Acronyms


 A

  • Admin – Administration
  • AdminO – Administration Officer
  • Adj – Adjutant – a cadet parade position not a rank
  • AC – Air cadet
  • ACL – Air Cadet League
  • ACA – Area Cadet Advisor – CF Member that is the squadrons director advisor.  Usually part of the DND Regular Forces
  • ACO – Area Cadet Officer – CF OFficer that is the squadrons direct link for squadron questions.  Usually part of the DND Regular Forces
  • ACR – Annual Ceremonial Review – Final Ceremonial Parade of the Training Year
  • AGM – Annual General meeting
  • AKA – Also known as

B

  • BCPC – British Columbia Provincial Committee of the ACL

C

  • Canteen – snack bar
  • Capt – Captain
  • CO – Commanding Officer
  • CO Parade – inspection by the CO of the cadets and a march past (military march) of the cadets.  This is typically 1-per month to practice for their year end ACR
  • Cpl – Corporal – cadet rank
  • CI – Civilian Instructor
  • Cmdr – Commander
  • CATO – Cadet Administrative and Training Orders
  • CF – Canadian Forces
  • CSTC – Cadet Summer Training Centre

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.

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 Aero, Spitfire etc)
  • 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

  • GCK – General Cadet Knowledge – basic information that cadets learn in the cadet program
  • GPS – Gliding Pilot Scholarship

H

  • HQ – headquarters
  • Hrs – hours – 24 hour clock eg – 1400hrs or 2pm

I

  • IACE – International Air Cadet Exchange
  • IMP – Individual Meal Packet – full meal in a bag, main portion is a boil-in-the bag entree.

 J

K

  • Kit – items needed for specific event

L

  • LAC – Leading Air Cadet – a cadet rank
  • LT – Lieutenant
  • LHQ – Local headquarters – (aka LTC)
  • LTC – Local Training Centre (aka LHQ)

M

  • Mess Dinner – Formal dinner following the traditions of the RCAF / a very fancy dinner
  • MRO – Monthly Routine Orders
  • MRE – Meals Ready to Eat (similar to IMP)

N

  • NLT – No later than
  • NCM – Non-Commissioned Member – cadet rank
  • NSTC – National Summer Training Centre (summer training scholarship  – ie PPR, GPS, etc

O

  • OCdt – Officer Cadet – lowest ranking officer
  • OIC – Officer in Charge – refers to officer responsible for an event
  • OPI – Officer of Primery Importance – Sometimes used in place of OIC

P

  • Pac – Pacific – as in Pacific Region
  • Parade night – Opening and Closing ceremonies on a cadet training night
  • PRCI’s – Pacific Region Cadet Instructions
  • PMV – Personal Motor Vehicle
  • PO: – Performance Objective
  • PO: EO: – Performance Objective / Enabling Objective
  • PPS – Power Pilot Scholarship
  • PSRYT – Positive Social Relations for Youth Training – a mandatory program taught to cadets  discussing expectations in the cadet program and in life.

Q

R

  • RO – Reviewing Officer
  • RO – Range Officer
  • RSO – Range Safety Officer
  • RCACS – Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron
  • RCSU – Regional Cadet Support Unit (regional supporting HQ)

S

  • 2IC – second in charge (usually associated with exercises or activities)
  • 2IC – second in command
  • 2LT – Second Lieutenant
  • SRB – Scholarship Review Boards, Interview Process for choosing cadets for National Summer Training – Held in February for PPS, GPS, IACE,  AATC-AO,AATC-AM,
  • Sgt – Sergeant – cadet NCM rank
  • SOP – Standard Operating Procedures
  • Sqn Comd – Squadron Commander – the Senior most cadet in the squadron assigned to the top parade position
  • SSC – Squadron Sponsoring Committee
  • SupO – Supply Officer
  • SWO – Squadron Warrant Officer – a parade position not a rank

T

  • Training Year – From September to June when squadron based training is done

U

  • UCCMA – Unit Cadet Conflict Management Advisor (officer position in each squadron)

 

V

W

  • WING – subdivision within provinces of the ACL – 259 is part of the Okanagan Wing
  • WO – Warning Order – information given for specific event
  • WOI – Warrant officer first Class – top cadet NCM rank
  • WOII – Warrant Officer Second Class – NCM rank below WOI

X

Y

Z

  • Zone – subdivision of the provincial Cadet program (Army, Air & Sea) – 259 is part of the Southern Interior Zone