Military abbreviations: H

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A glossary of military-based abbreviations, acronyms and initials used throughout the First World War, the Second World War and through to present day. The abbreviations are associated with various different nations, primarily the United Kingdom but also including, India, South Africa, USA, New Zealand and Australia. Abbreviations also have a strong focus on various armed forces such as the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Use the browse prefix below to navigate to glossaries beginning with a specific letter.

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Abbreviation Definition 1 Definition 2 (if applicable)
H
Howitzer
HA
Heavy Artillery (South African)
HAC
Honourable Artillery Company
HAC ART
Honourable Artillery Company Artillery Section
HAC INF
Honourable Artillery Company Infantry Section
HAMP R
Hampshire Regiment
HAMPS YEO
Hampshire Yeomanry
HANTS
Hampshire Regiment
HAR
Heavy Artillery Reserve
HARIANA LNC
Hariana Lancers (Indian)
HAVR
Havildar (Indian rank)
HB
Heavy Battery
HCU
Heavy Conversion Unit (RAF)
HD
Home Defence
HE
High Explosive
HERT R
Hertfordshire Regiment
HERTS YEO
Hertfordshire Yeomanry
HG
Hotchkiss Gunner
HIGH LI
Highland Light Infantry
HKSRGA
Hong Kong and Singapore Royal Garrison Artillery
HKVDC
Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps
HLI
Highland Light Infantry
HM
His Majesty’s
Her Majesty’s
HMS
His Majesty’s Ship
Her Majesty’s Ship
HMSO
His Majesty’s Stationary Office
Her Majesty’s Stationary Office
HON
Honorary
Honourable
HOUSEHOLD BN
Household Battalion
HOW BDE
Howitzer Brigade
HOW BTY
Howitzer Battery
HQ
Headquarters
HRS
Hussars
HS
Home Service
HSE
Horse
HT
Horse Transport
HTMB
Heavy Trench Mortar Battery
HY BDE
Heavy Brigade
HY BTY AC
Heavy Battery Ammunition Column