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(H)
Denotes an Officer employed in the Surveying Services. (Source: Australian Navy List, 1941)
H
Honorary
H
Islands East of Papua New Guinea (RAAF)
H & S CO
Headquarters and Service Company (USA)
H and I Fire
Harassment and Interdiction fire
H MH
Heidleberg Military Hospital
H Ship
Hospital Ship
H&I
Harassment and Interdiction fire
H-hour
Hour set for an attack or other operation to begin. Also called Zero Hour (USA).
HA
Heavy Artillery
HA
High angle anti aircraft gun (RAAF)
HA
Horse Artillery
HAA
Heavy Anti aircraft
HAB
High altitude bombing
HAB
Heavy Artillery Brigade (First World War)
HAC
Honourable Artillery Company
HACS
High angle control system (RAN)
HAD
Higher Duty Allowance
HADS
Heavy Artillery Defence Scheme
HAG
Heavy Artillery Group
Hamps
The Hampshire Regiment
HAP
Helicopter Assault Primary (RAN)
HAR
Harbour
HAS
Helicopter Assault Secondary (RAN)
HB
Heavy Branch
HB
Hostile Battery - Enemy guns
HBCCU
Heavy Bomber crew Conversion Unit (RAAF)
HBRTU
Heavy Bomber Replacement Training Unit (RAAF)
HC
High Capacity
HCO
Helicopter Control Officer (RAN)
HD
Home Defence
HD
Horse Drawn
Hd Qtrs
Headquarters
HDC
Harbor Defense Command (USA)
HDG
Heading
HDML
Harbour Defence Motor Launch
He
Heinkel - German military aeroplane
HE
High Explosive
HE
Higher Establishment
HEDA
High Explosive Delayed Action. A shell fired deliberately with fuse cap on.
HEI
High Explosive Incendiary (USA)
HEL
Helicopter(s)
Herbs Tape
A computerised record of time, place, amount, type and military purpose of herbicide operations carried out by United States aircraft of the Ranch Hand operation in Vietnam between 1965 and 1971.
HF
Harassing Fire - Intermittent firing of rounds to harass the enemy
HF
High Frequency
HF
Home Force
HFS
Home Force Secret/Security Memo
HFT
Heavy Fire Team - consists of three gun ships (UH-1 or AH-1C)
HG
Home Guard
HG
Horse Guards
Hgs Offr
Hiring’s Officer
HK
Hikari Kikan (Japanese Intelligence Organisation)
HLAD
High Level Air Defence
HLB
High level bombing
HLI
The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
HM/S
His Majesty’s Submarine (Second World War)
HMAHS
His (or Her) Majesty’s Australian Ship
HMAS
His (or Her) Majesty's Australian Ship
HMAT
His (or Her) Majesty's Australian Transport
HMCS
His (or Her) Majesty's Canadian Ship
HMD
His (or Her) Majesty's Destroyer
HMF
His (or Her) Majesty's Forces
HMG
Heavy Machine Gun
HMIS
His (or Her) Majesty's Indian Ship
HMLS
His (or Her) Majesty's Land Ship (early tank designate)
HMNPGS
His (or Her) Majesty’s Papua New Guinea Ship
HMNZS
His (or Her) Majesty's New Zealand Ship
HMR
Marine Corps Transport Helicopter Squadron (USA)
HMRT
His (or Her) Majesty's Rescue Tug
HMS
His (or Her) Majesty's Ship
HMSAS
His (or Her) Majesty's South African Ship
HMSO
His (or Her) Majesty's Stationery Office
HMT
His (or Her) Majesty's Troopship/Transport (First World War)
HMT
His (or Her) Majesty's Tug
HMTB
Heavy Mortar Trench Battery
HMX
Marine Corps Experimental Helicopter Squadron (USA)
HO
Hostilities only (Reservist) (Second World War)
HO
Hydrographic Office, Washington
Hobart Def
Hobart Defences (Hobart Def) [First World War AIF Miscellaneous Unit]
Hoi Chanh
A rallier under the Chieu Hoi Program. A Viet Cong (VC) or North Vietnamese Army (NVA) soldier who defects and joins the Government of [South] Vietnam (GVN) forces or at least ceases fighting against them.
Home Port
Ships home base
HON
Helicopter Operations Net (RAN)
HOO
Helicopter Operations Officer (RAN)
Hosp
Hospital(s)
How
Howitzer
How Bde
Howitzer Brigade
HP
High Power
HP
Horse Power
HQ
Headquarters
Hq
Headquarters (USA)
HQ & Admin Centre ICC
Headquarters and Administrative Centre, Imperial Camel Corps [First World War British Camel Corps Unit]
HQ 1
Small special compartment used as a control centre for shipboard emergencies
HQ 1 ATF
Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force (Vietnam War)
HQ 10th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 10th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 11th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 11th Bde RFA, Lahore Div Arty
Headquarters, 11th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Lahore Divisional Artillery [First World War Indian Artillery Unit]
HQ 12th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 13th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 13th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 14th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 15th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 15th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 18th Bde RFA, Lahore Div Arty
Headquarters, 18th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Lahore Divisional Artillery [First World War Indian Artillery Unit]
HQ 18th Bde RHA, ANZAC Mtd Div
Headquarters, 18th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Mounted Division
HQ 19th Bde RHA, ANZAC Mtd Div
Headquarters, 19th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Mounted Division [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 1st & 2nd Aust Siege Bty Amm Cols
HQ, 1st & 2nd Australian Siege Battery Ammunition Columns [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 1st Aust Div Arty
Headquarters, 1st Australian Divisional Artillery [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 1st Aust Div Engrs)
Headquarters, 1st Australian Divisional Engineers [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
HQ 1st Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 2 AFCU
Headquarters 2 Australian Force Canteen Unit
HQ 21st Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 21st Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 22nd Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 22nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 22nd Mtd Bde
Headquarters, 22nd Mounted Brigade, ANZAC Mounted Division [First World War AIF Cavalry Unit]
HQ 24th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 24th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 25th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 25th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 2nd Aust Div Arty
Headquarters, 2nd Australian Divisional Artillery [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 2nd Aust Div Engrs
Headquarters, 2nd Australian Divisional Engineers [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
HQ 2nd Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 3 Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 3rd Aust Div Arty
Headquarters, 3rd Australian Divisional Artillery [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 3rd Aust Div Engrs
HQ 3rd Australian Divisional Engineers [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
HQ 3rd NZ Rifles Bde
Headquarters, 3rd New Zealand (Rifles) Brigade [First World War New Zearland Unit]
HQ 4th Aust Div Arty
Headquarters, 4th Australian Divisional Artillery [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 4th Aust Div Engrs
HQ 4th Australian Divisional Engineers [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
HQ 4th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 5th Aust Div Arty
Headquarters, 5th Australian Divisional Artillery [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 5th Aust Div Engrs
HQ 5th Australian Divisional Engineers [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
HQ 5th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 5th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 5th Bde RFA, Lahore Div Arty
Headquarters, 5th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Lahore Divisional Artillery [First World War Indian Artillery Unit]
HQ 6th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 6th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 7th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 7th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ 7th Indian Mountain Arty Bde
Headquarters, 7th Indian Mountain Artillery Brigade [First World War Indian Artillery Unit]
HQ 8th Aust Fd Arty Bde
Headquarters, 8th Australian Field Artillery Brigade [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ A & NZ Mtd Div Train
Headquarters, Australian and New Zealand Mounted Divisional Train [First World War AIF Supplies and Transport AASC Unit]
HQ ALSG
Headquarters Australian Logistic Support Group (Vietnam War)
HQ ANZAC Mtd Div Arty
Headquarters, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Mounted Divisional Artillery [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ ASC, Imp Mtd Div
Headquarters, Army Service Corps, Imperial Mounted Division [First World War AIF Supplies and Transport, Australian Army Services Corps Unit]
HQ AST
Headquarters Australian Theatre (East Timor)
HQ Aust Base Deps
HQ Australian Base Depots, France [First World War AIF Bases and Depots Unit]
HQ Aust Corps Hvy Arty
Brigadier General, 1st ANZAC Corps Heavy Artillery (BG 1st ANZAC Corps Hvy Arty), and Headquarters, Australian Corps Heavy Artillery [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ Aust Corps MT Col
Headquarters, Australian Corps Mechanical Transport Column (formerly "K" Supply Column, 1st ANZAC Corps and then "K" Supply Column, Australian Corps) (HQ Aust Corps MT Col)
HQ Aust Hvy Arty Bde
Headquarters, 36th Heavy Artillery Group (HQ 36th Hvy Arty Gp) (later 36th Australian Heavy Artillery Brigade, and also known as 36th (Aust) Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery) [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ Aust Mtd Div Train
Headquarters, Australian Mounted Divisional Train [First World War AIF Supplies and Transport AASC Unit]
HQ Aust Rly Coys
Headquarters, Australian Railway Companies [First World War AIF Railways Unit]
HQ FLSG
Headquarters Force Logistics Support Group (East Timor)
HQ IC Bde
Headquarters, Imperial Camel Brigade (formerly 1st Imperial Camel Brigade) [First World War British Camel Corps Unit]
HQ Imp Mtd Div Arty
Headquarters, Imperial Mounted Divisional Artillery [First World War British Artillery Unit]
HQ KOREM 164I
Indonesian Dili Command Headquarters (East Timor)
HQ Lahore Div Arty
Headquarters, Lahore Divisional Artillery [First World War Indian Artillery Unit]
HQ Liaison Force
Headquarters, Liaison Force [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
HQ LSF
Logistics Support Force (East Timor)
HQ NORCOM
Headquarters Northern Command (East Timor)
HQ NZ & Aust Div Arty
Headquarters, New Zealand and Australian Divisional Artillery [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQ NZ & Aust Div Engrs
HQ New Zealand and Australian Divisional Engineers [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
HQ NZ Div Arty
Headquarters, New Zealand Divisional Artillery [First World War New Zearland Unit]
HQ NZ Div Engrs
Headquarters, New Zealand Divisional Engineers [First World War New Zearland Unit]
HQ NZ Inf Bde
Headquarters, New Zealand Infantry Brigade (HQ NZ Inf Bde)
HQ NZMR Bde
Headquarters New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade [First World War New Zearland Unit]
HQ RA Aust Corps
General Officer Commanding, Royal Artillery, 1st ANZAC Corps (GOC RA 1st ANZAC Corps) and Headquarters, Royal Artillery, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
HQADF
Headquarters Australian Defence Force
HQMC
Headquarters of the General Officer Commanding, Malaya Command
HQOC
Headquarters Operational Command (RAAF)
Hqrs
Headquarters
HQSC
Headquarters Support Command (RAAF)
HR
Hour
HRC
Human Rights Commission
HRH
His (or Her) Royal Highness
HRS
Hours
HRS
Hussars
HRS
Baidoa Humanitarian Relief Sector (Peacekeeping - Somalia)
HS
Hospital Ship (First World War)
HS
Hardstand
HSB
Health Support Battalion
HSF
Helicopter Support Facility
HSGO
Housing Officer
HSL
High Speed launch
HSP
Heavy Stressed Platform
HT
High Tension
HT
Hired Transport
HT
Horsed Transport
HT
Hospital Train (USA)
HTM
Heavy Trench Mortar (First World War)
HTMB
Heavy Trench Mortar Battery (First World War)
HTMS
His Thair Majesty’s Ship
Hu
Hungary
Hurricane
Switchboard designator and common nickname for HQ II FFORCE V
Huss
Hussars
Hv
Heavy (USA)
Hv
High Voltage
Hv
High Velocity
HVO
Bosnian Croat Army (Peacekeeping)
Hvy
Heavy (First World War)
Hvy Bty, 1st Aust Div
Heavy Battery, 1st Australian Division
HWT
Heavy weight torpedo(s)
HWY
Highway (USA)
HY
Heavy
HYG
Hygiene
HYGINSP
Hygiene Inspector
HYGO
Hygiene Officer
HYVAR
Hyvar (Bromacil). The commercial name for an Australian supplied herbicide used by the Australian Force in Vietnam. (Interdepartmental Report – The Pesticides Report)
HZ
Hertz