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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2005, 11:30:33 »
What does LHQ stand for?

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2005, 14:00:54 »
Local Headquarters.  It is an Army Cadet term.

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2005, 18:51:28 »
Couldn't seem to find this one on the forum and did a google and found this result, I hope its correct.

OD = Officer Designature

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2005, 19:08:03 »
Olive drab?
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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #54 on: August 29, 2005, 09:03:22 »
MO - Medical Officer OR Military Observer
NO - Nursing Officer
HCA - Health Care Administrator
HSO - Health Services Officer
CRIS - Cranio-Rectal Insertion Syndrome



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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #55 on: August 29, 2005, 10:15:20 »
Probably the wrong thread, but since the additions have not been deleted and added to the original post, I figured I'd ask here...

What is the difference between CO and OC?  US/Canadian, or is there a rank difference as well?

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #56 on: August 29, 2005, 10:39:53 »
CO = Commanding Officer (of a Unit)

OC = Officer Commanding (of a Sub Unit)

You have the CO of the Bn and the OC's of the Coys.

Comd = Commander (of a formation)

The OCs report to the COs and the COs report to the Comd (ie. Comd 2 CMBG)
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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #57 on: October 08, 2005, 21:36:43 »
Don't forget, you can add acronyms to the Army.ca Military Terms Database.

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #58 on: October 08, 2005, 21:53:41 »
i don't think you have these ones

FEBA = Forward Edge of Battle Area
OBUA = Operations in Built Up Areas
HATS = Hull, Armament, Turret, Suspension
GIP = Grid Intersecting Point
LASER = Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
AFV = Armored Fighting Vehicle
TAC = Tactical     
3BW =  3 Block War
GWOT = Global War On Terror
COIN = Counter-Insurgency Operations
SASO = Stability & Support Ops
3D's = Defense/ Diplomacy/ Development
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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #59 on: October 08, 2005, 21:58:37 »

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2005, 21:52:38 »
Might I just add a new one now...

It's a replacement for NBC... it came from my CO... which he said it came from Ottawa...

it's CBRN


Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Counter Measures...

I only know this cause the CO wanted me to teach this on ELOC training than NBC.... meh... whatever... same stuff.


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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2005, 08:38:12 »
Its not an abbreviation nor an acronym but I still like it.

If you have a concern you can call:

1- 800- 942-2222

If you spell it out its 1-800 Whaaaaa!

You keep pressing the 2 until some one picks up...they are the ones that care.
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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #62 on: July 09, 2006, 21:35:57 »
http://army.ca/wiki/index.php/Abbreviations

A new page on the wiki for abbreviations - seems to me to be a perfect place for this material and any new additions.
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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2006, 21:40:43 »
Nice work, thanks!

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #64 on: July 10, 2006, 00:04:36 »
Not sure if this is a correct acronym but it's how myself and others see it

CSOR - Canadian Special Operations Regiment

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #65 on: July 10, 2006, 08:57:44 »
Pleaase feel free to add/edit aconyms in the wiki directly if you have the information. Any registered member with 10 posts and 3 hours here can make their own edits.

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #66 on: July 10, 2006, 09:03:34 »
Great idea and fantastic work by those who laid it all out...I'm not familiar with Canadian terminology, so it helps me avoid looking like any more of a fool than I am.....(did I say that??...oops)  :)
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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #68 on: November 25, 2006, 23:30:19 »
The Intelligence Branch and its personnel have a number of abbreviations associated with it/them:

The Intelligence Branch is the "Int Branch";

An Intelligence Officer is an "Int O";

An Intelligence Operator (i.e. a NCM) is an "Int Op";

The term Intelligence is "Int". 

Note:  Intelligence has historically had the abbreviation of "Int" in the United Kingdom and, by extention, the British Commonwealth countries.  There has been a tendancy among Canadians over the last few years to use the US abbreviation "Intel".  This is incorrect and generally drives Int Branch personnel crazy.  It is a poor habit, that can generally been traced to Air Force personnel who work in/with/for NORAD.  The shoulder flash worn by Canadian Army Intelligence personnel reads "Int".  This is the proper term.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2006, 23:54:31 by Acornboy »

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2006, 19:28:02 »
GAFF - "Give A **** Factor"
FUBIJAR - "**** Off Buddy I'm Just A Reservist"

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2006, 19:36:36 »
GAFF - "Give A **** Factor"
FUBIJAR - "**** Off Buddy I'm Just A Reservist"

Wouldn't that be FOBIJAR?
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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #71 on: December 09, 2006, 19:48:11 »
Yes.

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #72 on: December 09, 2006, 23:11:44 »
it's CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Counter Measures...
 

In the age of Terrorism/Counter-terrorism, it is actually CBRNE - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive.




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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #73 on: June 27, 2007, 09:54:48 »
S.N.A.F.U. (pron. [Snah - foo]) - Systems/Situation Normal, All F****d Up

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Re: Acronyms & Abbreviations of The CF
« Reply #74 on: October 02, 2007, 14:30:13 »
Below is a small list of Canadian Army Abbreviations/Acronyms (with a few UK acr. too!) Please make additions or debates in your reply. Let's try to stick with abbreviations/acronyms versus slang...

2 IC – 2nd in Command
AA – Anti Aircraft
AAA – Anti Aircraft Artillery
AAF - Army Airfield
ACAV - Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle
ADATS - Air Defense Anti-Tank System
AIRCOM – Air Command (Airforce)
AMV – Advanced Modular Vehicle
AR – Automatic Rifle
ARRC - Associate Royal Red Cross
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ASC - Army Service Corps
ASG – Area Support Group
ASU – Area Support Unit
A&T – Administration and Training
ATAM - Air-To-Air Missile
ATGW – Army Tank Guided Weapon
Att – Attached
AVF - All-Volunteer Force
AVGP – Armoured Vehicle General Purpose
AWOL – Absent Without Leave
AWACS – Airborne Warning And Control Systems
BAOR – British Army of the Rhine
Bde – Brigade
BDU - Battle-Dress Uniform or Bomb Dummy Units
BFG – British Forces Germany
BFPO – British Forces Post Office
BG – Battle Group
BGHQ - BattleGroup Headquarters
BMH – British Military Hospital
Bn – Battalion
Bootneck - A Royal Marine Commando
BOQ - Bachelor Officers' Quarters
BRCS - British Red Cross Society
BRSC - British Rear Support Command
Bty - Battery
CAD – Central Ammunition Depot
Cam – Camouflaged (Camo)
CANCOM – Canada Command
CANSOFCOM – Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
Cas - Casualty
Casevac - Casualty Evacuation
CBG – Canadian Brigade Groups
CCP – Casualty Collecting Point
CCS – Casualty Clearing Station
CEF – Canadian Expeditionary Force
CEFCOM – Canadian Expeditionary Force Command
CFCS – Canadian Forces Communications System
CFB – Canadian Forces Base
CFE – Canadian Forces Europe
CF H Svcs Gp - Canadian Forces Health Services Group
CFLAWC – Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre
CFMS – Canadian Forces Medical Service
CFSATS - Canadian Forces Small Arms Trainer Simulator
CGS – Chief of the General Staff
CIC - Cadet Instructors Cadre
CinC – Commander in Chief
CITC – Canadian Infantry Training Centre
CME – Canadian Military Engineers
CMGB – Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
CMTC – Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre
CP – Command Post
CO – Commanding Officer
Col – Colonel
Comd – Command or Commander
Comms Z – Communications Zone
Compo – Composite Ration (also called comp rat)
COMSEN – Communications Centre
Coord – Co-ordinate
CoS – Chief of Staff
Coy – Company
CP – Command Post or Close Protection
Cpl – Corporal
CPO – Chief Petty Officer (Navy Rank) or Command Pay Office
CQMS – Company Quartermaster Sergeant
CSM – Company Sergeant Major
C Sups – Combat Supplies
CTC – Canadian Training Centre
CV – Combat Vehicles
CVD – Central Vehicle Depot
CVR (T) or (W) – Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) or (Wheeled)
CW – Chemical Warfare
CWAC - Canadian Women's Army Corps
CWAC ACCOMM - Canadian Women's Army Corps Accommodations
DCM – Distinguished Conduct Medal
Def – Defence
Det – Detached
DEW Line – Distant Early Warning Line
DF – Defensive Fire
Dml – Demolition
DND – Department of National Defence
DS - Directing Staff (also called DiStaff)
DSO - Distinguished Service Order
DTG – Date Time Group
Ech – Echelon
EDP – Emergency Defence Plan
Emb – Embarkation
EMP - Electro Magnetic Pulse
En – Enemy
EOD – Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Eqpt – Equipment
ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
EW – Electronic Warfare or Early Warning
Ex – Exercise
FAC – Forward Air Controller
FEBA – Forward Edge Battle Area
FLET – Forward Location Enemy Troops
FLOT – Forward Location Own Troops
FMC – Force Mobile Command
Fmm – Formation
FOB – Forward Operating Base
FOO – Forward Observation Officer
FOUO – For Official Use Only
FRT – Forward Repair Team
FUP – Forming Up Point (or Position)
GDP – General Defence Plan
GMC - General Military Course
GOC – General Officer Commanding
GPMG –  General Purpose Machine Gun
GPS – Global Positioning System
Grunt – Slang Word For An Infantryman
HAA – Heavy Anti Air
HB – Hostile Battery
HE – High Explosive
HEAT – High Explosive Anti Tank
Hel – Helicopter
HEMTT – Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck
HLVW - Heavy Lift Vehicle, Wheeled
HM – Her/His Majesty
HMMWV – High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee)
HVM – Hyper Velocity Missile
II – Image Intensifier
Int Sum – Intelligence Summary
IO – Intelligence Officer
IR – Individual Reservist
IS – Internal Security
ISC – Infantry Section Carrier
IW – Individual Weapon
JFHQ – Joint Forces Headquarters
JHQ – Joint Headquarters
KIA - Killed In Action
LCpl – Lance Corporal
LAC – Light Armoured Vehicle
LdSH (RC) – Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
LFC – Land Force Command (Army)
LFCA TC – Land Forces Central Area Training Centre
LFAA – Land Force Atlantic Area
LFQA – Land Force Quebec Area
LFCA – Land Force Central Area
LFWA – Land Force Western Area
LFNA – Land Force Northern Area
LFWATC – Land Force Western Area Training Centre
L of C - Lines of Communications
LO - Liaison Officer
Log - Logistic
LRATGW - Long Range Anti Tank Guided Weapon
LRSW - Long Range Sniper Weapon
LSDI - Large Scale Deliberate Intervention
LSVW - Light Support Vehicle, Wheeled
LSW - Light Support Weapon
LT – Lieutenant
LUP - Lying Up Point
LVS - Logistics Vehicle System
LZ – Landing Zone
MARCOM – Maritime Command (Navy)
MBT – Main Battle Tank
MC - Military Cross
MD – Military District
Mech - Mechanised
Med - Medical
MFC - Mortar Fire Controller
MLU – Maple Leaf Up
MLVW – Medium Logistic Vehicle, Wheeled
MM - Military Medal
MMEV – Multi-Mission Effects Vehicle
MML – Manual of Military Law
MO – Medical Officer
Mob – Mobilisation
MOD – Ministry of Defence
Mov O – Movement Order
MP - Military Police
Msl - Missile
MT - Mechanical Transport or Motor Transport
NAAFI - Navy Army and Air Force Institutes
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBC - Nuclear Biological and Chemical
NCO - Non Commissioned Officer
NOK - Next of Kin
NORAD – North American Aerospace Defense Command
NTR – Nothing To Report
NYK – Not Yet Known
OC – Officer Commanding or Officer Cadet
O Group - Order Group
OIC - Officer in Charge
OOTW - Operations Other Than War
OP - Observation Post
Op O - Operation Order
OPV - Observation Post Vehicle
OR - Other Ranks (Often mistakenly taken to mean Ordinary Ranks)
OStJ – Officer of the Order of St John
Or Bat – Order of Battle
Pax – Passengers
PPCLI – Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
POETS Day - Push Off Early Tomorrow's Saturday
P Info - Public Information
Pl - Platoon
PMQ - Private Married Quarters
POL - Petrol Oil and Lubricants
POM - Potential Officer Material
POW - Prisoner of War or Privately Owned Weapon
PRI – Physical Recreation Instructor
PT – Physical Training
Pte – Private
QAIMNS - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
QHNS - Queen's Honorary Nursing Sister Nurse
QHN - Queen's Honorary Nurse
QM - Quartermaster
QMG - Quartermaster General
QMS - Quartermaster Sergeant
QVJI - Queen Victoria's Jubilee Institute
R22eR - Royal 22e Regiment
RAF – Royal Air Force
RAP – Regimental Aid Post or Rocket Assisted Projectile
RCA – Royal Canadian Artillery
RCAF – Royal Canadian Air Force
RCAMC – Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
RCD – Royal Canadian Dragoons
RCDC - Royal Canadian Dental Corps
RCHA – Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
RCMP – Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RCN – Royal Canadian Navy
RCR – Royal Canadian Regiment
RCZ – Rear Combat Zone
Recce – Reconnaissance
Regt – Regiment
Rft - Reinforcement
RHQ - Regimental Headquarters
RJDF - Rapid Joint Deployment Force
RMA - Royal Military Academy or Rear Maintenance Area
RMC - Royal Military College
ROE - Rules Of Engagement
ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Corps
ROTP – Reserve Officer Training Program
ROWPU – Reverse-Osmosis Water Purification Unit
RPG – Rocket Propelled Grenade or Rounds per gun
RSM - Regimental Sergeant Major
RTM - Ready To Move
RTU - Returned or Return to Unit
RRC - Royal Red Cross
SACUER -Supreme Allied Commander Europe
SADO - Senior Administrative Officer
SAM – Surface to Air Missile
SatCom – Satellite Communications
SDR – Strategic Defence Review
SF – Special Forces
Sgt – Sergeant
SHAPE -Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
SIB -Special Investigation Branch
Sit -Situation
SitRep -Situation Report
SLR - Self Loading Rifle
SMG-Sub Machine Gun
SNCO - Senior Non Commissioned Officer
SP - Self Propelled or Start Point  or Support
Sqn - Squadron
Squaddie - Slang Word For A Soldier
SSM - Surface to Surface Missile
SSVC - Services Sound and Vision Corporation
STOL - Short Take Off and Landing
TA - Territorial Army
TAB - Tactical Advance to Battle
Tac - Tactical
TC – Training Centre
TCP – Traffic Control Point
TCV – Troop Carrying Vehicle
Tgt – Target
Tk – Tank
TOT – Time On Target
Tp – Troop
Tpt – Transport
Two i/c – Second In Command
UKMF – United Kingdom Mobile Force
Unclass – Unclassified
UNPROFOR - United Nations Protection Force
UXB - Unexploded Bomb
U/S - Unserviceable
VAD - Voluntary Aid Detachment
VC – Victoria Cross
VCDS – Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
VCP – Vehicle Check Point
Veh – Vehicle
WAAC - Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (UK)
WE - War Establishment
Wksp - Workshop
WO - Warrant Officer
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