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(E)
Engineering Branch (Naval)
(E)
Equipment Branch Officer (RAF)
E
New South Wales (RAAF)
E & M & B Coy
Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
E Cr
Engineer Commander (Naval)
E in C
Engineer in Chief
E Lan R
The East Lancashire Regiment
E Lt Cr
Engineer Lieutenant‑Commander
E Surreys
The East Surrey Regiment
E Yorks
The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own)
E/A, e/a
Enemy aircraft (Second World War)
EA
Engineer Rear Admiral
EA
Emergency anchorage (RAAF)
EA
Electrical Artificer
EA, HQ
Eastern Area, Headquarters (RAAF)
EAA
Emergency alighting area (RAAF)
EAC
Eastern Air Command
EANS
Empire Air Navigation School
EATS
Empire Air Training Scheme (Second World War)
EATS
Empire/European Air Transport System
EAXA
East Australia Exercise Area
E-boat
Small offensive German motor torpedo boat
Ebony
Callsign for switchboard at 1 Australian Task Force (ATF). At times the callsign was used to indicate specific Officers/Office: eg. "Ebony 12" as reference in correspondence.
EBSR
Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment (USA)
EBW
Engineer Base Workshop
EC
Engineer Captain (Naval)
ECAFE
Economic Commission of Asia and the Far East (United Nations Organisation - UNO)
ECC
Exercise Control Centre
ECCM
Electronic Counter Counter Measures
Ech
Echelon - denotes divisions of a particular organisation into front rear parts (First and Second World War)
ECITO
European Central Inland Transport Organisation
ECK
Engine Change Kit
ECM
Electronic countermeasures
ECMO
Electronic Counter Measures Officer
ECN
Employment Code Number (RAN)
ECO
European Coal Organisation
ECP
Equipment Collecting Point
ECP
Engineering Change Proposal
ECR
Electronic Combat and reconnaissance
ECU
Engine Change Unit
ED
Efficiency Decoration
ED
Embarkation Depot (RAAF)
ED
Edit, Edition, Editor, Editorial
EDASST
Education Assistant
EDC
Expected Date of Confinement (Pregnancy)
Edn Offr
Education Officer
EDO
Education Officer
EDP
Electronic Data Processing
EDP
Extra Duty Pay
EDPOP
Electronic data processing (EDP) Operator
EDU
Experimental Diving Unit (USA)
EDUC
Education
EEC
European Economic Community (Peacekeeping)
EECE
Emergency Economic Committee for Europe
EEF
Egyptian Expeditionary Force (Egypt, Sinai, Palestine) (First World War)
EEI
Essential Elements of Information
EEM & B Coy
Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
EENT
End Evening Nautical Twilight
EEP
Electronic Emission Policy
EEZ
Exclusive Economic Zone
EF
Expeditionary Force
EFF
Effect
EFFCY
Efficiency
EFTO
Encrypted for Transmission only
EFTS
Elementary Flying Training School (RAAF)
EGM
Medal of the Order of the British Empire (Also known as the Empire Gallantry Medal)
EGSR
Engineers General Service Reinforcements
Egyptian Sect Aust Pro Corps
Egyptian Section, Australian Provost Corps [First World War AIF Provost Unit]
EHP
Electric Horse power
EKR
East Kent Regiment
ELDO
European Launcher Development Organisation
ELEC
Electronic or Electric
Elec Fit
Electric fitter (Peacekeeping)
ELECO
Electronic or Electric Officer
ELECSMAN
Electrical Serviceman
ELG
Emergency Landing Ground (RAAF)
ELINT
Electronic intelligence
elm
Element(s)
ELO
Equipment Liaison Officer
ELSEC
Electronic Secruity
ELSRD
Emergency Life Support Respiratory Device – A small breathing apparatus districuted throughout the ship to aid escape from smoke filled compartments. It contains approximately 8 minutes of breathable air Emergency stations – the process of providing the b
EM
Enlisted Men (USA)
EM
Edward Medal
Emb
Embarkation
EME
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
EMEI
Electrical Mechanical Engineering Instructions
EMM&B Coy
Electrical and Mechanical Mining And Boreing Company
EMO
Embarkation Medical Officer (First World War)
Emp
Employment
EMPL
Emplacement
EMPLN
Emplane
EMPO
Emplanning Officer
EMS
Emergency Medical Service
EMU
Experimental Military Unit
En
Enemy
ENCL
Enclose
ENG
Engine
ENGFITT
Engine Fitter
ENGMECH
Engine Mechanic
ENGO
Engineer Officer
ENGR
Engineer
Engr Sp Tp
Engineer Support Troop (Vietnam War)
Engr Wksp Pk Sqn
Engineer Works Park Squadron (Vietnam War)
Engr(s)
Engineer(s)
ENSA
Entertainments National Service Association
ENSURE
Expedite Non-standard Urgent Requirement Equipments
Enterprise
The forward reg switchboard and callsign (Vietnam War)
EO
Education Officer
EOCA
Elements Organique Corps d'Armee
EOD
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EODMUPAC
Explosive Ordanance Disposal Mobile Unit Pacific (United States Navy - USN)
EOOW
Engineering Officer of the Watch
EOS
Essential Operational Stores
EOTA
Enemy Occupied Territory Administration
EPH
Expected period of Hospitalisation
EPIP (Tent)
Eight Panel Indian Pattern Tent
EPLTR
Electroplanter
EPRS
Exercise Planning and reporting Staff
EPT Depot
Early Preventative Treatment Depot (First World War)
EQASST
Equipment Assistant
EQO
Equipment Officer
eqpt
Equipment
EQUIP
Equipment
EQUIV
Equivalent
ER
Extra Regimental (First World War rank ie ER/cpl, AIF Order 962)
ERA
Engine Room Artificer (Naval)
ERC
Enlisted Reserve Corps (USA)
ERS
Engine Repair Squadron
ES
Engineering School (RAAF)
ESM
Electronic Support Measures
ESO
Embarkation Staff Officer
ESO AIF Havre
Embarkation Staff Officer, AIF, Le Havre [First World War AIF Repatriation and Demobolisation Unit]
ESR
East Surrey Regiment
ESR
Engineer Stores Regiment
ESS
Engineer Supply Stores
Essex
The Essex Regiment
EST
Eastern Standard Time
Est
Establishment
est
Estimate(d)
ESTB
Establish
ET
Electronic Technicial (after rank)
ETA
Estimated Time of Arrival
ETC
Electrical Technical Communications
ETC
Estimated Time of Completion
ETD
Estimated Time of Departure
ETOUSA
European Theatre of Operations, United States Army
ETP
Electrical Technical Communications
ETR
Estimated Time of Return
ETS
Electrical Technical Systems
ETS
Equipment Training School (RAAF)
ETS
Expiration Term of Service (USA)
ETW
Electrical Technical Weapons
EUCOM
European Command (USA) (German occupation)
EV
Escort Vessels
Evac
Evacuation
EVAL
Evangelical Alliance
Evaporator
A machine for converting salt water into fresh water by means of evaporation
EVF
Establishment Variation Form
EVT
Educational and Vocational Training (scheme)
EW
Electronic warfare
EWPS
Engineer Works and Park Squadron
EX
Exercise
Ex Med
Exemplary Medallion (Peacekeeping)
Excalibur
Ammunition report (Vietnam War)
excl
Excludes/excluding
exp
Expenditure
EXT
Extend, Extension, Exterior, External

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.