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"Some of the More Important British Abbreviations" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following glossary of British abbreviations is reproduced from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 6, August 27, 1942.

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AAD     Antiaircraft Defense
AC (Sqn)Armored Car, or Army Co-operation (Squadron)
ACVArmored Command Vehicle
ADSAdvanced Dressing Station
Adv GdAdvanced Guard
AFV Armored Fighting Vehicles
AIAircraft Interception (airborne)
ALC Assault Landing Craft
ALG Advanced Landing Ground
Amn Ammunition
APP Armor Piercing Projectile
ARH Ammunition Railhead
ARP Ammunition Refilling Point
APArmor Piercing, or Ammunition Point
AT or A/TKAntitank
BAC Brigade Ammunition Column
Bde Brigade
BLR Beyond Light Repair
Bndy Boundary
BOD Base Ordnance Depot
BOP Battery Observation Post
BOW Base Ordnance Workshop
CAP Company Aid Post
Cart Cartridges
CCSCasualty Clearing Station
Cl Sp Tp  Close Support Troop
Coln Column
Coy Company
CRS Corps Rest Station
CTCommunication Trench, or Corps Troops
DAC Divisional Ammunition Column
DFDirection Finding (by radio), or Defensive Fires
Dis PtDispersal Point
DP Delivery Point, or Dispersal Point
DRSDivisional Rest Station
Ech Echelon
FRT Fortress
FT Flame Thrower
GF Gun Fire
Gr Gunner
Gren Grenades
HEAP Armor Piercing (filled with H.E.)
HEDA H.E. Delayed Action Fuse
HETIM & HETF H.E. Time Fuse
INC Incendiary
LAD Light Aid Detachment (vehicle maintenance)
LRS Light Repair Section
LMG Light Machine Gun
MDS Main Dressing Station
mih Miles in the hour (speed)
ML Motor Launch
MT Motor Transport
Pdr or PR Pounder
Ph R Photographic Reconnaissance
POL Petrol, Oil and Lubricants
Pte Private
RAPRegimental Aid Post
RPRefilling Point, or Rules of Procedure
rpgpmRounds per gun per minute
Sp Support
Spr Sapper
Tp Troop
Tpt Transportation, or Transport
Veh Vehicle
V/T Visual Telegraphy
vtm Vehicles to the mile (road density)
WT Wireless Telegraphy
X rds Cross Roads


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