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

  1. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    I read it as "auth CW Troops".

    Me too
  2. fixit9660

    fixit9660 Member

    If this is the case, what do you think that "auth CW Troops" means please? CW Troops Authorised? If so, to do what?
    Any thoughts appreciated.


  3. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    According to my little list of abbreviations from the Army personnel centre it means Chemical Warfare.
  4. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    Hi Andy. Welcome to the forum.

    On my Grandad's service records, the column is titled on some sheets as "No. of Part II Order or other Authority." I would take it as the authority related to the posting to 68 CW Coy.

    Also the page you posted in your other thread states "Medical Category AI" which seems to confirm Lesley's translation of this page :D

  5. fixit9660

    fixit9660 Member

    Yes I believe that CW means Chemical Warfare too. Just the existence of a CW team surprised me (niaive I suppose) but I'd really like to know what the phrase "auth CW Troops" means.
    Were they being authorised to deploy as an active Chemical Warfare Company? The phrase is written in the same line where he's transferred from 78 CW Coy to 68 CW Coy.
  6. 379/101 HAA

    379/101 HAA Ubique

    Can anyonoe confirm C.B.M.H = Combined British Military Hospital?

    I have sorted out:
    I.G.H = Indian General Hospital
    I.B.G.H. = India British General Hospital

    As C.M.H. is still in use with as Combined Military Hospital with some forces I`m wondering if C.B.M.H adds B for British. (within the context of C.B.M.H. Nira).


  7. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

  8. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Rawalpindi was the headquarters of the northern Command of the India. Combined Military Hospital (CMH) and Military Hospital (MH) were the largest and the most well-equipped hospitals in this area at that time

    British General Hospitals - Scarlet Finders
  9. 379/101 HAA

    379/101 HAA Ubique

    Found this which would appear to confirm that the "B" is British:

    CWGC - Casualty Details

    Thank you very much.

    I can`t quite believe you found this so easily. I Googled for ages with no luck so it`s much appreciated.


  10. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    No problem John. :)
  11. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member


    Chemical Warfare RE (existence of)

    Re: Part two orders. These are to record 'occurrences' as in, courses,posting,promotions etc. If a soldier is promoted all departments need to know - so all departments receive routine copies of unit Pt 2 orders. The pay office will see his promotion, quartermaster for issue of badges of rank etc, messing and a host of other changes to his military life. The odd code is supposed to comply with staff duties - usually an alpha numeric code which is the file No for the given occurrence followed by the date:

    eg: AS12/42 could be file AS (lets say Army Sports) 12 of 1943 (12 being the 12th letter (folio) of that file) simple ain't it?'
  12. fredvogels

    fredvogels Back to Normandy

  13. PeterG

    PeterG Senior Member

    Could I respectfully point out that 1b does not stand for pounds. The abbreviations are 'lb' and 'lbs' from the Latin 'libra' for 'pound'. Also 'I' for 'India' isn't the first thing that springs to mind as a military abbreviation.
  14. fredvogels

    fredvogels Back to Normandy

    Of course you can point out your investigations. That is what a forum and a post like this is for! I only know that others - for some reason- added this abbreviations. Probably these abbreviations were in some military document. I can think of many more abbreviations which has no military meaning in a standalone situation like a database. But thank you very much for your attention.
  15. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi Everyone

    This refers to kitting and de-kitting tanks when they arrive at workshops for repair.

    "Storemen were sent to No1 AFV I and SU for training in AFV equipments"

    Any idea what "I and SU" stands for?

    Thanks again

  16. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    Hi Gus,

    I think it's Inspection and Servicing Unit:

    From Arcre - War Diary Search Engine

    WO 169/6219 1 Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) Inspection and Servicing Unit 1942 Oct.- Dec.

    WO 169/12592 1 Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) Inspection and Servicing Unit 1943 Jan.- Dec.

  17. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Thanks Jules

    This is in the History of 23rd Armd Brigade Workshops REME 41-44, I found at Kew.

    Makes sense now. Much appreciated.


  18. fredvogels

    fredvogels Back to Normandy

  19. Jan7

    Jan7 Senior Member

  20. paul_adam

    paul_adam Junior Member

    I have found a few references in the London Gazette to the phrase War Subs....can anyone explain?

    Example: War Subs. Capt RT Bryan from R.A.C. to be War Subs Capt 1st Dec 1943 retaining his present seniority

    Many Thanks, Paul

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