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List of Abbreviations Used in Military Service Files

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Abbreviation Meaning
N Navigation
N/A Not applicable
N/E Unit Non-Effective Unit
N/K Next of kin
N/K Not Known
N/S Nursing Sister(s)
NA Naval Aircrewman
NA Naval Attache
NA Naval Aircrewman
NA Naval Airman
NA(P and P) Naval Assistant (Policy and Plans)
NAAF Northwest African Air Force
NAAFI Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes
NAB Naval Auxiliary Boats
NAC Naval Accommodation Camp
NAC Naval Assignment Sub-Committee for U.S. Ammunition Pool
NAC New Apostle Church
NACAF North African Air Force
NACO(I) Naval Adviser, Combined Operations (India)
NAD Naval Ammunition Depot
nad No Active Disease
NAFDU Naval Air Fighting Development Unit
NAGS Naval Air Gunners School
NAMPCB Naval Air Maintenance Party China Bay
NAP Normal (sometimes Nieuw) Amsterdams(che) Peil
NAR Naval Air Representative
NAS Naval Air Station
NASAF North African Strategic Air Force
NASO Naval Armament Supply Officer
NASOL Naval Armament Supply Officer, Levant
NATAF North African Tactical Air Force
NATAF Northwest African Tactical Air Force
NatDef National Defence
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATOUSA North African Theatre of Operations, U.S. Army
Nav Navigator
NAVOP Naval Operations (U.S.)
NAY Naval Auxiliary Yachts
NB New Brunswick
NBG New Barracks, Gosport
NBH 8th New Brunswick Hussars
NBMHRCAMC North Bay Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
NBO Naval Stores Officers
NBR New Brunswick Rangers
NBR(T) New Brunswick Regiment (Tank)
NBRangers New Brunswick Rangers
NCETF Naval Commander Expeditionary Task Force
NCGroup Naval Co-Operation Group
NCM Non-Commissioned Members
NCNAF Naval Commander Northern Attack Force
NCO Non-Commissioned Officer(s)
NCR Naval Central Registry
NCR(Conf) Naval Central Registry (Confidential Section)
NCS Naval Control Service
NCSI Naval Control Service Instructions
NCSO Naval Control Service Officer
NCXF Naval Commander, Expeditionary Force
NCycBn Northern Cyclist Battalion
NDA Naval Disturbing Authority
NDA National Defence Act
NDA Naval Discipline Act
NDA Naval Distributing Authority
NDCPC Newfoundland Detachment "C" Provost Corps
NDHQ National Defence Headquarters
NDHQC National Defence Headquarters Constabulary
NDHQCCDC National Defence Headquarters Company, Canadian Disciplinary Centre OR Canadian Dental Corps
NDHQCRCASC National Defence Headquarters Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
NDHQCRCOC National Defence Headquarters Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
NDHQS&SCIntC National Defence Headquarters Security & Security Section Canadian Intelligence Corps
NDHQSRSC National Defence Headquarters Section, Royal Canadian Signals
NDHQTCRCASC National Defence Headquarters Transport Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
NDHQVPE National Defence Headquarters Vehicle Proving Establishment
NDO Northern Drafting Officer
NDOC National Defence Operations Centre
NDOFP Non-Divisional Ordnance Field Park, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
N-DOW/SRCOC Non-Divisional Ordnance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
NEA North East Atlantic Area
NECRI Northern Europe Coastal Route Instructions
NEO New Entry Officer
NEOCDE Naval Experiment Officer, Chemical Defence Experimental Section
N-EP Non-Effective Personnel
NES Non-Effective Strength
NETD Non-Effective Transit Depot
N-ETWB Non-Effective Transit Wing Battalion
NF Neutralising Fire
NFCIEF Naval Force Commander, India Experimental Force
NFORCE Nassau, Bahamas (Special Company The Pictou Highlanders)
NG New York-Guantanamo Convoy
NGCS Naval General Call Sign
NGO Non Governmental Organization
NHR Naval Historical Records
NI(S) Naval Instructions to Salaried Consular Officers
NI(U) Naval Instructions to Unsalaried Consular Officers
NIMHRCAMC Neys Internment Camp Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
NInf Naval Information
NInf Naval Information Section
NIrH North Irish Horse
NIS National Investigation service
NJTP National Joint Training Plan
NKB Not Kite Balloons
NL Nutrition Laboratories
NL Labrador-Quebec Convoy
NLO(A) Naval Liaison Officer (Australia)
NLOTs Naval Liaison Officers Transports
NMC Nanaimo Military Camp
NMCJS Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff
NMCS Naval Member Canadian Staff
NMed Naval Medical Officer, Naval Headquarters
NMH Newmarket Military Hospital
NMHRCAMC Nanaimo Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
NMHRCAMC Neill Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
NMHRCAMC Neys Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
NMHRCAMC Niagara Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
NMOHSC Non-Medical Officers Hygiene Sanitation Course
NNLO Netherlands Naval Liaison Officer
NNSH North Nova Scotia Highlanders
NO Naval Officer or Navigating Officer
No Number
No(s) Number(s)
NOB Naval Operation Base (U.S.)
NOB Naval Operating Base
NOBARGEN Naval Operating Base, Argentina (U.S.)
NOBERM Naval Operating Base, Bermuda (U.S.)
NOBGTMO Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo (U.S.)
NOBHALIX Naval Operating Base, Halifax (U.S.)
NOBSYD Naval Operating Base, Sydney (U.S.)
NOBTRIN Naval Operating Base, Trinidad (U.S.)
NOComm Naval Orders Committee (Judge Advocate General)
NOCSO Neglecting Obey Camp Standing Orders
NofK Next of Kin
NOi/c Naval Officer-in-Charge
NOIC Naval Officer in charge
NorfR Norfolk Regiment
NorfYeo Norfolk Yeomanry
NORIB Naval Officer's Relatives Information Bureau
North'dFus Northumberland Fusiliers
North'dYeo Northumberland Yeomanry
North'nR Northamptonshire Regiment
North'nYeo Northamptonshire Yeomanry
Notts&DerbyR Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters)
NOTWT Not Wireless Telegraphy
NP Non-Permanent
NPA North Pacific Area
NPAM Non-Permanent Active Militia
NPAMF Non-Permanent Active Militia Force
NPAMTCA&TS Non Permanent Active Militia Training Centre Administrative & Training Staff
NPD Naval Purchasing Division
NPF Non Public Funds
NPM Naval Provost Marshal
NPP Non Public Property
NPR Naval Personnel Records
NPT Northern Patrol Trawlers
NR Number (U.S.)
NRC Navigational Raiding Craft
NRC National Research Council
NRE Atheist, Agnostic or no Religion
NREF North Russia Expeditionary Force
NRMA(of 1940) National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940
NRSSTP Naval Reserve Summer Student Training Program
NS Norwegian Ship
NS Naval Storeman
NS Nova Scotia
NS Nursing Sister
NS(No) Naval Service file number
NSA North Sea Area
NSB Naval Servicing Boat
NSC Naval Shore Code
NSCRCS Newfoundland Signal Company, Royal Canadian Signals
NSDC Naval Surplus Disposal Committee
NSDRCOC Nanaimo Sub-Depot, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
NSec Naval Secretary
NSHQ Naval Services Headquarters
NSIS Naval Store Issuing Ship
NSO Naval Store(s) Officer
NSomYeo North Somerset Yeomanry
NSR(NB) North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment
NSRD Nova Scotia Regimental Depot
NSSC National Security Studies Course
NStaffsR North Staffordshire Regiment
NSTC Nova Scotia Technical College
NStr Nursing Sisters
NSTS(No) Naval Services Top Secret file number
NT&YRS Northwest Territories & Yukon Radio System
NTA(East)(West) Northern Transit Area East/West
NTS Naval Transportation Service (U.S.)
NU Nurse
NUR Nursing
NursA Nursing Assistant
NVAC Naval Volunteer Ambulance Corps
NVT&TS Night Vision Training & Testing School
NWA North West Atlantic Area
NWAAF North West African Air Force
NWAC North West Air Command
NWACF North West African Coastal Air Force
NWB New Wellington Barracks
NWDRCCS North West Detachment, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
NWE North West Echelon
NWE Northwest Europe
NWHME Northwest Highway Maintenance Establishment
NWHS Northwest Highway System
NWR Naval Weekly Report
NWS1 Medical Examination and Certificate Form, National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940
NWT&YRSRCS Northwest Territories & Yukon Radio System Royal Canadian Signals
NX Naval Exchange
NXFRON Commander New Zealand Frontier
NYBOS Navy Yard, Boston (U.S.)
NYD Naval Yard (U.S.)
NYD Not Yet Determined
NYPEATL Navy Yard Pearl Harbour (U.S.)
NZ New Zealand
NZLO New Zealand Liaison Officer
NZMR New Zealand Mounted Rifles
NZNB New Zealand Naval Board
NZRB New Zealand Rifle Brigade
NYD Not Yet Diagnosed