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Abbreviations

These are the abbreviations I use to describe the different types of items I have. Please use them when placing an order or requesting information. Thanks!

  • Abn – Airborne
  • ADA – Air Defense Artillery
  • ARTY – Artillery
  • AGE – Army Green Edge
  • BDE – Brigade
  • Bn – Battalion
  • CB – Clutch Back
  • CE – Cut Edge (same as Flat Edge)
  • Circa – About that time line
  • CMD – Command
  • Co – Company
  • CW – Civil War
  • DJ – Dust Jacket
  • DUI – Distinctive Unit Insignia (aka Unit Crest)
  • EM – Enlisted Man
  • FE – Flat Edge
  • GF – Gold Filled
  • HC – Hard Cover
  • HFS – Home Front Support
  • HM – Home Made or Hand Made
  • HS – Hand Sewn
  • IB – Infantry Brigade
  • ID – Infantry Division
  • ME – Merrow Edge
  • Misc – Miscellaneous
  • MP – Military Police
  • NAV – Navigator
  • NS – Never Sewn
  • OBS – Obsolete
  • OD – Olive Drab
  • ODE – Olive Ddrab Edge
  • Pb – Paperback
  • PB – Pin Back
  • Pr – Possibly reproduction
  • RCT – Regimental Combat Team
  • RFB – Removed From a Beret
  • RFU – Removed From a Uniform
  • RGT – Regiment
  • R – Reproduction
  • SB – Screw Back
  • Sf – Silver filled
  • SF – Special Forces
  • SPAN AM – Spanish American War
  • SPOPS – Special Operations
  • TM – Theater Made
  • USACOM – U.S. Army Elements to Special Operations Command
  • USAF – U.S. Air Force
  • USCG – U.S. Coast Guard
  • USMC – U.S. Marine Corps
  • USN – U.S. Navy
  • VN – Vietnam
  • VR – Vetís Reunion
  • WO – Warrant Officer
  • WW1 – World War One
  • WW2 – World War Two