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Abbreviations

Year/Faculty/Residence Abbreviations

1,2,U=1st/2nd year, Broadway campus

3,4,U=3rd/4th year, Fort Garry Campus

5+other abbreviations=Honours year of B.A./B.Sc. or final year of Medicine

Br=Brandon College

M=Medical College

St.B/B=St. Boniface College

St.J/J=St. John’s College

St.P=St. Paul’s College

St.M=St Mary’s Academy & College

Ud=United College

W=Wesley College

XM=Extra Mural

A=Arts

Acc’g=Accountancy

Ag=Agriculture

Ar=Architecture

C=Commerce

E=Engineering

Ed=Education

HE=Home Economics

IntDec=Interior Decorating

L=Law

M=Medicine

Ph=Pharmacy

Probationary=Probationary Accountancy Student

S=Science

Sp=Special

S.S.=Summer School

Th/T=Theology

MAC=Manitoba Agricultural College

PlaP=Portage La Prairie

YMCA=Young Men’s Christian Association

YWCA=Young Women’s Christian Association

Degree/Diploma Abbreviations

B.A.=Bachelor of Arts

B.Sc=Bachelor of Science

B.A. (Hons)=Bachelor of Arts Honours

B.Sc. (Hons)=Bachelor of Science Honours

B.A. (Latin Philosophy)=Bachelor of Arts in Latin Philosophy (only available at St.Boniface College)

B.D.=Bachelor of Divinity (Theology)

B.Arch=Bachelor of Architecture

B.Comm=Bachelor of Commerce

B.S.A.=Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

B.Sc.C.E.=Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

B.Sc.E.E.=Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

B.Sc.H.Ec.=Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

B.Ed.=Bachelor of Education

LL.B=Bachelor of Laws

M.D.=Doctor of Medicine

M.A.=Master of Arts

C.A.=Chartered Accountant

AMM=Associate in Music, Manitoba

Cert.Ag.=Certificate in Agriculture

Dip.Ag.=Diploma in Agriculture

Dip.Pharm.=Diploma in Pharmacy

Dip.Ed.=Diploma in Education

Dip.Int.Dec=Diploma in Interior Decorating

Military Abbreviations

Service Abbreviations

CWAC=Canadian Women’s Army Corps

CDC=Canadian Dental Corps

CIC/C.Int.C=Canadian Intelligence Corps

CWAC=Canadian Women’s Army Corps

RCA=Royal Canadian Army

RCAF=Royal Canadian Air Force

RCNVR=Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve

RAF=Royal Air Force (Great Britain)

RNVR=Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

US Army=United States Army

USAAF=United States Army Air Force

USAMC=United States Army Medical Corps

USMC=United States Marine Corps

USN=United States Navy

USWAS=United States Women’s Air Service

WRCNS=Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service

RAMC=Royal Army Medical Corps (Great Britain)

RCOC=Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

Branch Abbreviations

ATS=Auxiliary Territorial Service

ATU=Anti-Tank Unit

RCAC=Royal Canadian Artillery Corps

HMCS=His Majesty’s Canadian Ship

HMS=His Majesty’s Ship (Great Britain)

HMCMTB=His Majesty’s Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat

CANLOAN=a scheme whereby Canadian junior officers could volunteer for service with the British Army.  Designed specifically for infantry Lieutenants and Captains.

RWR=Royal Winnipeg Rifles, RCA

RCCE/RCE=Royal Canadian Corps of Engineers

RCCS=Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

CCS=Canadian Chaplains Service

PPCLI=Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

RCAMC=Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

QOCN=Queen’s Own Camerons?

RCEME=Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

RCASC=Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

RCAF Abbreviations

Sqdn.=Squadron

Obs.=Observer

Gnr.=Gunner

Nav.=Navigator

W.Op.=Weapons Operator

Rank and Structure Abbreviations

RCAF

Marshal of the RAF

Mshl/RAF

Air Chief Marshal

ACM

Air Marshal

AM

Air Vice Marshal

AVM

Air Commodore

ACom

Group Captain

G/Cpt

Wing Commander

W/Cdr

Squadron Leader

S/Ldr

Flight Lieutenant

F/Lt

Flight Officer

F/O

Pilot Officer

P/O

Warrant Officer

W/O

Flight Sergeant

F/Sgt

Sergeant

Sgt

Corporal

Cpl

Leading Aircraftman

LAC

Aircraftman No 1 Class

AC 1

Aircraftman No 2 Class

AC 2

Army

Private

Pte

Lance Corporal LCpl
Corporal Cpl
Sergeant Sgt
Colour Sergeant (equivalent of Staff Sergeant) Col.Sgt
Sergeant Major Sgt.Maj
Warrant Officer WOI or WOII
Second Lieutenant 2Lt
Lieutenant Lt
Captain Capt
Major Maj
Lieutenant Colonel Lt.Col
Colonel Col
Brigadier Brig
Major General Maj-Gen
Lieutenant General Lt-Gen
General Gen
Field Marshal F.Marsh.
Lance Sergeant L-Sgt.
Acting Major A/Maj.

Navy

Admiral of the Fleet

Flt/Adm

Admiral Adm
Vice Admiral V/Adm
Rear Admiral R/Adm
Commodore Commod.
Captain Capt.
Commander Cdr/Cmdr.
Lieutenant-Commander Lt-Cdr/Lt-Cmdr
Lieutenant Lieut
Sub-Lieutenant Sub/Lt
Midshipman  
Warrant Officer WO (I or II)
Chief Petty Officer CPO
Petty Officer PO
Leading Seaman L/Smn
Able Seaman A/Smn
Ordinary Seaman O/Smn

 

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