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Term
Explanation/Definition
AA
Anti-Aircraft (Ack-Ack)
A/C
Aircraft
A9
The Serial Number prefix that was assigned by the RAAF to the Beaufort
AA&GS
Air Armament and Gas School
ACT
Australian Capital Territory
AD
Aircraft Depot
AOC
Air Officer Commanding
AIF
Australian Infantry Forces
Alt
Altitude
APU
Aircraft Performance Unit
ARD
Air Repair Depot
ASI
Air Speed Indicator
ASR
Air Sea Rescue
ASRF
Air Sea Rescue Flight
ASV
Air to Surface Vessel (Radar)
AVM
Air Vice Marshall
BEA FILES
The Beaufort Files (Author: Roger Hayward)
BTU
Base Traning Unit
CFS
Central Flying School
CGS
Central Gunnery School
CMU
Care and Maintenance Unit
Code
The RAAF Squadron markings
C & L
Circuits and landings.
C L
Circuits and landings.
Cpl
Corporal: RAAF Non commisioned rank
CMU
Care and Maintenance Unit
CRU
Chemical Research Unit
CSIRO
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
CTA
Camera and Torpedo Attacks
CU
Communications Unit
DAP
Department of Aircraft Production
DCA
Department of Civil Aviation
DNCO
Did Not Complete Operation
DNG
Dutch New Guinea
F/Lt
Flight Lieutenant: RAAF Officer rank
F/O
Flying Officer: RAAF Officer rank
Frags
Fragmentation type bomb
F/Sgt
Flight Sergeant: RAAF Non Commisioned Officer rank
GRB
General Reconnaissance Bomber
H E
High Explosive
H L
High Level
HMAS
Her Majesty Australian Ship
H/Quart
Headquarters
H Q
Headquarters
I F
Instrument Flying
Is.
Island
lbs
Pounds; a measurement in weight in the Imperial system
LAC
Leading aircraftman: RAAF Non commisioned rank
LASU
Local Air Supply Unit
L D
Low Dive
L L
Low Level
MSN
Manufacturer's Serial Number
NDCO
Did Not Complete Operation
NES
Nil Enemy Sightings
N F
Night Flying
N P just reference
No Proof just reference
"N" Patrol
Code name given to a particular convoy duty.
N.S.W.
New South Wales
N.T.A.
Night Torpedo Attack
NEIAF
Netherlands East Indies Air Force
OP U.H.Ss
RAAF Operation Unit History Sheets
OTU
Operational Training Unit
"P" Patrol
Code name given to a particular convoy duty
Pt.
Port (as in Harbour Port)
P/O
Pilot Officer: RAAF Officer rank
PNG
Papua New Guinea
QGH
Descend through Cloud (Pre-landing)
QLD
Queensland
RAAF
Royal Australian Air Force
RAF
Royal Air Force (UK)
Reconn
Reconnaisance
RN
Royal Navy (UK)
RSU
Repair and Salvage Unit
SA
South Australia
SD
Stores Depot
Sgt.
Sergeant: RAAF Non commisioned rank
SGX
Code name given to a particular convoy duty (Close Escort)
S/L
Squadron Leader: RAAF Officer rank
Sqn
Squadron
SSU
Shipping and Storage Units
SJY
Code name given to a particular convoy duty
T.C.A.
Torpedo Camera Attack
USAAF
United States Army Air Force
UBR
Universal Bomb Rack
U/S
Unserviceable
USN
United States Navy
VIC
Victoria
WAG
Wireless Air Gunner
W/C
Wing Commander: RAAF Officer rank
W/O
Warrant Office: RAAF Non Commisioned Officer rank
WA
Western Australia
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