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(M)
Medical Branch Officer (RAF)
(MB)
Marine Craft Officer (RAF)
(MB)
Mobile Transmitter
(Met)
Denotes an Officer who has qualified in Meteorology on completion of twelve weeks’ course. In a ship, an officer appointed for Meteorological duties. (Source: Australian Navy List, 1941)
M
Missing
M
Malaya
m
Million(s)
M & S
Maintenance and Supply (USA)
M & SO
Movement and Shipping Office (RAAF)
M & V
Meat and Vegetables (Tinned Ration)
M & V
Medical and Veterinary
M Ch
Master of Surgery
M Vet Sect
Mobile Veterinary Section
M's & B's
Treatment shots for malignant and benign malaria (Second World War)
M/c
Motor cycle
M/I
Marched In (First World War)
M/O
Marched Out (First World War)
M/S
Minesweeping
M/T
Motor Transport
MA
Military Assistant
MA
Military Attaché (USA)
MA
Maintenance Area
MA
Military Advisor
MAAF
Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
MAC
Military Airlift Command (USA)
MAC
Motor Ambulance Convoy (First World War)
MAC
Medical Advisory Committee (Butler)
MAC
Maintenance Allocation Chart
MAC-ship
Merchant aircraft carrier
MACAF
Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Forces
MACPD
Military Assistance Command Psychological Operations Directorate
MACV
Military Assistance Command Vietnam
MAD
Magnetic anomaly detector
Madras Sm
Madras Sappers and Miners
MAE
Mean Area of Effectiveness
MAETU
Medical Air Evacuation Tactical/Transport Unit (RAAF)
MAG
Marine Aircraft Group (USA)
MAG
Magnetic
MAG
Magazine
Maint
Maintenance
Maint
Maintain
Maj
Major (Rank above a Captain, first of the field ranks)
Maj‑Gen
Major General
MAL
Malaysia
MAMS
Mobile Air Movements Section
Manch
The Manchester Regiment
Maori Contingent
Maori Contingent [First World War New Zearland Unit]
MAOT
Mobile Air Operations Team
MAP
Medical Aid Post
MAP
Military Assistance Program (USA)
Market Time
Operation - Surveillance of South Vietnamese coastal waters
MARO
Marine Officer
Marsden Matting
Also known as Pierced Steel Planking (PSP)
MAS
Motor Airline Section
MASB
Motor Anti‑submarine Boat
MASF
Military Assistance Service Fund or Funded
MASH
Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (USA)
MAT
Mobile Advisory Team
MAT
Mobile Advisory and Training Team
MATCV
Mobile Air Traffic Control Vehicle
MATS
Military Air Transportation Service (USA)
Mats
Mobile Advisory Teams
MATT
Military Assistance Training Team
MATT
Mobile Advisory and Training Team
MAW
Marine Aircraft Wing (USA)
MAWD
Modified Air Warning device
MAX
Maximum
MB
Bachelor of Medicine
MBB
Motor Body Builder
MBD
Missing, believed deceased
MBE
Member of the Order of the British Empire
MBEI
May Be Issued
MBI
Military Board Instruction
Mbl
Mobile (USA)
MBRUU
May Be Retained Until Unserviceable
MBSS
Main Beach Signal Station
MBT
Main battle tank(s)
MBTF
Mean Time Between Failures
MC
Medical Corps (USA)
MC
Medium caliber (Second World War)
MC
Military Cross (Awarded to officers up to Major for distinguished service in face of enemy)
MC
Movement Control
MC
Military Characteristic
MC
Motor Cycle
MC Gp
Movement Control Group (Vietnam War)
MC Group
Movement Control Group (Vietnam War)
MCA
Maintenance Construction Army
MCA
Malayan Chinese Association
MCA
Maritime Commander Australia
MCAVST
Maritime Commander Australia
MCC/I/O
Mine countermeasures vessel(s), coastal/inshore/offshore
MCCREW
Marine Craft Crew
MCE
Military Corrective Establishment
MCF of A
Military Christian Fellowship of Australia
MCFITT
Marine Crew Fitter
MCM
Mine Counter measures
MCMV
Mine countermeasures vessel(s)
MCO
Movement Control Officer
MCP
Malayan Communist Party
MCR
Marine Corps Reserve (USA)
MCR
Machinery Control Room
MCRU
Mobile Control and Reporting Unit
MCS
Medical Clearing Station
MCTC
Mine Clearance Training Centre (Peacekeeping)
MCTU
Mine Clearance Training Unit. United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC)/United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC).
MCU
Malaria Control Unit
MD
Doctor of Medicine
MD
Military District
MD
Medical Dispensary (Vietnam War)
MDAP
Mutual Defence Assistance Program (USA)
MDM
Medium
MDS
Main Dressing Station
Me
Messerschmitt (German fighter plane)
ME
Middle East
ME
Main Engines
ME
Measuring Equipment
MEAC
Middle East Air Command
MEAF
Middle East Air Force
Mech
Mechanic/Mechanical (USA)
Mech
Mechanised
Mecz
Mechanised (USA)
Med
Medical
Med
Medium
Med
Medical Sailor (after rank)
MEDCAP
Medical Civic Action Program. Normally conducted in a secure area, a MEDCAP may be integrated with psychological operations to display humanitarian treatment, to improve the image of occupying forces and liaison with local officials, to survey hamlet sta
MEDEVAC
Medical evacuation of casualties by air. Used to describe the process of moving casualties from ship or remote areas to hospital or other substantial medical facilities.
MEDEVAC FL
Medical Evacuation Flight, RAAF (Vietnam War)
MEDICARE
Medical Care
MEDORD
Medical Orderly
MEF
Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli)
MEF/B/U
Marine Expeditionary Force/Brigade/Unit (USA)
MEMO
Memorandum
MEO
Marine Engineering Officer
MESEC
Mess Secretary
MET
Meteorology
Met O
Meteorological Officer
METASST
Meteorological Assistant
METH
Methodist
METMACH
Metal Machinist
METT-T
Mission, enemy, terrain, troops available and time (Peacekeeping)
MF
Medium Frequency
MFC
Mobile Fire Controller
MFCU
Mobile Fighter Control Unit
MFDF
Medium Frequency Direction Finding
MFI
Military Financial Instruction
MFO
Military Forwarding Officer
MFO
Multinational Force Observers (Peacekeeping)
MFR
Military Financial Regulation
MFRI
Military Financial Regulation and Instructions
MFS, HQ
Mobile Fighter Section, Headquarters
MG
Machine gun
MG Bn
Machine Gun Battalion
MG Coy
Machine Gun Company
MG Sqn
Machine Gun Squadron
MG, HQ
Maintenance Group, Headquarters (RAAF)
MGC
Machine Gun Corps
MGGS
Major General, General Staff
MGO
Master General of the Ordnance
MGRA
Major General, Royal Artillery
MH
Medal of Honour (USA)
MH(S)
Military History (Section)
MHA
Modified Handling Authorized
MHC
Coastal Mine hunter
MHC/I/O
Mine hunter(s) coastal/inshore/offshore
MHE
Materials Handling Equipment
MHQAust
Maritime Headquarters Australia
MHZ
Megahertz
MI
Marched in
MI
Military Intelligence
MIA
Missing In Action
MIC
Microphone
MICS
Microsecond
MICV
Mechanised infantry combat vehicle(s)
MID
Mentioned in Despatches (for Meritorious Service)
Mid
Midshipman
MIDN
Midshipman
MIF
Maritime Interception Force
mih
Miles in the hour
mil
Military
Mil Sec
Military Secretary
MILCAP
Military Civil Aid Program
MILSTRIP
Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures
MIN
Minimum or Minute
MINC
Medical in Confidence
MINTECH
Ministry of Technology
MINURSO
United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
MINUSO
United Nations Peacekeeping Mission Western Sahara
MIRV
Multiple independently‑targetable re‑entry vehicle(s)
misc
Miscellaneous
Misd
Manager, in service design
MISL
Missile
MISREP
Mission Report
Mission
One or more aircraft assigned to a particular task at a particular time
MIZ
Missile Interception Zone
MIZH
Miles In Two Hours
MJA
Medical Journal of Australia
Mk
Mark (model number)
ML
Minelayer
ML
Motor Launch
MLA
Mean Line of Advance (RAN)
MLC
Military/Motor Landing Craft
MLO
Military Landing Officer
MLO
Military Liaison Officer
MLOC
Minimum Level of Operational Capability
MLR
Main Line of Resistance
MM
Military Medal (For bravery to Warrant Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks)
MMC
Maintenance Management Committee
MMF
Mobile Meteorological Flight (RAAF)
MMG
Medium Machine Gun
MMG
Motor Machine Gun
MMI
Manual of Military Intelligence
MML
Manual of Military Law
MMR
Monthly Maintenance Report
MMWG
Mixed Military Working Group - Headquarters United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) for liaison with factions (Peacekeeping)
MN
Merchant Navy
MNA
Marine Navigator
MNADMIN
Musician Administrative
MNBDO
Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation
MNEA
Malayan National Emancipation Army
MNF
Multinational Force (Peacekeeping)
MNNF
Multinational Naval Force
MNTK
Merchant Navy Training Ketch
MO
Medical Officer (First World War)
MO
Military Observer
MO
Military Orders
MO
Marched out
Mob
Mobile/Mobilisation
Mob Bact Lab
Mobile Bacteriological Laboratory
Mob Vet Sect
Mobile Veterinary Section
MOB3
Nominal Roll of Draft
mod
Modified/modification
MOD UK
Ministry of Defence United Kingdom
MOH
Medical Officer of Health
MOI
Military Operations and Intelligence
Moneval
Monthly Evaluation
mor
Mortar(s)
MORTREP
Mortar Bombing Report
Mot
Motor/Motorized
MOU
Memorandum of understanding
Mov
Movement
Mov & Tn
Movement and Transportation
Mov Cont
Movement Control
Movt
Movement
Moz
Mozambique clasp to Australian Service Medal (ASM)
MP
Malay Peninsula
MP
Meeting Point - where Royal Army Service Corps transport is met by unit guides and directed to delivery points
MP
Military Police
MP 40
Second World War German sub machine gun, often (incorrectly) referred to sa a ‘Schmeisser’
MPC
Military Payment Certificates
MPH
Miles per Hour
MPI
Mean Point of Impact
MPL
Maintenance Parts List
MPMU
Mobile Paratroops Maintenance Unit (RAAF)
MPO
Military Planning Office
MPP
Most Probable Position
MPR
Manpower Release
MPRC
Military Personnel Research Committee
MPS
Marine prepositioning squadrons
MPSC
Military Provost Staff Corps
MQ
Married Quarters
MR
Maritime reconnaissance
MR
Motor rifle
MR
Military region
MR3
Military Region 3
MRAF
Marshal of the Royal Air Force
MRBM
Medium‑range ballistic missile(s)
MRC
Medical Research Committee of National Insurance
MRC
Maintenance and Repair Craft
MRC
Mobile Radio Communications
MRD
Motor rifle division
MRL
Materials Research Laboratory
MRL
Multiple rocket launcher(s)
MRO
Military Reporting Officer (ie in NAO unit)
MRP
Mobile Radar Post
MRP
Mobile Reporting Post
MRR
Motor Rifle Regiment
MRS
Medical Receiving Station (RAAF)
MRT
Medium Range Transport
MRU
Medical Rehabilitation Unit (RAAF)
MRV
Multiple re-entry vehicle(s)
MS
Military Secretary
MS
Mine sweeper
MS
Maintenance Support Aircraft Establishment
MS
Master of Surgery
MS
Medical Service
Ms & Bs
Treatment shots for malignant and benign malaria (Second World War)
MSA
Malaysia, Singapore Airlines
MSA
Mine Sweeping Auxiliary
MSB
Military Supply Board
MSC
Motorised submersible canoe (Second World War) Coastal Minesweeper
MSC/I/O
Minesweeper(s), coastal/inshore/offshore
MSD
Military Supply Depot
MSF
Mine sweeping flotilla (RAN)
MSFU
Merchant Service Fighter Unit
MSG
Message
MSI
Maintenance Supply Item (RAAF) Inshore Mine Sweeper Type 1
msl
Missile(s)
msl
Mean Seal Level
MSM
Meritorious Service Medal
MSN
Mission
MSO
Ocean Minesweeper
MSO
Main Signal Office (RAN)
MSP
Medical Staging Post
MSR
Main Supply Road (USA)
MSS
Manuscripts
MSTG
Mustering
MSTS
Military Sea Transportation Service (USA)
MT
Mechanical Transport (First World War)
MT
Megaton(s)
MT
Military Training
MT
Marine Technician
MT Coy
Mechanical Transport Company
MT/Dvr
Mechanical Transport Driver
MTB
Motor Torpedo Boat
MTBM
Mean Time Between Maintenance
MTC
Mechanical Transport Company
MTCR
Missile Technology Control Regime
Mtd
Mounted
MTD
Mechanical Transport Driver
MTD
Mechanical Transport Driver (Women's Royal Australian Air Force - WRAAF)
MTFITT
Mechanical Transport Fitter
MTH
Mechanical Technical Hull
MTH
Month
MTI
Moving Target Indicator
MTM
Medium Trench Mortar
MTMB
Medium Trench Mortar Battery
MTMECH
Mechanical Transport Mechanic
MTMO
Motor Transport Maintenance Officer
MTMU
Mobile Torpedo Maintenance Unit (RAAF)
mtn
Mountain
MTO
Motor/Mechanical Transport Officer
MTP
Mechanical Technical Propulsion
MTP
Military Training Pamphlet
Mtr
Motor (USA)
Mtrcl
Motorcycle (USA)
MTRIM
Motor Trimmer
MTRS
Motor Transport Repair Section (RAAF)
MTS
Mobile Torpedo Section (RAAF)
MTTD
Motorised Tank Transporter Depot
MTTD
Motor Transport Training Depot (Second World War)
MTU
Medical Training Unit (RAAF)
MTU
Mobile Telecommunications Unit
Mtz
Motorised
MU
Maintenance Unit
MU
Medical Unit
MUC
Meritorious Unit Commendation
MUIOOF
Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows
MUR
Melbourne University Regiment
MUSICIAN
Musician
MV
Merchant vessel
MV
Motor vessel (Naval)
MV
Muzzle velocity
MVAF
Malayan Volunteer Air Force
MVD
Ministerstvo Vnutrennich Del (Ministry of Internal Affairs, USSR)
MVO
Member of the Royal Victorian Order [4th or 5th Class]
MVS
Mobile Veterinary Section
MWO
Modification Work Order
MWRF&I
Military War Financial Regulations and Instructions
MWS
Mobile Works Squadron
Mx
The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)