- Hello - I remember hearing once that TOS and SOS mean something like Taken on Strength and Sent off Strength, when you are talking of men moving from one unitMessage 1 of 3 , Oct 29, 2005View SourceHello -I remember hearing once that TOS and SOS mean something like Taken on Strength and Sent off Strength, when you are talking of men moving from one unit to another. Actually, I see from http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/compensation/psc/psc-7-2241-e.html that they are Taken on Strength and Struck off Strength.
Caren----- Original Message -----From: Gordon LaneSent: Saturday, October 29, 2005 5:28 PMSubject: RE: Military Code/ShorthandGenerally accepted termsR.D.F = Radio Direction Finder may be Radar but would think Radio as you state that he was a Radio mechanicU.T. = Unit TrainerAC2 = Aircraftman Level 2LAC = Leading AircraftmanROG B = Radio Operator Ground Level BTOS = Time on StationSOS = Special Operations Squadron
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Subject: Military Code/ShorthandHi,Any one able to decipher the following code/shorthand found on a WW2 military record.My dad enlisted and served in the RCAF (I know this one) during WW2 as first a radio mechanic and then operator.In reviewing his record I found;a). R. D. F. Operator (ground). What would R D F be short for?b). R. D. F. Mechanics (U. T.). What would U T be short for?c). On a Leave / Pass Form, a rank of AC2 is listed. What is an AC2?d). There is also reference to a rank of LAC. Any ideas?e). On the Appendix to the discharge for, a trade of ROG "B" is listed. Any thoughts what ROG B would be?and finallyf). on the Record of Service, there is either S.O.S or T.O.S before each unit and place assigned. Any idea, would they possibly be Start Of Service, and Transfer of Service?Thanks in advance for your help.Peter, in Calgary, Ab