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Old 30-10-10, 03:32
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Default Deciphering my father's war records

Hi everyone I recently received a copy of my father's WWII war records and could use as much help as I can get in deciphering the code they use. I can't see why they would not include a copy of the meaning of all the shot forms they use, any help would be very much appreciated!

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Old 30-10-10, 04:24
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T.O.S. Taken on strength
S.O.S. Stricken off strength
R.A. I think is ration allowance
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CIRU Canadian Infantry Reinforcement Unit
CIC Canadian Infantry Corps
CB Confined to Barracks
AWL Absent Without Leave
CSRU Canadian Signals Reinforcement Unit
CATS Canadian Army Training School
MA Meal Allowance
CGH Canadian General Hospital
BTC Basic Training Centre
DD District Depot
DO Daily Order
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1940 Cab 11 C8 cab and chassis
1940 Cab 11 C15 with 2A1 & Motley mount & Lewis gun
1940 Cab 11 F15A w/ Chev rear ends
1941 Cab 12 F15A
1942-44 Cab 13 F15A x 5
1942 cab 13 F15A with 2B1 box
1943 cab 13 F15A with 2H1 box
1943 Cab 13 C8A HUP
1944 Cab 13 C15A with 2C1 box
1943 Cletrac M2 High Speed Tractor
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Here are a few more
HLIofC - Highland Light INfantry of Canada
CDN SCOT R - Canadian Sottish regiment
X-3 Hospital
X4 - reinforcement or reinforcement in transit
AWL - Absent Without Leave (he did this on a regular basis!!)
CC - Canadian Infantry Corps
25 (B) TC 25th Canadian (Basic) Training Centre
CB - Confined to Barracks
CIRU - Canadian Infantry Reinforcement Unit
CSRU - Canadian Signals Reinforcement Unit
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Old 30-10-10, 07:13
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Thank to everyone, Yeah my father was a free spirit he never talked much about his war years but he did mention he was in trouble a few times with a devilish grin! thanks again to all that took the time to help me out
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A few more:

X-4 List - reinforcement/reinforcement in transit
QOR of C - Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
‘CDA’ - Canadian Army (Active)
10 Bn - No. 10 Canadian Base Reinforcement Battalion
13 Bn - No. 13 Canadian Base Reinforcement Battalion
PL - Paid Leave
fap - for administrative purposes
O/S - Overseas
7 Cdn Repat Dep - No. 7 Canadian Repatriation Depot
CTBA - Canadian Transit Barracks, Aldershot
Gen duty - General Duty
2 CBRG - No. 2 Canadian Base Reinforcement Group
X-3 List - Hospital (also for Y-3 List)
AF - Active Force
CATS - Canadian Army Trade School
CARO - Canadian Army Routine Order
CA/OS - Canadian Army (Overseas)
CDN ARMY CDA - Canadian Army (Canada)
CSR - Canadian Scottish Regiment
DO # - District Order Number
Part II D.O - Part two of District Orders

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Old 05-11-10, 19:32
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Originally Posted by Stuart Fedak View Post
Thanks for sharing these documents. They are great and a good thing to have. They reflect the reality of WWII.

On Tuesday at DND I had a Privacy Briefing that went over the fact that all personnel records of military personnel become public domain after an individual has been dead for twenty years.

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Stuart
Your welcome I wish more people would do this as well I started looking into our families history and found so many of my relatives have served in both world wars, My grandfather was in WWI as well as 12 great uncles, 4 gave their lives in the effort, My father and four of his brothers served in WWII, my uncle James was wounded badly but made it home, It's too bad that it's SO difficult to obtain WWII war records I would like to see all of my families records but if your not in the immediate family forget it!

Here's a picture of my father an his brothers:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...666/warpic.jpg
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