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HMForces - Military and Naval Acronyms and Slang
Category: Military and Defence > Naval Acronyms and Slang
Date & country: 10/08/2011, UK
Words: 468


AAC
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Army Air Corps

AAR
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Air to air refuelling

AB
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Airborne

ACE
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Allied Command Europe

ACID
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Sailors’ slang for sarcasm (RN)

Acting Rabbit
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A baked Meat Pie (RN)

AD
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Air Defence

AFV
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Armoured Fighting Vehicle

AMRAAM
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile

AMS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Army Medical Services

APC
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Armoured Personnel Carrier

APO
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Army Post Office

ARAB
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Arrogant Regular Army *astard (derogatory!)

ARRC
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

ARV
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Armoured Recovery Vehicle

ASAP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] As Soon As Possible

ASU
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Active Service Unit (a still commonly used acronym from the ‘Troubles’ to refer to the old IRA)

ATGW
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Army Tank Guided Weapon

Att
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Attached

AWACS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Airborne Warning And Control Systems

AWOL
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Absent Without Leave

Bag Meal
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To take a meal of sandwiches because you’re ashore or not in the mess-hall (RN)

Bags of Passion
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Naval slang name for mail from home (RN)

Bandit
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Ennemy aircraft (RAF)

Banyan Party
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Commonly a beach party for Sailors and Royal Marines (RN)

BAOR
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] British Army of the Rhine

Bathing Beauty
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Slang name for a blancmange (RN)

Batsman
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Deck Landing Control Officer in an aircraft carrier (RN)

Battle dress blues
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] woolen working uniform (RAF)

Beef Chit
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Officer’s name for a menu card

Beer Tokens
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Money

BFG
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] British Forces Germany

BFPO
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] British Forces Post Office

BFT
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Basic Fitness Test

BG
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Battle Group

BGHQ
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] BattleGroup Headquarters

Bible Banger
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A chaplain or preacher (RN)

Biff
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Someone who spends a lot of time off sick

Biffed
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To be ill or sick, injured

Bimble
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To Walk Or Do Something Slowly

Blag
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To exaggerate your speech and lie about something

Bleed the Monkey
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] to steal rum from somewhere (RN)

Blighty
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] the U.K. It used to be commonly used by the RAF but now it’s a more general term to refer home

BMH
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] British Military Hospital

Bn
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Battalion

BOBFOC
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Body Off Baywatch, Face Off Crimewatch (offensive term)

Bodysnatcher
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Stretcher bearer

Bootneck
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A Royal Marine Commando

Borrow
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To steal something

BOS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Battalion Orderly Sergeant

Brag-rags
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Medal ribbons

Brown Jobs
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] the army – also “pongos” and “squaddies” (RAF)

BRSC
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] British Rear Support Command

Brylcreem Boys
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A bit derogatory to refer to the RAF even though it might be a term of endearment

Bty
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Battery

Burton
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] “Gone for a Burton” – killed in action (RAF)

CAD
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Central Ammunition Depot

Cam
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Camouflage

Canal, The
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] The Suez Canal (RN)

Canteen Medals
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Slang for food stain down your clothing (RN)

Cape, The
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] The Cape of Good Hope (RN)

Cas
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Casualty

Casevac
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Casualty Evacuation

CCP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Casualty Collecting Point

CCS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Casualty Clearing Station

CFS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Central Flying School (RAF)

CFT
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Combat Fitness Test

CGS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Chief of the General Staff

Chain Gang
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Aircrafthands (RAF)

Chin Strapped
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To be be tired or knackered

Chinese Wedding Cake
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Rice Pudding with Raisins in it (RN)

Chocks away
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Let’s get started or to refer to starting something (RAF)

Chogey
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Locally employed civilian (in overseas camp but now commonly used in Blighty i.e. Home bases!)

Chum
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] to refer to a friend or colleague as few people say ‘guy’ which is considered a U.S-ism (RAF)

Chunky
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] a Pioneer from the former Royal Pioner Corps. Not a term of endearment.

CIA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Central Intelligence Agency

CinC
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Commander in Chief

Civvies
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Civilan clothing

Civvy
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Common slang expression to refer to civilians

Civvy Street
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Common slang expression meaning civilian life

Close the hangar doors
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To stop talking shop (RAF)

CO
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Commanding Officer

Colonel Gadaffi
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] NAAFI

Commissioned Labourer
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Late Entry Officer

Compo
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Composite Ration (also called comp rat)

COMSEN
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Communications Centre

Coord
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Co-ordinate

CoS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Chief of Staff

Coy
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Company

CP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Command Post or Close Protection

Cpl
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Corporal

CPO
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Chief Petty Officer (Navy Rank) or Command Pay Office

CQMS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Company Quartermaster Sergeant

Crabs
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] The slang name for RAF personnel

Crap Hat
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] what Paratroopers call any regiment or corps not wearing the maroon Beret (Derogatory!)

CRP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Civilian Repair Party (RAF)

CSM
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Company Sergeant Major

CV
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Combat Vehicles

CVD
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Central Vehicle Depot

CVR (T) or (W)
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) or (Wheeled)