B


B1C : Boilemaker, First Class
(B) : Bronze
BABS : Blind Approach Beacon System (Navigation/Airfield Approach Aid)
BAC : British Aircraft Corporation
BAFSEA : British Air Forces South East Asia
to bale out : s'éjecter, sauter hors de (parachutisme)
BAR : Barrage
barn : grange
BBOC : Brought Back On charge
BDU : Bomber/Bombing Development Unit
BCRA : Bureau Central de Renseignements et d'Action
beachhead : tête de pont
BEF : British Expeditionary Force
BELG C G : Croix de Guerre - Belgium (Belgian War Cross)
BELG M C : Military Cross - Belgium
BELG M M : Military Medal - Belgium
BELG O C : Order of the Crown - Belgium
BELG O L : Order of Leopold - Belgium
BEM : British Empire Medal
bend : courbure
Bf : Bayrische Flugzeugwerke
BGMSTR : Buglemaster
BKR : Baker
BLN : Baloon
BM : Boastwain's Mate
BN : Battalion
BNSTR : Bandmaster
BOAC : British Overseas Airways Corporation
BOMB : Bombardment
BOMB : Bomber
BOSN : Bostwain
BPC : British Purchasing Commission
BPE : Boston Port of Embarkation
BR : Bridol
BRAZ S C : Order of the Southern Cross - Brazil
BR O B : Most Honorable Order of the Bath - British
BRIG : Brigade
Brigf. : Brigadefuhrer und Generalmajor des Waffen SS (Brigadier, Brigadier             General)
BRIG GEN : Brigadier General
BR O E : Order of the British Empire
BSC : British Security Coordination
BSM : Bronze Star Medal
BTRY : Battery
BUG : Bugler
buried : enterré


C


(C) : Classification Interviewer, Example : SP(C)1C
1C : First Class
2C : Second Class
3C : Third Class
CA : Controller of Aircraft
CAER : Chief Aerographer
CAERM : Chief Aerographer's Mate
CAP : Chief Aviation Pilot
CAPT : Captain
CARP : Carpenter
CARR : Carrier
CAS : Chief of Air Staff
CAV : Cavalry
CB : Companion, Order of the Bath
CB : Chief Bostwain
CBM : Chief Bostwain's Mate
C B : See CH C B
CBE : Commander, Order of the British Empire
CBOMSTR : Chief Buglemaster
(CC) : Commander's Cross
CC : Chief Carpenter
CCK : Chief Cook
CCM : Chief Carpenter's Mate
CCRC : Combat Crew Replacement Center
CCS : Chief Commissary Steward
C G : See BELG CG, FR C G or LUX C G
CdG : Croix de Guerre (French or Belgian War Cross)
CDLR : Ceux De La Résistance
CDR : Commander
(CDR) : Commander
CE : Chief Electrician
CEM : Chief Electrician's Mate
CEN : Center
CF : Conversion Flight
CFC : Chief Fire Controlman
CFS : Central Flying School
cg : Centre of Gravity
CG : Chief Gunner
CGM : Chief Gunner's Mate
CGM : Coast Guard Medal
CH : Chaplain
CH AHM : Air Hero Medal - China
CH C B : Cloud and Banner Medal - China
CH MANA : Army-Air Force-Navy Medal - China
CH OYH : Order of Yun-Hui - China
CH P M : Paoting Medal - China
(CHEV) : Chevalier
CIA : Central Intelligence Agency
C-in-C : Commander-in-Chief
Circus : Fighter escorted daylight raid designed to encourage enemy fighter              response
CIV : Civilian
CGM : Conspicious Gallantry Medal
the Channel Islands : Les Iles Anglo-Normandes
chalk : craie
CIE : Companion, Order of the Indian Empire
CIGS : Chief of the Imperial General Staff
CK : Cook
CK1C : Cook First Class
cloak : manteau
CM : Chief Machinist
CM : Carpenter's Mate
CMBT : Combat
CMG : Companion, Order of St Michael and St George
CMG : Chief Marine Gunner
CML : Chemical
CMM : Chief Machinist's Mate
CMOMM : Chief Motor Machinist's Mate
CMV : See IT CMV
CN-D : Confrérie Notre-Dame
CNR : Conseil National de la Résistance
CO : Commanding Officer
CO : Company
C of A : Certificate of Airworthiness
COL : Colonel
COM BRITZAM : Commander, British Forces Zambia
COMD : Command
COMM : Communications
COMP : Composite
CONS : Construction
CONTL : Control
COPPs : Combined Operations Pilotage Parties
CORP : Corporal
CoS : Chiefs of Staff
COSSAC : Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander
Comms : Communications (aircraft)
COX : Coxwain
CPC : Chief Pay Clerk
CPE : Charleston Port of Embarkation
CPGR : Chief Photographer
C PHM : Chief Pharmacist
CPHM : Chief Pharmacist's Mate
CPHOM : Chief Photographer's Mate
Cpl : Corporal
CPL : Corporal
CPR : Chief Parachute Rigger
CPRTR : Chief Printer
CQM : Chief Quatermaster
CQMC : Chief Quatermaster Clerk
C R : Commendation Medal
CRAs : Commanders Royal Artillery
CRD : Controller Research and Development
CRE : Chief Radio Electrician
CRM : Chief Radioman
CRT : Chief Radio Technician
CSC : Chief Ship's Clerk
CSE : Central Signals Establishment
CSF : Chief Shipfitter
CSK : Chief Storekeeper
CSM : Chief Signalman
CSOM : Chief Soundman
CSP : Chief Specialist
CST : Chief Steward
CSU : Constant Speed Unit
CT : Chief Telegrapher
CT : Chief Torpedoman
CTC : Chief Turret Captain
CTM : Chief Torpedoman's Mate
CTO : Chief Technical Officer
CU : Conversion Unit
curds : lait caillé
cv : Converted
CWF : Civilian With the Forces
CWGC : Commonwealth War Graves Commission
CWO : Chief Warrant Officer (US Army)
CWO : Commissioned Warrant Officer (US Navy)
CWS : Chemical Warfare Service
CWT : Chief Water Tender
CY : Chief Yeoman
CZ MWC : Military War Cross - Czechoslovakia

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