Appendix A: Equipment glossary

 

Equipment

Description

Location

105mmGerman Artillery 105mm BarrelNB Diary
75mmGerman Artillery 75mm BarrelNB Diary
88mmGerman Artillery 88mm BarrelNB Diary
Austin 3-TonnerSmall lorry to carry the diesel generatorsEH Article
CrossleyIn RAF radar context, this implies the massive four-wheel vehicles of that make commonly used to accommodate mobile equipment.  The Crossley truck had a large petrol engine with prodigious power and could tow almost anything.NB Article
Diamond TLarge Recovery TruckNB Diary
F.D.T.Fighter Direction Tender (There were 3 FDTs off the Normandy beaches and were converted Landing Ship Tanks used as floating GCI stations)NB Article
G.C.I.Ground-Controlled InterceptionNB Article
GPGeneral PurposeNB Article
LCTLanding Craft TankNB Article
L.S.T.Landing Ship Tank.  A form of special craft, designed to carry   tanks to be beached in Normandy.  Some, modified, became FDTs.NB Diary
MosquitoBritish Fighter Bomber. 2-engined.NB Article
M.T.Motor TransportNB Article
MK1Mark 1 
POLMilitary term for petrol, oil and lubricantsNB Article
RADAR

Radio Direction and Ranging

NB Article
R.D.F.The first title given to Radar in the UK.  Generally understood to stand for Radio Direction Finding (alternatively, Reflected Direction Findings).  Announced publicly as ‘Radiolocation’ in 1941, but this term was soon superseded by ‘Radar’. 
R.T.Radio Telephony 

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