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    Hi all,

    I would like to ask if there was any general rule for ORB abbreviations or or it always depend on the writer's "creativity"?
    I have experience with quite a lot of ORBs (good and bad one, detailed and brief ones) but largely there were always the same or similar abbreviation.

    Now I have came across a PR squadron ORB, where are specific abbreviations which I believe describes the target category. The explanations below are just my guess:

    A/D - airfield ?
    B.D.A. - Battle Damage Assessment, i.e. to cover the whole target to analyze any damages?
    L/G - landing ground?
    M/Y - Marshalling Yards?
    RRJ - railroad junction?
    RR VDT - railroad viaduct?
    S/P/B - Sea Plane Base?
    T/I/G/number - I have no idea, maybe just description of a position in a map given to the pilot?
    T/IC/number - I have no idea, maybe just description of a position in a map given to the pilot?

    Any comments/ideas/advice much appreciated

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Hello Pavel

    A/D for airdrome rather than airfield, but the distinction between the two is thin.

    I've often seen DA for Damage Assessment, frequently used in the recce world. So BDA seems correct for me, IMHO.

    LG, MY RRJ I agree.

    T for target is likely. T.I. is usually target indicator, but probably not in that context.

    Joss

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    Pavel,

    BDA is Bomb Damage Assessment.

    M/Y, L/G, S/P/B (SPB) are correct.

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
    Last edited by Andy Fletcher; 16th July 2018 at 12:54. Reason: Typo
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    Joss and Andy, many thanks for your confirmations + suggestions. Much appreciated!

    Pavel
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