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13th November 2007, 18:52

I found your thread 'Abbreviation and acronyms' in the old archives, but could I suggest you repeat the link here?

While I'm about it here's a few more to add:

ATD - Actual Time of Departure
ETD - Estimated Time of Departure
ETA - Emergency Temporary Accommodation (this was actually the code name for the wartime location of the Central Forecasting Office at Dunstable. The CFO moved into what was intended to be temporary wartime accommodation in Feb 1940 - and remained there until 1961!)


13th November 2007, 20:18
Here 'tis (not mine, but found the link...)


19th November 2007, 20:42
And another one Jason:

DZ - Dropping Zone

Bill Walker
19th November 2007, 21:33
It may have been a "dropping zone" in the UK, but in all my years at CJATC it was called "the drop zone".

23rd November 2007, 07:45
Ah Bill, there's another one missing from the list 'CJATC'.

I prepared DZ forecasts for more years than I care to remember, but just to make sure I emailed the forecaster on duty last night at Lyneham last night - one of the jobs of the met staff there being to produce DZ forecasts for the Hercules crews - and he tells me it's 'dropping zone'.

It looks, Jason, as though you need to include two definitions for DZ in your list, one each for Canada and the UK.


Bill Walker
23rd November 2007, 14:21
CJATC is a Canadian post-war term, you can find it on my (very abbreviated) list of abbreviations at http://www.ody.ca/~bwalker/project.html#terms