Trade Abbreviations for the RCN

 

Ratings

 


 

1949

 

Source: Crowsnest Magazine Dec 1949

 

AA

Anti-Aircraft Rate

AC

Aircraft Controlman

AF

Air Fitter

AR

Air Rigger

AT

Air Artificer

AW

Adminstrative Writer

BD

Bandsman

BK

Blacksmith

CA

Control Armourer

CC

Communicator (Crypto)

CK

Cook (S) (Seaman)

CM

Communicator

CO

Cook (O) (Officer)

CS

Communicator (Special)

CV

Communicator (Visual)

CW

Communicator (W)

EA

Electrical Technician (Air)

EM

Electrician's Mate

ER

Engine Room Artificer

ET

Electrical Technician

GA

Gunnery Armourer

GI

Gunnery Instructor

HA

Hygiene Assistant

LA

Laboratory Assistant

LR

Layer Rate

MA

Medical Assistant

MM

Motor Mechanic

MO

Meteorological Observer

MR

Master-at-Arms

NA

Naval Airman

NS

Naval Storesman

OR

Operating Room Assistant

PA

Physiotherapy Aide

PB

Plumber

PC

Plane Technician

PH

Photographer

PI

Plot and Radar Instructor

PM

Pharmacist

PN

Painter

PT

Physical and Recreational Training Instructor

PW

Pay Writer

QI

Quartermaster Instructor

QM

Quartermaster Rate

QR

Quarters Rate

RA

Radio Technician (Air)

RC

Radar Control Rate

RP

Radar Plot Rate

RR

Radiographer

RT

Radio Technician

SE

Safety Equipmnet Technician

SH

Shipwright

SL

Sailmaker

SM

Stoker Mechanic

SW

Steward

TA

Torpedo Armourer

TD

Torpedo Detector

TI

Torpedo / Anti-Submarine Instructor

VS

Victualling Stoesman

 


 

1960

 

BRCN 113(1)

 

AF

Air Fitter

AM

Naval Airman

AP

Apprentice, Technical

AR

Air Rigger

AT

Aviation Technician

AW

Administrative Writer

BA

Bandsman Apprentice

BD

Bandsman

BN

Boatswain

BT

Biosciences Technician

CD

Clearance Diver

CK

Cook

CM

Commissaryman

EA

Air Electrical Technician

EM

Engineer Mechanic

ER

Engineering Technician

ET

Electrical Technician

FC

Fire Controlman

HG

Hygiene Technician

HM

Hull Mechanic

HT

Hull Technician

LB

Laboratory Technician

LM

Electrician's Mate

LT

Electronic Technician

MA

Medical Assistant

MM

Meteorologist's Mate

MO

Meteorological Technician

NA

Naval Aircrewman

NS

Naval Storesman

OR

Operating Room Assistant

PH

Photographer

PM

Pharmacist

PT

Physical and Recreational Training Instructor

PW

Pay Writer

RA

Air Electronic Technician

RM

Radioman

RP

Radar Plotter

RS

Radioman Special

SG

Signalman

SN

Sonarman

ST

Ship's Storesman

SW

Steward

VS

Victualling Storesman

WA

Weaponman Air

WR

Ship's Writer

WS

Weaponman Surface

WU

Weaponman Underwater

XT

X-ray Technician

 


 

RCNR - 1963

 

Source: Crowsnest magazine April 1963

 

AW

Administrative Writer

BD

Bandsman

CO

Communicator Operator

CO

Wren Communicator

CR

Communicator Radio

CV

Communicator Visual

ET

Electrical Technician

ET (L)

Electronic Technician

HA

Hygenic Assistant

HT (M)

Hull Technician (Metal)

HT (W)

Hull Technician (Wood)

LA

Laboratory Assistant

MA

Medical Assistant

MC

Mechanic

ME

Wren Medical Aide

NS

Naval Storesman

PL

Wren Plotter

PW

Pay Writer

RR

Radiographer

SM

Seaman

SS

Wren Secretary

ST

Ship's Storesman

TM

Mechanical Technician

VS

Victualling Storesman

WR

Ship's Writer

 


 

1970s - early 1980s

 

Adm Clk

Administrative Clerk

BN

Boatswain (Bos'n 181)

CK

Cook

ER

Marine Engineer (Mar Eng)

EW

Electronic Warfare Operator

FC

Fire Controlman

HT

Hull Technician

MA

Medical Assistant (MedA)

??

Meteorological Technician

NWT

Naval Weapons Technician

RM

Radioman (Rad Sea 251)

RP

Radar Plotter

SG

Signalman

SN

Sonarman

ST

Supply Technician

SW

Steward

WS

Weaponman Surface

WU

Weaponman Underwater

 


 

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