Common Abbreviations on WW2 RAF Records (B C D)

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Listed in alphabetical order are the common abbreviations used on all British RAF Records

B
(B) – Balloon Branch Officer
BADU – Beam/Blind Approach Development Unit
BAF – Balkan Air Force
BAFF – British Air Force in France
BAFO(G) – British Air Forces of Occupations (Germany)
BANS – Basic Air Navigation School
BATDU – Blind Approach Training and Development Unit
BATF – Beam/Blind Approach Training Flight
BCBS – Bomber Command Bomber School
BCFU – Bomber Command Film Unit
BCOF(J) – British Commonwealth Occupation Forces
BD – Bomb Disposal
BDE – Balloon Development Establishment
BEM – British Empire Medal
BFTS – Basic Flying Training School
BGS – Bombing and Gunnery School
BOTU – Bomber Operational Training Unit
BPD – Base Personnel Depot
BSC – Basic Staff Course
BTB – Balloon Training Base
BTD – Balloon Training Depot
BWM – British War Medal

C
CATCS – Central Air Traffic Control School
CAW – College of Air Warfare
CB – Companion of the Order of the Bath
CBE – Central Bomber Establishment
CC – Coastal Command
CCGS – Coastal Command Gunnery School
C and B – Cook and Butcher
CFS – Central Flying School
CGIS – Central Gliding Instructors School
CGM – Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
CGS – Central Gunnery School / Central Gliding School
CME – Central Medical Establishment
CNS – Central Navigation School
C of E – Church of England
CO – Commanding Officer
COTU – Coastal Operational Training Unit
Cpl – Corporal
CPSU – Carrier Pigeon Service Unit
CS – Communication Squadron
CSFC – Church of Scotland and Free Churches
C/T – Chief Technician
CTU – Conversion Training Unit
CWS – Chemical Welfare School

D
(D) – Dental Branch Officer
D of PE – Duration of Present Emergency
DAF – Desert Air Force
DCM – Distinguished Conduct Medal
Det – Detachment
DFC – Distinguished Flying Cross
DFM – Distinguished Flying Medal
DSC – Distinguished Service Cross
DSM – Distinguished Service Medal
DSO – Distinguished Service Order

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