Leighton Battery Abbreviations
The following abbreviations came up during my research project on the Leighton Battery. It was certainly a lot harder than I imagined to find what the abbrevations stood for, especially as many no longer exist or now stand for something else.
AALMG Anti-Aircraft Light Machine Gun
AASL Anti-Aircraft Search Light
ABM Anti-Ballistic Missile (likely to be an older abbreviation)
ACH Area Combined Headquarters
ACMF Australian Citizens Military Force
ADHgs Assistant Director of Hirings
ADOS Assistant Director of Ordnance Services
AEME Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
AHQ Army Headquarters
AMF Australian Military Forces
AMTB Anti Motor Torpedo Battery/Boat (likely to be an older abbreviation)
ARP Air Raid Precautions
AWAS Australian Womens Army Service
AWC Advisory War Council
BC Battery Commander
BHQ Battery Headquarters
BOP Battery Observation Post
BPR Battery Plotting Room
BQMS Battery Quarter-Master Sergeant
CBBOP Counter-Bombardment Battery Observation Post
CCA Close Combat Attack
CCF Commander Coastal Forces
CCRA Commander Corps Royal Artillery
CDBOP Coastal Defence Battery Observation Post
CDFCP Coastal Defence Fire Control Post
CDFC Coastal Defence Fire Command
CDH Combined Defence Headquarters
CFD Commander Fixed Defences
CFS Covering Force Sector
COM PER Communications ----?
COM SEC Communications Security
CP Command Post
CQMS Company Quarter Master Sergeant
CRE Commander Royal Engineers
CSM Company Sergeant Major
DAAG Deputy Assistant Adjutant General
DADME Deputy Assistant Director Mechanical Engineering
DADOS Deputy Assistant Director Ordnance Services
DADST Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport
DAQMG Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master General
DCRE Deputy Commander Royal Engineers
DDMS Deputy Director Mechanical Services
DEL Defence Electric Lights (likely to be an older abbreviation)
DFO District Finance Officer
DGC Director General Communications?
DID Detail Issue Depot (likely to be an older abbreviation)
DRF Depression Range Finder
ESB Engineer Stores Base
FCFS Fire/Fortress Command ----?
FCOH Fortress Combined Operational Headquarters
FCP Fortress Command Post
FET Fixed Electrical ----?
FFD Fremantle Fixed Defences
GHQ General Headquarters
GOC General Officer Commanding
HAA Heavy Anti-Aircraft
HQAA Head Quarters Anti-Aircraft
HQFCFS Head Quarters Fire/Fortress Command ----?
ITC Infantry Training Centre
LAA Light Anti-Aircraft
LDH Land Defence ----? Leading Hand?
LHQ Land Quarters
LMG Light Machine Gun
MBI Military Board Instruction
MGO Major General Ordnance
MGRA Major General Royal Artillery
NCO Non-Commissioned Officers
NOIC Naval Officer in charge (possibly a different abbreviation)
OCHQ Officer Commanding Head Quarters?
OP Observation Post
OR Other Rank
ORBAT Order of Battle
PAC Projector on absolutely continuous spectrum (this was used when lights was unavailable at Leighton)
PFD Position Finder ----?
POL Store Petrols, Oils and Lubricants Store
PWSS Port War Signal Station
Q ACCN Quarter Accomodation?
QMG Quarter Master General
RAA Royal Australian Artillery
RAAHS Royal Australian Artillery Historical Society
RAAOC Royal Australian Artillery Officer Commanding
RAASC Royal Australian Army Service Corps
RAE Royal Australian Engineers
RAEME Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
RAP Regimental Aid Post
RDF Range Direction Finding
RVE Request for Variation to Entitlement
SCR Signal Corps Radio
SDS Searchlight Directing Station
SLC Search Light Commander?
SLD Search Light Directing?
SMO Senior Medical Officer
VDC Volunteer Defence Corps
WAL Western Area ----?
WE War Establishment
WRAAC Womens Royal Australian Army Corps
W/T Wireless Telegraph