A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A
Admin - Administration
AdminO - Administration Officer
Adj - Adjutant - a cadet parade position not a rank
AC - Air cadet
AKA -  Also Know As
AAC - Advanced Aviation Course
AATC-AM - Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Aircraft Maintenance
AATC-AO - Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Airport Operations
ARMIC - Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course


B
BAC - Basic Aviation Course
BATAC - Basic Aviation Technology & Aerospace Course
BDCC - Basic Drill and Ceremonial Course
BFSC - Basic Fitness & Sports Course
BSC - Basic Survival Course


C
Capt - Captain
CO - Commanding Officer
Cpl - Corporal
CI - Civilian Instructor
CV - Civilian Volunteer

CHAP - Cadet Harassment and Abuse Prevention program ( no longer used, replaced by PSRY)
CMDR - Commander
CATO - Cadet Administrative and Training Orders
Cdt -  Cadet


D
DND - Department of National Defense
Dress - the clothing type worn by cadets - such as full, civilian, summer, ceremonial and combat. Full dress is the complete uniform.
DCO - Deputy Commanding Officer
DCIC - Drill And Ceremonial Instructor Course


E
ETA - Estimated time of arrival
EO: - Enabling Objective


F
FCpl - Flight Corporal
FSgt - Flight Sergeant
Flt - Flight (refers to the groups on parade - Hornet, Chinook, Lancaster, Spitfire, Arrow and Mosquito)
Flt Comd - Flight Commander - Cadet parade position (Not associated with individual rank)
Flt Sgt - Flight Sergeant - Parade Position, the second in command of a flight

FTX - Field Training Exercise, also referred to as survival exercise
FHQ - Field Headquarters  (used on FTXs Only)
FSIC - Fitness and Sports Instructor


G
GMT - Greenwich Mean Time - the Greenwich meridian is the accepted time reference.
GPS - Glider Pilot Scholarship
GT -  General Training


H
HQ - Headquarters
Hrs - hours, used to talk in 24hr time - as in 1400hrs or 2pm


I
2IC - second in command
IMP - Individual Meal Packet - full meal in a bag, main portion is a boil-in-the bag entree.
IAW - In Accordance With
IACE - International Air Cadet Exchange

J

K

L
LT - Lieutenant
2LT - Second Lieutenant
LHQ - Local headquarters - or local cadet offices
LAC - Leading Air Cadet


M
MRO - Monthly Routine Orders
MRE - Meal Ready to Eat(civilian equivalent to IMP)
MAJ - Major 
MB-BMC - Military Band - Basic Musician Course
MB-IMC - Military Band - Intermediate Musician Course
MB- AMC - Military Band - Advanced Musician Course



N
NLT - No later than
NCM - Non-Commisioned Member - cadets ie: Sgt, Flt Sgt, WO1, WO2
NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer - cadets ie: WO2; WO1

NW - Northwest Region


O
OCdt - Officer Cadet - lowest ranking officer
OIC - Officer in Charge - refers to officer responsible for an event
OPI - Officer of Primary Interest (this is the Officer that will take ultimate responsibility)
OT -  Oshkosh Trip (no longer offered)


P
Pra - Prairie Region (no longer used, replaced with NW)

PMV - Personal Motor Vehicle
PO: - Performance Objective
PO: EO: - Performance Objective / Enabling Objective
PSRY -  Positive Social Relations for Youth (replaced the CHAP
 program)
PPS -  Power Pilot Scholarship
PB-BMC - Pipe Band - Basic Musician Course
PB-IMC - Pipe Band - Intermediate Musician Course
PB-AMC - Pipe Band - Advanced Musician Course


Q

R
RO - Reviewing Officer
RSO - Range Safety Officer

RCAirC - Royal Canadian Air Cadets
RCACS - Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron


S
Sgt - Sergeant
Sqn Comd - Squadron Commander, also referred to as parade commander and filled by the WO1
Sqn Dep Comd - Squadron Deputy Commander -
 the cadet in the squadron assigned to the second highest parade position
SupO - Supply Officer
SWO - Squadron Warrant Officer - a parade position not a rank
StdsO - Standards Officer
SIC - Survival Instructor Course


T
TrgO - Training Officer



U 
UCCMA - Unit Cadet Conflict Management Advisor (
 formerly UHRA)
UHRA - Unit Human Rights Advisor (no longer used, replaced with UHRA)

V

W
WO1 - Warrant Officer First Class
WO2 - Warrant Officer Second Class
WRT - With Regards To


X

Y

Z
Zulu Time - another name for Greenwich Mean Time - GMT