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List of Abbreviations Used in Military Service Files

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Abbreviation Meaning
P Pilot
P Qualified Pilot duties
P&A Pay and Allowance
P&JSURCAMC Plastic & Jaw Surgery Unit, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
P&NH Department of Pensions & National Health
P&NH100 Department of Pensions and National Health Hospital (Cases)
P&NH102 X-Ray Report Department of Pensions and National Health
P&O Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co
P&RT Physical and Recreational
P&S Plaque & Scroll (Memorial)
P/G Postagram
P/L Plain Language
P/L Privilege Leave
P/N Phonogram
P/O Pilot Officer
P/V Paravane
P1 Petty Officer 1st Class
P2 Petty Officer 2nd Class
PA Prophylactic Ablution Centre, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
PA Prince Albert Volunteers
PA Personal Assistant
PA Put away
PA Panama
PA Physiotherapy Aide
PA Paymaster
Pac Pacific
PAC Public Archives of Canada
PADS Passive Air Defence Section
Paff Public Affairs
PAFU (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit
PAIC Persian and Iran Commands
PALO Port Amenities Liaison Officer
PAM Permanent Active Militia of Canada
PAM Permanent Active Militia
PAMHRCAMC Port Arthur Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
PAMHRCAMC Prince Albert Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
PandRT Physical and Recreational Training Officer
PAO(I) Principal Administrative Officer (India)
PAPDO(I) Plastic Armour Protection Development Officer (India)
PAPO(I) Plastic Armour Protection Officer (India)
Para Paragraph
Para Parachute
Part II Part II Orders
Part II O Part II Orders
Part II OCAP Part II Orders Civil Affairs Pool
Part II ODHQCAPO Part II Orders Defence Headquarters Canadian Army Post Office
Part IIís Part II Orders
Part III OCAD Part III Orders Civil Affairs Depot
Part/Serv Particulars of Service
PAT Patrol
Pat Patrol Boat
PATS Pre/aircrew Training Schools
PAV Prince Albert Volunteers
PAVG Prince Albert's Volunteer Guard
Pay Directory of Pay Services
Paymr (Rank) Paymaster (Rank)
PAYR Paymaster
PB Patrol Boat
PB Pipe Band
PB Pounder Battery
PB Plumber
PBFR Patrol Boat Fisherman's Reserve
PBO Principal Boat Overseer
PBS Prefabricated Bituminous Surfacing
PBTU Port Bn. Training Unit
PC 180 ft. Army Salvage or At Sea Vessel
PC Patrol Vessel Submarine Chaser (US)
PC Pacific Command
PC Practical Course
PC Plane Captain
PC Privy Council (Orders)
PC Privy Council
PC Paymaster Clerk
PC(RCMP) Provost Company (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
PC2ndE Pacific Command 2nd Echelon
PCB Protected Communications Building
PCCF Progress Captain Coastal Forces
PCCWACKD Platoon Company Canadian Women's Army Corps, Kingston Detachment
PCET Personnel Controller Eastern Theatre
PCforQMS Practical Course for Quarter Master Sergeants
PCMR Pacific Coast Militia Rangers
PCPT Paymaster Captain
PCRCASC Pacific Command, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
PCRCASC Port Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
PCS Personnel Counsellors School
PCS Pilot Conversation School
PCSIS Pacific Command Security Intelligence Section
PCT Paymaster Canadian Troops
PCTC Provost Corps Training Centre
PCWTCRCASC Pacific Command Water Transport Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
PD Per Day
Pd Paid
PD Professional Development
PD (No) Admiralty Record Office File Number
PD Coord Personnel and Defence Co-ordinator
PD&HRegtTheLorneScots Peel, Dufferin & Halton Regiment
PDC Professional Development Council
PDCPC Postal Detachment, Canadian Postal Corps
PDEV Personnel Development (to be issued)
PDG Paymaster Director General
PDO Passive Defence Officer
PDO Port Defence Officer
pdr Pounder
PDRCAPC Petawawa Detachment, Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps
PDRCASC Petawawa Details, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
PDSC Permanent Degaussing Specification Centre
PE Permanently Employed
PE Permanent Establishment
PE&R Physical Education and Recreation
PEARL Peal Harbour (U.S.)
PEI Permanently Employed Instructor
PEI Prince Edward Island
PEIH Prince Edward Island Highlanders
PEILH Prince Edward Island Light Horse
PembrokeYeo Pembroke Yeomanry
PENT Pentecostal Church
PEO Principal Engineering Officer
PER Personnel Evaluation Report
PERI Physical Education and Recreation Instructor
Perm Br(s) Permanent Bridge(s)
PERO Principal Emergency Repair Officer
Pers Directory of Personnel Services
pet Petrol
PF Permanent Force
PFLO Port Facilities Liaison Officer
PFO Probationary Flight Officer
PG Proving Ground
PG Patrol Vessel, Gunboat (U.S.)
PG Ftr Plumber Gas Fitter
PGDRCEME Proving Ground Detachment, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
PGMHRCAMC Prince George Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
PH Pictou Highlanders
PH Photographer
PHE Plastic High Explosive
Photo Photographer
Photo(N) Photographer
PhtTech Photographic Technician
Physio Physiotherapist
PhysoOTAide Physio-Occupations Therapy Aide
PI Plot and Radar Instructor
PI Pioneer
PIAT Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank
Pion Pioneer
PISE Pioneer Sergeant
PITB Pacific Infantry Training Battalion
PJBD Permanent Joint Board on Defence
Pk Park
PL Platoon
PL Princess Louise Fusiliers (Now 23rd Army Tank Regiment)
PL Privileged leave
PL(NB)H Princess Louise (New Brunswick) Hussars
Plbr Plumber
PLD Post Living Differential
PLDG 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
PLE Prudent Limit of Endurance
PLFus Princess Louise Fusiliers (Now 23rd Army Tank Regiment)
PLPMHRCAMC Portage La Prairie Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
PLQ Primary Leadership Qualification
Plr Plumber
PLT Pilot Officer
PLY Plymouth Division
PM Polar Medals
PM Pharmacist
PM Paymaster
PM Provost Marshall
PMat Principal Matron
PMatron Principal Matron
PMCCMSC Petawawa Military Camp Corps of Military Staff Clerks
PMCT Pay Master Corps Troops
PMCTDRCAPC Paymaster Canadian Troops Detachment Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps
PMED Preventative Medicine
PMHRCAMC Petawawa Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
PMHRCAMC Peterboro Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
PML Preferred Manning Level
PMML Pilot Model Mobile Laundry
PMO Principal Medical Officer
PMPS Permanent Military Provost Staff
PMQ Permanent Married Quarters
Pmr Paymaster
PMTO Principal Medical Transport Officer
PN Patrol Vessel, Eagles (U.S.)
PN Painter
PNA Polish Naval Attache
PNLO Principal British Naval Liaison Officer to Allied Navies
Pnr Pioneer
Pnr(Bn) Pioneer (Battalion)
PNSO Port Minesweeping Officer
Pntr Painter
PO Pilot Officer
PO Petty Officer
PO Portsmouth Division
PO Performance Objective
PO(Postal) Petty Officer (Postal)
POA Pacific Ocean Area
POCdr Petty Officer Coder
POCk Petty Officer Cook
POE Port of Embarkation
POET Performance Oriented Electronic Training
PofWOR Princess of Wales Own Regiment
PofWR Prince of Wales Rangers
POM Petty Officer Mechanic
POMMD Principal Officer Mercantile Marine Depot
POSM Petty Officer Stoker Mechanic
posn Position
Post Base Post Office
PostClk Postal Clerk
POStwd Petty Officer Steward
POTel Petty Officer Telegraphist
POW Prisoner of War
POWEDCProC Prisoner of War Escort Detachment Canadian Provost Corps
POWtr Petty Officer Writer
PP Palestinian Ports
PP Parachutist Pay
PP Princess Pat's (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry)
PPAPO(I) Port Plastic Armour Protection Officers (India)
PPCB President, Pensions & Claims Board
PPCLI Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
PPO Principal Priority Officer
PPOp Power Plant Operator
PPS Priority Point Score
PQ Practical Qualifications
PQ Province of Quebec
PR Public Relations
PR River Gunboat (U.S.)
PR Physical and Recreational trainer
Pr Private
PR Public Relations
PR(M) Perth Regiment (Motor)
PRADO Port Radar Officer
PRAHQ Prince Rupert Area Headquarters
PRB Progress Review Board
PRB Performance Review Board
PRC Personnel Reception Center
PRC Progress Review Committee
PRC Personnel Reception Centre
PreOCTUS Pre. Officers Cadet Training Unit School
PRES Presbyterian
pres Presumed
PRES Primary Reserve
Presb Presbyterian
Prev Previously
Print Chief of Printing & Stationery
PrivLeave Privileged Leave
PrivLve Privileged leave
PRLO Principal Repair Liaison Officer
PRMHRCAMC Peace River Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
PRMHRCAMC Prince Rupert Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
pro Provost
PRO (Officer) Director of Public Relations (Army)
Prob Probationer
Probr Probationer
proc Proceeded
Prov Provost Corps
prov Provisional
PRTO Principal Railway Transport Officer
PRV Patrol Service Central Depot
PS Public Schools
PS (Army) Private Secretary to the Minister (Army)
PS (N) Private Secretary to the Minister (Naval)
PSA Personnel Support Agency
PSE Paymaster Sergeant
PSER Pay Sergeant
PSF Panama Sea Frontier
PSM Platoon Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer III)
PSM Platoon Sergeant-Major
PSO Personnel Selection Officer
PSOD Permanent Staff Organization Duty
PSP Pierced Steel Plank
PS-S Provost Sub-Sections
PSTO Principal Sea Transport Officer
PSTOME Principal Sea Transport Officer, Middle East
PSVO Principal Salvage Officer
PSVO Principal Salvage Officer
PSWQ Platoon Support Weapons Qualifications
PT Patrol Vessel, Motor Torpedo Boat (U.S.)
PT Physical and Recreational Training Instructor
PT Physical Training
Pt II Part II (orders relating to personnel of unit: promotions, courses attended, leave, disciplinary matters, etc)
Pt II DO Part II Daily Orders
Pt II O Part II Order(s)
PTB Pacific Training Brigade
PTC Motorboat, Submarine Chaser
PTCO Principal Technical Costs Officer
Pte Private
PTEAM Private Ambulance
PTEBU Private Bugler
PTEDRU Private Drummer
PTEPI Private Pioneer
PTF Pacific Task Force
PTI Physical Training Instructor
Ptlmn Patrolman
Ptn Platoon
PTO Part II Order(s)
PTPRCASC Petrol Tanker Platoon, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
Ptr Painter
PTS Parachute Training School
PTTRCASCPBF Pack Transport Troop, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, Polar Bear Force
PTU Port Transit Units
PTU Port Transit Unit
PUO Pyrexia of unknown origin
PW Photographic Wing
PW Platoon Weapons
PW Prisoner of War
PW Pay Writer
PW Public Works
PW Prisoner of War
PW/TO Port Wireless Telegraphy Officer
PWDB Prisoner of War Detention Barracks
PWED Prisoner of War Information Bureau
PWIB Prisoner of War Escort Detachment
PWOR Princess of Wales Own Regiment
PWP Post War Planning Committee
PWR Prince of Wales Rangers
PWSS Post War Signal Station
Pyc Coastal Yacht (U.S.)