Common Abbreviations

Published on 26th March 2017

Commonly Used Abbreviations

ABBR.:MEANING:
2IC2nd In Command
AdjtAdjutant
AFArmed Forces
ANZACAustralia and New Zealand Army Corps
AOAdministration Officer
ArrArrive
B&DBand & Drums
BdmstrBandmaster
Bldg .Building
Cam & ConCamouflage & Concealment
CdtCadet
Cdr .Commander (rank, not role)
CFAVCadet Force Adult Volunteer
Civ/CivviCivilian
CivviesCivilian Clothes
COCommanding Officer
ComdCommander (role, not rank)
CplCorporal
CPOChief Petty Officer
CaptCaptain
CdreCommodore
COMCORECommander Core Training and Recruiting
CGRMCommandant General Royal Marines
CSgtColour Sergeant
CSMCompany Sergeant Major
CWDCollingwood
DCCTDismounted Close Combat Training
DepDepart
DPMDisruptive Pattern Material
DofEDuke of Edinburgh (Award Scheme)
ExExercise
EXCExcellent
FGField Gun
GDGeneral Duties
HMSHer Majesty's Ship
InstrnInstruction
InstrInstructor
LCplLance Corporal
LtLieutenant
Lt CdrLieutenant Commander
Lt ColLieutenant Colonel
MAAMaster at Arms
MajMajor
MODMinistry Of Defense
MTPMulti-Terrain Pattern
NANaval Airman
NavExNavigational Exercise
NCONon-Commissioned Officer
NMTNaval Military Training
OC / OICOfficer Commanding/Officer In Charge
OGOlive Green
ORPOperational Ration Pack ("rat packs")
PdeParade
PhysSports
POPetty Officer
PLYPlymouth
PORPortsmouth
PTPhysical Training
QMQuartermaster
R Coy Recruit Company
RctRecruit
REMERoyal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
RMRoyal Marines
RMCRoyal Marine Cadet
RNRoyal Navy
RNCRoyal Naval Cadet
RQMSRegimental Quartermaster Sergeant
RSMRegimental Sergeant Major
SgtSergeant
SectSection
SULSultan
TBCTo Be Confirmed
TOTraining Officer
TpTroop
TrgTraining
VCCVolunteer Cadet Corps
WgOWarning Order
WO1Warrant Officer 1st Class
WO2Warrant Officer 2nd Class

 

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