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In from the Cold

Glossary

AANS

Australian Army Nursing Service

ADFA

Australian Defence Force Academy

AGPS

Australian Government Publishing Service

AHQ

Army Headquarters

AIF

Australian Imperial Force

AM

Member of the Order of Australia

ANAG

Australian Naval Aviation Group

ANU

The Australian National University

ANZAC

Australia and New Zealand Army Corps

ANZUS

Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty

AO

Officer of the Order of Australia

ASW

Anti-Submarine Warfare

AWM

Australian War Memorial

BAI

battlefield air interdiction

BBC

British Broadcasting Corporation

BCCZMU

British Commonwealth Communications Zone Medical Unit

BCGH

British Commonwealth General Hospital

BCOF

British Commonwealth Occupation Force

Bdr

Bombadier

Brig

Brigadier

Capt

Captain

CAS

close air support

CBALO

Carrier Borne Army Liaison Officer

CBE

Commander of the Order of the British Empire

CCP

Chinese Communist Party

CGS

Chief of the General Staff

CMC

Central Military Commission

CO

Commanding Officer

Cpl

Corporal

CPVF

Chinese People’s Volunteer Force

CSM

Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 2)

DA

Department of the Army (United States)

DLI

Durham Light Infantry

DMZ

Demilitarised Zone

DOS

Department of State (United States)

DPRK

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

DSM

Distinguished Service Medal

DSO

Distinguished Service Order

FEAF

Far East Air Forces

GBM

Grand Bauhinia Medal

GMD

Guomindang (aka KMT)

GOC

General Officer Commanding

HMAS

Her Majesty’s Australian Ship

HMNZS

Her Majesty’s New Zealand Ship

HMS

Her Majesty’s Ship (UK)

HQ

Headquarters

IDA

Institute for Defence Affairs

IWM

Imperial War Museum

KAFTA

Korea–Australia Free Trade Agreement

KATCOM

Koreans Attached Commonwealth Division

KIA

Killed in Action

KMAG

Korean Military Advisory Group

KMT

Kuomintang (aka GMD)

KOSB

King’s Own Scottish Borderers

KPG

Korean Provisional Government

KSLI

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Lt Col

Lieutenant Colonel

Lt

Lieutenant

Maj

Major

MC

Military Cross

MLR

Main Line of Resistance

MM

Military Medal

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NCO

non-commissioned officer

NEBDA

North-East Border Defence Army

NKPA

North Korean People’s Army

NKPAAF

North Korean People’s Army Air Force

OBE

Order of the British Empire

PLA

People’s Liberation Army (China)

PLAAF

People’s Liberation Army Air Force (China)

PNF

Permanent Naval Forces

PPCLI

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

PRC

People’s Republic of China

RAAF

Royal Australian Air Force

RAAFNS

Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service

RAANC

Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps

RAF CAPS

Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies Institute for Defence Analysis

RAF

Royal Air Force (UK)

RAN

Royal Australian Navy

RAR

Royal Australian Regiment

RF

Royal Fusiliers

RN

Royal Navy (UK)

RNF

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

ROC

Republic of China (Taiwan)

ROK

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

RSM

Regimental Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 1)

RTSC

Replacement Training and School Command (ROK Army)

RUF

Royal Ulster Fusiliers

SDSC

Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

SEATO

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization

Sgt

Sergeant

TACP

Tactical Air Control Party

UN

United Nations

UNC

United Nations Command

UNCOK

United Nations Commission on Korea

UNCURK

United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea

UNSC

United Nations Security Council

UNSCR

United Nations Security Council Resolution

US

United States

USAF

United States Air Force

USMC

United States Marine Corps

USN

United States Navy

USS

United States Ship

USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

VC

Victoria Cross

VVS

Voenno-Vozdushnye Sily (Soviet air force)

WIA

Wounded in Action

WO

Warrant Officer (see RSM and CSM)


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