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(G)
Denotes an Officer who has passed for Gunnery Officer; in a ship an Officer borne for Gunnery Duties. (Source: Australian Navy List, 1941)
G
Papua New Guinea (RAAF)
G
General Staff
G
Air Gunner Officer (RAF)
G Howards
The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment)
G/force
Force of gravity (Second World War)
G-1
Military Personnel Section (USA)
G2
Abbreviation for General Staff Officer Grade 2 (GSO2) also United States staff designator for Intelligence
G-2
Military Intelligence Section (USA)
G-3
Military Operations and Training Section (USA)
G-4
Military Supply and Evacuation Section (USA)
G77
Group of Seventy Seven (Peacekeeping)
GA
Chinese Integrated Group Army
GA
Garrison Adjutant
GA
General Assembly (United Nations Organisation - UNO)
GA
Ground Attack
GA A
Government Airfield “A” Class
GA B
Government Airfield “B” Class
GA C
Government Airfield “C” Class
GAC
Gun Angle Computer
GAF
German Air Force
GAF
Government Aircraft Factory
GAL
Gallon
GAS
Gasoline
GATT
General Agreement on Trade and Tarrifs (United Nations - UN)
GBD
General Base Depot
GBE
Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
GC
George Cross
GC
Group Captain
GC(1)
Refers to a secret radar instrument
GC/BS
Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star (Vietnam War)
GC/GS
Gallantry Cross with Gold Star (Vietnam War)
GC/PUC
Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation (Vietnam War)
GCA
Ground Control Approach Officer
GCB
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
GCDR
Guard Commander
GCH
Knight of the Grand Cross of Hanover
GCI
Ground Control Intercept
GCIE
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
GCLH
Knight Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour
GCLO
German Civil Labour Organisation
GCM
General Courts Martial. Highest Army court of justice.
GCM
Good Conduct Medal
GCMG
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
GCO
Gun Control Officer (Naval)
GCSI
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India
GCT
Greenwich Civil Time (USA)
GCVO
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
GD
General Duties
GD
Ground Defence
GDD
General Details Depot
GDP
Gross domestic product
GDS
Guards
GDSM
Guardsman
GE
Garrison Engineer
GE
Germany
GEMO
Ground Equipment Maintenance Officer
GEMS
Ground Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Gen
General
Gen Hosp
General Hospital
GENCARP
General Carpenter
GENFITT
General Fitter
GEOREF
Geographical Reference System
Geronimo
Nickname for US CH47 I Chinook. Based on aircraft call signs. (Vietnam War)
GES
General Engineering Squadron
GESTAPO
Geheime Staats Polizei (Secret State Police) (Second World War)
GFA
Gun Fire Area
GG
Grenadier Guards
GG
Governor General
GGS
Gyro gun sight
GHAND
General Hand
GHE
Ground Handling Equipment
GHQ
General Headquarters (First World War)
GHQ AF
General Headquarters Air Force (USA)
GHZ
Gigahertz
GI
General Issue (USA)
GI
Gunnery Instructor
GL
Gun Laying
GL Sect
Ground Liaison Section (Vietnam War)
GLO
Ground Liaison Officer
Glosters
The Gloucestershire Regiment
GM
George Medal
GM
Guided Missile
GMT
Greenwich Mean Time
GND
Ground
GNP
Gross national product
Gnr
Gunner
GO
General Order
GOC
General Officer Commanding (First World War)
GOC (in C)
General Officer Commanding (in Chief) (First World War)
GOC AIF Deps in UK
General Officer Commanding AIF Depots in UK [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GOC RA 2nd ANZAC Corps
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, 2nd ANZAC Corps
GOC RA IIIrd Corps
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, IIIrd Corps [First World War British Artillery Unit]
GOC RA IInd Corps
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, IInd Corps [First World War British Artillery Unit]
GOC RA XIVth Corps
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, XIVth Corps [First World War British Artillery Unit]
GOCRA
General Officer Commanding Royal Artillery
GOP
Gunnery Observation Post
GOR
Gun Operation Room
Gordons
The Gordon Highlanders
Goums
Moroccan troops trained in mountain warfare
GOVT
Government
GP
General purpose bomb (RAAF)
GP
Gun Position
GP
Group
GP Capt
Group Captain (RAAF)
GP/S
Group(s)
GPMG
General purpose machine gun
GPO
Gun Position Officer
GPS
Global Positions System
GPV
General Purpose Vessel
GR
General Reconnaissance
GR
Grid Reference
GR
Greece
Gramoxone
Gramoxone (paraquat). Gramoxone was the commercial name for an Australian supplied herbicide used by the Australian Force in Vietnam. (Interdepartmental Report: Pesticides used in Vietnam hostilities and their use in Agriculture: A Comparative Study, A
Gren
Grenadier
Gren Gds
Grenadier Guards
Greys
The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)
Grn
Garrison
GRO
General Routine Order (First World War)
Ground Based
Any means of dispensing herbicide from equipment operated on the ground. This includes the use of hand spray and power spray equipment. (USMACV Directive 525-1)
Ground Clearance
Permission given by a land force commander for air or artillery clearance to fire/fly into or over his area of operations
Growth Retardant
A chemical compound applied to the soil which retards plant growth for extended periods. This material has been used extensively in the United States as sprays and as granular or pelleted herbicide for vegetation control in non-crop areas. Such sites in
GRS
General Reconnaissance School (RAAF)
GS
Branch of the General Staff
GS
General Service
GS GHQ BEF
General Staff, General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS GHQ EEF
General Staff, General Headquarters, Egyptian Expeditionary Force [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS GHQ MEF
General Staff, General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ 1st ANZAC Corps
General Staff, Headquarters, 1st ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ 1st Aust Div
General Staff, Headquarters 1st Australian Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ 2nd ANZAC Corps
General Staff, Headquarters 2nd ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ 2nd Army
General Staff, Headquarters 2nd Army [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ 2nd Aust Div
General Staff, Headquarters 2nd Australian Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ 3rd Aust Div
General Staff, Headquarters 3rd Australian Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ 4th Army
General Staff, Headquarters 4th Army [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ 4th Aust Div
General Staff, Headquarters 4th Australian Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ 5th Aust Div
General Staff, Headquarters 5th Australian Division
GS HQ ANZAC
General Staff, Headquarters, Australian & New Zealand Army Corps [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ ANZAC Mtd Div
General Staff, Headquarters ANZAC Mounted Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ Aust Corps
General Staff, Headquarters Australian Corps [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ Aust Mtd Div
General Staff, Headquarters Australian Mounted Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ Dardanelles Army
General Staff, Headquarters, Dardanelles Army [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ Desert Column
General Staff, Headquarters Desert Column [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ Desert Mtd Corps
General Staff, Headquarters Desert Mounted Corps [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ III Corps
General Staff, Headquarters, III Corps [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ Imp Mtd Div
General Staff, Headquarters Imperial Mounted Division (GS HQ Imp Mtd Div) [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ NZ&A Div
General Staff, Headquarters New Zealand & Australian Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ V Corps
General Staff, Headquarters, V Corps [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ XI Corps
General Staff, Headquarters, XI Corps [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ XIV Corps
General Staff, Headquarters, XIV Corps [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS HQ XV Corps
General Staff, Headquarters XV Corps [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
GS INT
General Staff, Intelligence
GS OPS
General Staff, Operations Command Headquarters
GS Rfts
General Service Reinforcements
GS SD
General Staff, Staff Duties
GS TNG
General Staff, Training
GS Waggons
General Service Waggons (First World War)
GS/SS
Gallantry Cross with Silver Star (Vietnam War)
GSC
General Service Corps
GSC
General Staff Corps (USA)
GSE
Ground Support Equipment
GSM
General Service Medal (1918 or 1962)
GSO
General Staff Officer
GSR
General Service Reinforcements
GST
General Staff Target
GSW
Gun Shot Wound (First World War)
GT
General Transport
GTC
Girls' Training Corps
GTE
Ground Telecommunication Equipment
GTS
Ground Training School (RAAF)
GUARD
Guard
Gunner (T)
Gunner who specialises in firing torpedoes from torpedo tubes; as opposed to shells from a gun (RAN)
GUNSHIP
Helicopter armed with an attached weapons system
GVK
Intelligence test used in RAF. The initials refer to components of the test, measuring general, verbal and spatial (or practical) intelligence respectively.
GVN
Government of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
GW
Guided missile(s)
GW
Gunshot Wound
GYA
German Youth Programme
GZ
Ground Zero

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.