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List of Abbreviations Used in Military Service Files

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Abbreviation Meaning
F&E Furniture and Effects
F&G France and Germany
F(A)SCRCE Field (Air) Survey Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
F/ Flight
F/C Fire Control (Gunnery)
F/C Flight Commander
F/FS French Ship Manned by Fighting French
F/L Flight Lieutenant
F/Lt Flight Lieutenant
F/O Flying Officer
F/S Flight Sergeant
FA Financial Adviser, Joint Air Training Plan (Air)
FA Field Ambulance
FA Field Artillery
FA/SO Fleet Anti-Submarine Officer
FAA Fleet Air Arm
FAB Field Artillery Bridge
FACRCAMC Field Ambulance Charlottetown, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
FAD Field Ambulance Details
FAD(D)RCASC Field Ambulance Details (Division) Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
FADRCAMC Field Ambulance Detachments, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
FAE Fleet Adviser of Education
FAHRCAMC Field Ambulance Halifax, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Famb Field Ambulance
FANYC First Aid Nursing Yeomanry Corps
FAO Fleet Accountant Officer
FAP For All Purpose
FAP Farrier Sergeant
FAP First Aid Post
FAPHRCAMC Field Ambulance Point Hawkesbury, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
FARCAMC Field Ambulance Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Farr Farrier
FAS First Army Signals
FATO Fleet Air Arm Technical Officer
FAVO Fleet Aviation Officer
FAW/SSRCOC Field Artillery Workshop Section Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
FB&JW Forest Bush & Jungle Warfare
FBE Folding Boat Equipment
FBRCA Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
FBRCACASF Field Brigade, Royal Canadian Artillery, Canadian Active Service Force
FBRCASC Field Bakery, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
FBSO Fleet Bomb Safety Officer
FC Ferry Commands
FC Flag Captain
FC Fire Controlman
FC"Z"F Fire Command "Z" Force
FCAHQPRCE First Canadian Army Headquarters Platoon, Royal Canadian Engineers
FCAIOPCIC First Canadian Army Intelligence Officers Pool, Canadian Intelligence Corps
FCAIS First Canadian Army Intelligence School
FCASIGPHQ First Canadian Army Service Increment Group Headquarters
FCASS First Canadian Army Sniping School
FCATCCRCASC First Canadian Army Troops Composite Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
FCATRTC First Canadian Army Troops Reinforcement Transit Camp
FCATW/SRCOC First Canadian Army Troops Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
FCC Fleet Constructor Officer
FCCP Forage Caps Concert Panty
FCDCASS "Forage Caps" Detachment Canadian Auxiliary Services Section
FCO Field Cash Office
FCRCASC Fortress Company, Canadian Active Service Force
FCRCECASF Field Company Royal Canadian Engineers, Canadian Active Service Force
FCST Forecast (U.S.)
FCtlmn Fire Controlman
FD Fuel Depots
Fd Field
Fd Pk Coy Field (Park) Company
Fd Pk Sqn (Tp) Field (Park) Squadron (Troop)
Fd Svy Coy Field Survey Company
FdAmb Field Ambulance
FDC Fighter Direction Centre
FDE Final Discharge Establishment
FdeMR Fusiliers de Mont Royal
FDL Forward Defended Locality(ies)
FDO Fighter Direction Officer
FDO Fleet Dental Officer
FDS Field Dressing Station
FDT Fighter Direction Tenders
FduSL Fusiliers du St. Laurent
FE Field Engineer
FE Financial Encumbrance
FE&MCRCE Fortress E. & M. Company Royal Canadian Engineers
FECA Force Eskimo C.A.
FEO Fleet Education Officer
FEO Fleet Engineer Officer
Fervour Government of Canada Hong Kong (Address used in telegrams)
FES Field Educational Section
FES Field Experimental Station
FES Flight Engineer School
FF Fire Fighter
FF Fire Fighting
FF Field Force
FFH Frigate, Helicopter Equipped
FFI French Forces of the Interior
FFK Fort Frontenac Kingston
FGCM Field General Court-Martial
FGH Fort Garry Horse
FGHRR Fort Garry Horse Reserve Regiment
FGO Fleet Gunnery Officer
Fgt Frigate
FH Field Hospital
FHP Force Health Protection
FHPHIRCAMC Fort Henry Permanent Hospital Installation, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
FHQS Farnham Headquarters Staff
FI Fireman
FIC Fredericton Internment Camp
FID Field Intelligence Department
FilmPL Film Projectionist Librarian
Fin Financial
Fin Clk Finance Clerk
FinO Financial Officer
Fireftr Fire Fighter
FIS Flying Instructors Schools
FIS Foreign Intelligence Section (Naval)
FL Flag Lieutenant
FL Flying List
FLAMBO Allied Forces Headquarters OR Air Force Headquarters, Advanced Administrative Echelon
FLC Flag Lieutenant Commander
Fld Field
Fld Eng Field Engineer
Fld Pk Coy (or Sqn) Field Park Company
FLD Pk Sqn Filed Park Squadron
FLE Fleet (U.S.)
FLE Flight Engineer (to be issued)
FLO Flag Liaison Officer
FLOT Flotilla (U.S.)
FLS(PO) French Liaison Service, Portsmouth
FLT Fleet (U.S.)
Flt Flight
Flt Eng Flight Engineer
Flt/Sgt Flight Sergeant
FltSLt Flight Sub-Lieutenant
FLY Flight (U.S.)
FM Air Mechanic (Air Frames)
FM Field Marshall
FMC Mobile Command
FMHRCAMC Farnham Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
FMHRCAMC Fredericton Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Fmn Fireman
FMO Fleet Mail Officer
FMO Fleet Medical Officer
FMO Fleet Meteorological Officer
FMO Field Marching Order
FMR Fusiliers de Mont Royal
FMR Frontier Mounted Rifles
FND Flinders Naval Depot
FNGB French Navy in Great Britain
FNO Fleet Navigating Officer
FO(S) Flag Officer, Submarines
FOA Field Operations Allowance
FOAM Flag Officer Attached General Headquarters Middle East
FOC Flag Officer Commanding
FOCOS Flag Officer Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands
FOCRF Flag Officer Commanding Reserve Fleet
FOCRIN Flag Officer Commanding Royal Indian Navy
FOCS Flag Officer Cruiser Squadron
FOCT Flag Officer Carrier Training
FOCWAF Flag Officer Commanding West Africa
FOEA Flag Officer East Africa and Zanzibar
FOGMA Flag Officer Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches
FOGMO Fitting Out Gun Mounting Overseer
FOGO Fitting Out Gunnery Officer
FOH French Official History
FOIC Flag Officer-in-Charge
FOICNI Flag Officer-in-Charge, Northern Ireland
Fol Folio
FOLEM Flag Officer Levant and Eastern Mediterranean
FOLUS Flag Officer Liaison with Cdr. U.S. Naval Forces
FOMHRCAMC Fort Osborne Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
FONAS Flag Officer Naval Air Stations
FONF Flag Officer Newfoundland Force
FONF Flag Officer, Newfoundland
FOO Forward Observation Officer
FOOAF Flag Officer Overseas Assault Force
FOPS Future Operation Planning Section
FOR Force (U.S.)
For Forestry
Forf Forfeits
Form Formation
FORSCA Flag Officer Red Sea and Canal Area
Fort (E & M) Coy Fortress (Electrical and Mechanical) Company
FOSY Flag Officer, Syracuse
FOTALI Flag Officer Taranto, Royal Armoured Corps, Adriatic and for Liaison Duty With Italians
FOW, Med Flag Officer Western Mediterranean
FOWIT Flag Officer Western Italy
FOYE Flag Officer, ''Y'' Entries
FP Field Punishment
FPB Force Polar Bear
FPC RCE Field Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
FPC RCE(AP) Field Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (Advance Party)
FPNo(or#)1 or 2 Field Punishment Number One or Two
FPO Fire Prevention Officer
FPS Fixed Period of Services
FPS RCE(A)D Field Park Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers (Armoured) Division
FPSRCE Field Park Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers
FPTCRCE Field Park Troop Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
FR Fishermen's Reserve
FR&I Financial Regulations & Instructions
FR(S-P)RCA Field Regiment (Self-Propelled), Royal Canadian Artillery
Fr,Fro From
FRA Freetown Area
Frac Fractured
FRADO Fleet Radar Officer
Freq Frequency
Fri Frigate
FRMO Fleet Royal Marine Officer
FRO Fleet P. and Radio Telephony Officer
FRRCHA Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
FS Financial Superintendent
FS Flat Scow
FS Flight Sergeant
FSA Fleet Signal Assistant
FSA Food Service Attendant
FSBRCA Flash Spotting Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
FSC Farnham Summer Camp
FSDRCE Field Survey Depot, Royal Canadian Engineers
FSgt Flight Sergeant
FSjt Flight Sergeant
FSMO Field Service Marching Order
FSO Fleet Signal Officer
FSP Foreign Service Premium
FSqn Fighter Squadron (Royal Canadian Air Force)
FSR Field Service Regulations
FSRCCS Fortress Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
FSRCE Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers
FSS Field Security Section
FSSCRU Field Security Section Canadian Reinforcement Unit
FST Forward Surgical Team
FSVC Food Services
FT French Translator
FTC Field Trials Camp
FtCdt Flight Cadet
FTCE Field Troop Canadian Engineers
FTO Fleet Torpedo Officer
FTO French Technical Officer
FtPayr Fleet Paymaster
FtrCOp Fighter Control Operator
FTS Flying Training Schools
FTU Ferry Training Unit
Furl Furlough
Fus Fusilier(s)
Fus Du Sher Fusiliers du Sherbrooke
FW Foreman of Works
FW Fighter Wing
FW/SRCOC Fortress Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
FWA Fleet Wireless Assistant
Fwd Forward
Fwm Forewoman
FWO Fleet Wireless Officer
FWTCRCA Fortress Weapon Training Camp, Royal Canadian Artillery
FY Patrol Vessel, Yacht (U.S.)
FYA Fort York Armouries