Acronyms on Service Records

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by bamboo43, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    Attempting to help out a family who have just received their man's service records this week.

    The usual problem of abbreviations has arisen, these are what they are unsure of, he was a Burma veteran in Chindit 2, 16th British Infantry Brigade. I currently do not have copies of the service records:

    ALFS- I think this is Allied Land Forces, SE Asia.

    21 ICCS- I think this is 21st Indian Casualty Clearing Station.

    "Granted WPP"- I think this is Weekend privilege pass.

    Posted out STC brackets B.- is this Supply and Transport Center?


    Many thanks as always.

  2. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member


    SFTS = Service Flying Training School

  3. PeteT

    PeteT Senior Member


    I was advised on one of my threads that Granted WPP = Granted War Proficiency Pay (ie he had completed training).


  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Mike,

    It will be interesting to see whether this entry links up with the fact that several hundred returning Chindits in 1944 transferred into Parachute Battalions.
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Pete,

    This makes much better sense than my original guess. Difficult to assess when your working blind. I hope to get the actual images soon.

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