Military abbreviations: N

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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)
N
North
NAAFI
Navy, Army and Air Force Institute
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NBM RIF
Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles (Indian)
NCC
Non Combatant Corps
NCO
Non Commissioned Officer
N CYC BN
Northern Cyclist Battalion
NE
North-East
NEWF’DLD
Newfoundland
NF
Northumberland Fusiliers
NFF
Nyasaland Field Force
NHB
Nairobi Howitzer Battery
NIG R
Nigerian Regiment
N IR H
North Irish Horse
NLC
Native Labour Corps (South African)
NLH
Natal Light Horse
NORF R
Norfolk Regiment
NORF YEO
Norfolk Yeomanry
NORTH’D FUS
Northumberland Fusiliers
NORTH’D YEO
Northumberland Yeomanry
NORTH’N R
Northamptonshire Regiment
NORTH’N YEO
Northamptonshire Yeomanry
N SOM YEO
North Somerset Yeomanry
N STAFF R
North Staffordshire Regiment
NW
North-West
NZ
New Zealand
NZ & A
New Zealand and Australian
NZ BDE
New Zealand Brigade
NZEF
New Zealand Expeditionary Force