List of Abbreviations

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1/9 Man - 9th Battalion Manchester Regiment
10 DLI - 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
11 DLI - 11th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
12 DLI - 12th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
13 DLI - 13th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
2 Kens - 2nd Battalion Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment
2 pdr - 2 Pounder (Anti-tank gun or tank main gun)
2/Lt - Second Lieutenant
23 Div - 23rd (Northumbrian) Division
3/9 - Regular Engagement of three years plus nine years Reserve commitment
358 - Army Book 358 - Enlistment Book
49 Div - 49th (West Riding) Division
6 DLI - 6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
6 pdr - 6 Pounder (Anti-tank gun or main tank gun)
7/5 - Regular Engagement of seven years plus five years Reserve commitment
70 Bde - 70th Infantry Brigade
8 DLI - 8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
9 DLI - 9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
9/3 - Regular Engagement - nine years plus three Reserve commitment
A & SH - Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
AA - Anti-Aircraft
AAC - Army Air Corps
AB - Army Book
ACC - Army Catering Corps
AEC - Army Education Corps
AMPC - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps
and Bar - Additional award of medal of the same classification.
APTC - Army Physical Training Corps
AR - Army Reserve
Atk - Anti-Tank
Att'd - Attached
B - Class of Reservist
B.E.M. - British Empire Medal
Bde - Brigade
Beds & Herts - Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
BMTH - Records Office, Bournemouth
Bn - Battalion
Bom - Bombardier
Border - Border Regiment
Boys - 0.55 Boys Anti-tank Rifle
Brig - Brigadier
BW - Black Watch
C.B.E. - Commander of the Order of the British Empire
C/Sgt - Colour Sergeant
Cams - Cameronian Highlanders
Canloan - Officer attached from Canadian Forces
Capt - Captain
CH of O - Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
Cheshires - Cheshire Regiment
CMP - Corps of Military Police
Coy - Company
Cpl - Corporal
CQMS - Company Quarter Master Sergeant
CSM - Company Sergeant Major
D.C.M. - Distinguished Conduct Medal
D.S.O. - Distinguished Service Order
Devons - Devonshire Regiment
dis - Discharged
DLI - The Durham Light Infantry
Dorsets - Dorsetshire Regiment
DoW - Duke of Wellington's Regiment
Dragoons - One of the Army's Regiments of Dragoons or Dragoon Guards
Dvr - Driver
E. Yorks - East Yorkshire Regiment
East Kents - East Kent Regiment
East Lancs - East Lancashire Regiment
EXE - Infantry Records Office, Exeter
Fd Regt - Field Regiment of Artillery
Gdsmn - Guardsman
Gen - General
Gloucesters - Gloucestershire Regiment
Gn Hwds - Green Howards - Yorkshire Regiment
Gordons - Gordon Highlanders
GSC - General Service Corps
GSM - General Service Medal
HD - Home Defence
Herefords - Herefordshire Regiment
HLI - Highland Light Infantry
HQ - Headquarters
I.B.D - Infantry Base Depot
Innis Fus - Inniskilling Fusiliers
Intel - Intelligence Corps
ITC - Infantry Training Centre
KIA - Killed in Action
King's - King's Own Regiment
KOSB - King's Own Scottish Borderers
KOYLI - King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
KRRC - King's Royal Rifle Corps
KRs - King's Regulations
KSLI - King's Shropshire Light Infantry
L/Bom - Lance Bombardier
L/Cpl - Lance Corporal
L/Sgt - Lance Sergeant
LAD - Light Aid Detachment
Lancs Fus - Lancashire Fusiliers
Leics - Leicestershire Regiment
Lincolns - Lincolnshire Regiment
LMG - Light Machine Gun
Lt - Lieutenant
Lt - Light
Lt-Col - Lieutenant Colonel
Lt-Gen - Lieutenant-General
M.B.E. - Member of the Order of the British Empire
M.C. - Military Cross
M.i.D. - Mentioned in Despatches
M.M - Military Medal
Maj - Major
Maj-Gen - Major General
Med Regt - Medium Regiment of Artillery
MG - Machine Gun
Middlesex - Middlesex Regiment
N Staffs - North Staffordshire Regiment
NDC - National Defence Corps
NEW - North West Europe
Norfolks - Norfolk Regiment
O.B.E. - Officer of the Order of the British Empire
O/A - Over age
OCTU - Officer Cadet Training Unit
Ox & Bucks - Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Para - Parachute Regiment
Perth - Infantry Records Office, Perth
PIAT - Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank
Pl - Platoon
PS - Permanent Staff
PT - Physical Training
Pte - Private
PTH - Infantry Records Office, Perth
QM - Quartermaster
R - Regular Army
R Sigs - Royal Corps of Signals
R/E - Re-enlisted
RA - Royal Artillery
RAC - Royal Armoured Corps
RAChD - Royal Army Chaplains Department
RAMC - Royal Army Medical Corps
RAOC - Royal Army Ordnance Corps
RAPC - Royal Army Pay Corps
RAR - Regular Army Reserve
RASC - Royal Army Service Corps
RAVC - Royal Army Veterinary Corps
RE - Royal Engineers
Regt - Regiment
REME - Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Rfn - Rifleman
RIF - Royal Irish Fusiliers
RNF - Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Royal Scots - Royal Scots Fusiliers
RSF - Royal Scots Fusiliers
RSM - Regimental Sergeant Major
RWF - Royal Welch Fusiliers
S Coy - Support Company (usually heavier weapons Company)
S H - Scottish Horse
S H - Seaforth Highlanders
Sap - Sapper
Sec - Section
Sgt - Sergeant
Sigmn - Signalman
SLI - Somerset Light Infantry
SMG - Sub-Machine Gun
Somerset L I - Somerset Light Infantry
SSM - Squadron Sergeant Major
SWB - South Wales Borderers
T - Territorial Army
T.D. - Territorial Decoration
T/ - Temporary Rank
TA - Territorial Army
trf - Transferred
Trg - Training
Trp - Trooper
W Riding - West Riding Regiment
W Yorks - West Yorkshire Regiment
W/T - Whole time
West Yorks - West Yorkshire Regiment
WO I - Warrant Officer Class 1
WO II - Warrant Officer Class 2
Worcs - Worcestershire Regiment
WYR - West Yorkshire Regiment
YK - Infantry Records Office, York
York & Lancs - York and Lancaster Regiment
Z - Class of Reservist

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Iceland Garrison October 1940 - December 1941
Home Service and Winter Warfare Training 1942 - 1943
Pre-Invasion Training 1943 - 1944
Normandy 1944


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