusion Unit
Fus de MR Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal Regiment
Fus de Sher Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke Regiment
GCC Group Control Centre
GGFG The Governor General's Foot Guards Regiment
GGHG The Governor General's Horse Guards Regiment
GH General Hospital
GHld The Glasgow Highlanders Regiment
GHQ General Headquarters
Glosters (Glos) The Gloucestershire Regiment (28)
GOC General Officer Commanding
Gordons (Gdn) The Gordon Highlanders Regiment (75)
GPS Glider Pilot Regiment
CRA Commander Royal Artillery (Divisional or corps HQ: brigadier)
Green Howards (GrnH) The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) (19)
Gren Gds (GG) The Grenadier Guards Regiment (The First or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards)
GRif The Royal Garhwal Rifles Regiment
Greys The Royal Scots Greys Regiment (2nd Dragoons)
GSF The Grey and Simcoe Foresters Regiment
GS General Service
GSO General Staff Officer
Gurk The Gurkha Rifles Regiment
HAA Heavy Antiaircraft
HAC Honourable Artillery Company
Hallams (Halm) The Hallamshire Battalion (Y & L)
Hal Rif The Halifax Rifles
Hamps (Hamp) The Hampshire Regiment (37)
Hast & PER The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
HCR The Household Cavalry Regiment
Hert The Herfortshire Regiment
48 Highrs 48th Highlanders of Canada
HKSRA Hong Kong and Singapore Royal Artillery
HKVDC Hong Kong Volunteer Defense Corps
HLI The Highland Light Infantry Regiment (City of Glasgow Regiment) (71)
HLIofC The Highland Light Infantry Regiment of Canada
Hon. The Honourable
how howitzer
HQ, Hqs Headquarters
HQRA Headquarters RA (the CRA/CCRA's staff)(headed by Brigade Major RA (BMRA))
Hrfd The Herefordshire Regiment
HRH His (Her) Royal Highness
Hull Le Regiment de Hull
Hvy Heavy
Hybad The Hyderabad Regiment
IA Indian Army
ICR (IC) The Inns of Court Regiment
IE Corps of Royal Indian Engineers
IG The Irish Guards (The Irish Regiment of Foot Guards)
IHC Indian Hospital Corps
ILH The Imperial Light Horse Regiment
IMS Indian Medical Service
Ind Indian
Int Corps Intelligence Corps
Innisks (Inskn) The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regiment (27)
Irish The Royal Irish Regiment (20)
Irish Fus The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (The Vancouver Regiment)
Irish RofC The Irish Regiment of Canada
ISF Indian State Forces
ITF Indian Territorial Force
IWT Inland Water Transport
Jat The Jat Regiment
J&K The Jammu and Kashmir Regiment
KAR The King's African Rifles Regiment
KDF Kenya Defence Force
KDG The 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards
Kent The Kent Regiment
Ken Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment
KGO The King George V's Own Regiment
King's (Kgs) The King's Regiment (Liverpool) (8)
King's Own (KO) The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) (4)
KOMR The King's Own Malta Regiment
KOR of C The King's Own Rifles of Canada Regiment
KOSB The King's Own Scottish Borderers Regiment (25)
KOYLI The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Regiment (51)
KR The Kaffrarian Rifles Regiment [South Africa]
KR The Kenya Regiment (European Territorial Force)
KRRC The King's Royal Rifle Corps Regiment (60)
KSLI The King's Shropshire Light Infantry Regiment (53)
Kum The Kumaon Rifles Regiment
L&R Scott R The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment
L&W The Lincoln and Welland Regiment
LAA Light Antiaircraft
LAD Light Aid Detachment
Lake Sup R The Lake Superior Regiment
Lan Yeo The Lanarkshire Yeomanry Regiment
lb / lbs (weight) pounds
LBH The Lothian and Border Horse Regiment
LCOCU Landing Craft Obstacle Clearance* Unit (*also seen as Obstruction Clearing)
LCV Lorry Command Vehicle
Leicesters (Leic) The Leicestershire Regiment (17)
LdSH The Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment (Royal Canadians)
LER The Loyal Edmonton Regiment
LF The Lancashire Fusiliers Regiment (20)
LG The Life Guards Regiment
LH Light Horse
Lincolns (Linc) The Lincolnshire Regiment
LIR The London Irish Rifles Regiment
LMG Light Machine Gun
L.O.C. Line-of-Communication
Lov The Lovat Scouts Regiment
Loyals (Loy) The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) (47)
LRB The London Rifle Brigade
LSc The London Scottish Regiment
Lt Light
lorry cargo motor vehicle
(Synonym for truck, generally applied to the larger variety.)
Livpl Scot (LvS) The Liverpool Scottish Regiment
Lorn Scots The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment)
LY The Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own) Regiment
MAC Motor Ambulance Convoy
Mad The Madras Regiment
Manch (Man) The Manchester Regiment (63)
MBL Mobile Bacteriological Laboratory
MBLU Mobile Bath and Laundry Unit
MBU Mobile Bath Unit
ME Mechanical Equipment
Med Medium
MEO Mechanical Equipment Operating
MH & I Military History & Information
MG Machine Gun
Midland The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham)
Mk Mark (Model / Version)
ML&FDU Mobile Laundry & Forward Decontamination Unit
MLI The Mahratta Light Infantry Regiment
MLU Mobile Laundry Unit
MMG Medium Machine Gun
MMR The Manitoba Mounted Rifles Regiment
MNBDO Mobile Naval Base Defense Organization
Mon The Monmouthshire Regiment
MP Member of Parliament
MPSC Military Provost Staff Corps
MT Mechanical Transport
MTF Mauritius Territorial Force
Mx (Midx) The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) (57)
Mx&H The Middlesex and Huron Regiment
N Shore R The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment
N Staffs (NStfs) The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) (64)
N Yeo (NY) The Northhamptonshire Yeomanry Regiment
N.B. New Brunswick (Canada)
NB Rang The New Brunswick Rangers Regiment
NBR The New Brunswick Regiment
NCO Non-Commissioned Officer (includes all serjeants)
Newf The Newfoundland Regiment
NF The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Regiment (5)
NFA Natal Field Artillery
NH The Northumberland Hussars Regiment
NIH The North Irish Horse Regiment
NMR The Natal Mounted Rifles Regiment
NNS Highrs The North Nova Scotia Highlanders Regiment
Norfolk (Norf) The Royal Norfolk Regiment (9)
Northamptons (Nthp) The Northamptonshire Regiment (48)
NR Northern Rhodesia
NRR The Northern Rhodesia Regiment
N.S. Nova Scotia (Canada)
NS Highrs The North Nova Scotia Highlanders Regiment
NSR The Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry Regiment
NSW New South Wales (Australian state)
NSY The North Somerset Yeomanry Regiment
NT Northern Territory (Australian federal territory)
NZ New Zealand
NZA The Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery
NZAOC New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps
NZE Royal Corps of New Zealand Engineers
NZE Corps of New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
NZSC New Zealand Staff Corps
NZFOP New Zealand Field Ordnance Park
NZMC New Zealand Medical Corps
NZVC New Zealand Veterinary Corps
OME Ordnance, Munitions, and Explosives
OME Ordnance Mechanical Engineer
Ontario The Ontario Regiment
OP Observation Post
Ops Operations, Operating
OR The Ontario Regiment (11th Tank/Armoured Regiment)
OR Other Ranks (includes lance-serjeants, all corporals, and soldiers. Serjeaants are inlcuded if not specified separately.)
OVSVA Oranje-Vrystaat Veldartillerie
Oxf Bucks (OxB) The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regiment (43)
OxR The Oxford Rifle Regiment
PA&B Vols The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers Regiment
PAG The Prince Alfred's Guard Regiment
PAOCFA The Prince Alfred's Own, Cape Field Artillery
PARA The Parachute Regiment
Para Parachute
PAVO The Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry Regiment (11th Frontier Force)
PEI Prince Edward Island
PEI Highrs The Prince Edward Island Highlanders Regiment
PEILH The Prince Edward Island Light Horse Regiment
Perth The Perth Regimentr
PIAT Projector, infantry, anti-tank
Pictou Highrs The Pictou Highlanders Regiment
PLDG The Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards Regiment
PL Fus The Princess Louise Fusiliers Regiment
POW Rang The Prince of Wales Rangers (Peterborough Regiment)
PPCLI (Patricias) Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
PR (PAO) The Pretoria Regiment (Princess Alice's Own)
Punjab The Punjab Regiment
PMF Permanent Military Forces (Australian full-time forces)
PWOR The Princess of Wales Own Regiment
PWV (SLnc) The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (The South Lancashire Regiment) (40)
QAIMNS Queen Alexandria's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Qld Queensland (Australian state)
QOCH The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Regiment
QOR of C (QOR) The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regiment
Qr.-Mr. Quartermaster
Qr.-Mr.-Gen. Quartermaster General
Queen's (Qns) The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) (2)
QVO Queen Victoria's Own [Sappers and Miners]
QVR The Queen Victorias Rifles Regiment
QW The Queens Westminster Regiment
Qy Rang Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment)
R 22e R The Royal 22nd Regiment / Royal 22e Régiment
R Berks (Berk) The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Priness Charlotte of Wales's) (49)
R de Chaud Le Régiment de la Chaudière
R Ir F (RIF) The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) (87)
R Sussex (Sussex) The Royal Sussex Regiment (35)
RA Royal Regiment of Artillery
RAA Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery
RAC Royal Armoured Corps
RAChD Royal Army Chaplains Department
RAE Corps of Royal Australian Engineers
RAF Royal Air Force
RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
RAMC Royal Army Medical Corps
Ran The Rangers Regiment
RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force
RNZAF Royal New Zealand Air Force
RAOC Royal Army Ordnance Corps
RAPC Royal Army Pay Corps
RASC Royal Army Service Corps
RAVC Royal Army Veterinary Corps
RB The Rifle Brigade
RCAPC Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps
RCA Royal Canadian Artillery
RCASC Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
RCE Royal Canadian Engineers
RCHA The Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Regiment
RCOC Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
RCC of S Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
RCD The Royal Canadian Dragoons Regiment
RCR The Royal Canadian Regiment
RCS Royal Corps of Signals
R de Chat Le Regiment de Chateuaguay
R de Chaud Le Regiment de la Chaudiere
R de Jol Le Regiment de Joliette
RDLI The Royal Durban Light Infantry Regiment
R de Leviss Le Regiment de Levis
RDLR Regiment de la Rey
R de Mais Le Regiment de Maisonneuve
R de Monty Le Regiment de Montmagny
R de Q Le Regiment de Quebec
R de StH Le Regiment de St. Hyacinthe
R du Sag Le Regiment de Saquenay
RDW Regiment De Wet
RE Corps of Royal Engineers
Recce Reconnaissance
Regina Rif The Regina Rifle Regiment
Res Reserve
Rev. Reverend
REME Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
RF The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)(7)
RGRif The Royal Garwal Rifle Regiment
RGH The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
Rgt Regiment
RHA Royal Horse Artillery
RHC The Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment of Canada
RHG Royal Horse Guards Regiment (The Blues)
RHLI The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)
RIASC Royal Indian Army Service Corps
RLI The Rand Light Infantry Regiment
RLW Regiment Louw Wepner
RM Royal Marines
RMR The Royal Montreal Regiment
RMA Royal Malta Artillery
RM Rang The Rocky Mountain Rangers Regiment
RMT Reserve Motor Transport (Company)
RN Royal Navy
RNC The Royal Natal Carabineer Regiment
RNZA Royal New Zealand Artillery
Royals 1st The Royal Dragoon Regiment
RPS Regiment President Steyn
RR The Rhodesia Regiment
RReg (Raj Reg) The Rajput Regiment
R Reg C The Royal Regiment of Canada
RRif (Raj Rif) The Rajput Rifle Regiment
RRR The Royal Regina Rifle Regiment
RS The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)(1)
RSF The Royal Scots Fusilier Regiment (21)
RSWD Regiment Suid Westelike Distrikte
RTR Royal Tank Regiment, RAC
RUR The Royal Ulster Rifle Regiment (83)
RWF The Royal Welch Fusilier Regiment (23)
R Wpg Rif The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regiment
RWP Regiment Westelike Provincie
RWK The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (50)
RWR The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
RWY The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
S Staffs (SStfs) The South Staffordshire Regiment (38)
S & M Sappers and Miners
SA Supplementary Reserve (former Militia)
SA South Australia (Australian state)
S Alta R The South Alberta Regiment
SAA South African Artillery
SAAF South African Air Force
SAAP & C South African Administrative, Pay, and Clerical Corps
SA Instl. South African Instructional
SAEC South African Engineer Corps
SAMC South African Medical Corps
SAOC South African Ordnance Corps
SAPGA South African Permanent Garrison Artillery
SA Serv. Corps South African Service Corps
Sask LI The Saskatoon Light Infantry Regiment
SASR Special Air Service Regiment
SBG Small Box Girder (bridge)
Scottish The Scottish Horse Regiment
SDF Sudan Defense Force
SD&G The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlander Regiment
Seaforths (Sea) The Seaforth Highlander Regiment (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's) (72)
Seaforth of C The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Regiment
SFC The Scots Fusilier Regiment of Canada Regiment
SG Scots Guards (The Scots Regiment of Foot Guards)
SherR The Sherbrooke Regiment
Shrop Yeo The Shropshire Yeomanry Regiment
Sikh The Sikh Regiment
SLancs (PWV) The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers) (40)
S/L Searchlight
SOE Special Operations Executive
Som LI (Somt) The Somerset Light Infantry Regiment (Prince Albert's) (13)
SP self-propelled
S Sask R The South Saskatchewan Regiment
SRS Special Raiding Squadron
SSB Special Service Battalion
SS Brigade Special Service Brigade
SSR The Shan States Regiment
SSteM&S The Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment
SSVF Straits Settlements Volunteer Force
StJohn Fus The Saint John Fusiliers Regiment
Suffolk (Suf) The Suffolk Regiment (12)
Surreys (Sury) The East Surrey Regiment (31)
SWB The South Wales Borderers Regiment (24)
SY The Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queens Own Royal Regiment)
TA Territorial Army (Reserves)
Tas Tasmania (Australian state)
TCP carrier, tracked, charging, personnel; known as the Slave Battery Carrier
Responsible for batteries and electrical systems.
TCV Troop Carring Vehicle.
(modified 3-ton truck with canvas sides and bench seating, carrying 30 men)
TEV Terminal Equipment Vehicle. Contained switchboards and teleprinters
THA The Transvaal Horse Artillery
THB The Tower Hamlets Rifle Regiment
Tor Scot R The Toronto Scottish Regiment
TRR Three Rivers Regiment (12th Tank/Armoured Regiment)
TS The Transvaal Scottish Regiment
TT Tanganyika Territory
TyS The Tynside Scottish Regiment
USA United States Army
UTF Uganda Territorial Force
VCO Viceroy's Commissioned Officer
VDC Volunteer Defence Corps (Australia)
Part-time volunteer military force modelled on the British Home Guard.
VES Veterinary Evacuating Station
Vic Victoria (Australian state)
Vol de Q Les Voltiguers de Quebec Regiment
VR of C The Victoria Rifles of Canada Regiment
W Yorks (WYks) The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) (14)
WA Western Australia (Australian state)
WAMI The Western Australian Mounted Infantry Regiment
Warwicks (War) The Royal Warwickshire Regiment (6)
Water Buffalo LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked)
WD 2nd County of London Yeomanry Regiment (Westminster Dragoons)
WE War Establishment (table of organization and equipment)
Welch (Wch) The Welch Regiment (41)
Westm R The Westminster Regiment
West NSR The West Nova Scotia Regiment
WFERCCS Western Fortress Establishment, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
WG Welsh Guards (The Welsh Regiment of Foot Guards)
Wilts (Wilt) The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) (62)
Wits (WR) The Witwatersrand Rifles Regiment
Wksp Workshop(s)
WLI The Winnipeg Light Infantry Regiment
WLW Wireless Light Warning
(ground radar set operated by Royal Air Force crew,
providing early warning of approaching aircraf)
Worc R (Worc) The Worcestershire Regiment (29)
Wpg Gren The Winnipeg Grenadiers Regiment
W/T radio (lit.: wireless telegraphy)
WY The Worwickshire Yeomanry Regiment
YD The Yorkshire Dragoons Regiment (Queens Own)
YH The Yorkshire Hussars Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)
Y & L (YL) The York and Lancaster Regiment (65)
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