Abbreviations

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Gaudet, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Hi Jim - the Draft RNZKW or RNZRW was an ID code for soldiers going abroad. Some extra info is in this thread post 86 on and Ron has some info about his draft code post 104.

    I believe the RTD is Reinforcement Training Depot.

    Jules.


    Brilliant Jules!
    Thanks very much for the information really appeciate it.

    Best Wishes
    Jim
     
  2. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  4. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Here are the Abbreviations used by SFHQ in 1944
     

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  5. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Hi

    I have the following abbrevs. but have no idea what they mean:

    This relates to mixed Indian, South African, and British formations in 1941.

    Ord W/S Coy (ordnance wireless service?)
    21 Fd Coy S & M (Indian unit?)
    I.I.B.T. Coy (Indian Infantry Brigade Transport Coy?)
    A.Tps Coy R.E. (?? Royal Engineers)
    E.F.I.
    M.A.C.
    F.P.O. (Field post Office?)
    D.I.D.
    F.S.D.
    F.A.D.

    Many thanks!

    All the best
     
  6. williams46

    williams46 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I have not read all the posts, but UNservicable as I knew was alway typed U/S on Detail and BOs I ever read in the British Army. The worst thing you could say of a person or thing was, "He's a US Bxxxxxxd", or, "Its a US BxxxxxxD". Certainly could cause a stir in some Allied company. The first time I saw U/S on Detail was for those with U/S shirts to be exchanged, we thought it meant USA shirts, as they were much sought after as they had collars, so one could unofficially wear a tie at that time.
     
  7. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    OWL - in signals ?? Operator wire and Line or did they sit in trees going hoot hoot?
     
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  8. jaird

    jaird Junior Member

    :unsure: Can anyone help me to work out what "ASM" means on my grandfather's discharge record in 1945 please? Another document from a few weeks before says "WO 1" so we wonder if it meant "Acting Sergeant Major"?

    He was in RAOC/REME/IEME so none of the ASM options given in any abbreviations list I have found can be right!

    Thank you!
     
  9. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

  10. jaird

    jaird Junior Member

  11. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Jaird, as a WO1 I would have thought almost certainly Acting Sergeant Major.
    Although I would have expected it to be written as something like A/SM.
     
  12. fixit9660

    fixit9660 Member

    Hi All,
    If RTD means Reinforcement Training Depot
    I believe the RTD is Reinforcement Training Depot
    (Thanks RosyRedd) then can anyone tell me what IGRTD might mean please?
    In fact if anyone can read and decypher the attached Discharge Record Rows 3 and 4 I'd be very grateful. I mean I can get "Emb for N Africa" but "Ass hed Cat AI"?:huh:
    Thanks in anticipation,
    Andrew.
     

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  13. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    fixit -

    means that he went out to North Africa (Algiers 1st Army) as a reinforcement
    and went into an Infantry Group Reinforcement Training Depot on an X(iv) ( waiting posting transfer) - then on sick list (Xii)- then killed in July'44 - probably at the Trasimeno battles- which regiment was he with ...?
    Cheers
     
  14. idler

    idler GeneralList

    :unsure: Can anyone help me to work out what "ASM" means on my grandfather's discharge record in 1945 please? Another document from a few weeks before says "WO 1" so we wonder if it meant "Acting Sergeant Major"?

    He was in RAOC/REME/IEME so none of the ASM options given in any abbreviations list I have found can be right!

    Artificer Sergeant Major
     
  15. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Hi All,
    If RTD means Reinforcement Training Depot
    (Thanks RosyRedd) then can anyone tell me what IGRTD might mean please?
    In fact if anyone can read and decypher the attached Discharge Record Rows 3 and 4 I'd be very grateful. I mean I can get "Emb for N Africa" but "Ass hed Cat AI"?:huh:
    Thanks in anticipation,
    Andrew.


    Assessed-Medical category A1 - fit for duty??:unsure:

    Lesley
     
  16. fixit9660

    fixit9660 Member

    Gents:

    Tom,
    thanks for that, I never would have guessed at IG being Infantry Group, and hadn't heard of the Trasimeno battles until now. He's buried in Sangro War Cemetary and 300kms seems a long long way from Trasimeo. Would they move bodies so far to bury them? He was with the Royal Engineers 107 Army Field Company.

    Lesley,
    thanks for that too, it could be an "M" and it does make sense. Are you guessing or sure?

    Many thanks

    Andrew.
     
  17. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Andrew
    I am not sure but it makes sense. Perhaps others can confirm.

    Lesley
     
  18. Tomed1

    Tomed1 Member

    I posted what GRTD meant under 45th Regt. I had an answer from Fire Power that it is General Reserve Training Depot.
    Tom.
     
  19. fixit9660

    fixit9660 Member

    Gents,

    Ref my Post #132 Attachment: Can anyone tell me what they think the word(s) on the 2nd Row say, immediately above "78CW/64/42" please?

    Thanks,

    Andy.
     
  20. 26delta

    26delta Senior Member

    I read it as "auth CW Troops".
     

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