Abbreviation  Abbreviation 
ACASAssistant Chief of Air Staff KAKnight of St Andrew, Barbados
ACDSAssistant Chief of Defence Staff KBKnight Companion of the Order of the Bath (up to 1815)
ADDame of Order of Australia KBEKnight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
AFNORTHAllied Forces Northern Europe KBLKing's Birthday Honours List
AKKnight of Order of Australia KCBKnight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (from 1815)
AOAAir Officer in charge of Administration KCIEKnight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
AOCAir Officer Commanding KCMGKnight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George
AOCinCAir Officer Commanding in Chief KCNKnight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua and Barbuda)
APTCArmy Physical Training Corps KCNGKnight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Grenada
ATSAuxiliary Territorial Service KCSIKnight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India
AUS Assistant Under Secretary of State KCSLKnight Commander of the Order of Saint Lucia
b/dBy dispensation  KCVOKnight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
BAORBritish Army of the Rhine KGKnight Companion of the Most Ancient Order of the Garter
BdeBrigade KGCNKnight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua and Barbuda)
BEFBritish Expeditionary Force KGNKnight Grand Collar of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua and Barbuda)
BLGBurkes Landed Gentry KIAKilled in action
Brig GenBrigadier General KNKnight Grand Collar of the Most Distinguished Order of Grenada
CaptCaptain KNHKnight of the Most Exalted Order of National Hero (Antigua and Barbuda)
CASChief of Air Staff KNZMKnight Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit
CDSChief of Defence Staff (used from 1959) KPKnight of the Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick
CENTOCentral Treaty Organisation KTKnight Companion of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle
CGSChief of General Staff (used prior to 1909 and post 1964 Kt BachKnight Bachelor
CHLCoronation Honours List Kt BannKnight Banneret
CIGSChief of Imperial General Staff (used 1909-64) LGLady Companion of the Most Ancient Order of the Garter
CinCCommander in Chief LOCOGThe London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012
CJPColin J Parry LTLady Companion of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle
CNSChief of Naval Staff Lt GenLieutenant General
ComdCommander / Command Maj GenMajor General
ComdtCommandant MISKBMember of Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor
COMNAVSOUTHCommander Allied Navies Southern Europe MITMassachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
cr.Created MODMinistry of Defence
CteeCommittee NAONational Audit Office
DADame of St Andrew, Barbados NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organisation
DBEDame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire NPLNational Physical Laboratory
DCBDame Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath NWFPNorth West Frontier Provinces (India)
DCDSDeputy Chief of Defence Staff NYLNew Year's Honours List
DCMGDame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George NZNew Zealand
DCNDame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua and Barbuda) OMOrder of Merit
DCNGDame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Grenada ONSOffice of National Statistics
DCSLDame Commander of the Order of Saint Lucia ONZOrder of New Zealand
DCVODame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order PLAPort of London Authority
DGCNDame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua and Barbuda) PMOPrincipal Medical Officer
DGMSDirector General Medical Services PNGPapua New Guinea
DGNDame Grand Collar of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua and Barbuda) POWPrisoner of War
DGNGDame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Grenada PPSParliamentary Private Secretary
Dir GenDirector General PUSPermanent Under Secretary of State
DivDivision QAIMNSQueen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
DNDame Grand Collar of the Most Distinguished Order of Grenada QARANCQueen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
DNBDictionary of National Biography QARNNSQueen Alexandra's Naval Nursing Service
DNB (MP)Dictionary of National Biography (Missing Persons) QBLQueen's Birthday Honours List
DNZMDame Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit QMGQuartermaster General
DRADirector Royal Artillery RAAFRoyal Auxiliary Air Force / also Royal Australian Air Force
DSACEURDeputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe RAMCRoyal Army Medical Corps
DSACLANTDeputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic RCDSRoyal College of Defence Studies
DUSDeputy Under Secretary of State RepRepresentative
EUEuropean Union RMRoyal Marines
FCOForeign and Commonwealth Office RNRRoyal Naval Reserve
FOICFlag Officer in Command SACEURSupreme Allied Commander Europe
FRSFellow of the Royal Society SEATOSouth East Asia Treaty Organisation
GBEKnight/Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire SHAEFSupreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force
GCBKnight/Dame Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (from 1815) SJLSilver Jubilee List (1935 and 1977 only but combined with Birthday Lists)
GCIEKnight Grand Cross of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire SqnSquadron
GCMGKnight/Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George succ.(Date) Succeeded
GCNGKnight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Grenada TATerritorial Army
GCSIKnight Grand Cross of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India TpsTroops
GCSLGrand Cross of the Order of Saint Lucia UCL University College London
GCVOKnight/Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order UK Mil RepUnited Kingdom Military Representative
GECG E Cockayne UKLFUnited Kingdom Land Forces
GNZMKnight/Dame Grand Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit UMISTUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
GOCGeneral Officer Commanding UNRRAUnited Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
GOCinCGeneral Officer Commanding in Chief VCVictoria Cross
Gov GenGovernor General VCASVice Chief of Air Staff
H&G"The Herald and Genealogist" (J.G. Nichols) VCDSVice Chief of Defence Staff
ICLImperial College London VCGSVice Chief of General Staff
IMSIndian Medical Service VCIGSVice Chief Imperial General Staff
inst.Installed (in connection with award of KG) VisnVisitation
IOWIsle of Wight WAAFWomen's Auxiliary Air Force
IPMInquisitions Post Mortem WRACWomen's Royal Army Corps
ISAFInternational Security Assistance Force (Afghanistan) WRAFWomen's Royal Air Force
IWGCImperial War Graves Commission WRNSWomen's Royal Naval Service
ju.majusque matris (in right of his mother) WWI/WW1World War One (1914-18)
ju.uxjusque uxoris (in right of his wife) WWII/WW2World War Two (1939-45)