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Military abbreviations: L

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)
L
Lieutenant (RN)
LABOUR C
Labour Corps
LABR
Labourer (Indian Labour Corps)
LAC
Leading Aircraftman (RAF)
LACW
Leading Aircraftwoman (RAF)
LAD
Light Aid Detachment
Light Air Defence
LANARK YEO
Lanarkshire Yeomanry
LANCS FUS
Lancashire Fusiliers
LB
Landing Barge
LC
Labour Corps
LCA
Landing Craft, Assault
LCI
Landing Craft, Infantry
L COL
Lieutenant Colonel (Royal Marines)
L CPL
Lance Corporal
L CR
Lieutenant Commander (RN)
LCRS
Lancers
LCT
Landing Craft, Tank
LEIC R
Leicestershire Regiment
LEIC YEO
Leicestershire Yeomanry
LEINS R
Leinster Regiment
LF
Lancashire Fusiliers
LG
Lewis Gunner
Life Guards Landing Ground (RAF) London Gazette
L GDS
Life Guards
L H F AMB
Light Horse Field Ambulance (Australian)
LHR
Light Horse Regiment (Australian)
L H REG
Light Horse Regiment (Australian)
L H SIG TRP
Light Horse Signal Troop (Australian)
LI
Light Infantry
LIEUT
Lieutenant
LINC R
Lincolnshire Regiment
LINC YEO
Lincolnshire Yeomanry
L NAIK
Lance Naik (Indian rank)
LN LAN R
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
LNLR
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
L OF C
Line of Communications
LOND R
London Regiment
LOTH & BORD H
Lothian and Border Horse
LOVAT’S SCTS
Lovat’s Scouts
L’POOL R
Liverpool Regiment
LRB
London Rifle Brigade
LRDG
Long Range Desert Group
LRS
Lancers
LS
Leading Seaman (RN)
London Scottish
LS & GCM
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
L SGT
Lance Sergeant
LSH – RC
Lord Strathcona’s Horse – Royal Canadians
LSI
Landing Ship, Infantry
LST
Landing Ship, Tank
LT
Lieutenant
LT CDR
Lieutenant Commander (RN)
LT COL
Lieutenant Colonel
LT GEN
Lieutenant General
LT INFY
Light Infantry
LTMB AIF
Light Trench Mortar Battery Australian Imperial Force
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