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List of Abbreviations Used in Military Service Files

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Abbreviation Meaning
G Gunnery
G General Staff Branch of the Staff
G (Ops) General Staff (Operations)
G&SF Grey & Simcoe Foresters
G/C Group Captain
GA Gunnery Armourer
GAF Granted Annual Furlough
GAT Guantanamo-Trinidad convoy
GB Garrison Battalion
GBCODRCOC Goose Bay Company Ordnance Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
GBD Goose Bay Defences
GBE Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
GBMS Great Britain Merchant Ships (a wireless message routine)
GBSRCASC Goose Bay Section, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
GC George Cross
GC Greek Catholic
GC Good Conduct Badge
GCACon Ground Controlled Approach Controller
GCB Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
GCCS Government Code and Cypher School
GCM General Court Martial
GCMG Knight Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George
GCMG Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St.Michael and St.George
GCT Greenwich Civil Time
GCVO Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
GD General Duties
GD Group Duties
Gdefmn Ground Defenceman
Gdfk Goldflake
GDL&RS Guard Detachment Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment
Gdsm Guardsman
Gdsm Guardsman
GDSMGR Guards Machine Gun Regiment
Gdsmn Guardsman
GE Garrison Engineer
GEC General Employment Company
Gen General
Gen Hosp General Hospital
Gen Pnr Coy General Pioneer Company
Geo Geographical Section, General Staff
GF Operation ''Goldflake''
GFORCE Labrador
GGDS Grenadier Guards
GGFG Governor General's Foot Guards (Now 21st Armoured Regiment)
GGHG Governor General's Horse Guards
GH General Hospital
GHMHRCAMC Gordon Head Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
GHQ General Headquarters
GHQ Group Headquarters
GHQ&LofCTSI General Headquarters and Line of Communication Troops Service Increment
GHQEIC General Headquarters Echelon Indian Command
GHQRUHofC General Headquarters Reconnaissance Unit Highlanders of Canada
GHQSWPA General Headquarters South West Pacific Area
GHRCAMC General Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
GI Gunnery Instructor
GIRO General Instructions Routing Officers
GIS Ground Instructors School
GJL Granted Jewish Leave
GlamYeo Glamorgan Yeomanry
GLICHRCAMC Grande Ligne Internal Camp Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
GloucR Gloucestershire Regiment
GLS General Labour Section
GM George Medal
GMA Gibraltar, Morocco Area
GMHRCAMC Gaspe Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
GMHRCAMC Gravenhurst Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
GMO Gun Mounting Overseer
GMP Garrison Military Police
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GN Guantanamo-New York convoy
GNA Greek Naval Attache
GNLO Greek Naval Liaison Officer
Gnr Gunner
G'nr Gunner
GO General Order
GO Greek Orthodox (Church)
GO Gunnery Officer
GO(s) General Order(s)
GOC General Officer Commanding
GOC (in C) General Officer Commanding (in Chief)
GOCHMSRCAMC Garnons Officers Convalescent Home Military Staff, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
GOCinC General Staff (Operations)
GOCRA General Officer Commanding Royal Artillery
GOCRM General Officer Commanding Royal Marines
GOH German Official History
GOR Gun Operations Room
GordHighrs Gordon Highlanders
GOSShip Norwegian Whaler
Gov-Gen Governor General
Gp Group
GPCRCE General Pioneer Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
GPL Granted Privileged Leave
GPMHRCAMC Grande Prairie Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
GPO Gun Position Officer
GPOA Gun Position Officer Assistant
GPSRCE General Pioneer Section, Royal Canadian Engineers
GR Group (US)
GRC Graves Registration Cross
Grey Sim For Grey and Simcoe Forester
Grn Garrison
GRO General Routine Order
GRP Group
GRS General Reconnaissance Squadron
GRS General Reconnaissance School
GRSTD Gun Room Steward
GRT Gross Registered Tonnage
GRU General Reinforcement Unit
GS General Service
GS General Staff
GS Greek Ship
GS General Staff
GS Greenland-Sydney Convoy
GSB General Staff Branch
GSC Gunnery Staff Course
GSF Gulf Sea Frontier
GSGS Geographical Section General Staff
GSL Granted Short Leave
GSO General Staff Officer
GSO General Staff Order
GSO 1, 2, or 3 General Staff Officer, 1st, 2nd or 3rd Grade
GSO1 General Staff Officer, Grade 1
GSP General Staff Planning
Gsr Greaser
GSSR General Service Special Reserve
GSW Gun Shot Wound
GTC Government Telegraph Code
GTC(RCASC)CD General Transport Company, (Royal Canadian Army Service Corps), Canadian Division
Gtd Granted
GU Gibraltar-United States Convoy
GU Gunner
GUI Guide
Gunner (T) Torpedo Gunner
GV Gate Vessels
GWCBD "G" Wing Canadian Base Depot
GWCFC General Workshop, Canadian Field Company OR Canadian Forestry Corps
GZ Guantanamo-Panama convoy