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List of Abbreviations Used in Military Service Files

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Abbreviation Meaning
S Supply
S&AH Southerland & Argyll Highlanders
S&CD Sydney & Canso Defences
S&LP Syrian & Lebanese Ports
S&PRCASC Stationary & Printing, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
S&TC Supply and Transport Corps
S&TDRCASC Supply & Transport Details, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
S(Prob) Signalman (Probationer)
S/ Staff
S/D Submarine Detector
S/L Squadron Leader
S/L Sailing List
S/Lieut Second Lieutenant
S/M Sergeant Major
S/M Submarine
S/P Signalling Projector
S/QMS Staff Quartermaster-Sergeant
S/S Sound Signalling
S/Sgt Staff Sergeant
S/Sjt Staff Sergeant
S/T Sonic Telegraphy
SA Salvation Army
SA Subsistence Allowance
SA Small Arms
SA South Atlantic
SA Supply Assistant
SA Stores Assistant
SA Staff Adjutant
SA Small Arms
SA South Africa(n)
SA South Africa
SA South African
SA/S Superintendent, Anti-submarine
SAA Small Arms Ammunition
SAABRCA Section Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
SAALO Senior Anti-Aircraft Ack Liaison Officer
SAAMS/LTRCA Special Anti-Aircraft Mobile Search Light Troop, Royal Canadian Artillery
SAB Stores Audit Branch
SAC Soldier Aid Commission (Department of Veterans Affairs)
SAC South African Constabulary
SACOW/SRCOC Section Armoured Corps Ordnance Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
SACSEA Supreme Allied Commander, South-East Asia
SADS Squadron Armoured Division Signals
SAE School of Aeronautical Engineering
SAE Senior Assistant Engineer
SAEC South African Engineer Corps
SAIRCEME Small Arms Inspectorate, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
SAIRgt South African Irish Regiment
SAirSO Station Air Services Officer
SAM School of Aircraft Maintenance
SAM School of Aviation Medicine
SAMH Ste. Anne's Military Hospital
San Sanitary
San Sanitation
SANLC South African Native Labour Corps
SanSec Sanitary Section
SAO Senior Accountant Officer
SAO Staff Accountant
SAO Squadron Accountant Officer
SAOI Semi-Annual Ordnance Inspection
SAP Soldier Apprentice Plan
SAR South Albert Regiment
SAR School of Aircraft Recognition
SAS Superintendent Anti-Submarine (Naval)
Sask Saskatchewan
SASO Superintendent Armament Supply Officer
SASS Special Air Service Regiment
SAT Superintendent of British Air Training
SAV Staff Assistance Visit
SB Special Branch
SB Stretcher Bearer
SB Stockbrokers' Battalion (10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers)
SB Signal Boatswain
SBA Sick Berth Attendant
SBA(Prob) Sick Berth Attendant (Probationer)
SBCPO Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer
SBD Superintendent Boom Defence
SBD Superintendent of Boom Defence
SBG Small Box Girder (Bridge)
SBL Static Base Laundry
SBLRCOC Static Base Laundry, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
SBNO Senior British Naval Officer
SBPC Senior British Naval Officer
SBPO Sick Berth Petty Officer
SBRCA Searchlight Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
SBS Sick Berth Steward
SC Seaforth Camp
SC Service Chevrons
SC Ship's Circulation or Senior Constructor
SC Star of Courage
SC New York (Halifax, Sydney) to United Kingdom Convoy
SC Scout
SCAEF Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force
SCAP Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers
SCC Surrey County Council
SCCRCOC Salvage Collecting Centre, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
SCES Special Construction Equipment Section
SCFO(O) Senior Canadian Flag Officer (Overseas)
Schnr Schooner
SCHRCAMC Sarcee Camp Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
SchuMi Schutzenmine
SCI Staff Corps Indian
SCL Superintendent of Construction Liaison
SCNO Senior Canadian Naval Officer
SCNO(L) Senior Canadian Naval Officer (London)
SCONDVA Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs
SCORif Scottish Rifles (Cameronians)
SCPO Stoker Chief Petty Officer
SCRR Special Commission on the Restructuring of the Reserves
SCS Ship's Conducting Staff
SCTW Special Concession Transport Warrant
SCWO School Chief Warrant Officer
SD Strength Decrease
SD&GH Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders
SD&T Staff Duties and Training
SD(Schedules) Supplementary Demand / Distribution (Schedules)
SD(W) Staff Duties (Weapons)
SDandT Staff Duties and Training
SDC Secretary of Defence Council
SDC Shipyard Development Committee
SDCCS Special Detachment Canadian Corps Signals
SDCPC Special Detachment Canadian Provost Corps
SDCWAC Special Detachment, Canadian Women's Army Corps
SDDDToronto Special District Distributing Depot
SDDS(ET) Senior Deputy Director of Stores (Eastern Theatre)
SDDSRCCS Sussex Detachment Division Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
SDDT Special Distributing Depot, Toronto
SDI Submarine Detector Instructor
Sdn Squadron
SDO Signal Distributing Office
SDO Signal District Office (Naval)
S-DPC RCASC Sub-Depot Pacific Command, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
S-DRCASC Sub-Depot, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
SDRCE Stores Depot, Royal Canadian Engineers
SDSRCCS Section Division Signals, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
SE Servicing Echelon
SE Sergeant
SE Safety Equipment Mechanic
SEA Senior Executive-Assistant to the Minister
SEA South East Atlantic Area
SEAACHQ South East Asia Air Command Headquarters
SEAC South East Asia Command
SEAFOG South East Asia Fighter Operations Graticule System
Seaforth Seaforth Highlanders
SeaforthofCanada Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
SeaHighrs Seaforth Highlanders
SEC Special Employment Company
Sec Secretary
Sec Section
SEC Special Employment Company
SEC Security
Sec Secretary
Sec Secretary to a Flag Officer
SEC Special Employment Company
Sec Second
Secd Seconded
SECNAV Secretary of the Navy (U.S.)
SecNB Secretary, Naval Officer
SecNB Secretary, Naval Board
SecNP Secretary, Naval Personnel
SECO South Eastern Command (United Kingdom)
SecOB Secretary Ordnance Board
SECPC Special Employment Company Pacific Command
Secy Secretary, National Defence
SED Superintendent Equipment Division
SEE Superintendent Electrical Engineer
SEF Salary Equalization Factor
SEF Siberian Expeditionary Force
SEHU Surplus Equipment Holding Units
SEIN Sergeant Instructor
SELT Sergeant Lieutenant
SEng Stationary Engineer
SEO Senior Engineer Officer
SEO Squadron Engineer Officer
SEO(CO) Senior Engineer Officer (Combined Operations)
SEP Special Employment Platoon
SEPA South East Pacific Area
SEPI Sergeant Pioneer
Sergt Sergeant
Serial5000 Miscellaneous Personnel Overseas - No.1 General Reinforcement Unit
Serjt Sergeant
SERSupt Safety Equipment and Aircraft Refinishing Superintendent
SETech Safety Equipment Technician
SETRU Sergeant Trumpeter
SFC School of Fighter Control
SFFS Ships Fire Fighting School
SFofC Scots Fusiliers of Canada
SFOR Stabilization Force
SFR Sherbrook Fusiliers Regiment
SFSCFC Special Forestry Section Canadian Forestry Corps
SFTS Service Flying Training Schools
SG Sydney-Greenland Convoy
SG Signalman
SGB Steam Gun Boat
SGds Scots Guards
SGHQCRCASC Section General Headquarters Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
SgL Surgeon Lieutenant
SgLCd Surgeon Lieutenant Commander
Sgmn Signalman
SGO Squadron Gunnery Officer
SGOCRCOC(AD) Support Group Ordnance Company, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
Sgr Signaller
Sgt Sergeant
SgtP Sergeant Pilot
SgtPlt Sergeant Pilot
SGW/SRCOC Support Group Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
SH Shipwright
SHA Shore Authority Number
SHAEF Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force
SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
SHARP Standard for Harassment and Racism Prevention
SHBRCA Super Heavy Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
ShCk Ship's Cook
ShCpl Ship's Corporal
SHEAF Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force
SherFor Sherwood Foresters
SherFusR Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment
SherRang Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
SHofC Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
Shpt Shipwright
Shpt, 1c (or 2c,3c,4c,5c) Shipwright, 1st Class (or 2nd,3rd,4th or 5th Class)
SHR St. Hyacinthe Regiment
ShropsLI Shropshire Light Infantry
ShropsYeo Shropshire Yeomanry
ShrW Shrapnel Wound
SHURCCS Signals Holding Unit, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
SI Strength Increase
SI Special Instruction
SIC Special Infantry Company
SIDG Superintending Inspector of Degaussing
SIDPHQCRU Section "I" Defence Platoon Headquarters Canadian Reinforcement Unit
Sig Signalman
Sig Signaller
Sig Signalling
Sig(s) Signal(s)
Sigmn Signalman
SigSea Signalman (Sea)
SInv Security Investigator
SIOCO Senior Intelligence Officer, Combined Operations
SIR Seniority in Rank
SIrH South Irish Horse
SISCPC Special Investigation Section Canadian Provost Corps
SITC Special Infantry Training Centre
Sitrep Situation Report
SIU Special Investigation Unit
SIV Staff Inspection Visits
SIW Self-Inflicted Wound
SJF(MG) St. John Fusiliers (Machine Gun)
SJMH St. Jerome Military Hospital
SJMHRCAMC St. John's Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
SJSMHRCAMC Saint James Street Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Sjt Sergeant
Skr Skipper
SL Sailing List
SL Sailmaker
SLA Service Level Agreement
SLanR South Lancashire Regiment
SLC Support Landing Craft
SLI Somerset Light Infantry
SLI(MG) Saskatoon Light Infantry (Machine Gun)
SLICGRU "S" List I Canadian General Reinforcement Unit
Slmk Sailmaker
Slmk Sailmaker
SLt Sub-Lieutenant
SLTW Special Leave Travel Warrant
SLU Signals Landline Units
SM Sergeant Major
SM Stoker Mechanic
SMBH Standing Medical Board Hamilton
S-MC Sergent-Major De Compagnie
SMD Superintendent of Mining & Design
SMEBritUnits School of Mechanical Engineers
SMG Sergeant-Major
SMG Sub-Machine Gun
SMH Sorel Military Hospital
SMHIRCAMC Sydney Military Hospital Installation, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
SMHRCAMC Saskatoon Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
SMHRCAMC Shelburne Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
SMHRCAMC Sherbrooke Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
SMHRCAMC Simcoe Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
SMHRCAMC Suffield Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
SMHRCAMC Sussex Military Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
SMi Shrapnel Mine
SMjr Sergeant Major
Smn Seaman
SMO Senior Medical Officer
SMO(D) Squadron Medical Officer (Dental)
S-MR Sergent-Major Regimentaire
SMTP Special Militia Training Program
SMTSIDRCOC Special Mechanical Transport / Military / Militia or Motor Transport Stores Increment Detachment, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
SN Sonarman
SNAD Supt. Naval Armament Depot
SNCF Southern Naval Coastal Frontier
SNEO(T) Senior Naval Experimental Officer (Torpedoes)
SNLR Services No Longer Required
SNLR Services No Longer Required
SNO Senior Naval Officer
SNOAL Senior Naval Officer Advanced Landing
SNOC Senior Naval Officer Cyrenaica
SNOCA Senior Naval Officer Casablanca Area
SNOCON Senior Naval Officer Combined Operations North
SNOCOW Senior Naval Officer Combined Operations Isle of Wight
SNOESy Senior Naval Officer, Eastern Sicily
SNOL Senior Naval Officer Landing
SNOLA Senior Laval Officer Landing, Levant Area
SNOTrip Senior Naval Officer Tripolitania
SNR Senior Naval Representative
SNSO Superintending Naval Store Officer
SO Senior Officer
SO Signal Officer
SO Signals Officer
SO Staff Officer
SO Standing Orders
SO Special Operator
SO(A/AIR) Staff Officer for Air Duties
SO(CO) Staff Officer (Combined Operations)
SO(D)S Senior Officer (Dutch Ships)
SO(I) Staff Officer (Intelligence)
SO(I) Staff Officer (Intelligence)
SO(M) Staff Officer (Material)
SO(O) Staff Officer (Operations)
SO(P) Staff Officer (Plans)
SO(T) Staff Officer (Trade)
SO/SM Senior Officer, Submarine
SOACEF Senior Officer Aircraft Carriers Eastern Fleet
S-OBREV1 Sous-Officier Breveté de 1re Classe
S-OBREV2 Sous-Officier Breveté de 2eme Classe
SOC Senior Officers Course
SOCO Signal Officer, Combined Operations
SOCS Staff Officer Control Service (Naval)
SODS(Air) Staff Officer Dental Services (Air)
SOE Special Operation Executive
SOEATPACFOR Commander U.S. South East Pacific Force
SOEscorts Senior Officer Escorts
SOF(V) Senior Office Force (V)
SofA School of Artillery
SofC School of Cookery
SofS Statement of Service
SOFSC Senior Officer Fleet Signal School
SOH Staff Officer / Senior Officer / Signal Officer or Standing Orders Raiding Squadron "H" or Staff Officer / Senior Officer / Signal Officer or Standing Orders Force "H
SOI Staff Officer - Intelligence
SOK Norwegian Mission, Cockspur St. South West 1
SOMBB Senior Officer Motor Boat Base or Senior Officer Mobile Balloon Barrage
SOME Senior Ordnance Mechanical Engineer
SomLI Somerset Light Infantry
Sonarmn Sonarman (Sea)
SONT Senior Officer Northern Trawlers
SOO Staff Officer for Operational Duties
SOP(A) U.S. Naval Senior Officer Present Afloat at (U.S.)
SOPACFOR Commander U.S. Pacific Force
SOPL Staff Officer Polish Liaison
SORE Staff Officer, Royal Engineers
SORM Senior Officer, Royal Marines
SORS(B) Senior Officer Raiding Squadron "B"
SORS(D) Senior Officer Raiding Squadron (Dutchmen)
SORS(H) Senior Officer Raiding Squadron "H"
SORTF Senior Officer Radar Training Flotilla
SOS Struck off strength
SOS Send Ordinary Course or Senior Officer Chasseurs
SOS1RCOCRU Struck Off Strength 1 Reserve or Regiment, Canadian Ordnance Corps Reinforcement Unit
SOSEF Senior Officer Sues Escort Force
SOSG Senior Officer Support Group
SOTC Special Officers Training Centre
SOTLDF Senior Officer Thames Local Defence Flotilla
SOVMPF Senior Officer Vernon Mine Recovery Flotilla
SoW Superintendent of Works
SOWESTPACFOR Commander U.S. South West Pacific Force (U.S.)
SP Shore Patrol
SP Signal Publication
SP Staging Post
SP Special Posting
SP Sapper
SP Security Police
SP Self-Propelled
Sp Support
SPA South Pacific Area
SPB Service Police Barracks
SPBulletin Senior Psychologist's (Administration) Bulletin
SpConst Special Constable
SPCOSA Spare Part Control Offices South Africa
Spec Special
Spec Specialist
SpecInc Special Increment
SPENAVO Special Naval Observer, London (U.S.)
SPNOCD Senior Polish Naval Officer, Clyde District
SPO Stoker Petty Officer
SPO(FF) Stoker Petty Officer (Fire Fighter)
Spr Sapper
SPSRCASC(D) Supply Personnel Section, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (Deffered)
Spts Sportsman
Spvr Supervisor
SQ Sydney-Quebec convoy
SQ Soldier Qualification
Sqd Squadron
Sqdn Squadron
SQFT Secteur du Québec de la Force terrestre
SQ-M Sergent Quartier-Maitre
SQ-MBATT Sergent Quartier-Maitre De Batterie
SQ-MCIE Sergent Quartier-Maitre De Compagnie
SQ-MESC Sergent Quartier-Maitre D'Escadron
SQMS Squadron Quartermaster-Sergeant
SQMS Staff Quartermaster-Sergeant
Sqn Squadron
SR Supplementary Reserve
SR Scottish Regiment
SR Strength Return
SR Scottish Rifles (The Cameronians)
SR Special Reserve
Sr Senior
SR&BRCA Survey Regiment & Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
SRARNAH Surgeon Rear Admiral Royal Navy Auxiliary Hospital
SRBRCA Sound Ranging Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery
SRC Signals Refresher Course
SRD Special Radar Detachment
SRD Special Recruiting Detachment
SRD Supply Reserve Depot
SRE Sound Reproduction Equipment
SRG Special Reinforcement Group
SRItoSRRCA Sound Ranging Increment to Survey Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
SRMGD Sherbrooke Regiment Machine Gun Depot
SRNO Senior Royal Navy Officer
SRNO Squadron Royal Marine Officer
SRO Squadron Physical and Recreational Training Officer
SRRCA Searchlight Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
SRRCA Survey Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
SRRD Special Repair Ratings (Dockyard)
SRS Syllabus Regimental Schools
SRU Signal Reinforcement Unit
SS Steamship
SS Special Service
SS Submarine (U.S.)
SS Supply Special
SS Sanitary Section
ss shell shock
SS(British) Special Service
SS(German) Schutzstaffeln, Nazi party organizations; including elite military units and formations
SS/T Super Sonic Telegraphy
SSA Short Service Appointment
SSA Ship's Steward's Assistant
SSaskR South Saskatchewan Regiment
SSB Superintendent of Shipbuilding
SSB Special Service Battalion
SSC Secretary Naval Staff Committee
SSCRU Signals Section Canadian Reinforcement Units
SSDRCOC Special Salvage Detachment, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
SSE Staff Sergeant
SSE Superintendent Admiralty Signal Establishment
SSEAP Summer Student Employment Assistance Program
SSEIN Staff Sergeant Instructor
SSIB Special Services Infantry Battalion
SSM Staff Sergeant-Major
SSM Squadron Sergeant-Major
SSM&SR Sault Ste. Marie & Sudbury Regiment
SSMI Squadron Sergeant-Major Instructor
SSO Special Signals Office or Squadron Signal Officer
SSO Senior Staff Officer
SSpec Security Specialist
SSR South Saskatchewan Regiment
SSRC Small Scale Raiding Craft
SSRCA Special Section, Royal Canadian Artillery
SSRF Small Scale Raiding Force
SSS Security Service Section
SSS&S-S Sussex Services Staff & Sub-Staff
SST Secretary Strathcona Trust
SStaffsR South Staffordshire Regiment
SSTech Safety Systems Technician
St Staff
ST Seaman Torpedoman
ST Steward
ST Ship's Storeman
St Standing
Sta Stationary
StaffYeo Staffordshire Yeomanry
Stat Stationary
StatEng Stationary Engineer
StatHosp Stationary Hospital
Stats Statistics
Staty Stationary (Hospital)
StatyHosp Stationary Hospital
STCDB Special Tunnelling Company Detachment "B"
STD Signals Training Detachment
STD Steward
STE Stokers' Training Establishment
STED Superintendent of Torpedo Experimental Design
Steno Stenographic Pool
STEP Skilled Trades Entry Plan
Stew Steward
StFXU Saint Francis Xavier University
StJFus St. John Fusiliers
StJSofAI St. Jerome School of Army Instruction
STK Special Tanker
STK Stockbroker
Stn Station
STO Sea Transport Officer
STO Squadron Torpedo Officer
Sto Stoker
Sto 1c (or 2c) Stoker, 1st Class (or 2nd Class)
STP Supervision Training Personnel
Str Strength
ST-SE Staff Sergeant
STTD Senior Technician, Technical Davison
STTD Senior Technician (Naval)
Stwd Steward
Stwd(Prob) Steward (Probationer)
SU Staging Unit
SU Surgeon
SU Signals Units
SU Staging Units
SUACW Sub-Unit Assumption College Windsor
SUB Submarine
Sub-Allce Subsistence Allowance
Sub-Lieut Sub-Lieutenant
Subs Subsequently
SUEP Subsidized University Education Plans
SuffR Suffolk Regiment
SuffYeo Suffolk Yeomanry
SUMA Surgeon Major
SUMIRCEME Section Unit Maintenance Inspection, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
SUNWMP Superintendent North West Mounted Police
SUP Supply Officer
Sup Supply
Sup Supplement
SUPE Superintendent
SUPEG Eastern Group Supply Council
Supp Supplement
SuppPtIIO(C) Supplementary Part II Orders (Consolidated)
SuppPtIIOrdersUEUKwithAAI(C) Supplementary Part II Orders Units Expeditionary United Kingdom with Allied Armies in Italy (Consolidated)
SuptARY Superintendent Aircraft Repair Yard
SupTech Supply Technician
Supvr Supervisor
Surg Surgeon
Surg(Rank) Surgeon (Rank)
Surg(Rank)forDD Surgeon (Rank) for Dental Duties
SurgGen Surgeon General
Surp Surplus
SurvCE Surveyor Construction Engineering
SUS Soldier Under Sentence
SussYeo Sussex Yeomanry
SV Supply Vessels
SVCBN Service Battalion
Svce Service
SVD Superintendent Victuallying Depot
SVEO(M) Senior Vernon Equipment Officer (Maintenance)
SVSO Superintending Victuallying Store Officer
Svy(s) Survey(s)
SvyBty(Regt) Survey Battery (Regiment), Royal Canadian Artillery
SvyCoy Survey Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
SW Shrapnel Wound
SW Shell Wound
SW Steward
SW/SRCOC Sub Workshop, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
SW/TO Staff Wireless Telegraphy Officer (Naval)
SWA South West Atlantic Area
SWalesBord South Wales Borderers
Swbd Switchboard
SWD Superintendent of Welding Development
SWD(N)(MS) Superintendent of Welding Development (Naval) (Merchant Shipping)
SWGISCIC Special Wireless Group Intelligence Section, Canadian Intelligence Corps
SWGRCS Special Wireless Group, Royal Canadian Signals
SWO Squadron Wireless Telegraphy Officer
SWPA South West Pacific Area
SWPAKFRON South-west Pacific Sea Frontier
SWRCEME Sub Workshop, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
SWS Special Wireless Station, Royal Canadian Signals