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List of Abbreviations Used in Military Service Files

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Abbreviation Meaning
H&NPAO Hamilton & Niagara Peninsula Area Orders
H&PER Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment
H(21AG) Hospitalization Central Mediterranean Force (Allied Armies Italy)
H/ Honorary (Rank)
H/ Honorary or Honourable
H/ Honourary (Rank)
H/Capt Honorary Captain
H/Capt Honorary Captain (Canadian Chaplain Service)
H/F High Frequency
HA Honours & Awards (Records)
HA Hygiene Assistant
HA Halifax-Aruba convoy
HA(A)DRCE Headquarters (Armoured) Division, Royal Canadian Engineers
HA/LA High Angle, Low Angle (gunnery)
HAA Heavy Anti-Aircraft
HAABRCA Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
HAAR(M)RCS Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Mobile) Royal Canadian Signals
HAARSRCASC Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Section, Royal Canadian Army Service Centre
HAARW/S/RCEME Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
HAARW/S/RCOC Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Workshop Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
HAC Honourable Artillery Company
HACArt Honourable Artillery Company, Artillery Section
HACInf Honourable Artillery Company, Infantry Section
HAL Halifax Approval Letter
HalRif Halifax Rifles
HampsR Hampshire Regiment
HampsY Hampshire Yeomanry
HC Harbour Craft
HC Headquarters Company
HC Honorary Captain
HCB Halifax Coast Brigade
HCC Hospital Conveyance Corps
HCMF(AAI) Hospitalization Central Mediterranean Force (Allied Armies Italy)
HCU Heavy Conversion Unit
HD Holding Depot
HD Home Defence
HDC Harbour Defence Craft
HDML Harbour Defence Motor Launch
Hdmstr Headmaster
HDPC Harbour Defence Patrol Crafts
Hdqrs Headquarters
HE High Explosive
HE Holding Establishment
HE His/Her Excellency
HEP Height Filtering Position
HerefordR Herefordshire Regiment
HertsR Herefordshire Regiment
HF Harassing Fire
HF Home Fleet
HF/DF High Frequency Direction Finding
HFSC Headquarters Farnham Summer Camp
HG Home Guard
HGHRCAMC Horley General Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
HHT House Hunting Trip
HighCycBn Highland Cyclist Battalion
HighLI Highland Light Infantry
HKRgt Hong Kong Regiment
HKS Hong Kong and Singapore
HKVDC Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps
HLD Higgins Tank Lighter
HLI (29th Regiment) Highland Light Infantry of Canada
HLIofC Highland Light Infantry of Canada
HLMHRCAMC Howe Lake Military Hospital
HLVW Heavy Logistics Vehicle Wheeled
HM Hull Mechanic
HM(C)S His/Her Majesty's (Canadian) Ship
HMA Honorary Major
HMAT His/Her Majesty's Auxiliary Transport
HMB Heavy Mortar Battery
HMCoastGd His/Her Majesty's Coast Guard
HMCS His/Her Majesty's Canadian Ship
HMFD Having Moved From District
HMG Heavy Machine Gun
HMHRCAMC Halifax Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
HMHRCAMC Hamilton Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
HMHRCAMC Huntingdon Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
HMS His/Her Majesties Ship
HMS His/Her Majesty's Service
HMT His/Her Majesty's Transport
HMT His/Her Majesty's Troopship
HMTS His/Her Majesty's Troopship
HNU Head Nurse
HO Hospital Orderly
Hon Honourable
Hon Honorary
HONO Honolulu (U.S.)
HOSE Hospital Sergeant
Hosp Hospital
HouseholdBn Household Battalion
HOW Howitzer
HPC Harbour Patrol Crafts
HPMC Hasting Park Military Camp
HQ Headquarters
HQ"C"F Headquarters ''C'' Force
HQ&BD Headquarters & Base Details
HQ(A)D Headquarters (Armoured) Division
HQ1stD Headquarters 1st Division
HQ2CdnAGRA (Headquarters 2 Canadian) Army Group Royal Artillery
HQAAB Headquarters Anti-Aircraft Brigade
HQAABRCA Headquarters Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Royal Canadian Artillery
HQAC Headquarters Atlantic Command
HQACS Headquarters Atlantic Command Signals
HQADGB Headquarters, Air Defence Great Britain
HQATAFCA Headquarters Army Troops Area First Canadian Army
HQATD Headquarters Army Troops Details
HQATSSRCS Headquarters Army Terminals Signal Section, Royal Canadian Signals
HQ''B"GCHU Headquarters ''B'' Group Canadian Holding Unit
HQBC Headquarters Bomber Command
HQBD(GS&AS) Headquarters Botwood Defences (General Staff & Administrative Staff)
HQBTNI Headquarters British Troops in Northern Ireland
HQBU Headquarters Base Unit
HQCA Headquarters Coastal Command
HQCAA&A-TGRCA Headquarters Canadian Anti-Aircraft & Anti-Tank Group, Royal Canadian Artillery
HQCAC Headquarters Canadian Armoured Corps
HQCACRCASC Headquarters Canadian Artillery Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
HQCADARCA Headquarters Canadian Armoured Division Artillery, Royal Canadian Artillery
HQCADREME Headquarters Canadian Armoured Division, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
HQCAGRCA Headquarters Canadian Artillery Group, Royal Canadian Artillery
HQCAMG Headquarters Canadian Army Meteorological Group
HQ-CAPO(GS&AS) Headquarters - Canadian Army Post Office (General Staff & Administrative Staff)
HQCATB Headquarters Canadian Army Tank Brigade
HQCC Headquarters Canadian Corps
HQCCARCA Headquarters Canadian Corps Artillery, Royal Canadian Artillery
HQCCATRCASC Headquarters Canadian Army Troops, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
HQCCCTCRCASC Headquarters Command Canadian Corps Transport Column, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
HQCCE Headquarters Canadian Constructional Engineers
HQCCGTC Headquarters Command Canadian General Transport Column
HQCCIDRCASC Headquarters Command Canadian Infantry Division, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
HQCCTRCE Headquarters Canadian Corps Troops, Royal Canadian Engineers
HQCCTREME Headquarters Canadian Corps Troops, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
HQCCTTCRCASC Headquarters Canadian Corps Tank Transporter Column, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
HQCDECA(OS) Headquarters Canadian Divisional Engineers, Canadian Artillery OR Canadian Army (Overseas)
HQCDRCASC Headquarters Canadian Division, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
HQCDREME Headquarters Canadian Division, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
HQCEWRCE Headquarters Chief Engineer Works, Royal Canadian Engineers
HQCFC Headquarters Canadian Forestry Corps
HQCFN Headquarters Canadian Forces in the Netherlands
HQCIB Headquarters Canadian Infantry Brigade
HQCID Headquarters Canadian Infantry Division
HQCProC Headquarters Canadian Provost Corps
HQCPS Headquarters Canadian Postal Services
HQCRCASCCCT Headquarters Commander, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, Canadian Corps Troops
HQCRCEMEFCAT Headquarters Commander, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, First Canadian Army Troops
HQCRTCRCS Headquarters Canadian Railway Telegraph Company, Royal Canadian Signals
HQCRU Headquarters Canadian Reinforcement Unit
HQD Headquarters Details
HQDCDCA Headquarters Deputy Commander First Canadian Army
HQ''D''GRU Headquarters ''D'' Group Reinforcement Unit
HQDIZB Headquarters Details Infantry "Z" Brigade
HQDPCAPO Headquarters Defended Port Canadian Army Post Office
HQDPofS Headquarters Defended Port of Sydney
HQDPofSJ Headquarters Defended Port of Saint John
HQDRCA Headquarters Division, Royal Canadian Artillery
HQDRCASC Headquarters Division, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
HQDRCE Headquarters Division, Royal Canadian Engineers
HQDRCE(AA) Headquarters Division, Royal Canadian Engineers, (Active Army)
HQDRCE(RA) Headquarters Division, Royal Canadian Engineers, (Reserve Army)
HQEAFME Headquarters Royal Air Force, Middle East
HQEF Headquarters Esquimalt Fortress
HQFCA Headquarters First Canadian Army
HQFCACAS Headquarters First Canadian Army Civil Affairs Staff
HQFCASRCS Headquarters First Canadian Army Signals, Royal Canadian Signals
HQFCATC Headquarters First Canadian Army Transport Column
HQFCATC Headquarters First Canadian Army Training Camp
HQFMCCC Headquarters Field Maintenance Centre Canadian Corps
HQFMCRCASC Headquarters Field Maintenance Centre, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
HQGB Headquarters Greek Bridge
HQGCTU Headquarters Group Canadian Training Units
HQGD Headquarters Gaspe Defences
HQHF Headquarters Home Forces
HQHFRCA Headquarters Halifax Fortress, Royal Canadian Artillery
HQLA-CWAC Headquarters London Area - Canadian Women's Army Corps
HQMARCA Headquarters Medium Artillery, Royal Canadian Artillery
HQMD Headquarters Military District
HQMD#1 Headquarters Military District # 1
HQMD#2H&NPC Headquarters Military District # 2, Hamilton & Niagara Peninsula Command
HQMD#3, K Headquarters Military District # 3, Kingston
HQMDNo2(NCD) Headquarters Military District No. 2 (Niagara Camp Details)
HQMDVB Headquarters Military District Vancouver Barracks
HQNWACAF Headquarters North-West African Coastal Air Force
HQPC Headquarters Pacific Command
HQPRD Headquarters Prince Rupert Defences
HQRCAF Headquarters Royal Canadian Air Force
HQRCD Headquarters Reconstituted Canadian Division
HQRCECAT Headquarters, Royal Canadian Engineers, Canadian Army Troops
HQRCEMECCT Headquarters, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Canadian Troops
HQRCEWO Headquarters, Royal Canadian Engineers, Works Organization
HQS (No) Distinguishing letters on files of National Defence Headquarters (Army), Ottawa
HQS&CD Headquarters Sydney and Canso Defences
HQS&S-S Headquarters Staff and Sub-staff
HQS(H)CAD Headquarters Squadron (Hussars) Canadian Armoured Division
HQSAD Headquarters Squadron Armoured Division
HQSATB (AD) Headquarters Squadron Army Tank Brigade (Armoured Division)
HQSATB (NBRT) Headquarters Squadron Army Tank Brigade (New Brunswick Regt. Tank)
HQSCABAP Headquarters Squadron Canadian Armoured Brigade Advance Party
HQSCNPHQRCS Headquarters Signals Company, National Defence Headquarters Royal Canadian Signals
HQSD Headquarters Shelburne Defences
HQSD(CB)CADAF Headquarters Squadron Details (Camp Borden), Canadian Armoured Division Active Force
HQSF Headquarters Sydney Fortress
HQSG Headquarters Support Group
HQSGCAD Headquarters Support Group Canadian Armoured Division
HQSHDCAPO Headquarters St. John's Defences Canadian Army Post Office
HQSMD Headquarters Staff Military District
HQSPC Headquarters Staff Petawawa Camp
HQS-SDTA Headquarters Sub-Staff Dunburn Training Area
HQSVC Headquarters Staff Valcartier Camp
HQTC Headquarters Tracadie Camp
HQV&EF Headquarters Victoria & Esquimalt Fortress
HQVB Headquarters Vancouver Barracks
HQVD Headquarters Vancouver Defences
HQVGofC Headquarters Veterans Guard of Canada
HR Halifax Rifles
HR Hospital Records
HR Human Resources
HRH His/Her Royal Highness
HRR Heals Rifles
HRS Heavy Repair Shop
Hrs Hours
HRS Hussars
HRW(MT)RCASC Heavy Repair Workshop (Mechanical Transport) Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
HS Home Sister
HS Hellenic Ship
HSBPT High Speed Battle Practice Target
HSCRFU Home Security Course Reserve Fleet Units
HSS Hospital Staff Sergeant
HST Hospital Steward
HSTS High Speed Target Service
HT Hull Technician
HT Halifax-Trinidad Convoy
HT Horse Transport
HTech Hull Technician
HTM Heavy Trench Mortar
HTS Heavy Transport Squadron
HU Holding Unit
HuntsCyclistBn Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion
Hvy Heavy
HWE Home War Establishment
Hwr Howitzer
HX Halifax (New York) to United Kingdom Convoy
HXF Fast Halifax (New York) to United Kingdom Convoy
Hy Heavy
Hyg Hygiene
HygTech Hygiene Technician