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(T)
Denotes an Officer who has passed for Torpedo Officer; in a ship, an Officer borne for Torpedo Duties. (Source: Australian Navy List, 1941)
(T)(a)
Armament Officer (RAF)
(T)(e)
Engineer Officer (RAF)
T
Technical Branch (Air Force)
T
Temporary
T
Tonnes
T Co
Transportation Company (USA)
T Mort
Trench Mortar (USA)
T of Opns
Theater of Operations (USA)
T Sgt
Technical Sergeant (USA)
T/B
Temporary Base (Medical Class 1914-18)
T/Bs
Torpedo Bombers
T/O&E
Tables of Organisation and Equipment (USA)
T/R
Transportation Request (USA)
T/Sgt
Temporary Sergeant
T/U
Telecommunication Unit (RAAF)
T/Warrant
Temporarily appointed as a warrant officer
TA
Territorial Army (UK)
TAB
Mixed vaccine, Typhoid and Paratyphoid A and B (First World War)
Tac
Tactical
TAC
Tactical Air Command (USA)
TAC
Telecom Advisory Committee
Tac R
Tactical Reconnaissance (RAAF, Second World War)
TACAN
Tactical Air Navigation System
TACC
Tactical Air Control Centre
TACCO
Tactical Coordinator
TACP
Tactical Air Control Party
TACT
Tactical Transport
TAD
Tactical Air Direction
TADC
Tactical Air Direction Common
TAF
Tactical Air Force
TAG
Telegraphist air gunner (Second World War)
TAG
The Adjutant General (USA)
TAG
Torpedo boat Destroyer
TAG
Torpedo Bomber Douglas
TALOP
Terminology Administrative Logistical Operational Procedure
TALU
Training and Liaison Unit
TANS
Territorial Army Nursing Service
TAOI
Tactical Area of Interest. A TAOI is a prescribed area assigned to a commander who is responsible for monitoring enemy activity in the area and conducting tactical and pacification support operations as necessary throughout the area.
TAOR
Tactical Area of Operations Tactical Area of Responsibility. A TAOR is a prescribed area which has been assigned to a commander who is responsible for and has the authority to act on the development and maintenance of installations and the conduct of tac
TAR
Tactical Air Request
Tas
Tasmania
TAS
True Air Speed
TAS
Torpedo and Anti‑Submarine. A raid, battle or a bombardment commences
TASE
Tactical Air Support Element
TASF
Tactical Air support Force
TAT
Preventative shot for type A typhoid (paratyphosus A)
TATC
Tactical Air Traffic Control
TBA
To Be Advised
TBAL
To be Announced Later
TBC
To be confirmed
TBD
To Be Determined
TBDL
To Be Determined Later
TBO
Time Between Overhaul
TBS
Talk Between Ships (Radio)
TC
Transportation Corps (USA)
TC
Trusteeship Council (United Nations Organisation - UNO)
TC
Traffic Control
TCB
Training Centre Barracks (RAAF)
TCG
Troop Carrier Group (USA)
TCL
Tentacle
TCO
Tactical Control Officer (anti-aircraft)
TCP
Traffic Control Post
TCS
Traffic Control Station (USA)
TCS
Troop Carrier Squadron (USA)
TCV
Troop Carrying Vehicle
TCW
Troop Carrier Wing (USA)
TD
Tank Destroyer (USA)
TD
Tank Division
TD
Territorial Decoration
TD
Tank dozer
TDC
Tank Destroyer Center (USA)
TDR
Tank Delivery Regiment
TDRAHRR & DP of the ATC
Technical Director of Research Activities for the Human Resources Research and Development Program of the Air Training Corps
TDS
Training Depot Station
TDSM
Tradesman
TDT/FC
Tank Destroyer Tactical and Firing Center (USA)
TDY
Temporary Duty
TE
Task Element
TE
Tropical Establishment
TEAL
Quadripartite Standardisation Discussions
TECH
Technical
TECH
Technician
TECH
Technologist
Tel
Telegraphist
Tele
Telephone
TELECOM
Telecommunications
TELECON
Telephone Conversation
TELEG
Telegraphist
TELSCOPE
Telecommunications Operator
TELSOP
Telecommunications Operator
TELSTECH
Telecommunications Technician
Temp
Temporary
TEQUIP
Technical Equipment
TET
Lunar New Year (Vietnamese)
TET
Tropical Equipment Table
TEWT
Tactical Exercise Without Troops
TF
Task Force
TF
Territorial Force (First World War)
TFAIO
Task Force Artillery Intelligence Officer
TFC
Traffic
Tfd
Transferred
TFES
Territorial Forces Evaluation System
TFMA
Task Force Maintenance Area
Tg
Telegraph (USA)
Tg
Training
Tg
Task Group
Tg
Telegram
TGMSE
Task Group Medical Support Unit
Tgt
Target
TH
Thailand
THQ
Theater Headquarters (USA)
THR
Their Royal Highnesses
THS
Temporary Hospital Ship (First World War)
THTR
Theatre
TIB
Training Information Bulletins  (Vietnam)
TIBBIN
Hay/chaff mix feed for horses and camels in Palestine
TIC
Target Information Centre
TIDE
Tactical International Data Exchange (RAN)
Tiller Flat
The compartment within a ship which contains the steering gear. In an emergency the ship can be steered from this position.
TIPS
Troop Information Progress Service (USA)
TIR
Technical Intelligence Report
Tk
Tank(s)
Tk A
Tank Attack
Tk Tptr Coy
Tank Transporter Company (First World War AIF Australian Army Service Corps Unit)
TKOF
Take Of
TKR
People's Protection Army (Tentara Keamanon Rakyat, later changed to TKI)
Tkr
Tanker(s)
TLC
Tracked Load Carrier
TLE
Treaty limited equipment
TLO
Technical Liaison Officer
TLR
Trailer
TM
Technical Manual (USA)
TM
Time Mechanical (USA)
TM
Trench Mortar
TMB
Trench Mortar Battery
Tml
Terminal
TML SQN
Terminal Squadron (Vietnam War)
TMO
Transportation and Movements Office (RAAF)
TMP
Technical Maintenance Plan
TMU
Torpedo Maintenance Unit (RAAF)
Tn
Train (USA)
Tn
Transportation
Tng
Training (USA)
Tng Dep ICC
Training Depot, Imperial Camel Corps [First World War AIF Camel Corps Unit]
TNI
Indonesian Armed Forces (East Timor)
TNT
High explosive widely used in projectiles and by engineers; trinitro‑toluene; trinitrotoluol
TO
Transport Officer
TOC
Tactical Operations Centre. In United States units and formations, the equivalent of an Australian unit or formation Command Post. Adopted by 1 Australian Task Force. (Vietnam War)
Toc H
A society that continues comradeship of 1914‑18 War. Toc is signalise for T, H is short for House and TH is Talbot House. Instituted at Ypres in memory of Gilbert Talbot.
TOD
Time of Dispatch
TOET
Test of Elementary Training
TOFR
Time of Receipt
TOFT
Time of Transmission
TOG method
Target observer gun method (USA)
Tomcat
Visual identification of friendly aircraft by standing patrol over Fleet (RAAF, Second World War)
TOO
Time Of Origin
TOPC
Top of Climb
Topo
Topographical
Topo Svy Tp
Topographical Survey Troop (Vietnam War)
TOPSEC
Top Secret
Tor
Torpedo (USA)
TOR
Terms of Reference
TOR
Time of receipt (signals)
TORD
Technical Order
Tordon 50D
Tordon 50D (picloram/2,4-D). Tordon 50D was the commercial name for an Australian supplied herbicide used by the Australian Force in Vietnam War.
Torp
Torpedo
TOS
Taken on Strength (Taken into unit/joined)
TOT
Time on/over Target
TOXICITY
The property of a foreign substance that causes an adverse health effect
Tp
Telephone (USA)
Tp
Troop(s)
Tp
Traffic Post
TPA
Test Project Agreement
TPE
Terminate of Period of Enlistment/Employment
TPHONEOP
Telephone Operator (WRAAF - Women's Royal Australian Air Force)
TPNG
Territory of Papua New Guinea (so named from 1945-1973)
TPP
Time Past a Point
Tpr
Trooper
TPT
Transport
Tpt
Transport(s)
Tpt Pl
Transport Platoon
Tptr
Trumpeter
TQM
Transport Quartermaster
TQM
Total Quality Management
TR
Technical Regulations (USA)
TR
Trainee
Tr Carr Sq
Troop Carrier Squadron (USA)
Tr Gp, HQ
Training Group, Headquarters (RAAF)
TRAIL DUST
A herbicide spray mission flown by UC-123 aircraft as part of the Ranch Hand project (HQ II FFV Regulation Number 525-10 Combat Operations - Herbicide Operations - 31 Dec 70).
TRAINEE
Trainee
TRC
Torpedo Recovery Craft
TRE
Telecommunications Research Establishment
TREQ
Transportation Request
Trfd
Transferred
Trg
Training
TRG
Training
TRGO
Training Officer
TRIG
Trigonometry
TRINOP
Teleprinter Operator (WRAAF - Women's Royal Australian Air Force)
TRINOPC
Teleprinter Operator (WRAAF - Women's Royal Australian Air Force)
Trip
Triplicate
Trn
Train
TRSB
Torpedo Recovery Safety Boat
TRV
Torpedo Recovery Vessel
Ts
Signals Officer (RAF)
TS
Transit Storage (USA)
TS
Tropical Scale
TSCEECER
Temporary Sub Commission of the Economic and Employment Commission of the Economic Reconstruction of Devastated Areas. (United Nations Organisation - UNO)
TSDS
Two speed Destroyer Sweeper
TSM
Troop Sergeant Major (First World War)
TSMG
Thompson Sub Machine Gun
TSN
Tan San Nhut, the international airfield servicing Saigon. It was also a large military air base.
TSO
Technical Staff Officer
TSR
Torpedo spotter Reconnaissance (RAAF, Second World War)
TSS
Troop Transport Ship. Example TSS New Australia
TSU
Tactical Signal Unit
TT
Torpedo tube(s)
TTA
Large offensive German torpedo boat (Second World War)
TTC
Technical Training Centre
Ttc
Teletypewriter Center (USA)
TTCON
Teletypewriter Conference
TTCP
The Technical Cooperation Programme
TTI
Tactical Target Illustration
TU
Training Unit (USA)
TU
Task Unit
Tu
Turkey
TULO
Tank Unit Landing Officer
Tun Coy
Tunnelling Company
TUR
Tasmanian University Regiment
TURCO
Turn Round Control Organisation (British - used in Normandy landings)
Tvl
Transvaal
TW
Tropical Warfare
TWET
Tropical War Equipment Table
TWX
Teletypewriter Exchange (USA)

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.