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List of Abbreviations Used in Military Service Files

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Abbreviation Meaning
L Lieutenant
L of C Line(s) of Communication
L&RSGD Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Guard Detachment
L&RSR Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment
L&WRegt Lincoln & Welland Regiment
L/ Leading
L/ Lance (rank)
L/Bdr Lance Bombardier
L/Cpl Lance Corporal
L/S Leading Seaman
L/SA Leading Stores Assistant
L/Sgt Lance Sergeant
L/Sjt Lance Sergeant
L/Sto Leading Stoker
LAA Light Anti-Aircraft
LaA Light Aid Detachment
LAARPRCASC Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Platoon, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
LAARRCA Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
LAARSRCASC Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Section, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
LAARSS Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Signals Section
LAARW/SSRCOC Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Workshop Section, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
LAATTRCA Light Anti-Aircraft Training Troop, Royal Canadian Artillery
LAB Light Armoured Battery
LABCorps Labour Corps
LAC Leading Aircraftman
LAD Light Aid Detachment
LADC Lieutenant Aide-de-Camp
LADCAPCS Light Aid Detachment Canadian Armoured Personnel Car Squadron
LADRCEME Light Aid Detachment, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
LADRCOC Light Aid Detachment, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
LAFO Laboratory Foreman
LanarkYeo Lanarkshire Yeomanry
LanFus Lancashire Fusiliers
LAW Leading Aircraftwoman
LBandsmn Leading Bandsman
LBE Landing Barge, Emergency Repair
LBF Landing Boats
LBF Landing Barge, Flak
LBM Landing Boats
LBO Landing Barge, Oiler
LBS Landing Barge, Support
LBV(1) Landing Barge Vehicle (Mark I)
LBV(L)(2) Landing Barge Vehicle (Large, Mark II)
LBV(S)(2) Landing Barge Vehicle (Small, Mark II)
LBW Landing Barge Water
LC Landing Craft of Lifting Craft
LC Lieutenant-Colonel
LCA Landing Craft Assault
LCA(HR) Landing Craft (Hedgerow) (U.S.)
LCB(D) Landing Craft Barge (Dumb) (U.S.)
LCB(M) Landing Craft Barge (Mechanised) (U.S.)
LCE Landing Craft Emergency - Repair
LCF Levant Coast Flotilla
LCF(L) Landing Craft , Flak (Large)
LCG(M) Landing Craft Gun (Medium)
LCG(T) Landing Craft Gun (Tower)
LCH Land Craft Headquarters
LCI(L) Landing Craft Infantry (Large) (U.S.)
LCI(L) Landing Craft Infantry (Large)
LCI(S) Landing Craft Infantry (Small)
LCk Leading Cook
LCM Landing Craft Mechanized
LCM(1) Landing Craft Mechanised (Mark I)
LCM(2) Landing Craft Mechanised (Mark 2) (U.S.)
LCM(3) Landing Craft Mechanised (Mark 3) (U.S.)
LCM(W) Landing Craft Mechanized (wood)
LCMB Landing Craft Maintenance Base
LCMSD Landing Craft Material Supply Depot
LCMSO Landing Craft Maintenance Stores Officer
LCN Landing Craft Navigational (U.S.)
LCOCU Landing Craft Obstruction Clearance Unit
LCP(2) Landing Craft Personnel (Mark II)
LCP(L) Landing Craft Personnel (Large)
LCP(L) Landing Craft Personnel (Large) (U.S.)
LCP(M) Landing Craft Personnel (Medium) (U.S.)
LCP(R) Landing Craft Personnel (Ramped) (U.S)
LCP(S) Landing Craft Personnel (Small) (U.S.)
LCPL Lance Corporal
LCr Lieutenant Commander
LCR(L) Landing Craft Rubber (Large)
LCR(S) Landing Craft Rubber (Small)
LCS(L) Landing Craft Support (Large) (U.S.)
LCS(M)(3) Landing Craft Support (Medium, Mark III) (U.S.)
LCS(S) Landing Craft Support (Small) (U.S.)
LCT Landing Craft, Tank
LCT(1) Landing Craft Tank (Mark I)
LCT(2) Landing Craft Tank (Mark II) (U.S.)
LCT(3) Landing Craft Tank (Mark III) (U.S.)
LCT(4) Landing Craft Tank (Mark IV) (U.S.)
LCT(5) Landing Craft Tank (V) (U.S.)
LCT(R) Landing Craft Tank (Rocket)
LCV Landing Craft Vehicle (U.S.)
LCV(2) Landing Craft Vehicle (Mark II)
LCV(P) Landing Craft Vehicle (Personnel)
Ldng Leading
LDRCAPC Lancaster Detachment Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps
LDS Latter Day Saint Church
LeicR Leicestershire Regiment
LeicYeo Leicestershire Yeomanry
LeinsR Leinster Regiment
LEME Land Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
LER Royal Edmonton Regiment
LF Leave & Furlough
LF de MR Les Fusiliers de Mont Royal
LFA Light Field Ambulance
LFA Land Force Area
LFAA Land Force Atlantic Command
LFC Land Force Command
LFCA Land Force Central Area
LFDTS Land Forces Doctrine and Training System
LFMHRCAMC Lesters Field Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
LFQA Land Force Quebec Area
LFRR Land Force Reserve Restructure
LFWA Land Force Western Area
LG Lethbridge Garrison
LG Lewis Gun
LG London Gazette
LGC Landing Craft Control
LGDS Life Guards
LH Local Headquarters
LI Light Infantry
Lieut Lieutenant
LIJIT Leader in Job Instruction Training
LincR Lincolnshire Regiment
LincYeo Lincolnshire Yeomanry
litho Lithographic(al)
LItoCSGHQEAGp (Legal) Increment to Canadian Section General Headquarters, Echelon Army Group
LL Denotes that a ship is fitted for magnetic minesweeping
LLEandLLV Landing Lighters
LLV Loop Laying Vessel
LMB Light Mortar Battery
LMG Light Machine-Gun
LMHRCAMC Lauzon Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
LMHRCAMC Lethbridge Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
LMHRCAMC Lewisporte Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
LMHRCAMC London Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
LMHRCAMC Longueuil Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
LMS London, Midland and Scottish (Railway)
LMU Landline Maintenance Units
LN Quebec-Labrador convoy
LNER London and North-Eastern Railway
LNLanR Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
LNNo List of Navy Numbers
LOAC Law of Armed Conflict
LOCO Liaison Officers, Combined Operations
LofC Line(s) of Communication
LofCFSPS Line of Communication Field Security Police Station
LofCPSCPC Line of Communication Provost Section C. Provost Corps
LofCS(P)CGRU Line of Communication Section (Provost) Canadian General Reinforcement Unit
LofCSRCCS Line of Communication Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
LofCTrpsSerIncr Line of Communication Troops Service Increment
LondR London Regiment
LonGaz London Gazette
LONN Liaison Officer Norwegian Navy
Loth&BordH Lothian and Border Horse
LOU Localization of Units
LP Listening Post
LPC Last Pay Certificate
LPF Last Post Fund
LPhoto Leading Photographer
LPODRCOC Longue Pointe Ordnance Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
LPtlmn Leading Patrolman
LR Layer Ratings
LR Levis Regiment
LR Layer Rating
LRAM Licentiate, Royal Academy of Music
LRdeC Le Régiment de Chateauguay
LRdeH Le Régiment de Hull
LS Landing Ships
LS Leading Seaman
LS(CASF) Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin & Halton Regiment), Canadian Active Service Force
LS(Postal) Leading Seaman (Postal)
LS(R) Leading Seaman (Regulating)
LS(Records) Localization Section (Records)
LSA Leading Stores Assistant
LSA Leading Supply Assistant
LSBA Leading Sick Berth Attendant
LSC Landing Ship, Carrier (Derrick-hoisting)
LSCTC Light Scout Car Training Centre
LSD Landing Ship, Dock (U.S.)
LSE Landing Ship, Emergency Repair
LSgt Lance Sergeant
LSH Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
LSI Landing Ship, Infantry
LSig Leading Signalman
LSjt Lance Sergeant
LST Landing Ship, Tank
LSto Leading Stoker
LSto(FF) Leading Stoker (Fire Fighter)
LStwd Leading Stewart
LSVW Light Support Vehicle Wheeled
Lt Lieutenant
Lt Light
Lt INF Lieutenant Infirmiere
LtCdr Lieutenant Commander
Lt-Col Lieutenant-Colonel
Ltech Electronic Technician (Sea)
LTel Leading Telegraphist
LTO Leading Torpedoman
LVoltdeQ Les Voltigeurs de Québec
LVT Landing Vehicle, Tracked
LWCA (TC) 'L'' Wing Canadian Army (Training Centre)
LWOP Leave Without Pay
LWP Leave With Pay
LWtr Leading Writer
LZ London Division