Reading Wilts Regt War Diaries and they mention the above abreviations. PW=Prisoner of War , obvious. DP=Displaced Persons,ditto. VP=????? Not a typo for DP as D and V aren't near eachother on a keyboard. What are VPs? as in "....finding, reporting and guarding V.Ps....." from 2nd Wils WD for 18/5/45. "...the locating and guarding of V.P.s, the checking of and disposal of all D.P's in the area...." From 2nd Wilts WD. 5/5/45 Very interseting to read of the rapes and murders committed by the DPs on the German population in the immediate post-war days.