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The entire [[Army]] is run on acronyms. 
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TLAs (Three-Letter Acronyms) replaced [[obsolete]] TLAs (Two-Letter Acronyms) after [[WW2]] when it was realised that the [[Forces]] needed more possibilities than TLAs allowed.
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TLAs of both kinds have now been largely been surpassed by [[MLA]]s (Multi-Letter Acronyms). TLAs are technically abbreviations, whereas MLAs provide an open-ended opportunity for total [[Acronym Overload]].
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Below is a selection of MLAs. For many more, visit [[:category:Dictionary|The Dictionary]]
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These are just some of the best known Three (or more) Letter Abbreviations:
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==Serious==
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===A===
  
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* [[ACC]] - Aldershot Concrete Commandos, Andy Capps Commandos, Any Cnut can Cook
 
* [[AFV]] - Armoured Fighting Vehicle
 
* [[AFV]] - Armoured Fighting Vehicle
* ASU - Active Service Unit (The Boyos)
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* [[AGC]] - Alf Garnet's Commandos
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* [[AGHW]] - All Gone Horribly Wrong
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* [[ARAB]] - Arrogant Regular Army Bastard (cf. [[STAB]])
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* [[ASU]] - Active Service Unit (The Boyos)
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===B===
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* BA(G) - British Army (Germany)
 
* BA(G) - British Army (Germany)
* BALO - Brigade Air Liason Officer
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* [[BALO]] - Brigade Air Liason Officer
 
* [[BAOR]] - British Army of the Rhine
 
* [[BAOR]] - British Army of the Rhine
* BATSU - British Army Training Support Unit
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* [[BATSU]] - British Army Training Support Unit
* BATT - British Army Training Team
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* BATSUB - British Army Training Support Unit Belize
* BATUS - British Army Training Unit Suffield
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* [[BATT]] - British Army Training Team
* BCR - Battle Casualty Replacement
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* [[BATUS]] - British Army Training Unit Suffield
* BER - Beyond Economical Repair
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* [[BCR]] - Battle Casualty Replacement
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* [[BER]] - Beyond Economical Repair
 
* [[BFG]] - British Forces Germany
 
* [[BFG]] - British Forces Germany
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* [[BFOT]] - Big F*ck Off Tent
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* [[BJAFO]] - Basically Just A F*cking Observer (2nd Pilot)
 
* BKYC - British Kiel Yacht Club
 
* BKYC - British Kiel Yacht Club
* BLR - Beyond Local repair
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* [[BLR]] - Beyond Local repair
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* [[BOB]] - Bird or Bloke
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* [[BOBFOC]] - Body Off Baywatch, Face Off Crimewatch
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* [[BOHFOC]]- Body of Halle, face of Chuck.
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* [[BOHICA]] - Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!
 
* [[BOO]] - Battalion Orderly Officer
 
* [[BOO]] - Battalion Orderly Officer
 
* [[BOS]] - Battalion Orderly Sergeant
 
* [[BOS]] - Battalion Orderly Sergeant
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* [[BSFAO]] - Best Suit For All Occasions
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===C===
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* CDO - Commando
 
* CEFO - Combat Equipment Fighting Order (obsolete - now superseded by PLCE)
 
* CEFO - Combat Equipment Fighting Order (obsolete - now superseded by PLCE)
 
* CEI - Communications Electronic Instruction
 
* CEI - Communications Electronic Instruction
* CES - Complete Equipment Schedule
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* CEMO - Combat Equipment Marching Order (obsolete - now superseded by PLCE)
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* [[CES]] - Complete Equipment Schedule
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* [[CHIPS]] - Causing Havoc In Public Spaces, or Creating Havoc in Peoples' Streets
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* CPV - Civilianised Patrol Vehicle (NI, early 90s).  FFS why bother - it's just a f*cking CAR!!!
 
* CQMS - Company Quartermaster Sergeant
 
* CQMS - Company Quartermaster Sergeant
 
* CRA - Commander Royal Artillery
 
* CRA - Commander Royal Artillery
 
* [[CRE]] - Commander Royal Engineers
 
* [[CRE]] - Commander Royal Engineers
 
* COIN - Counter Insurgency
 
* COIN - Counter Insurgency
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* CTF - Chuffed To F*ck
 
* CTR - Close Target Recce
 
* CTR - Close Target Recce
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===D===
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* [[DADAFA]] - Deputy Assistant Director of Absolutely F*ck All
 
* DALO - Divison Air Liason Officer
 
* DALO - Divison Air Liason Officer
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* [[Defence Acronym Research Agency|DARE]] - Defence Acronym Research Establishment
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* DCTA - Defence Clothing & Textiles Agency
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* DFT - Dont Fucking Touch
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* [[DILLIGAF]] - Do I Look Like I Give A F*ck
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* DSDA - Defence Storage & Distribution Agency
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* DSDC - Defence Storage & Distribution Centre
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* [[DSO]] - Did Something Outstanding
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===E===
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* E4a - Specialist RUC Squad
 
* E4a - Specialist RUC Squad
 
* [[EOD]] - Explosive Ordnance Disposal
 
* [[EOD]] - Explosive Ordnance Disposal
* [[ERV]] - Emergency Rendezvous ''(also [[Electronic Repair Vehicle]])''
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* ERV - Emergency Rendezvous ''(also [[Electronic Repair Vehicle]])''
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===F===
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* [[FAC]] - Forward Air Controller
 
* [[FAC]] - Forward Air Controller
* FIBUA - Fighting In Builtup Areas
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* [[FEB]] - Fucking English Bastard/Bitch (for the [[Jocks]] of us out there)
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* [[FEHA]] - Force Environmental Health Advisor
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* [[FFL]] - French Foreign Legion
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* [[FIBUA]] - Fighting In Builtup Areas
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* [[FIPAC]] - Fighting In Pubs And Clubs
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* [[FISH]] - Fighting In Someone's House
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* [[FIWAF]] - Fighting In Woods and Forests
 
* [[FOO]] - Forward Observation Officer
 
* [[FOO]] - Forward Observation Officer
 
* FoS - Foreman of Signals
 
* FoS - Foreman of Signals
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* FRV - Final Rendezvous
 
* FRV - Final Rendezvous
 
* FRV - Fast Reaction Vehicle
 
* FRV - Fast Reaction Vehicle
* FUP- Forming Up Point
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* FUB - F*cking Ugly B*st*rd (as in: "that man's a FUB")
* GOC - General Officer Commanding
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* [[FUBAR]] - F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition
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* [[FUP]] - Forming Up Point
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* [[FUPA]] - Fat Upper Pussy Area
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===G===
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* [[GIFA]] - Great Iraqi F**K All
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* [[GOC]] - General Officer Commanding
 
* [[GPMG]] - General Purpose Machine Gun
 
* [[GPMG]] - General Purpose Machine Gun
 
* [[GPS]] - Global Positioning System
 
* [[GPS]] - Global Positioning System
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* [[GTF]] - Get To F*ck
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* [[GTT]] - Gunnery Training Team
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===H===
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* HALO - High Altitude Low Opening
 
* HALO - High Altitude Low Opening
 
* HLS - Helicopter Landing Site
 
* HLS - Helicopter Landing Site
 
* HMSU - Home Office Support Unit
 
* HMSU - Home Office Support Unit
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===I===
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* [[IED]] - Improvised Explosive Device
 
* [[IED]] - Improvised Explosive Device
* IEDD - Improvised Explosive Device Disposal
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* [[IEDD]] - Improvised Explosive Device Disposal
 
* IO - Intelligence Officer
 
* IO - Intelligence Officer
* JEWT - Jungle Exercise Without Trees
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* [[JAFFA]] - Just Another Fat F*cking Administrator
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* [[JANFU]] - Joint Army Navy F*ck Up
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* [[JEWT]] - Jungle Exercise Without Trees
 
* JSAT - Joint Service Adventure Training
 
* JSAT - Joint Service Adventure Training
 
* JSPC - Joint Services Parachute Centre
 
* JSPC - Joint Services Parachute Centre
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===K===
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* KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
 
* KTC - Kiel Training Centre
 
* KTC - Kiel Training Centre
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===L===
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* [[LE]] - Late entry Officer
 
* [[LE]] - Late entry Officer
 
* LMF - Lacking Moral Fibre
 
* LMF - Lacking Moral Fibre
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* [[LPC]] - Leather Personnel Carrier
 
* LRDG - Long Range Desert Group (WW2)
 
* LRDG - Long Range Desert Group (WW2)
 
* LSW - Light Support Weapon
 
* LSW - Light Support Weapon
* MiD - Mention in Despatches
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===M===
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* MARINE - Muscles Are Required, Intelligence Not Essential
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* MARINE - My Arrse Rides In Navy Equipment
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* [[MBE]] - My Bloody Efforts
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* MFP - Mixed Fruit Pudding
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* [[MiD]] - Mention in Despatches
 
* MPI - Mean Point of Impact
 
* MPI - Mean Point of Impact
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* MRF - Military Reconnaissance Force
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* [[MUPPET]] - Most Useless Person Pirbright Ever Trained
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* NAAFI - No Ambition And F*ck-all Interest
 
* NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
 
* NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
* MRF - Military Reconnaissance Force
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* [[NEWD]] - Night Exercise Without Darkness
* NEWD - Night Exercise Without Darkness
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* [[NEWT]] - Not to be Employed With Troops
* PLCE - Personal Load Carrying Equipment
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* [[NFI]] - Not Very Interested, also Not Feckin' Invited
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* [[NFQ]] - Not Feckin Qualified, describes a recruit
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* NORWICH - (K)nickers Off Ready When I Come Home
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* [[OBE]] - Other Buggers' Efforts
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* [[ODTF]] - Operation Doomed To Failure
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* [[OGDW]] - Operation Gone Disastrously Wrong
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* [[OMO]] - Old Man Overseas
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* [[PDTF]] - Project Doomed To Failure
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* [[PENIS]] - Planning Exercise Not Involving Soldiers
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* [[PLCE]] - Personal Load Carrying Equipment
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* [[PLONC]] - Person of Little Or No Consequence
 
* POA - Point Of Aim
 
* POA - Point Of Aim
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* POETS day - P*ss Off Early - Tomorrow's Saturday
 
* [[POL]] - Petrol, Oil, Lubricants
 
* [[POL]] - Petrol, Oil, Lubricants
* POW - Prisoner of War
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* [[PONFU(W)]] - Personnel Of No F*cking Use (Whatsoever)
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* [[PONTI]] - Person Of No Tactical Importance
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* [[POW]] - Prisoner of War
 
* [[PPA]] - Popski's Private Army (WW2)
 
* [[PPA]] - Popski's Private Army (WW2)
* PTI - Physical Training Instructor
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* [[PPPPPPP]] - Prior Preparation & Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance (aka ''The 7 Ps'')
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* [[PTI]] - Physical Training Instructor
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* [[PUFO]] - Pack Up, F*ck Off
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===Q===
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* QMSI - Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor
 
* QMSI - Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor
 
* QRF - Quick Reaction Force
 
* QRF - Quick Reaction Force
* RMBPD - Royal Marine Boom Patrol Detachment (WW2)
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===R===
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* [[RAOC]] - Rag And Oil Corps
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* [[RAOC]]- Ragged Arrsed Old Cnuts
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* [[REMF]] - Rear Echelon Motherf*cker
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* [[RLC]] - Really Large Corps
 
* RSP - Render Safe Proceedure
 
* RSP - Render Safe Proceedure
* RTU - Returned To Unit
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* [[RTU]] - Returned To Unit
 
* RUC - Royal Ulster Constabulary (George Cross)
 
* RUC - Royal Ulster Constabulary (George Cross)
* [[SBS]] - Special Boat Service
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* [[SLR]] - Self Loading Rifle; 7.62mm UK built FN FAL (obsolete - replaced by [[SA80]]/IW/L85)
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* [[SAS]] - State Authorised Slaughter
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* [[SAS]] - Special Author Service
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* [[SAS]] - Saturday Afternoon Soldiers (TA)
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* [[Colchester|SCRDE]] - Stores & Clothing Research & Development Establishment
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* [[SH]] - Sh1t Head
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* [[SHPRAC]] - Squashed Head Practice (Round)
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*[[SLR]] - Self Loading Rifle; 7.62mm UK built FN FAL (obsolete - replaced by [[SA80]]/IW/L85)
 
* SMG - Sub-Machine Gun
 
* SMG - Sub-Machine Gun
* SMIG - Sergeant Major Instructor Gunnery (RA)
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* [[SMIG]] - Sergeant Major Instructor Gunnery (RA)
 
* SMIS - Sergeant Major Instuctor Signals (RA)
 
* SMIS - Sergeant Major Instuctor Signals (RA)
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* [[SNAFU]] - Situation Normal, All F*cked Up
 
* SNS - Special Night Squads (Palestine)
 
* SNS - Special Night Squads (Palestine)
 
* SOE - Special Operations Executive (WW2)
 
* SOE - Special Operations Executive (WW2)
* SPTA - Salisbury Plain Training Area
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* [[SOUP]] - Single Officer Unnecessary Purchase
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* [[SPTA]] - Salisbury Plain Training Area
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* [[STAB]] - Stupid/Stinking TA Bastard
 
* SUIT - Sight Unit Infantry Trilux (obsolete - replaced by [[SUSAT]])
 
* SUIT - Sight Unit Infantry Trilux (obsolete - replaced by [[SUSAT]])
* SUSAT - Sight Unit Small Arms Trilux
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* [[SUSAT]] - Sight Unit Small Arms Trilux
* TEWT - Tactical Exercise Without Troops
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* SWAT - Some Weekends and Tuesdays (TA)
* TFIB - Token Female in Battalion (obsolete)
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* TOT - Time on Target
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* [[TA]] - Toy Army
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* [[TCH]] - That C**t Hoon (as used by the Chief of the General Staff and his mates, no less!)- the former SofS for defence, Geoff Hoon
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* [[TEWT]] - Tactical Exercise Without Troops
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* [[TFIB]] - Token Female in Battalion (obsolete)
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* [[TOT]] - Time on Target
 
* TPU - Timer and Power Unit
 
* TPU - Timer and Power Unit
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* [[TULIP]] - Totally Useless Little Irish Person
 
* TWOK - Tested Working OK
 
* TWOK - Tested Working OK
* UDR - Ulster Defence Regiment
 
* VCP - Vehicle Check point
 
* WMD - Weapons of Mass Destruction (''See [[TLA#Serious|NBC]]'') ''(also [[Weapon of Mass Distraction]])''
 
* WT - Wireless Telegraphy
 
* YoS - Yeoman of Signals
 
  
==Not So Serious==
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* [[U3]] - Utterly Utterly Useless
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* [[UDR]] - Ulster Defence Regiment
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* [[UMIN]] - Ugliest Man In NATO
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* [[USMC]] - Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
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===V===
  
* ACC - Aldershot Concrete Commandos, Andy Capps Commandos
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* [[VCP]] - Vehicle Check Point
* AGC - Alf Garnet's Commandos
 
* BJAFO - Basically Just A F*cking Observer (2nd Pilot)
 
* BOB - Bird or Bloke
 
* BOBFOC - Body Off Baywatch, Face Off Crimewatch
 
* BOHFOC- Body of Halle, face of Chuck.
 
* BOHICA - Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!
 
* CHIPS - Causing Havoc In Public Spaces
 
* CSB - Credit Stealing Bast*rd
 
* CTF - Chuffed To F*ck
 
* DADAFA - Deputy Assistant Director of Absolutely F*ck All
 
* DILLIGAF - Do I Look Like I Give A F*ck
 
* FAFO - Fire & F*ck Off
 
* [[FEB]] - Fucking English Bastard/Bitch (for the [[Jocks]] of us out there)
 
* FFC - F*cks a F*ck Club
 
* FISH - Fighting In Someone's House
 
* FIWAF - Fighting Indians with a Fish
 
* FOAD - F*ck Off And Die
 
* FUBAR - F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition
 
* GAFA - Great Arabian F**K All
 
* GEO - Geographically-Embarrased Officer
 
* INT - Intelligence Never Tested
 
* ITF - Impressed To F*ck
 
* JAFFA - Just Another Fat F*cking Adminstrator
 
* KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
 
* MARINE - Muscles Are Required, Intelligence Not Essential
 
* MFP - Mixed Fruit Pudding
 
* MUPPET - Most Useless Person Pirbright Ever Trained
 
* NEWT - Not to be Employed With Troops
 
* NAAFI - No Ambition And F*ck-all Interest
 
* [[NFI]] - Not Very Interested, also Not Feckin' Invited
 
* NORWICH - (K)nickers Off Ready When I Come Home
 
* OMO - Old Man Overseas
 
* PENIS - Planning Exercise Not Involving Soldiers
 
* POETS day - P*ss Off Early - Tomorrow's Saturday
 
* PONTI - Person Of No Tactical Importance
 
* PPPPPPP - Prior Preparation & Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
 
* PUFO - Pack Up, F*ck Off
 
* RAOC - Rag And Oil Corps
 
* REMF - Rear Echelon Motherf*cker
 
* RLC - Really Large Corps
 
* SAS - State Authorised Slaughter
 
* SNAFU - Situation Normal, All F*cked Up
 
* SOUP - Single Officer Unnecessary Purchase
 
* STAB - Stupid TA Bastard
 
* TA - Toy Army
 
* TAFFAARD - Take A Flying F*ck At A Rolling Doughnut
 
* TCH - That C**t Hoon (as used by the Chief of the General Staff and his mates, no less!)- the former SofS for defence, Geoff Hoon
 
* TEWI - Tactical Exercise Without Interest
 
* UDR - Uncle Dermot's rifles; Under Developed Ranger
 
* [[UNBENAF]] - (Medical) - Unecessary Breast Examination - (Nothing abnormal found)
 
* UMIN - Ugliest Man In NATO
 
* USMC - Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
 
 
* [[VOL]] - Vision of Loveliness.
 
* [[VOL]] - Vision of Loveliness.
  
==Honours & Awards==
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===W===
  
* DSO - Did Something Outstanding
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* WCS - Worst Case Scenario
* OBE - Other Buggers' Efforts
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* [[WFM]] - Whole Fleet Management
* MBE - My Bloody Efforts
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* [[WMD]] - Weapons of Mass Destruction (''See [[TLA#Serious|NBC]]'') ''(also [[Weapon of Mass Distraction]])''
* CMG - Call Me God
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* [[WOFTEX]] - Waste Of Fucking Time Exercise
* KCMG - Kindly Call Me God
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* WT - Wireless Telegraphy
* GCMG - God Calls Me God
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* YofS - [[Yeoman of Signals]]
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Latest revision as of 19:36, 29 February 2012

The entire Army is run on acronyms.

TLAs (Three-Letter Acronyms) replaced obsolete TLAs (Two-Letter Acronyms) after WW2 when it was realised that the Forces needed more possibilities than TLAs allowed.


TLAs of both kinds have now been largely been surpassed by MLAs (Multi-Letter Acronyms). TLAs are technically abbreviations, whereas MLAs provide an open-ended opportunity for total Acronym Overload.


Below is a selection of MLAs. For many more, visit The Dictionary



A

  • ACC - Aldershot Concrete Commandos, Andy Capps Commandos, Any Cnut can Cook
  • AFV - Armoured Fighting Vehicle
  • AGC - Alf Garnet's Commandos
  • AGHW - All Gone Horribly Wrong
  • ARAB - Arrogant Regular Army Bastard (cf. STAB)
  • ASU - Active Service Unit (The Boyos)

B

  • BA(G) - British Army (Germany)
  • BALO - Brigade Air Liason Officer
  • BAOR - British Army of the Rhine
  • BATSU - British Army Training Support Unit
  • BATSUB - British Army Training Support Unit Belize
  • BATT - British Army Training Team
  • BATUS - British Army Training Unit Suffield
  • BCR - Battle Casualty Replacement
  • BER - Beyond Economical Repair
  • BFG - British Forces Germany
  • BFOT - Big F*ck Off Tent
  • BJAFO - Basically Just A F*cking Observer (2nd Pilot)
  • BKYC - British Kiel Yacht Club
  • BLR - Beyond Local repair
  • BOB - Bird or Bloke
  • BOBFOC - Body Off Baywatch, Face Off Crimewatch
  • BOHFOC- Body of Halle, face of Chuck.
  • BOHICA - Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!
  • BOO - Battalion Orderly Officer
  • BOS - Battalion Orderly Sergeant
  • BSFAO - Best Suit For All Occasions

C

  • CDO - Commando
  • CEFO - Combat Equipment Fighting Order (obsolete - now superseded by PLCE)
  • CEI - Communications Electronic Instruction
  • CEMO - Combat Equipment Marching Order (obsolete - now superseded by PLCE)
  • CES - Complete Equipment Schedule
  • CHIPS - Causing Havoc In Public Spaces, or Creating Havoc in Peoples' Streets
  • CPV - Civilianised Patrol Vehicle (NI, early 90s). FFS why bother - it's just a f*cking CAR!!!
  • CQMS - Company Quartermaster Sergeant
  • CRA - Commander Royal Artillery
  • CRE - Commander Royal Engineers
  • COIN - Counter Insurgency
  • CTF - Chuffed To F*ck
  • CTR - Close Target Recce

D

  • DADAFA - Deputy Assistant Director of Absolutely F*ck All
  • DALO - Divison Air Liason Officer
  • DARE - Defence Acronym Research Establishment
  • DCTA - Defence Clothing & Textiles Agency
  • DFT - Dont Fucking Touch
  • DILLIGAF - Do I Look Like I Give A F*ck
  • DSDA - Defence Storage & Distribution Agency
  • DSDC - Defence Storage & Distribution Centre
  • DSO - Did Something Outstanding

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F

  • FAC - Forward Air Controller
  • FEB - Fucking English Bastard/Bitch (for the Jocks of us out there)
  • FEHA - Force Environmental Health Advisor
  • FFL - French Foreign Legion
  • FIBUA - Fighting In Builtup Areas
  • FIPAC - Fighting In Pubs And Clubs
  • FISH - Fighting In Someone's House
  • FIWAF - Fighting In Woods and Forests
  • FOO - Forward Observation Officer
  • FoS - Foreman of Signals
  • FPF - Final Protective Fire
  • FRU - Force Research Unit
  • FRV - Final Rendezvous
  • FRV - Fast Reaction Vehicle
  • FUB - F*cking Ugly B*st*rd (as in: "that man's a FUB")
  • FUBAR - F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition
  • FUP - Forming Up Point
  • FUPA - Fat Upper Pussy Area

G

  • GIFA - Great Iraqi F**K All
  • GOC - General Officer Commanding
  • GPMG - General Purpose Machine Gun
  • GPS - Global Positioning System
  • GTF - Get To F*ck
  • GTT - Gunnery Training Team

H

  • HALO - High Altitude Low Opening
  • HLS - Helicopter Landing Site
  • HMSU - Home Office Support Unit

I

  • IED - Improvised Explosive Device
  • IEDD - Improvised Explosive Device Disposal
  • IO - Intelligence Officer

J

  • JAFFA - Just Another Fat F*cking Administrator
  • JANFU - Joint Army Navy F*ck Up
  • JEWT - Jungle Exercise Without Trees
  • JSAT - Joint Service Adventure Training
  • JSPC - Joint Services Parachute Centre

K

  • KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
  • KTC - Kiel Training Centre

L

  • LE - Late entry Officer
  • LMF - Lacking Moral Fibre
  • LPC - Leather Personnel Carrier
  • LRDG - Long Range Desert Group (WW2)
  • LSW - Light Support Weapon

M

  • MARINE - Muscles Are Required, Intelligence Not Essential
  • MARINE - My Arrse Rides In Navy Equipment
  • MBE - My Bloody Efforts
  • MFP - Mixed Fruit Pudding
  • MiD - Mention in Despatches
  • MPI - Mean Point of Impact
  • MRF - Military Reconnaissance Force
  • MUPPET - Most Useless Person Pirbright Ever Trained

N

  • NAAFI - No Ambition And F*ck-all Interest
  • NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
  • NEWD - Night Exercise Without Darkness
  • NEWT - Not to be Employed With Troops
  • NFI - Not Very Interested, also Not Feckin' Invited
  • NFQ - Not Feckin Qualified, describes a recruit
  • NORWICH - (K)nickers Off Ready When I Come Home

O

  • OBE - Other Buggers' Efforts
  • ODTF - Operation Doomed To Failure
  • OGDW - Operation Gone Disastrously Wrong
  • OMO - Old Man Overseas

P

  • PDTF - Project Doomed To Failure
  • PENIS - Planning Exercise Not Involving Soldiers
  • PLCE - Personal Load Carrying Equipment
  • PLONC - Person of Little Or No Consequence
  • POA - Point Of Aim
  • POETS day - P*ss Off Early - Tomorrow's Saturday
  • POL - Petrol, Oil, Lubricants
  • PONFU(W) - Personnel Of No F*cking Use (Whatsoever)
  • PONTI - Person Of No Tactical Importance
  • POW - Prisoner of War
  • PPA - Popski's Private Army (WW2)
  • PPPPPPP - Prior Preparation & Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance (aka The 7 Ps)
  • PTI - Physical Training Instructor
  • PUFO - Pack Up, F*ck Off

Q

  • QMSI - Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor
  • QRF - Quick Reaction Force

R

  • RAOC - Rag And Oil Corps
  • RAOC- Ragged Arrsed Old Cnuts
  • REMF - Rear Echelon Motherf*cker
  • RLC - Really Large Corps
  • RSP - Render Safe Proceedure
  • RTU - Returned To Unit
  • RUC - Royal Ulster Constabulary (George Cross)

S

  • SAS - State Authorised Slaughter
  • SAS - Special Author Service
  • SAS - Saturday Afternoon Soldiers (TA)
  • SCRDE - Stores & Clothing Research & Development Establishment
  • SH - Sh1t Head
  • SHPRAC - Squashed Head Practice (Round)
  • SLR - Self Loading Rifle; 7.62mm UK built FN FAL (obsolete - replaced by SA80/IW/L85)
  • SMG - Sub-Machine Gun
  • SMIG - Sergeant Major Instructor Gunnery (RA)
  • SMIS - Sergeant Major Instuctor Signals (RA)
  • SNAFU - Situation Normal, All F*cked Up
  • SNS - Special Night Squads (Palestine)
  • SOE - Special Operations Executive (WW2)
  • SOUP - Single Officer Unnecessary Purchase
  • SPTA - Salisbury Plain Training Area
  • STAB - Stupid/Stinking TA Bastard
  • SUIT - Sight Unit Infantry Trilux (obsolete - replaced by SUSAT)
  • SUSAT - Sight Unit Small Arms Trilux
  • SWAT - Some Weekends and Tuesdays (TA)

T

  • TA - Toy Army
  • TCH - That C**t Hoon (as used by the Chief of the General Staff and his mates, no less!)- the former SofS for defence, Geoff Hoon
  • TEWT - Tactical Exercise Without Troops
  • TFIB - Token Female in Battalion (obsolete)
  • TOT - Time on Target
  • TPU - Timer and Power Unit
  • TULIP - Totally Useless Little Irish Person
  • TWOK - Tested Working OK

U

  • U3 - Utterly Utterly Useless
  • UDR - Ulster Defence Regiment
  • UMIN - Ugliest Man In NATO
  • USMC - Uncle Sam's Misguided Children

V

  • VCP - Vehicle Check Point
  • VOL - Vision of Loveliness.

W

Y