Glossary of Code Names and Abbreviations
Armoured fighting vehicleA.I.
Air interception--radar carried by fightersA.M.E.S.
Air Ministry Experimental Station (i.e. radar station)'ANVIL'
Allied landings in Southern France--1944--see 'DRAGOON'Asdic
Shipborne apparatus for the detection of underwater objectsA.S.V.
Air-to-surface vessel--airborne search and homing radar used for anti-U-boat and anti-shipping operations'BINGHAM'
Establishment of air forces at Zara (Yugoslavia)--April, 1945'BLACKMAIL'
Sabotage operations by French workers'BOWLER'
Air attack on shipping in harbour of Venice--21st March, 1945'BRASSARD'
Amphibious operations to capture Island of Elba--25th May, 1944'BROADWAY;
Landing ground--north-east Burma (1944)'Cab Rank'
Small formations of patrolling fighters and fighter-bombers on immediate call for close tactical support'CHOWRINGHEE'
Landing ground-north-east Burma (1944)'CLARION '
Widespread air attacks on communications throughout Central Germany--22nd February, 1945'CORK'
Coastal Command anti-U-boat patrols (1944)'Cossac'
Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander'CROSSBOW
Offensive and defensive measures to counter V-weapon attack'DIADEM'
Assault to effect union between main front and Anzio beachhead--May, 1944'DIVER'
The V.1 (flying bomb)'DRACULA'
Allied combined assault on Rangoon--May, 1945'DRAGOON'
Originally 'ANVIL'--Allied landings in Southern France--15th August, 1944
Air evacuation of refugees from Slovenia--March, 1945'EEARTHQUAKE MAJOR'
Assault on tactical targets by heavy bombers--Burma, 1944/1945'EEARTHQUAKE MINOR'
Assault on tactical targets by medium bombers--Burma, 1944/1945'EUREKA'
Portable ground radio-beacon'fido'
Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation'FLASHPOINT'
The United States Ninth Army assault across the Rhine in operation 'PLUNDER'--March, 1945'FLOWER'
Patrol of enemy night fighter airfieldsFreya (German)
Radar installation for long-range detection'GARDENING'
Sea mine-laying by aircraftG.C.I.
Medium-range radar aid to navigation employing ground transmitters and airborne receiverG.H.
Radar blind bombing system which used 'GEE' equipment in conjunction with airborne transmitter and two ground beacons'GOMORRAH'
Bomber Command's main offensive on Hamburg, 24th/25th July-2nd/3rd August, 1943'GOODWOOD'
Twenty-First Army Group offensive south of Caen--July, 1944'GRENADE'
The United States Ninth Army offensive in conjunction with operation 'VERITABLE'--February, 1945'HERMANN' (German)
Attacks on Allied airfields--1st January, 1945'H2S'
Airborne radar navigational and target location aid'INTRUDER'
Offensive night patrols over enemy territory intended to destroy hostile aircraft and to dislocate the enemy flying organization'MALLARD'
Airborne landing of 6th Air Landing Brigade and the Airborne Armoured Recce. Regiment in N.W. Europe--6th June, 1944'MALLORY MAJOR'
Disruption of the enemy's flow of supplies into Northern Italy by the destruction of rail and road bridges--12th/15th July, 1944'MANNA'
Air transportation of supplies and food to the citizens of Holland--April/May, 1945
Airborne operations--Arnhem, September, 1944'MASTIFF'
Air transportation of medical supplies and evacuation of Allied Prisoners of War--Far East, 1945'NEPTUNE'
The amphibious operations within 'OVERLORD'--5th/6th June, 1944'NOBALL'
Rocket and flying bomb sites, storage and manufacturing centres'OBOE'
Ground-controlled radar system of blind bombing in which one station indicates track to be followed and another the bomb release pointO.T.U.
Operational Training Unit'Operation C' (Japanese)
Projected advance into India--February, 1944'OVERLORD'
Allied re-entry into N.W. Europe--June, 1944'PICADILLY'
Landing ground--north-east Burma (1944)'PICADILLY HOPE A'
Landing ground at Griblje (Slovenia) area'PLUNDER'
The northern crossing of the Rhine by Twenty-First Army Group--23rd/24th March, 1945'POINTBLANK'
The attack on German fighter forces and the industry upon which they depended--1943/1944'Round-Up'
Projected Anglo-American operation against northern France--1943'RUMPELKAMMER' (German)
Flying bomb attack on England'SELFRIDGE'
Anglo-American air operations designed to destroy the ball-bearing manufacturing centre at Schweinfurt'SLEDGEHAMMER'
Projected Anglo-American operation against northern France--1942'TAXABLE'
Bomber Command 'surface convoy' deception operation---5th/6th June, 1944'THURDSAY'
Operations behind Japanese armies in northeast Burma (1944)Torbeau
Anglo-American landing operation in French North Africa--November, 1942T.R.E.
Telecommunications Research Establishment'VARSITY'
Airborne operations in support of the northern crossing of the Rhine--March, 1945
Offensive by Canadian First Army on the Rhineland--February, 1945V.L.R.
Very Long Range'WILDHORN III'
'Pick-up' operation in Poland--25th July, 1944'WINDOW'
Metallized paper strips dropped by bomber aircraft in order to disrupt enemy radar systemWürzburg (German)
Ground radar system used for controlling searchlights, anti-aircraft guns and night fighter aircraft'ZIPPER'
Projected assault on Malaya--1945
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