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(A)
Accountant Branch Officer (RAF)
(A/S)
Denotes an Officer who has qualified in Anti-submarine Duties; in a ship an Officer borne for Anti-submarine duties. (Source: Australian Navy List, 1941)
(AI)
Denotes an Officer who has passed for Acting Interpreter. (Source: Australian Navy List, 1941)
A
Admiral
A
Attack
A
Branch of the Adjutant General
A
Army
A
Northern Territory (RAAF)
A
Acting
A
Assistant
A & D Books
Admission and Discharge Books (First World War)
A & GRS
Air & Ground Radio School
A & NZ TC and Details Camp
Australian & New Zealand Training Centre and Details Camp [First World War AIF Bases and Depots Unit]
A & NZAC
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
A & Q HQ IX Corps
Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster General, Headquarters, IX Corps [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
A & Q III Corps
Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster General, Headquarters, III Corps [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
A & SD
Administrative and special duties
A B Rec O
Australian Base Records Office (London)
A Bty HAC
A Battery, Honourable Artillery Company [First World War British Artillery Unit]
A Bty RHA
A Battery, (The Chestnut Troop), Royal Horse Artillery [First World War British Artillery Unit]
A Conv Dep
Australian Convalescent Depot
A COORD
Administrative Coordination
A Cycs Bn
Australian/Anzac Cyclist Battalion
A D Trn
Australian Divisional Train
A Emp C
Australian Employment Company
A Emp Coy
Australian Employment Company
A Ex Serv
Army Exchange Service (USA)
A G Hpl
Australian General Hospital
A Int Sec
Air Intelligence Section (USA)
A Ord C
Army Ordnance Corps
A Pay C
Army Pay Corps
A Post C
Army Postal Corps
A Pro C
Army Provost Corps
A Prov C
Army Provost Corps
A Spt C
Air Support Command (USA)
A Sub
Acting Sub Lieutenant
A Tk
Anti tank
A Tps
Army Troops
A Vet Hpl
Army Veterinary Hospital
A&Q 4th Army
Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster General, Headquarters 4th Army [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
A&Q 5th Army
Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster General, Headquarters 5th Army (formerly Reserve Army) [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
A.S.
Angle of sight, one of the predetermined settings on a gun
A/1 Aust Bde Gp
A/1 Australian Brigade Group (A/1 Aust Bde Gp) (Assembling and moving quotas of troops from Belgium to UK) [First World War AIF Miscellaneous Unit]
A/4 Aust Bde Gp
A/4 Australian Brigade Group (A/4 Aust Bde Gp) (Assembling and moving quotas of troops from Belgium to UK) [First World War AIF Miscellaneous Unit]
A/C
Acting Commander
a/c
Aircraft, fixed/rotary wing (Second World War)
A/LS
Acting Leading Seaman
A/LSSIG
Acting Leading Seaman Signals
A/PO
Acting Petty Officer
A/S
Anti submarine
A/SNOL
Assistant Senior Naval Officer Landing
A1
All over Airfield “A” Class with no facilities
A2
All over Airfield “A” Class with facilities (RAAF)
A2
United States Air Force Intelligence (RAAF)
AA
Anti aircraft (ack ack) (Second World War)
AA
Army Act
AA
Assistant Adjutant
AA & CA
Anti aircraft and Coast Artillery
AA & Frt
Anti Aircraft and Fortress Company (Second World War)
AA & QMG
Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General (First World War)
AA (HA)
Anti aircraft (high angle)
AA Amenities Service
Australian Army Amenities Service
AA AVN
Australian Army Aviation Corps (Vietnam War)
AA Canteens Service
Australian Army Canteens Service
AA Ch
Australian Army Chaplains' Department
AA Ch D
Australian Army Chaplains’ Department
AA D Corps (Dental)
Australian Army Dental Corps
AA Edn C
Australian Army Educational Corps
AA Edn Service
Australian Army Education Service
AA Hirings Service
Australian Army Hirings Service
AA Hpl
Australian Auxiliary Hospital (First World War)
AA in C
Assistant Adjutant in Chief
AA Lab Service
Australian Army Labour Service
AA Mov Control Staff
Australian Army Movement Control Staff
AA Postal Service
Australian Army Postal Service
AA Pro C
Australian Army Provost Corps
AA Psych Service
Australian Army Psychology Service
AA Records Staff
Australian Army Records Staff
AA Recruiting Staffs
Australian Army Recruiting Staffs
AA Remounts Service
Australian Army Remounts Service
AA Sal Service
Australian Army Salvage Service
AA Tn C
Australian Army Transportation Corps
AA&GS
Air Armament & Gas School (RAAF)
AAAG
Australian Army Assistance Group
AAAGV
Australian Army Advisory Group Vietnam
AAAGV
Australian Army Assistance Group Vietnam
AAAO
Australian Army Accounts Office
AAB
Australian Army Book
AAC
Army Air Corps (USA)
AAC
Army Airborne Command (USA)
AAC
Australian Armoured Corps (replaced by RAAC in 1948)
AACAP
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission Army Community Assistance Program (East Timor)
AACC
Australian Army Catering Corps
AACS
Australian Army Canteens Service
AACS (US)
Army Airways Communications System
AACU
Anti aircraft Cooperation Unit
AAD
Advanced Ammunition Depot
AADC
Anti aircraft Defence Commander/Committee
AADS
Australian Army Dental Service
AAEC
Australian Army Education Corps
AAEC
Australian Atomic Energy Commission
AAF
Allied Air Force
AAF
Army Air Forces (USA)
AAF
Australian Army Force
AAF
Auxiliary Air Force
AAF
Australian Army Form
AAFGL
Auxiliary Air Force General List
AAFGL
Auxiliary Air Force General List
AAFGOC
Army Air Force Ground Observer Corps (USA)
AAFGOC
Army Air Force Ground Observer Corps (USA)
AAFRO
Auxiliary Air Force Reserve of Officers
AAFSE
Australian Army Food Science Establishment
AAFTTC
Army Air Force Technical Training Command (USA)
AAFV
Australian Army Force Vietnam
AAG
Army Advisory Group
AAG
Assistant Adjutant General
AAG
Assistant Adjutant General
AAH
Australian Auxiliary Hospital (First World War)
AAI
Allied Armies in Italy
AAJ
Australian Army Journal (Vietnam)
AALC
Australian Army Legal Corps
AALD
Australian Army Legal Department
AAM
Air to air missile
AAMC
Australian Army Medical Corps (First World War)
AAMC Det Suez Govt Hosp
Australian Army Medical Corps Detachment, Suez Government Hospital [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
AAMC Tng Dep
Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
AAMP & DBS
Australian Army Military Prison and Detention Barrack Service
AAMS
Australian Army Medical Service
AAMWS
Australian Army Medical Women's Service
AanC
Australian Aviation Contingent (Peacekeeping)
AANS
Australian Army Nursing Service (1902-1949), became Royal Australian Army Nursing Service (RAANS) in 1948, and Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (RAANC) in 1951
AANS Egypt
Australian Army Nursing Service in Egypt [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
AANS Salonica
Australian Army Nursing Service, Salonica Units [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
AAO
Australian Army Order(s)
AAOC
Australian Army Ordnance Corps
AAOR
Anti aircraft Operations Room
AAORG
Australian Army Operational Research Group
AAP
Australian Air Publication
AAP
Australian Air Force Publication
AAP
Allied Administrative Publication
AAP & SS
Australian Army Printing and Stationery Service
AAPC
Australian Army Pay Corps
AAPC
Australian Army Postal Corps
AAPIU
Australian Aerial Photographic Interpretation Unit
AARD
Australian Advanced Reinforcement Depot
AAS
Air Armament School (RAAF)
AASC
Australian Army Service Corps (First World War)
AASC Tng Dep
Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot [First World War AIF Supplies and Transport AASC Unit]
AASL
Anti aircraft Search Light
AASM
Australian Active Service Medal (Peacekeeping)
AASO
Army Air Supply Organisation
AASP
Australian Ammunition Sub Park (First World War)
AASP
Australian Ammunition Sub Park (First World War)
AASWCC
Artillery and Airstrike Warning Control Centre (Vietnam War)
AAT
Australian Antarctic Territory
AATD
Anti aircraft and Tank Destroyer
AATD
Australian Army Training Depot
Note: This is a non-standard usage.
AATO
Army Air Transport Organisation
AATTV
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam
AAU
Air Ambulance Unit (RAAF)
AAV
Australian Archives, Victoria
AAVC
Australian Army Veterinary Corps (First World War)
AAVC Tng Dep)
Australian Army Veterinary Corps Training Depot [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
AAVN
Army Aviation
AAVS
Australian Army Veterinary Services (First World War)
AAW
Anti air warfare
AAWG
Army Advisory Working Group
AAWS
Australian Army Women’s Service
AB
Able Seaman
AB
Air Base (USA)
AB
Airborne
AB
Army Barge
AB
Army Book
AB
Army Brigade
AB BDE
Airborne Brigade
AB/Dvr
Able Bodied Diver
ABBR
Abbreviate
ABC
Australian Broadcasting Commission
ABCA
America Britain Canada Australia (Peacekeeping)
ABCA
Army Bureau of Current Affairs
ABD
Airborne division (Soviet)
ABDA
American, British, Dutch, Australian Commands (South West Pacific Area)
Abdacom
American British Dutch Australian Command. Code name for Supreme Allied Headquarters, South West Pacific, which formed on 15 Jan 42 and absorbed General Headquarters
Abdair
Code name of the Air Section of Supreme Allied Headquarters, South West Pacific
ABGROC
Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company
ABLUB
Aviation Lubricant
ABM
Anti ballistic missile (treaty)
ABM
Assistant Beach Master
ABMS
Able Seaman Marine Science
Abn
Airborne
ABOs
Air Board Orders
ABPO EEF
Australian Base Post Office, Egyptian Expeditionary Force [First World War AIF Postal Unit]
ABR
Australian Book of Reference
ABR
Royal Australian Navy (RAN) book of Reference
ABSADD
Australian Base Sub Area Details Depot
ABSR
Able Seaman Surveying Recorder
ABSS
Advanced Beach Signal Station
ABU
Auto Barrage Unit (Navy)
ABU
Amphibious Beach Unit
AC
Air Corps (USA)
AC
Air Commodore
AC
Aircraftman
AC
Commander of the Order of Australia
AC 1
Aircraftman Class 1
AC of S
Assistant Chief of Staff
AC of S
Assistant Chief of Staff
AC Sqn
Army Cooperation Squadron
AC,HQ
Airfield Construction Wing, Headquarters
ACA
Air Commander Australia
ACAC
Assistant Controller of Army Catering
ACAC
Aliens Classification and Advisory Committee
ACAC
Air Crew Allocation Centre (RAF)
ACAN
American Communication Army Network
ACAS
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff
ACAU
Australian Civil Affairs Unit
ACC
Allied Control Council
ACC
Area Coordinating Committee (Allied Forces, Vietnam War)
ACC
Army Catering Corps
ACC
Air Control Centre
Accn & Qtg
Accommodation and Quartering
ACCOR
Accredited Correspondent (Peacekeeping)
ACCS
Australian Casualty Clearing Station (First World War)
ACCT
Account
ACCTMOP
Accounting Machine Operator (Women's Royal Air Force)
ACCTO
Accountant Officer
ACDEV
Assistant Chief of the Defence Force –Development
ACEDPC
Assistant Controller Electronic Data Processing (EDP) (Coordination)
ACEDPD
Assistant Controller Electronic Data Processing (EDP) (Development)
ACEDPPR
Assistant Controller Electronic Data Processing (EDP) (Processing and Reporting)
ACF
Army Cadet Force (British)
ACF
Australian Comforts Fund
ACFT
Aircraft
ACG
Assistant Chaplain General
ACH
Aircrafthand
ACH
Area Combined Headquarters (Second World War)
ACH/GD
Aircrafthand/General Duties
ACI
Army Council Instruction (First World War)
ACIC
Air Corps Information Circular
ACIGS
Assistant Chief of the Imperial General Staff
Ack
Acknowledge
Ack Ack
Anti Aircraft (Second World War)
ACLOG
Assistant Chief of the Defence Force - Logistics
ACM
Air Chief Marshal
ACM/S
Army Commendation Medal for Service (USA)
ACM/V
Army Commendation Medal for Valour (USA)
ACMF
Allied Central Mediterranean Force
ACMF
Australian Citizens Military Force
ACNB
Australian Commonwealth Naval Board
ACNS
Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
ACO
Advanced Chain Overseas
ACOPS
Assistant Chief of the Defence Force - Operations
ACOS
Admiral Commanding Orkney and Shetland
ACP
Allied Communications Publication
ACP
Air Command Post
ACPB
Attack Class Patrol Boat
ACPC
Air Component Command
ACPERS
Assistant Chief of the Defence Force Personnel
ACPLOT
Aircraft Plotter
ACPO
Assistant Chief Provision Officer
ACPOL
Assistant Chief of the Defence Force - Policy
ACR
Armoured Cavalry Regiment, similar to an armoured brigade (Vietnam War)
ACR
Aircraft Control Room
ACRC
Australian Corps Reception Camp
ACRV
Armoured Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle
ACS
Airfield Construction Squadron (Vietnam War)
ACS
Army Canteen Service
ACSEA
Air Command, South East Asia
ACSTAT
Aircraft State
ACT
Australian Capital Territory
ACT
Air Control Team
Act
Acting (in a temporary capacity)
ACTOV
Accelerated turnover to Vietnam (of United States ships and material)
ACV
Air cushion vehicle/vessel
ACV
Armoured command vehicle
ACW
Aircraftwoman
AD
Air Defence
AD
Aircraft Depot (RAAF)
AD
Air Depot (USA)
AD
Air Despatch
AD
Assistant Director
AD
Destroyer Tender
AD Corps
Army Dental Corps
AD Coy
Air Delivery Company
AD Docks
Assistant Director of Docks
AD Edn
Assistant Director of Education
AD Hgs
Assistant Director of Hirings
AD HQ
Area Defence Headquarters (RAAF)
AD Hyg
Assistant Director of Hygiene
AD Lab
Assistant Director of Labour
AD Rly Tn
Assistant Director of Railway Transportation
AD Rly Tn
Assistant Director of Railway Transportation
AD Sigs 1st ANZAC Corps
Assistant Director Signals, 1st ANZAC Corps and Assistant Director Signals, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Signals Unit]
AD Sigs Aust Corps
Assistant Director Signals, 1st ANZAC Corps and Assistant Director Signals, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Signals Unit]
AD Sigs Corps
Assistant Director Signals, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Signals Unit]
AD Sup
Assistant Director of Supplies
AD Sup
Assistant Director of Supplies
AD Svy
Assistant Director of Survey
AD Svy
Assistant Director of Survey
AD Tn
Assistant Director of Transportation
AD Tn
Assistant Director of Transportation
AD Trn
Australian Divisional Train
ADA
Assistant Director of Armament
ADA
Air Defence Area
ADAA
Air Defence Action Area
ADAB
Australian Development Assistance Bureau
ADAC
Air Defence Artillery Commander
ADAS
Assistant Director of Army Signals
ADAVAL
Advise Availability
ADB
Australian Depot Battalion (Second World War)
ADBD
Australian Divisional Base Depot
ADC
Assistant District Commissioner
ADC
Aide de camp
ADC
Denotes Aid-de-Camp to the King or Vice-Regal Representative. (Source: Australian Navy List, 1941)
ADCC
Australian Defence Communications Centre
ADCS
Assistant Director of Canteens Service
Addsd
Addressed
ADE
Air Delivery Equipment
ADEE
Assistant Director of Engineering Equipment
ADEME
Assistant Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
ADES
Assistant Director of Engineer Stores
ADEW
Air Defence Early Warning
ADEX
Air Defence Exercise
ADF
Australian Defence Force
ADF
Automatic Direction Finder
ADFA
Australian Defence Force Academy
ADFCC
Australian Defence Force Command Centre
ADFP
Australian Defence Force Publication
ADFTNAT
Australian Defence Force Training Needs Analysis Team (Peacekeeping)
ADG
Advance Ordnance Group
ADG1 & ADG4 & ADG9
Airfield Defence Guard
ADGB
Air Defence of Great Britain
ADGMS
Assistant Director General of Medical Services
ADGS
Assistant Director of Gas Services
ADGT
Assistant Director of General Transport
ADH
Australian Dermatological Hospital (First World War)
ADI
Australian Defence Industries Ltd
ADIZ
Air Defence Identification Zone
adj
Adjusted
adj
Adjutant
Adjt
Adjutant
ADLGS
Australian Defence Liaison Group, Singapore
ADLS
Assistant Director of Legal Services
Adm
Administration/Administrative
Adm
Admiralty
Adm
Admitted (usually to hospital)
ADM WING
Administration Wing (RAAF)
ADMI
Assistant Director of Military Intelligence
Admin
Administration/Administrative (First World War)
Admin HQ 1st ANZAC Corps
Administrative Staff, Headquarters 1st ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
Admin HQ 1st Aust Div
Administrative Staff, Headquarters 1st Australian Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
Admin HQ 2nd ANZAC Corps
Administrative Staff, Headquarters 2nd ANZAC Corps
Admin HQ 2nd Aust Div
Administrative Staff, Headquarters 2nd Australian Division
Admin HQ 3rd Aust Div
Administrative Staff, Headquarters 3rd Australian Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
Admin HQ 4th Aust Div
Administrative Staff, Headquarters 4th Australian Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
Admin HQ 5th Aust Div
Administrative Staff, Headquarters 5th Australian Division
Admin HQ ANZAC
Administrative Staff, Headquarters, Australian & New Zealand Army Corps [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
Admin HQ ANZAC Mtd Div
Administrative Staff, Headquarters ANZAC Mounted Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
Admin HQ Aust Corps
Administrative Staff, Headquarters Australian Corps [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
Admin HQ Aust Mtd Div
Administrative Staff, Headquarters Australian Mounted Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
Admin HQ Imp Mtd Div
Administrative Staff, Headquarters Imperial Mounted Division [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
Admin HQ NZ&A Div
Administrative Staff, Headquarters New Zealand & Australian Division [First World War AIF Headquarters Unit]
ADMINO
Administrative Order
ADMINO
Administrative Officer
ADML
Admiral
ADMS
Assistant Director of Medical Services (First World War)
ADMS 1st Aust Div
Assistant Director of Medical Services, 1st Australian Division [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ADMS 2nd Aust Div
Assistant Director of Medical Services, 2nd Australian Division [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ADMS 3rd Aust Div
Assistant Director of Medical Services, 3rd Australian Division [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ADMS 4th Aust Div
Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Australian Division [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ADMS 5th Aust Div
Assistant Director of Medical Services, 5th Australian Division [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ADMS AIF Dep in UK
Assistant Director of Medical Services, AIF Depots in United Kingdom [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ADMS ANZAC Mtd Div
Assistant Director of Medical Services, ANZAC Mounted Division [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ADMS Aust Mtd Div
Assistant Director of Medical Services, Australian Mounted Division [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ADMS Delta Dist
Assistant Director of Medical Services, Delta District [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ADMS Imp Mtd Div
Assistant Director of Medical Services, Imperial Mounted Division [First World War British Medical Unit]
ADMS Marseilles
Assistant Director of Medical Services, Marseilles [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ADMS San BEF
Assistant Director of Medical Services (Sanitation), British Expeditionary Force [First World War British Supplies and Transport AASC Unit]
ADMS Yeo Mtd Div
Assistant Director of Medical Services, Yeomanry Mounted Division (later ADMS, 1st Mounted Division, and ADMS, 4th Cavalry Division) [First World War British Medical Unit]
ADMS, A Aust Div Gp
Assistant Director of Medical Services, "A" Australian Divisional Group (ADMS, A Aust Div Gp) (see Assistant Director of Medical Services, 1st Australian Division and Assistant Director of Medical Services, 4th Australian Division) [First World War AIF Me
ADMSG
Advice by Message
ADMTC
Australian Divisional Mechanical Transport Company (First World War)
ADMTC
Australian (Divisional) Mechanical Transport Company (First World War)
ADMV
Assistant Director of Mechanical Vehicles
ADO
Air Defence Officer (Naval)
ADO
Assistant District Officer (Second World War)
ADOA
Air Defence Operations Area
ADOBE
Acoustic Deep Ocean Bottom Equipment
ADOC
Air Defence Operations Centre (RAN)
ADOR
Assistant Director of Ordnance Requirements
ADOS
Assistant Director of Ordnance Service (First World War)
ADOS 1st ANZAC Corps
Assistant Director Ordnance Services, 1st ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Ordnace Unit]
ADOS 2nd ANZAC Corps
Assistant Director Ordnance Services, 2nd ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Ordnace Unit]
ADOS Aust Corps
Assistant Director Ordnance Services, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Ordnace Unit]
ADOS Demob AIF France
Assistant Director Ordnance Services, Demobilisation, AIF, France [First World War AIF Repatriation and Demobolisation Unit]
ADP
Automatic Data Processing
ADPR
Assistant Director of Public Relations
ADPS
Assistant Director of Personal Services
ADRC
Australian Discharge and Reception Centre
Adrm
Airdrome (USA)
ADRS
Address
ADRT
Assistant Director of Railway Transport (First World War)
ADRU
Air Despatch and Reinforcement Unit
ADS
Advanced Dressing Station (First World War)
ADS
Australian Dental Service
ADS
Airfield Defence Squadron (RAAF)
ADSC
Australian Defence Studies Centre
ADSC
Assistant Director of General Stores and Clothing
ADSC
Australian Defence Studies Centre
ADSRE
Assistant Director of Signal and Radar Equipment
ADST
Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport
ADST Desert Mtd Corps
Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, Desert Mounted Corps [First World War AIF Supplies and Transport, Australian Army Services Corps Unit]
ADT
Assistant Director of Transport
ADU
Ammunition Disposal Unit (USA)
ADUS
Australian Depot Unit of Supply (First World War)
Adv
Advance/Advanced
Adv Engr S S
Advance Engineer Stores Squadron (Vietnam War)
Adv Engr Stores Sqn
Advance Engineer Stores Squadron (Vietnam)
Adv Ord GP (ADG)
Advance Ordnance Group
Adv Pty
Advance Party
ADVA(UN)TIS
Advanced ATIS (United Nations)
ADVATIS
Advanced ATIS
Advd
Advised
Advon
Advanced Echelon
ADVS
Assistant Director of Veterinary Services (First World War)
ADVS 1st ANZAC Corps
Assistant Director Veterinary Services, 1st ANZAC Corps (see also ADVS Aust Corps) [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
ADVS 2nd ANZAC Corps
Assistant Director Veterinary Services, 2nd ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
ADVS ANZAC Mtd Div
Assistant Director Veterinary Services, ANZAC Mounted Division [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
ADVS Aust Corps
Assistant Director Veterinary Services, 1st ANZAC Corps (ADVS 1st ANZAC Corps) and Assistant Director Veterinary Services, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
ADVS Aust Mtd Div
Assistant Director Veterinary Services, Australian Mounted Division [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
ADVS Imp Mtd Div
Assistant Director Veterinary Services, Imperial Mounted Division (see also ADVS Aust Mtd Div) [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
ADVSR
Advanced Survey Recorder (Course)
ADVT
Advertise
ADW
Assistant Director of Works
ADWT
Assistant Director of Water Transport
AE
Australian Engineers
AE & MM & B Coy
Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company [First World War AIF Tunnelling & Survey Unit]
AEA
Air Efficiency Award
AEAF
Allied Expeditionary Air Force
AEC
Army Educational Corps
AEC
Atomic Energy Commission
AEC
Australian Education Council
AEC
Australian Employment Company
AECO
Aeromedical Evacuation Control Officer
AECOO
Aeromedical Evacuation Coordinating Officer
AEF
American Expeditionary Forces
AEF
Airborne Equipment Failure
AEG PL Saigon
Australian Embassy Guard Platoon Saigon
AEIC
Army Establishments Investigating Committee
AEME
Corps of Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
AEMM & B Coy
Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
AEMM Coy
Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
AEMMB
Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
AEO
Air Electronics Officer
AEOO
Aeromedical Evacuation Operations Officer
AEPU
Advance Election Planning Unit (Cambodia)
Aerial Spraying
Any means of dispensing herbicide or insecticide from an airborne vehicle
AERO
Aeronautics
AES
Auxiliary Explosives and Stores
AES
Aircraft Engineering Squadron
AESS
Advanced Engineer Stores Squadron
AETD
Australian Engineer Training Depot [First World War AIF Engineers Unit]
AEU
Aeromedical Evacuation Unit
AEW
Airborne early warning
AEW & C
Airborne early warning and Control
AEWS
Army Education and Welfare Service (New Zealand)
AF
Air Force (USA)
AF
Army Form
AF
Stores ship with replenishment at sea (RAS) capability
AF
Audio Frequency
AFA
Air Force Act
AFA
Australian Field Artillery (First World War)
AFAC
Australian Force Army Component
AFAF
Amphibious Force Atlantic Fleet
AFC
Air Force Cross
AFC
Australian Flying Corps (First World War)
AFC Hosp
Australian Flying Corps Hospital (Tetbury) [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
AFC Tng Dep
Australian Flying Corps Training Depot [First World War AIF Flying Corps Unit]
AFCU
Australian Field Canteen Unit (Vietnam)
AFD
Australian Field Hospital
AFD Wk Shop
Army Field Work Shop
AFDS
Air Force Defence Squadron
AFEF
Air Force Emergency Force
AFES
Australian Field Experimental Station
AFFF
Aqueous film forming foam (for fighting fires)
AFFITT
Airframe Fitter
AFH
Australian Field Hospital
AFHM
Armed Forces Honour Medal (Vietnamese)
AFHQ
Air Force Headquarters (RAAF)
AFHQ
Allied Force Headquarters
AFHQSS
Air Force Headquarters Signal Section
AFIKMA
Australian Force in Korea Maintenance Area
AFIRM
Affirmative
AFL
Air Force List
AFM
Air Force Medal
AFMECH
Airframe Mechanic
AFO
Army Forwarding Officer
AFO
Area Finance Office (RAAF)
AFO
Admiralty Fleet Order (RAN)
AFOF
Australian Forces Overseas Fund (Vietnam War)
AFOs
Air Force Orders
AFP
Australian Federal Police
AFPAC
Army Forces, Pacific
AFPO
Australian Field Post Office
AFR
Air Force Reserve (USA)
AFRD
ANZUK (Australian New Zealand United Kingdom) Force Rear Details
AFRU
Advanced Flying & Refresher Unit
AFS
Auxiliary Fire Service
AFS
Australian Forces in Somalia
AFS
Combat Support Ship
AFSE
Army Food Science Establishment
AFTP
Australian Fleet Tactical Publication
AFTS
Applied Flying Training School
AFV
Armoured Fighting Vehicle
AFV
Australian Force Vietnam
AFWC
Australian Women’s Flying Club
AG
Adjutant General/Branch of the Adjutant General
AG
Air Gunner
AG
Anti gas
AG (Stats)
Adjutant General (Statistics)
AG Hpl
Australian General Hospital
AGA
Australian Garrison Artillery
AGAS
Anti Gas
AGBD
Australian General Base Depot
AGC
Amphibious Force Flag Ship
Agent Blue
Blue was a clear yellowish-tan liquid that was soluble in water, but insoluble in organic solvents and diesel fuel. One gallon of Blue contained 3.1 lb of the active ingredient hydroxy dimentharsine oxide (cacodylic acid) (USAF OEHL Technical Report). The
Agent Orange
Orange was a reddish-brown to tan colour liquid soluble in diesel fuel and organic solvents, but insoluble in water. One gallon of Orange theoretically contained 4.21 pounds of the active ingredients 2, 4-D (2, 4- dichlorophenoxyetic acid) and 4.41 pounds
Agent White
White was a dark brown viscous liquid that was soluble in water but insoluble in organic solvents and diesel fuel. One gallon of White contained .54 ib of the active ingredient of 4- amino -3,5,6- trichloropicolini acid (picloram) and 2.00 lb of the activ
AGF
Army Ground Forces (USA)
AGG
Aggressor
AGH
Australian General Hospital (First and Second World War)
AGHS
Hydrographic survey vessel
AGI
Intelligence collection vessel
AGL
Above ground level
AGM
Admiralty General Message
AGOR
Oceanographic research vessel
AGOS
Ocean surveillance vessel
AGOS
Air Ground Operations System
AGRA
Army Group Royal Artillery
AGRM
Adjutant General, Royal Marines
AGRS-FEZ
American Graves Registration Service - Far Eastern Zone
AGS
Air Gunnery School (RAAF)
AGS
Allied Geographical Section
AGS
Aircraft General Standards (RAN)
AGS
Surveying Ship
AGSC
Coastal Surveying Ship
AGT
Australian General Transport Company
AH
Hospital Ship
AH
Assistant Hydrographer
AHB
Air Historical Branch (RAF)
AHBS
Army Health Benefits Society
AHC
Assault Helicopter Company
AHC
Assistant Hydrographer Charts
Ahd
Attached
Ahd
Airhead
AHH
Assistant Hydrographer Hydrography
AHK
Headquarters of Dutch Commander in Chief, Bandoeng, Java
AHO
Assistant Hydrographer Oceanography
AHP
Australian Hydrographic Publication
AHQ
Air Headquarters
AHQ
Army Headquarters
AHQ RR
Army Headquarters Research Request
AHQ(C)
Army Headquarters Canberra
AHQ(M)
Army Headquarters Melbourne
AI
Airborne Interception radar (Second World War)
AI Brigade
Australian Infantry Brigade (First World War)
AIA
Assistant Inspector of Armourers
AIB
Allied Intelligence Bureau (Second World War)
AIBD
Australian Infantry Base Depot
AIBD
Australian Intermediate Base Depot (First World War)
AIC
Australian Independent Company (Second World War)
AIC
Australian Instructional Corps (First World War)
AIC
Air intercept controller
AID
Army Inspection Division
AID
Army Intelligence Department
AID
Aeronautical Inspection directorate (RAAF)
AIEF
Army Individual Emergency Force
AIEF
Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force
AIF
Australian Imperial Force (First and Second World War)
AIF Edn Tng School
AIF Education Service Training School [First World War AIF Schools Unit]
AIF HQ
Australian Imperial Force Headquarters
AIF Hqrs
Australian Imperial Force Headquarters
AIFV
Armoured infantry fighting vehicle
AIG
Address Indicating Groups
AIG
Assistant Inspector General
AIG
Address Indicator Group
AIGM
Assistant Inspector General of Munitions
AIK
Assistance In Kind
AILO
Air Intelligence Liaison Officer
AIMS
Australian Institute of Marine Science
AIMSG
Air Incident Message
AIO
Action Information Organisation (RAN)
AIP
Air independent propulsion
AIP
Aeronautical Information Publication (Department of Civil Aviation)
AIPC
Australian Independent Parachute Company
Air Cdre
Air Commodore
AIR DISP COY
Air Dispatch Company (Vietnam War)
Air Mshl
Air Marshal
AIRA
Air Attaché
AIRCOMNET
Air Force Communication Network
AIRPT
Air Incident Report
AIRSI
Air Staff Instruction
AIRSO
Air Staff Officer
AIRTC
Air Training Corps
Airtps
Airborne Troops
AIS
Artillery Information Service (USA)
AIS
Associate Institute of Surveyors
AIS
Aeronautical Information Section
AJARIB
Australian Joint Air Reconnaissance and Intelligence Board
AJASS
Australian Joint Anti Submarine School (RAN)
AJCP
Australian Joint Copying Project
AJSS
Australian Joint Services Staff
AJWE
Australian Joint Warfare Establishment
AK
Liberty or similar ships carrying naval crews (USA)
AK
Cargo Ship
aka
Also known as (used in Intelligence reports) (Vietnam War)
aka
Attack Cargo Ship
AKW
Aircrew
AL
Air Liaison
AL
Amendment List
AL Rwy
Australian Light Railway
ALA
Army Light Aircraft (squadron)
ALBATROSS
9 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Iroquois helicopter Bell UH1 series (Not a general term for all Iroquois)
ALC
Australian Landing Craft
ALCC
Airlift Control Centre
ALCE
Airlift Control Element
ALCM
Air launched cruise missile
ALCNEI
Allied Land Command Netherlands East Indies
ALD
At a Later Date
ALF Siam
Allied Land Force, Siam
ALFFIC
Allied Land Force, French Indo China
ALFSEA
Allied Land Force, South East Asia
ALG
Advanced Landing Ground
ALGSS
Advanced Landing Ground Signal Station
ALH
Australian Light Horse (First World War)
ALN
Air Liaison
ALO
Air Liaison Officer (Naval)
ALOC
Allocate
ALOT
Allot
ALP
Air Liaison Party
ALP
Ambulance Loading Post (USA)
ALP
Australian Labor Party
ALR
Australian Light Railway
ALROC
Australian Light Railway Operating Group
ALSC
Australian Logistic Support Company (Vietnam War)
ALSG
Australian Logistic Support Group (Vietnam War)
ALT
Altitude
ALTN
Alternate
ALW
Allow
AM
Air Marshal
AM
Air Ministry
AM
Aircraft Mechanic
AM
Albert Medal
AM
Army Manual
AM
Auxiliary Minesweeper
AM
Australian Museum
AM
Member of Order of Australia
AM
Air Medal (USA)
AM
Amplitude Modulated
AM
Ocean Minesweeper
Am Sub Park
Australian Mobile Ammunition Repair Shop
Am Sub Park
Ammunition Sub-Park
AM/S
Air Medal for Service (United States)
AM/V
Air Medal for Valour (USA)
AMA
Airhead Maintenance Area
AMA
Australian Military Attache,  Assistant Military Attache
AMARS
Australian Mobile Ammunition Repair Shop
AMB
Ambulance
AMB
Air Ministry Bulletin
AMBLANDS
Advise Method, bill of landing and date shipped
AMC
Armed Merchant Cruiser (Navy)
AMC
Armed Merchant Cruiser
AMC
Army Medical Center (USA)
AMC
Army Medical Corps (First World War)
AMCU
Anti Malaria Control Unit
AMCV
Armoured Mine Clearing Vehicle
AMD
Australian Military Division
AMD
Army Medical Departments of the War Office (First World War)
AMDA
Anglo Malaysian Defence Agreement
AMDT
Amendment
AMDT
Australian Mounted Divisional Train (First World War)
AME
Aeromedical Evacuation
AME Station
Air Ministry Experimental Station
AMECO
Aeromedical Evacuation Control Officer
Amecz
Anti mechanised (ie anti tank) (USA)
AMEM
Air Member for Engineering and Maintenance
AMEN
Amenities (Army)
AMF
Australian Military Forces (First World War)
AMG
Allied Military Government
AMGBD
Australian Machine Gun Base Depot
AMGCOY
Australian Machine Gun Company
AMGO
Assistant Master General of the Ordnance
AMGOT
Allied Military Government of Occupied Territory
AMGR
Allied Military Government Region
AMLO
Assistant Military Landing Officer
AMLO
Australian Military Liaison Officer
Amm
Ammunition
Ammo
Ammunition
AMN
Airman
AMO
Air Ministry Order (Second World War)
AMO
Air Ministry Orders
AMO
Air Movement Officer
AMP
Assisted maintenance period
AMP
Air Member for Personnel
AMP
Air Member for Personnel (British)
AMPC
Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps
amph
Amphibious/amphibian
Amph Comd
Amphibious Command (USA)
AMPS
Army Mine Planter Service (USA)
AMR & O
Australian Military Regulations and Orders
AMS
Assistant Military Secretary
AMS
Army Medical Service/Staff (First World War)
AMS
Australian Mine Sweeper
AMS
Air Movement Section
AMSE
Air Member for Supply and Equipment
AMSO
Air Member for Supply and Organisation (British)
AMSP
Allied Military Security Publication
AMT
Air Minister for Training
AMT Coy
Australian Mechanical/Motor Transport Company
AMTB
Anti motor Torpedo Boat
AMTC
Australian Motor Transport Company (First World War)
AMTC
Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company (First World War)
AMTDU
Air Movement Training and Development Unit
AMTDU
Air Movement and Trials Development Unit
AMTS
Australian Mechanical Transport Service
AMTS
Air Member for Technical Services
AMTS
Australian Mechanical/Motor Transport Section
AMWKR
Aircraft Metal Worker
AN
Net Laying Ship
AN & MEF
Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (New Guinea, First World War)
ANAL
Analyse
ANAO
Australian National Audit Office
ANARE
Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition
ANC
Army Nurse Corps (USA)
ANCP
Accountable Non Cryptographic Publication (RAAF)
ANCPO
Accountable Non Cryptographic Publication Officer
ANCS
Australian National Cell, Singapore
ANCXF
Allied Naval Commander in Chief Expeditionary Force (Normandy)
And Bar
Subsequent additional award of a decoration
ANF
Australian Naval Forces
ANG
Air National Guard (USA)
ANGAU
Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit
ANGLICO
Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (USA)
ANMEF
Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (New Guinea, First World War)
ANO
Australian Naval Order
ANS
Army Nursing Service
ANS
Air Navigation School (RAAF)
ANS
Answer
ANT
Antenna
ANTRC
Army Navy/Transportable Radio Communications
ANTT
Australian National Tide Tables
ANU
Australian National University
ANZ
Australia and New Zealand
Anz Cyclist Bn
Anzac Cyclist Battalion
Anz Mtd Div Trn
Anzac Mounted Divisional Train
ANZAC
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
ANZAC Base
ANZAC Base
ANZAC Cyc Bn
ANZAC Cyclist Battalion
ANZAC Cyc Coy
ANZAC Cyclist Company
ANZAC HQ Sigs Coy
ANZAC Headquarters Signals Company [First World War AIF Signals Unit]
ANZAC Mtd Div Rec Stn
ANZAC Mounted Division Receiving Station (First World War)
ANZAC Mtd Div Rec Stn
ANZAC Mounted Division Receiving Station [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
ANZAC Mtd REG
ANZAC Mounted Regiment
ANZAM
Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia (arrangement)
ANZAM
Australian New Zealand and Malaya (treaty)
ANZUK
Australia/New Zealand/United Kingdom. These three together with Singapore and Malaysia, became partners in a Five Power Defence arrangement suspending the British Commonwealth Strategic Reserve.
ANZUS
Australia, New Zealand and United States (treaty)
AO
Advanced Operational Base
AO
Area of Operations (Vietnam War)
AO
Army Office
AO
Army Order
AO
Officer of the Order of Australia
AO
Tanker with replenishment at sea (RAS) capability
AO & NS
Aircraft Officers & Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) School (RAAF)
AOA
Air Officer in charge of Administration
AOB
Advanced Operational Base (RAAF)
AOC
Air Officer Commanding
AOC
Army Ordnance Corps
AOCM
Aircraft Out of Commission for Maintenance
AOD
Advanced Ordnance Depot (Vietnam War)
AOD
Absent on duty (1970)
AODC
Australian Oceanographic Data Centre
AOE
Auxiliary, fuel and ammunition with replenishment at sea (RAS) capability Fast combat support ship
AOG
Airweapon Operationally grounded
AOH
Australian Orthopedic Hospital
AOI
Airways Operations Instructions (Department of Civil Aviation)
AOL
Absent on leave (1970)
AOME
Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Engineer
AOP
Air Observation Post (RAAF)
AOPD
Australian Out Patients Depot
AOPF
Air Observation Post Flight
AOR
Replenishment Ship
AOR
Air Operations Room
AORBAT
Air Order of Battle
AOS
Air Observers’ School (RAAF)
AOSA
Army Overseas Service Association
AOT
Tanker without replenishment at sea (RAS) capability
AP
Aiming point. A reference point on a predetermined bearing.
AP
Aircraft Park (RAAF)
AP
Ammunition Point
AP
Amour piercing (bomb) (Second World War)
AP
Passenger ship
APA
Attack Transport (Ship)
APC
Administrative Planning Committee
APC
Armoured Personnel Carrier (Vietnam War)
APC
Army Pay Corps
APCA
Armoured Personnel Carrier Ambulance
APCF
Armoured Personnel Carrier Fitter Vehicle
APCM
Armoured Personnel Carrier Mortar Vehicle
APD
Aerial Personnel Detector, see People Sniffer (Vietnam War)
APEC
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
APERS
Anti personnel
APHPLOT
Air Photo Plotter
APIU (ALFSEA)
Army Photographic Interpretation Unit (Allied Land Forces, South East Asia)
APM
Assistant Provost Marshal (First World War)
APM 2nd Aust Div
Assistant Provost Marshal, 2nd Australian Division [First World War AIF Provost Unit]
APM 3rd Aust Div
Assistant Provost Marshal, 3rd Australian Division [First World War AIF Provost Unit]
APM 5th Aust Div
Assistant Provost Marshal, 5th Australian Division [First World War AIF Provost Unit]
APM AIF Deps in UK
Assistant Provost Marshal, AIF Depots in UK [First World War AIF Provost Unit]
APM ANZAC Mtd Div
Assistant Provost Marshal, ANZAC Mounted Division [First World War AIF Provost Unit]
APM Aust Corps
Assistant Provost Marshal, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Provost Unit]
APM Aust Mtd Div
Assistant Provost Marshal, Australian Mounted Division [First World War AIF Provost Unit]
APO
Army Post Office
APOD
Air Point Disembarkation/Departure
APP
Approach
APPROX
Approximate
Appx
Appendix
APROP
Appropriate
APS
Army Postal Service (USA)
APSC
Air Power Studies Centre
APSC
Australian Personnel Staging Camp
APT
Armed Propaganda Team
APT
Appoint
APTC
Army Physical Training Corps
APU
Aircraft Performance Unit (RAAF)
APU
Army Postal Unit (USA)
APU
Auxiliary Power Unit
APWI
Allied Prisoners of War and Internees
AQ (A&Q)
Branch of the Adjutant General and Quartermaster General
AQHM
Assistant Queen’s Harbour Master
AQMG
Assistant Quartermaster General (First World War)
AR
Armourer, as in AR Sergt - Amourer Sergeant
AR
Army Regulations (USA)
AR
Army Reserve (USA)
AR
Repair ship
AR
Automatic Rifle
ARA
Australian Regular Army
ARB
Air Rescue Board
ARC
Aircrew Reception Centre
ARC
American National Red Cross
ARC
Australian Red Cross
ARC mesh
Australian Reinforced Concrete
Arclight
Codename for B52 strike (Vietnam)
ARCS
Australian Red Cross Society (First World War)
ARD
Aircraft Repair Depot (RAAF)
ARD
Airframe Repair Depot (RAAF)
ARD
Advance Reinforcement Depots
ARDU
Aircraft Research and Development Unit (RAAF)
ARE
Assault Royal Engineers
ARES
Army Reserve
ARF
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum
ARFM
Airframe
Arg
Argentina
ARGO
Automatic Range Grid Overlay
ARH
Ammunition Railhead
ARICS
Associate Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
ARL
Admiralty Research Laboratory (Plotting Table)
ARL
Aeronautical Research Laboratories
ARL
Landing Craft Repair Ship
ARLAD
Armoured Regiment Light Aid Detachment
ARM
Anti radiation/anti radar missile
Armd
Armoured
Armd C
Armoured Car
Armd F
Armored Force (USA)
Armd Regt
Armoured Regiment Vietnam War
Armd Sqn Wksp S S
Armed Squadron workshop Stores Section Vietnam War
ARMFITT
Armament Fitter
ARMMECH
Armament Mechanic
ARMO
Armament Officer
ARMT
Armament
ARMT ARTR
Armament Artificer
ARMY
Australian Army (within Australia)
ARNG
Army National Guard (USA)
ARO
Army Routine Order
AROD
Australian Railway Operating Division
AROD Dtls
Australian Railway Operating Division Details
ARP
Air Raid Precautions
ARP
Ammunition Refilling Point
ARPO
Air Raid Precautions Officer
ARRC
Associate of the Royal Red Cross
ARS
Air Rescue Service units of US Air Force
ARS
Airframe Repair Section (RAAF)
ARS 1st Wing AFC
Aeroplane Repair Section, 1st Wing, Australian Flying Corps [First World War AIF Flying Corps Unit]
ART
Artificer
Art Sgt
Artificer Sergeant
Arty
Artillery
Arty Dtls
Artillery Details
Arty Ln O
Artillery Liaison Officer (USA)
Arty R
Artillery Reconnaissance
Arty Rfts
Artillery Reinforcements
ARU
Army Reinforcement Unit
ARU
Australian Reinforcement Unit Vietnam War
ARV
Armoured Recovery Vehicle
ARVL
Armoured Recovery Vehicle Light
ARVN
Army of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). This is the common term used to refer to South Vietnamese regular army forces, including airborne and ranger units.
ARW
Air Raid Warden
AS
Air Staff
AS
Anti submarine (Second World War)
AS
Armament (RAAF)
AS
Australia
AS Control
Air Support Control
AS of D
Assistant Superintendent of Design
ASA
Australian Support Area
ASA
Australian Service Attaché
ASACLO
Afloat support and amphibious class logistics office
ASAP
As Soon As Possible
ASBRXS
Australian Sub-Branch Red Cross Society
ASC
Air Service Command (USAAF - United States of America Air Force)
ASC
Allied Supply Council
ASC
Army Service Corps (First World War)
ASC
Australian Contingent (Peacekeeping)
ASCC
Air Standardisation Coordinating Committee
ASCO
Australian Services Canteen Organisation Vietnam War
ASCO
Assault Signal Company (USA)
ASCO
Australian Services Citizens Organisation
ASCS
Air Supply Control Section
ASCSR
Australian Contingent Southern Rhodesia (Peacekeeping, 1980)
ASD
Admiralty Salvage Department
ASD
Advanced Supply Depot
ASD
Air Supply Depot
ASD
Ammunition Sub depot
ASDIC
Anti Submarine Detection Investigation Committee
Asdic
Radio device for detecting underwater objects (eg submarines)
ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASECA
Assistant Secretary Air
ASECE
Assistant Secretary Establishments
ASECF
Assistant Secretary Finance
ASF
Army Service Forces (USA)
ASFEEIST
Army Service Forces Enemy Equipment Intelligence Service Teams (USA)
ASG
Assign
ASH
Australian Stationary Hospital (First World War)
ASI
Air Speed Indicator
ASIS
Australian Secret Intelligence Service
ASIS
Armament Stores Issuing Ship
ASLAV
Australian modified light armoured vehicles (East Timor)
Aslt
Assault
ASM
Air to surface missile
ASM
Artificer Sergeant Major (Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - RAEME)
ASM
Australian Service Medal
ASMAR
Australian Military Advisers Representative
ASO
Air Staff Officer
ASO
Administrative Services Officer
ASO
Air Support Officer
ASOC
Air Support Operations Centre
ASOR
Air Staff Operational Requirement
ASP
Ammunition Sub Park
ASP
Anti submarine Patrol
ASP
Air Stores Park
ASP
Air Support Party
ASR
Air Sea Rescue (RAAF)
ASR
Air Staff Requirement
ASR
Submarine Rescue Ship
ASR
Ammunition Supply Rate (Vietnam)
ASRAPS
Acoustic Sonar Range Prediction
ASREP
Air Supply Representative
ASRF
Air Sea Rescue Flight (RAAF)
ASRS
Air Sea Rescue Service
ASS
Air Support Section
ASSA
Australian Services Attaché
ASSC
Australian Services Staff College
ASST
Assist
ASSY
Assembly
AST
Air Service Training
AST
Air Staff Target
ASTAND
Assistant Standardisation (Air Standardisation Coordinating Committee - ASCC)
ASTD
Air Standard
ASTT
Anti submarine torpedo tube
ASTU
Army Specialized Training Unit (USA)
ASUW
Anti submarine unit warfare
ASV
Anti Surface Vessel (radar)
ASV
Air to surface vessel radar (Second World War)
ASW
Anti submarine warfare/weapons
ASW
Assistant Secretary of War (USA)
ASWAAF
Arms and Services with Army Air Forces
AT
Anti tank (USA)
AT
Army Troops
AT
Tug
ATA
Air Transport Auxiliary
ATA
Actual Time of Arrival
ATAIU
Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit
ATAS
Air Transport Auxiliary Service
ATBM
Anti tactical ballistic missile
ATC
Air Traffic Controller
ATC
Air Training Corps
ATC
Air Transport Command (USA)
ATCCS
Air Training Corps Cadet Squadron (RAAF)
ATCCW
Air Training Corps Cadet Wing (RAAF)
ATCH
Attach
ATCNCO
Air Traffic Control Non Commissioned Officer (NCO)
ATCO
Air Traffic Control Officer
ATD
Actual Time of Departure
ATF
Australian Task Force Vietnam War
ATF
Fleet tug
ATFMA
Australian Task Force Maintenance Area
ATGW
Anti tank guided weapon
ATI
Air Technical Intelligence
ATI
Army Training Instruction
ATIS
Allied Translator and Interpreter Section
ATK
Anti tank
Atk
Attack
ATL
Air Transport Liaison
ATLO
Air Transport Liaison Officer
ATM
Army Training Memorandum
ATM
Anti Tank Missile
ATMA
ANZUK (Australia New Zealand United Kingdom) Traffic Management Agency
ATMC
Air Transport Movements Centre
ATMCC
Air Transport Movement Control Centre
ATO
Area Transport Office
ATO
Ammunition Technical Officer  (Vietnam)
ATOC
Air Transport Operations Centre
ATOT
Actual time over Target
ATP
Allied Tactical Publication
ATS
Applications Technology Satellite
ATS
Armament Training Station (RAAF)
ATS
Army Topographical Survey
ATS
Army Transport Service (USA)
ATS
Auxiliary Territorial Service (British)
ATS
Antitetanic serum (First World War)
ATSOS
Australian Telephone Switchboard Operating Section
Att
Attached
ATT
Admiralty Tide Tables
ATTD
Attached
ATTD
Army Transport Training Depot (Second World War)
ATTD
Army Trades Training Depot (Second World War)
ATTN
Attention
ATTND
Attend
ATTU
Atlantic to the Urals
ATU
Air Trials Unit
Auckland Bn
Auckland Battalion [First World War New Zearland Unit]
Auckland MR Regt
Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment [First World War New Zearland Unit]
AUD
Australian Dollar
AUM
Air to Underwater Missile
AUR
Adelaide University Regiment
AUS
Army of the United States
AUSCDT
Australian Clearance Diving Team
AUSCIVPOL
Civilian Police (Peacekeeping)
AUSDIL
Australian Servicemen Dangerously Ill
AUSMIMPS
Australian Services Material Issue and Movement Priority System (Peacekeeping)
AUSMIN
Australia United Nations Ministerial (Talks)
AUSRAPS
Australian Sonar Range Acoustic Prediction
Aust
Australia/Australian
Aust Amm S Pk
Australian Ammunition Sub Park (First World War)
Aust Armd Corps
Australian Armoured Corps
Aust Base Dep
Australian Base Depot, Weymouth [First World War AIF Bases and Depots Unit]
Aust Base Dep Med Stores
Australian Base Depot of Medical Stores (London) (Aust Base Dep Med Stores)
Aust BG Rly Op Coy
Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company (First World War)
Aust CA Unit
Australian Civil Affairs Unit Vietnam
Aust Camel Fd Amb
Australian Camel Field Ambulance (later 5th Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance) [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
Aust Cav Div Sig Sqn
Australian Cavalry Division Signal Squadron (First World War)
Aust Cav Div Sig Sqn
Australian Cavalry Division Signal Squadron [First World War AIF Signals Unit]
Aust Com Dep
Australian Command Depot (First World War)
Aust Corps & 5th Div Dtls Bn
Australian Corps and 5th Australian Division Details Battalion [First World War AIF Infantry Unit]
Aust Corps Baths
Australian Corps Baths & Laundries (also known as Baths Detachment, Australian Employment Company, HQ Australian Corps) [First World War AIF Baths & Laundries Unit]
Aust Corps Cyc Bn
Australian Corps Cyclist Battalion [First World War AIF Cyclists Unit]
Aust Corps HQ Lines Office
Australian Corps Headquarters Signals Company Lines Office (First World War)
Aust Corps HQ Lines Office
Australian Corps HQ Signals Company Lines Office [First World War AIF Signals Unit]
Aust Corps HQ Sig Coy
Australian Corps Headquarters Signals Company [First World War AIF Signals Unit]
Aust Corps Rft Camp
Australian Corps Reinforcement Camp [First World War AIF Bases and Depots Unit]
Aust Corps Schools
Australian Corps Schools (formerly 1st ANZAC Corps Schools, and subsequently Australian Corps Central School) [First World War AIF Schools Unit]
Aust Corps Stores Offr
Australian Corps Stores Officer [First World War AIF Water Supply & Stores Unit]
Aust Corps T Sup Col
Australian Corps Troops Supply Column (see 1st ANZAC Corps Troops Supply Column) [First World War AIF Supplies and Transport AASC Unit]
Aust Corps Tech School
Australian Corps Technical School (formerly Australian Corps Workshop Company) [First World War AIF Schools Unit]
Aust Corps Topo Sect
Australian Corps Topographical Section [First World War AIF Tunnelling & Survey Unit]
Aust Corps Water Sup Offr
Australian Corps Water Supply Officer [First World War AIF Water Supply & Stores Unit]
Aust Corps Wrls Sect
Australian Corps Headquarters Signals Company Wireless Section (First World War)
Aust Corps Wrls Sect
Australian Corps HQ Signals Company Wireless Section [First World War AIF Signals Unit]
Aust Div Inf Gp
Australian Divisional Infantry Group (First World War)
Aust Div Sup Col
Australian Divisional Supply Column (First World War)
Aust Fd Amb
Australian Field Ambulance (First World War)
Aust Fd Hosp
Australian Field Hospital (First World War - Vietnam)
Aust Gen Base Dep
Australian General Base Depot [First World War AIF Bases and Depots Unit]
Aust Hvy Arty Trg Dep
Australian Heavy Artillery Training Depot [First World War AIF Infantry Unit]
Aust Inf
Australian Infantry
Aust Inf Base Dep
Australian Infantry Base Depot [First World War AIF Bases and Depots Unit]
Aust Inf Camp Suez
Australian Infantry Camp, Suez (Aust Inf Camp Suez)
Aust Int Corps
Australian Intelligence Corps
Aust LH
Australian Light Horse
Aust Log Sp Gp
Australian Logistic Support Group
Aust Lt Rly Op Coy
Australian Light Railway Operating Company (First World War)
Aust MG Tng Dep
Australian Machine Gun Training Depot [First World War AIF Machine Gun Unit]
Aust Mob Vet Sect
Australian Mobile Veterinary Section (First World War)
Aust MT Coy
Australian (Divisional) Mechanical Transport Company (First World War)
Aust Mtd Div Rec Stn
Australian Mounted Division Receiving Station (First World War)
Aust Mtd Div Rec Stn
Australian Mounted Division Receiving Station [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
Aust Pnr Bn
Australian Pioneer Battalion
Aust R & C Centre
Australian Rest and Convalescence Centre Vietnam War
Aust Remount Dep
Australian Remount Depot [First World War AIF Remount Unit]
Aust Rly Coys
Australian Railway Companies (First World War)
Aust ROD Dep
Australian Railway Operating Division Depot (First World War)
Aust ROD Dep
Australian Railway Operating Division Depot [First World War AIF Railways Unit]
Aust San Sect
Australian Sanitary Section (First World War)
Aust Sigs
Australian Corps of Signals
Aust Staff Corps
Australian Staff Corps
Aust Svy Corps
Australian Survey Corps
Aust Tun Coy
Australian Tunnelling Company (First World War)
Aust Vet Hosp
Australian Veterinary Hospital [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
AUSTCAN
Australian Communication Army Network
AUSTFIK
Australian Forces in Korea
AUSTFORV
Australian Force Vietnam
AUTH
Authority
AUTHEN
Authenticate
AUTODIN
Automatic Digital Network
AUW
All Up Weight
AUX
Auxiliary
AVAC
Australian Volunteer Automobile Corps
AVAL
Available
AVAOC
Australian Volunteer Air Observers Corps
AVC
Army Veterinary Corps
AVCAP
Australian Vietnamese Civic Action Program
AVCAT
A type of aviation fuel
AVES
Australian Veterinary Evacuating Station
AVG
American Volunteer Group (Air Force)
AVGAS
Aviation Gasoline
AVH
Army Veterinary Hospital
AVIONICS
Aviation Electronics
AVLB
Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge
AVM
Air Vice Marshal
Avn
Aviation (USA)
AVNMED
Aviation Medicine
AVPIN
ISO-Propylitrate Starter Fuel
AVR
Aircraft Direction Room (RAN)
AVRE
Vehicle RE (or Petard) - an Armoured vehicle which fires a blockbuster at concrete defences
AVRS
Air Vehicle Repair Squadron
AVS
Air Support Ship
AVT
Aviation Training Ship
AVTUR
Aviation Turbine Kerosene
AW
Articles of War (USA)
AW Co
Aircraft Warning Company (USA)
AWA
Amalgamated Wireless (of Australasia) Ltd
AWACS
Airborne warning and control system
AWAS
Australian Women's Army Service
AWAS
Australian Women's Auxiliary Service
AWC
Allied Works Council
AWC
Army War College (USA)
AWCC
Artillery Warning Control Centre Vietnam War
AWCC
Australian War Crimes Commission
AWL
Absent without leave (Australian)
AWL
Australian Women’s Legion
AWLA
Australian Women’s Land Army
AWM
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
AWN
Airwoman
AWOL
Absent without official leave (USA)
AWRS
Australian War Records Section
AWS
Australian Wireless Station
AWSOD
Army Women’s Services Outfitting Depot
AWSOS
Australian Women’s Services Officer's School
AWSP
Australian War Supplies Procurement
AWSS
Australian Wireless Signal Squadron
AWVS
American Women’s Volunteer Services
AXP
Allied Exercise Publication
AZ
Azimuth

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.