Acronyms and Information


A
AC - Air Cadet
​​​​​​​ACLC - Air Cadet League of Canada
ACR - Annual Ceremonial Review
Admin - Administration
AdminO - Administration Officer
Adj - Adjutant
- a cadet parade position not a rank
B
BCPC - BC Provincial Commitee
C
C1A, C2, C3 - Numbered Order of Dress

- see uniforms under cadets
Canteen - Kit shop offering drinks and snacks @ $1 each
- pick up a canteen card in the office, max $10
Capt - Captain
CO - Commanding Officer
Cpl - Corporal
- cadet rank
CI - Civilian Instructor
CIC - Cadet In Charge
- can also refer to Cadet Instructor Cadre
CV - Civilian Volunteer
CATO - Cadet Administrative and Training Orders

D
DND - Department of National Defense
Dress - the clothing type worn by cadets

- such as full, civilian, summer, ceremonial and combat. Full dress is the complete uniform.

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E​​
ETA - Estimated time of arrival
EO - Enabling Objective

F
FCpl - Flight Corporal
- Cadet NCO rank
FSgt - Flight Sergeant - Senior Cadet NCO rank
Flt - Flight (refers to the parade groups of Band, Arrow, or Banshee)
Flt Comd - Flight Commander

- Cadet parade position (Not associated with individual rank)
Flt Sgt - Flight Sergeant
- Cadet parade position (Not associated with individual rank)
FTX - Field Training Exercise
G
GMT - Greenwich Mean Time

- the Greenwich meridian is the accepted time reference.
H
HQ - headquarters
Hrs - Hours
- as in 1400hrs or 2pm


I
J
K
L

Lt - Lieutenant - officer rank
2Lt - Second Lieutenant - officer rank
LHQ - Local Headquarters
- or local cadet offices
- lower part of the White Bldg at the top of the hill

LAC - Leading Air Cadet - a cadet rank
M
MRE - Meal Ready to Eat
MRO - Monthly Routine Orders

N
NLT - No Later Than
NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer

- cadets: Sgt; FSgt; WO2; WO1
O
OCdt - Officer Cadet - lowest ranking officer
OIC - Officer in Charge 
- refers to officer responsible for an event
OPI - Office of Primary Importance
- Sometimes used in place of OIC or OIC Ex

P
PMV - Personal Motor Vehicle
PO: - Performance Objective
PO: EO: - Performance Objective / Enabling Objective

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Q
R

RO - Range Officer
RSO - Range Safety Officer
RCAC - Royal Canadian Air Cadets
RCACS - Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
RCSU(P) - Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific)

- the Canadian Forces unit responsible for providing support to the Canadian Cadet Organizations in BC
S
Sgt - Sergeant
- cadet NCO rank
Sqn Comd - Squadron Commander - cadet rank
- the Senior most cadet in the squadron assigned to the top parade position
SupO - Supply Officer
SWO - Squadron Warrant Officer
- a parade position not a rank

T
2IC - Second In Charge

- usually associated with exercises or activities
U
V
W

Wing - refers to 808 Thunderbird Wing
(top part of LHQ)
- this is the local Royal Canadian Air Force Association Wing, our sponsor
WO1 - Warrant officer first Class - top cadet NCO rank
WO2 - Warrant Officer Second Class - NCO rank below WO1

X
Y
Z

Zulu Time
- another name for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)