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C
Captain (Naval)
C
South Australia (RAAF)
C
Cambodia clasp to the Australian Service Medal (ASM)
C
Command or Commander (Titles Only)
C
Chief
C & MU
Care and Maintenance Unit (RAAF)
C 1
Airfields with sealed runways with no facilities
C 2
Airfields with sealed runways with facilities
C 4
Command, Control, Communications and Computers
C 41
Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence
C Cr
Communication Commander (Naval)
C de G
Croix de Guerre
C GP
Combat Group (USA)
C in C
Commander in Chief
C in C
Commander in Chief
C Lt Cr
Communication Lieutenant‑Commander
C of L
Controller of Labour
C of S
Chief of Staff (USA)
C of T
Chief of Transportation (USA)
C Prep
Counter Preparations
C Sig C
Corps Signal Company
C Sig O
Chief Signal Officer (USA)
C Tps
Corps Troops
C/S
Check Sheet
CA
Chemical Advisor
CA
Civil Affairs (Peacekeeping)
CA
Coast Artillery
CA
Heavy Cruiser
CAARC
Commonwealth Advisory Aeronautical Research Council
CAASC
Commander Australian Army Service Corps
CAATO
Commander Army Air Transport Organisation
CAC
Coast Artillery Corps (USA)
CAC
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
CAC
Controller of Army Catering
CACTMH&S
Combined Advisory Committee on Tropical Medicine, Hygiene and
CACTMH&S
Sanitation (Allied)
Cadet Lieut
Cadet Lieutenant
CAEME
Commander Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
CAEU
Casualty Air Evacuation Unit (RAF)
CAF
Citizen Air Force
CAG
Carrier Aircraft Group (British)
CAG
Commonwealth of Australian Gazette
CAIR
Charting Agreement Implementation Report
CAIRS
Close Air Support
CAL
Calibre, Balibrate
CALTF
Combined Air Lift Task Force
CAM
Catapult Aircraft Merchant Ship
CAM
Camouflage
Cam O
Camouflage Officer
CAMB
Cambodia
CAMC
Canadian Army Medical Corps (First World War)
Cameronians
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Camerons
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Camflg
Camouflage
CAMIR
Charting Agreement Monthly Implementation Report
CAMTC
Central Australia Motor Transport Column
CANMGR
Canteen Manager
CANO
Confidential Australian Navy Order
Canterbury Bn
Canterbury Battalion [First World War New Zearland Unit]
Canterbury MR Regt
Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment [First World War New Zearland Unit]
CANZ group
Canada, Australia, New Zealand group (Peacekeeping)
CANZIR
Charting Agreement New Zealand Implementation Report
CAO
Chief Accountant Officer (Air Force)
Cao Dai
Politico/religious sect. Dai Dao Tan Ky Pho Do. Doctrine draws heavily on both Christianity and Buddhism. Main area of influence Tay Ninh Province.
CAORE
Canadian Army Operational Research Establishment
CAP
Combat Air Patrol (Second World War)
CAP
Type of tear gas
CAPIR
Charting Agreement Periodical Implementation Report
CAPO
Contract Acceptance and Purchase Order
Capt
Captain
CARO
Central Army Records Office
CARP
Computed Air Release Point
Carr
Carrier
CARSTAT
Carrier State
CAS
Chief of the Air Staff
CAS
Civilian Aid Service
CAS
Close air support
CAS
Casualty
CASEX
Combined Anti Submarine Exercise
CASL
Coastal Artillery Search Light
CASPRO
Casualty Procedure
Cat
Category
CATCO
Command Air Trafic Control Officer
CATO
Catering Officer
CATOR
Combined Air Transport Operations Room
CATZO
Categorization Officer
CAU
Civil Affairs Unit
Cav
Cavalry (Vietnam War)
Cayuse
Light observation six seater helicopter (Vietnam War)
CB
Companion of the Order of the Bath
CB
Confinement to Barracks
CB
Central Bureau
CB
Chemical and Biological
CB
Confidential Book (RAN)
cb
Counter bombardment or battery
CBAC
Commander Base Area Command
CBAL
Carrier Borne Air Liaison (Section)
CBC
Careening Bay Camp (Second World War)
CBE
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
CBF
Counter Battery Fire
CBGLO
Carrier Borne Ground Liaison Officer
CBGLS
Carrier Borne Ground Liaison Officer
CBI
China-Burma-India (USA) Command
CBIC
Central Bureau, Intelligence Corps
CBM
Confidence Building Measure
CBN
Chart Branch, Naval
CBO
Counter Battery Officer
CBSO
Counter Battery Staff Officer
cbt
Combat
CBU
Cluster Bomb Unit (An aerial delivered weapon consisting of many separate explosive devices) (Vietnam War)
CBW
Chemical and biological warfare
CC
Coastal Command (RAF)
CC
Confined to Camp
CC
Cruiser
CC
Chief Cartographer
CC
Churches of Christ
CCAA
Commander in Chief, Allied Armies
CCC
Civil Conservation Corps (USA)
CCC
Civil Constructional Corps
CCCA
Corps Commander, Coast Artillery
CCD
Commander Coast Defences
CCD
Civil Censorship Detachment
CCF
Chinese Communist Forces
CCG
Control Commission for Germany
CCGMCS
Commonwealth Coordinating Groups on Mapping, charting and Surveys
CCH
Combined Clearing Hospital (First World War)
CCHAPG
Conference of Chaplin Cenerals
CCHO
Chief Civil Hydrographic Officer
CCM
Counter Counter Measures
CCMA
Commander, Corps Medium Artillery
CCO
Cavalry Corps Observation
CCO
Chief of Combined Operations
CCO
Clandestine communist organisation
CCOSC
Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee
CCP
Casualty Collecting Post
CCRA
Commander, Corps Royal Artillery. Higher than Commander, Royal Artillery.
CCRSFF
Commander Central Region SEATO (South East Asia Treaty Organisation) Field Force
CCS
Casualty Clearing Station. Receives sick and wounded from field ambulances and direct from troops in the vicinity. (First World War)
CCS
Combined Communications System
CCS
Combined Chiefs of Staff (Second World War)
CCT
Combat Control Team
CCTF
Combat Cargo Task Force
CD
Clearance diver
CD
Coastal Defence
CD
Commander's Diary
CD
Convalescent Depot
CD
Civil Defence
CD
Combat Development
Cd A
Commissioned Airman (Naval)
Cd CO
Commissioned Communication Officer (Naval)
CD ENG
Commisioned Engineer
CD/CHL
Coastal Defence Chain Home: Low flying
CDA
Central Distributing Authority
CDC
Combat Development Committee
CDC
Commonwealth Disposals Commission
CDC
Combat Development Committee
CDEC
Combined Document Exploitation Center (USA) – Vietnam War
CDF
Chief of the Defence Force
CDF
Chief of the Australian Defence Force
CDFS
Chief of Defence Force Staff
CDFS
Chief of the Defence Force Staff
CDH
Combined Defence Headquarters
CDI
Cargo Disposition Instructions
Cdn
Canadian
CDO
Command Dental Officer
Cdo
Commando
Cdr
Commander
CDRE
Commodore
CDS
Camp Dressing Station
CDS
Civil Defence Services
CDS
Comprehensive Display System
CDSA
Commonwealth Defence Science Organisation
CDT
Clearance Diving Team, RAN (Vietnam War)
CDT
Cadet
CDTA
Cadet Aircrew
CDV
Civil Defence Volunteers
CDW
Commonwealth Department of Works
CE
Chief Engineer (First World War)
CE
Corps of Engineers (USA)
CE
Combat Engineer (Peacekeeping)
CE
Church of England
CE
Controller of Equipment
CE (WKS)
Chief Engineer (Works), Royal Australian Engineers
CE 2nd ANZAC Corps
Chief Engineer, 1st ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
CE 2nd ANZAC Corps
Chief Engineer, 2nd ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
CE ANZAC
Chief Engineer, Australian & New Zealand Army Corps [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
CE Aust Corps
Chief Engineer, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
CEC
Cooperative Engagement Capability
CEDP
Controller of Electronic Data Processing
CEI
Communications Electronics Instruction
CEME
Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
CENPAC
Central Pacific
CEO
Casualty Evacuation Office
CEOBC
Casualty Evacuation Office
CEOBG
Chief Executive Officer (General Services)
CEOI
Communications Electronice Operating Instruction
CEOS
Chief Executive Officer (Supply)
CEOSC
Chief Executive Officer, Headquarters Support Command
CEP
Circular Error Probable
CER
Command Exchange Room
CER
Combat Engineer Regiment (Peacekeeping)
CERA
Chief Engine Room Artificer
CERT
Certify
CES
Complete Equipment Schedule (equipment accounting)
CF
Chaplain to the Forces
CF
Communication Flight (RAAF)
CF
Covering Forces
CFASO
Commander Forward Airfield Supply Organisation
CFC
Campaigners for Christ
CFD
Commander Fortress Defences
CFI
Chief Flying Instructor
CFM
Confirm
CFN
Canadian Forces in the Netherlands
Cfn
Craftsman
CFO
Chief Finance Officer
CFS
Central Flying School (RAAF)
CG
Commanding General (USA)
CG
Surface to air missile cruiser
CG
Centre of Gravity
CG
Guided Missile Cruiser
CGASF
Commanding General, Army Service Forces (USA)
CGCF
Governor General Communication Flight (RAAF)
CGF
Central Group of Forces (Soviet)
CGM
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
CGN
Nuclear powered surface to air missile cruiser
cgo
Freight aircraft
CGS
Chief of the General Staff
CGS
Central Gunnery School (RAAF)
CGS
Chief of the General Staff (Australia) [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
Ch
China (People's Republic of Chine - PRC)
CH
Charge. Refers to the quantity of explosive in a shell.
CH
Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour
CHAN
Channel
Chap
Chaplain
Chap
Chapter
Chap Gen
Chaplain General
Chem Adviser, Aust Corps
Chemical Adviser, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Chemical Unit]
Cheshire
The Cheshire Regiment
CHICOM
Chinese Communist
Chieu Hoi
The "open arms" plan formed under Diem to induce "misled" Viet Cong to return to the fold of the Government of [South] Vietnam (GVN). See also Hoi Chanh. (Vietnam War)
Chinook
CH47 helicopter – medium lift (Vietnam War)
CHL
Chain Home Low Flying
CHQ
Corps Headquarters (USA)
CHYGO
Command Hygiene Officer
CI
Chief Instructor (Second World War)
CI
Lady of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India
CI AAOC
Chief Inspector Australian Army Ordnance Corps
CI AEME
Chief Inspector Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
CI Div
Counter Intelligence Division
CIA
Central Intelligence Agency
CIA
Chief Inspector of Armourers
CIC
Canadian Intelligence Corps
CIC
Capital Issues Control
CIC
Chief Inspector of Clothing
CIC
Combined Intelligence Centre
CIC
Counter Intelligence Corps
CIC
Combat Information Centre
CICSPF
Combined Intelligence Centre, South Pacific Force
CICV
Combined Intelligence Centre, Vietnam
CID
Committee of Imperial Defence
CID
Criminal Investigation Division
CIDG
Civilian Irregular Defense Group. Para military forces trained by United States Special Forces, in special counter insurgency methods. Comprised mainly of Montagnards and operates in Highlands area.
CIE
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire
CIEME
Chief Inspector of Electrical and Mechanical Equipment
CIEME
Commander, Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
CIESS
Chief Inspector of Engineer and Signal Stores
CIFE
Cost Insurance freight and Exchange
CIGS
Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
CINC
Commander in Chief
CINCAF
Commander in Chief, Asiatic Fleet
CINCAFPAC
Commander in Chief, United States Army Forces, Pacific
CINCCHANNEL
Commander in Chief, Channel and Southern North Sea Command (NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation)
CINCFE
Commander in Chief, United States Forces, Far Eastern Command
CINCLANT
Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet
CINCMED
Commander in Chief, Mediterranean
CINCPAC
Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet (United States Commander based in Hawaii)
CINCPOA
Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Area
CINO
Chief Inspector of Naval Ordance
CINOP12
Cinema Operator 12
CINOP6
Cinema Operator 6
CINTEL
Counter Intelligence
CIOO
Chief Inspecting Ordnance Officer
CIP
Canteen Issuing Point
Circ
Circular
CIS
Civil Intelligence Section
CIS
Chief Inspector of Stores
CISA
Chief Inspector of Small Arms
CISDC
Combined Services Details Intelligence Centre
CISM
Critical incident stress management
CIU
Central Interpretation Unit (USA)
CIV
Certificate Issue Voucher
CIV
Civil
CIV
City Imperial Volunteers (British Boer )
Civic Action
The participation in economic and sociological projects which are useful to the local population at all levels, but for which the sponsor does not have primary governmental responsibility.
Civil Affairs
Those phases of the activities of a commander which embrace the relationship between military forces and the civil authorities and people in the area.
CIVPOL
United Nations Civilian Police
CIWS
Close in Weapons Systems
CIX
Chief Inspector of Explosives
CJCS
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
CJFA
Commander Joint Forces Australia
CJWC
Combined Jungle Warfare Centre
CK
Cook
CK
Sailor from the Cook category displayed after rank
CKSASST
Cook’s Assistant
CKT
Circuit
CL
Commandant of Labour
CL
Centre Line
CL
Light Cruiser
CL GL O
Command Legal Officer
Claims Offr 1st Aust Div
Claims Officer, 1st Australian Division [First World War AIF Claims Unit]
Claims Offr 2nd Aust Div
Claims Officer, 2nd Australian Division [First World War AIF Claims Unit]
Claims Offr 4th Aust Div
Claims Officer, 4th Australian Division [First World War AIF Claims Unit]
Claims Offr 5th Aust Div
Claims Officer, 5th Australian Division [First World War AIF Claims Unit]
Claims Offr Aust Corps
Claims Officer, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Claims Unit]
CLAS
Class, Classification
Class 1
Medical classification, fit for active service with field formations (Second World War)
Class 2A
Medical classification, fit for specified duties in any unit in which the particular disability is no bar (Second World War)
Class 2B
Medical classification, fit for any duty other than with field formations (Second World War)
Class I
Medical classification, fit for active service with field formations (Second World War)
Class IIA
Medical classification, fit for specified duties in any unit in which the particular disability is no bar (Second World War)
Class IIB
Medical classification, fit for any duty other than with field formations (Second World War)
CLES
Canadian Legion Educational Services
CLF
Combat Logistic Force
Clk
Clerk
CLKA
Clerk Administrative
CLKE
Clerk Equipment
CLKEA
Clerk Equipment Accounts
CLKFA
Clerk Finance Accounts
CLKG
Clerk General
CLKM
Clerk Medical
CLO
Chief Legal Officer
Clr Co
Clearing Company (USA)
CLRO
Corps Light Railway Officer
CM
Controller of Mines
CM
Converted Minelayer
CM
Courts‑Martial
CM
Cruiser Minelayer
CM & SF
Coordinator of Ministries and Services Facilities
CMA
Corps Maintenance Area
CMAC
Cambodian Mine Action Centre
CMAC
Capital Military Assistance Command (the United States command co-located with Capital Military District) Allied Forces Vietnam
CMAINTO
Command Maintenance Officer
CMC
Chairman Mess Committee
CMC
Chairman Mess Committee
CMD
Capital Military District
CMDR
Commander
CME
Central Medical Establishment (Air Ministry)
CMEC
Combined Material Exploitation Centre
CMF
Citizen Military Forces (Militia)
CMF
Civilian Monitoring Force (Peacekeeping)
CMG
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
CMG
Congressional Medal for Gallantry (USA)
CMGO
Corps Machine Gun Officer
CMIC
Commercial in Confidence
CML
Chemical
CMLO
Civil Mixed Labour Organisation
CMO
Chief Maintenance Officer (Air Force)
CMO
Courts Martial Officer
CMOT
Civil Military Operations Team (Peacekeeping)
CMP
Corps of Military Police (USA)
CMPO
Chief Military Planning Officer
CMS
Company Sergeant Major
CMTC
Citizens' Military Training Camp (USA)
CMTO
Corps Mechanical Transport Officer
CMWS
Civil Mixed Watchmen's Service
Cn Plat
Cannon Platoon (USA)
CNAC
Chinese National Airways Corporation
CNAVO
Command Navigation Officer
CNF
Commonwealth Naval Forces
CNF
Citizen Naval Force
CNIA
Current Notes on International Affairs
CNN
Cable Network News
CNO
Chief of Naval Operations
CNO
Command Nursing Officer
CNRT
National Council for Timorese Resistance (East Timor)
CNS
Chief of the Naval Staff (now Chief of Navy)
CNS
Cause not stated (of death)
CNSNA
Chief of the Naval Staff for Naval Attache, Washington
CNTGCY
Contingency
CO
Commanding Officer
Co
Company (USA)
COC
Chemical Operations Centre
COC
Combar Operations Centre
COD
Central Ordnance Depot
COD
Concise Oxford Dictionary
COFS
Chief of Staff
COI
Communications Operating Instruction
COIC
Combined Operations Intelligence Centre
COIN
Counter intelligence
COL
Chain Overseas Low Flying (radar)
Col
Colonel (Rank above Lt Colonel)
Col GS
Colonel, General Staff
Coldm Cds
Coldstream Guards (British Regiment)
COLM
Column
Coln
Column
Cols
Columns
COMAAAGV
Commander Australian Army Assistance Group, Vietnam
COMAFV
Commander Australian Force Vietnam
COMAIRNORSOLS
Commander Aircraft Northern Solomons (USA)
COMAIRSOPAC
Commander Air South Pacific Area
COMAST
Commander Australian Theatre (Peacekeeping)
Comb
Combined/combination
COMBAT YOUTH
Para-military youth forces also includes Catholic youth (known as Republican Youth Movement under DIEM regime) (Vietnam War)
COMBATGAS
Combat Automotive Gasoline (RAN)
COMCAN
Commonwealth Communications Army Network
COMCARE
The organisation which regulates and overseas the implementation of the Commonwealth Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991
Comd
Command/Commander/Commanding
Comd Intel
Command Headquarters Staff Intelligence
Comd Ops
Command General Staff Operations
Comdt
Commandant
COME
Chief Ordnance Mechanical Engineer
COMFLOT
Commodore Flotillas
COMGENUSAFIK
Commander General United States Air Forces in Korea
COMINCH
Commander in Chief, United States Fleet
COMINT
Communications Intelligence
COMLANCRABELEVENTHPHIB
Commander Landing Craft and Bases, 11th Amphibious Force (USA)
COMM
Communication
COMM Z
Communication Zone
COMM Z
Communication Zone (Vietnam War)
COMM Z Postal
Communication Zone Postal (Vietnam War)
Commander (E)
Commander – engineering branch (RAN)
Commander (S)
Commander – supply branch (RAN)
COMMANZUKFOR
Commander ANZUK (Australia New Zealand United Kingdom) Force
COMMCEN
Communications Centre
COMMEL
Communications Electronics
Commo Check
United States equivalent to Radio Check (Vietnam War)
Comn
Communication
COMNAS
Commodore (Air) Administrative, Royal Australian Naval Air Stations
COMNAVCHEC
Commander Navy China Eastern Command (USA)
COMNAVFE
Commander Naval Forces Far East
COMNAVFORV
Commander [United States] Naval Forces Vietnam
COMNAVNORSOLS
Commander Navy Northern Solomons (USA)
Comp
Composite
Comp Ord Dep
Composite Ordnance Depot (Vietnam War)
COMPHIBAC
Commander Amphibious Forces, Pacific
COMPT
Comptroller
COMSEC
Communications Security
COMSEVENTHFLT
Commander [United States] Seventh Fleet
COMSOPAC
Commander South Pacific Area
COMUSARV
Commander, United States Army in Vietnam
COMUSMACT
Commander United States Military Assistance Command, Thailand
COMUSMACV
Commander United States Military Assistance Command Vietnam
COMUSMACV
Commander United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
COMUSNAVCENT
Commander United States Naval Forces Central
COMWEL
Commonwealth
COMZEAIRTAF
Commander New Zealand Air Task Force
COMZONE
Communication Zone
Con
Convalescent
Con
Control
Con Dep
Convalescent Depot
Con Tng Dep
Convalescent Training Depot (Parkhouse) [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
CONC
Concentrate
CONCL
Conclude
CONF
Conference
CONFD
Confidential
CONFDCI
Confidential Defence Council Instruction (United Kingdom)
CONG
Congregational
CONST
Construct
Const Squ
Construction Squadron (Vietnam War)
Constr
Construction
Cont
Contingent
Cont
Continue
CONUS
Continental United States
CONV
Convalesce
COO
Chief Ordnance Officer
COOK
Cook
COORD
Coordinate
CoP
Viet Cong in South Vietnam, located in Northern Tay Ninh province
COPAS
Compassionate
COPP
Combined Operations Reconnaissance and Pilotage Party
CORDS
Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (US civil advisory organisation) (Vietnam War)
COREP
Control Repair Organisation (Normady Landings)
CORPS
Specialist army group, as in Medical, Armoured or Service, also Army corps
COS
Chief of Staff
COSBASE
Costal Base Section
COSC
Chief of Staff Committee
COSC
Combined Operational Service Command
COSSAC
Chief or Staff, Supreme Allied Comand
COSVN
Central Office for South Vietnam.
COTUG
Control Tug Organisation (Normandy landings)
COWHMS
Chinese Overseas Wartime Hsuehkan Militia
Cox1
Coxswain 1st Class
Cox2
Coxswain 2nd Class
Coy
Company
Coy(s)
Company/companies (A unit of an Infantry battalion)
CP
Car Post
CP
Command Post (USA)
CPAF
Cambodian Peoples Armed Force
CPERS-A
Chief of Personnel – Army
CPF
Counter Preparation Fire
CPHAMO
Command Pharmaceutical Officer
Cpl
Corporal (Infantry equivalent to an artillery Bombardier)
CPO
Central Provision Office
CPO
Chief Petty Officer
CPO
Chief Provision Officer
CPO
Command Post Officer (in charge of the Command Post)
CPOEA
Chief Petty Officer Electrical Artificer
CPOMS
Chief Petty Officer Marine Science
CPOSIG
Chief Petty Officer Signals
CPOSR
Chief Petty Officer Survey Recorder
CPOSTO
Chief Petty Officer Stoker
CPR
China Peoples Republic (Mainland)
Cps
Corps
CPT
Contact Point
CPX
Command Post Exercise (USA)
CQMS
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Cr
Commander (Naval)
CR
Crossroads (USA)
CR
Central Region
CRA
Commander, Divisional Artillery (Lower than a Commander, Corps Royal Artillery)
CRA
Commander, Royal Artillery
CRAASC
Commander Royal Australian Army Service Corps
Cracker Barrel
Counter bombardment/battery fire plan around Nui Dat base (Vietnam War)
CRASC
Commander, Royal Army Service Corps
CRASCO
Commander Rear Airfield Supply Organisation
CRC
Corps Reception Camp
CRC
Control and Reporting Centre
CRE
Commander, Royal Engineers (First World War)
CRE 2nd ANZAC Corps Tps
CRE Corps Troops, 2nd ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
CRE Aust Corps Tps
CRE Corps Troops, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
CRH
Casualty Receiving Hospital
CRHO
Chief Road Haulage Officer
CRIASC
Commander Royal Indian Army Service Corps (RIASC)
CRO
Corps Routine Orders
Crocodiles
Flame throwing tanks
Crop Destruction
The destruction of food plants by the aerial or ground spraying of herbicides, burning, digging up or other means
CRP
Control and Reporting Post
CRSFF
Central Region SEATO (South East Asia Treaty Organisation) Field Forces
CRU
Control and Reporting Unit
CRV
Certificate Receipt Voucher
CRW
Counter Revolutionary Warfare
CS
The chemical agent used by the Australian forces as tear gas and classified as a Riot Control Agent. The chemical was: o - chlorobenzalmalononitrile.
CS
Close Support
CS of D
Chief Superintendent of Design
CSA
Commander Support Aircraft
CSACP
Commander Support Aircraft, Central Philippines
CSAM
Chief of Staff Action Memos
CSAR
Combat Search and Rescue
CSBM
Confidence and Security Building Mechanism(s)
CSC
Conspicuous Service Cross
CSC
Course Setting Compass
CSC
Christion Scientist
CSCAP
Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific
CSD
Command Supply Depot
CSDIC
Combined Services Details Interrogation Centre
CSF
Commander SEATO (South East Asia Treaty Organisation) Force
CSFF
Commander SEATO (South East Asia Treaty Organisation) Field Force
CSgt
Company Sergeant
CSI
Companion of the Order of the Star of India
CSLO
Combined Services Liaison Officer
CSM
Company Sergeant Major (A warrant officer)
CSM
Conspicuous Service Medal
CSN
Call Sign
CSO
Chief Signal Office
CSO
Chief Staff Officer
CSO
Coal Supplies Officer
CSS
Combat Sky Spot – a preplanned high altitude, programmed airstrike flown at night (Vietnam War)
CSSB
Combat Services Support Battalion
CSSTB
Commonwealth Stores and Tender Board
CST
Commodore Superintendent of Training
CSTU
Command and Staff Training Unit
CSV
Commonwealth Salvage Vessel
CT
Corps Troops
CT
Communist terrorists
CTC
Commissariat and Transport Corps
CTC
Camel Transport Corps
CTD
Central Training Depot
CTE
Corps Troops Engineers
CTE
Commander Task Element
CTF
Centre Task Force (Invasion of North Africa)
CTF
Commander, Task Force
CTG
Commander Task Group
CTMO
Chief Transport and Movement Officer
CTMS
Compact Telegraph Message Switch (tactical phase iii communication system)
CTMS
Counter Measures
CTO
Chief Technical Officer
CTs
Communist Terrorists
CTSC
Corps Troops Supply Column
CTTB
Central Trade Test Board (British)
CTTE
Committee
CTU
Commander Task Unit
CTZ
Corps Tactical Zone (The geographical area of responsibility of an Army of the Republic of Vietnam Corps) (Vietnam War)
CU
Communication Unit
CUES
Code for Unalerted Encounters at Sea
CUST
Custody
CUT
Common User Teletype
CUTS
Common User Teletype Secure
CUV
Common User Voice
CV
Aircraft carrier (USA)
CV
Command Vehicle
CVA
Aircraft carrier, attack (USA)
CVB
Aircraft carrier, large (USA)
CVBC
Carrier battle group
CVE
Aircraft carrier, escort (American built) (Second World War)
CVH
Helicopter Aircraft Carrier
CVL
Aircraft carrier, small (USA)
CVN
Nuclear fuelled aircraft carrier (USA)
CVO
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
CVS
Seaplane carrier (USA)
CVS
Anit Submarine Warfare Aircraft Carrier
CVV
V/STOL (vertical/short take off and landing) and helicopter aircraft carrier (USA)
CW
Coast watcher
CW
Chemical warfare
CW
Contious Wave
CWP
Coast Watching Ports
CWR
Cabinet/Central War Room
CWS
Chemical Warfare Service (USA)
CY
Current year
CZ
Combat Zone (USA)
Cz
Czechoslovakia
Cz
War Volunteer Mounted Infantry)

This Glossary is intended as a research tool that makes the Memorial’s records more accessible. As such, it contains terms that have been encountered in the Memorial’s collection of primary records as well as in secondary sources.  Users should note, therefore, that some of the terms may not reflect accepted usage; some may even appear to be incorrect.