JSP 101 - abbreviations question

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LE
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#1
Does anyone have a copy to hand ?

Just got a fastball to write a number of papers for some grown-ups very quickly and obviously need to get any abbreviations correct.
Got most fine but 'tracker' and 'tracking' - as in for example 'jungle tracker' - I don't know if an official abbreviation exists for those, but it'll make one of the papers much lighter if there is.
While we're on it, & just out of interest, is there an abbreviation for jungle ?

Can anyone shed the correct light on this please ?
 
#2
If you're using a lot of abbreviations, you should list them. Otherwise write the term in full once with the abbreviation in brackets. Thereafter use the abbreviation.

You can create your own abbreviations in this way. The included list of abbreviations tells the reader what you mean and infers that any other meaning for the abbreviation, such as may be found in a pam, isn't relevant.

JSP 101 is a Guide, not a rule. It's meant to make life easier, not complicate it.
 

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LE
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#4
If you're using a lot of abbreviations, you should list them. Otherwise write the term in full once with the abbreviation in brackets. Thereafter use the abbreviation.
Yep, both of these recognised methods.

You can create your own abbreviations in this way. The included list of abbreviations tells the reader what you mean and infers that any other meaning for the abbreviation, such as may be found in a pam, isn't relevant.
This was an utterly bone suggestion thought up by one of the right on gang.
In the same way I will create my own way of spelling so as not to confuse the reader...

JSP 101 is a Guide, not a rule. It's meant to make life easier, not complicate it.
All cool and dandy but doesn't answer the question, it's rather like walking into a real Orderly Room...


Perhaps I should rephrase my original request:

Is there anyone out there who knows the official abbreviation (according to the Pam) for 'tracker' and 'tracking' and will pass that info on to me ?
 

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#6
Well if you want to know what's in JSP 101, the version I have handy, version 10, doesn't have a list of abbreviations.

"Jungle" isn't abbreviated in the Feb 1999 version of "Jungle Operations - Personal Survival and Safety Guide".

Nor is it abbreviated in "Infantry Company Group Jungle Tactics" (1999).

If you don't like the answers you're getting (admittedly the CD I've picked up is an old one), phone the WO of the principal recipient of your completed document and ask for a list of the abbreviations that they use.
 
#7
Instances of tracker/tracking in "Infantry Company Group Jungle Tactics" (1999).

CTT - Combat Tracker Team
VT - Visual tracker
JWTIC - Jungle Warfare Tracking Instructors Course

Lucky they didn't need to talk about a Company or Corps Training Team using video tape...
 
#9
It's great to know that, with all the modern technology and communications, JSP 101 is still giving staff officers nightmares! Perhaps someone could create a auto-spell-checker type app which inserts the correct JSP 101 abbreviation as the word is typed? Unless one exists already, I claim royalties on the idea......
 
#10
It's great to know that, with all the modern technology and communications, JSP 101 is still giving staff officers nightmares! Perhaps someone could create a auto-spell-checker type app which inserts the correct JSP 101 abbreviation as the word is typed? Unless one exists already, I claim royalties on the idea......
I doubt he is an officer if he had to come on here at that time and ask about JSP 101 and them get upset at the correct answers he received.
 

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LE
Kit Reviewer
#13
Well if you want to know what's in JSP 101, the version I have handy, version 10, doesn't have a list of abbreviations.

"Jungle" isn't abbreviated in the Feb 1999 version of "Jungle Operations - Personal Survival and Safety Guide".

Nor is it abbreviated in "Infantry Company Group Jungle Tactics" (1999).

If you don't like the answers you're getting (admittedly the CD I've picked up is an old one), phone the WO of the principal recipient of your completed document and ask for a list of the abbreviations that they use.
Cheers Puttees, been some time since I had to look stuff up in 101, the JSP not the Room, and as nothing I searched for gave a result I was unsure if the one online was complete or current. When did it cease to include abbreviations ?

Was pretty sure 'jungle' hadn't been abbreviated but good to get it from the source, besides it was just out of interest.

Instances of tracker/tracking in "Infantry Company Group Jungle Tactics" (1999).

CTT - Combat Tracker Team
VT - Visual tracker
JWTIC - Jungle Warfare Tracking Instructors Course

Lucky they didn't need to talk about a Company or Corps Training Team using video tape...
;-)
 

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#14
I doubt he is an officer if he had to come on here at that time and ask about JSP 101 and them get upset at the correct answers he received.
Look petal, as long as your anus isn't ripped & bleeding you know I'm not upset.

And, "at that time" ? :shock:
Is the concept of timezones is outside your payscale or just pre-Alzheimers ?
 
#15
... been some time since I had to look stuff up in 101, the JSP not the Room, and as nothing I searched for gave a result I was unsure if the one online was complete or current. When did it cease to include abbreviations ?
I was also fairly convinced that one of the early versions contained a list of abbreviations but I'd also checked version 2 only to find that it was a bit less reticent with regard to using abbreviations but still didn't have a list.
 
#16
The authorative document for abbreviations is JDP 0-01.1 which does not mention jungle, nor does it mention tracking in the sense that you want it. The advice given in JSP 101 is:

Abbreviations
41. Abbreviations are commonly used for dates, ranks or grades, job titles, formations
and units. Other abbreviations may only be used when they are well understood by the
recipients.
42. Do not use abbreviations when the tone and purpose of a document make them
inappropriate, such as in a citation, a laudatory letter or a letter of condolence. If you are
thinking of abbreviating a word, or words, follow these guidelines:
a. Do not overuse abbreviations, or you will make it hard for the reader to
understand what you have to say.
b. Do not introduce an abbreviation if you do not use it again in the document.
c. The first time you use the word or words, either in a heading or in the text,
write them in full. Then show the abbreviation in brackets immediately after; for
example ‘the hilltop is a key-point (KP) position’. Thereafter, use the abbreviation
consistently throughout the subsequent text, headings, tables, annexes and
appendices.
d. Do not use punctuation within or after abbreviations, except when it is part of
normal sentence punctuation. For example, use Dr and eg not ‘Dr.’ or ‘e.g.’
e. Do not use the ampersand (&) instead of the word ‘and’ in written English.
Use ‘&’ only in abbreviated titles: ‘R&D’ or ‘P&SS’.
f. Symbols for some units of measurement remain unaltered in the plural: ‘min’
means ‘minute’ or ‘minutes’; ‘kg’ means ‘kilogram’ or ‘kilograms’. If the unit of
measurement is used in full, then ‘metre’ and ‘tonne’ become ‘metres’ and tonnes’ in
the plural. Leave a space between the unit of measurement and its number: ’10
min’.
 
#18
It's great to know that, with all the modern technology and communications, JSP 101 is still giving staff officers nightmares! Perhaps someone could create a auto-spell-checker type app which inserts the correct JSP 101 abbreviation as the word is typed? Unless one exists already, I claim royalties on the idea......
Not quite a spell checker but MS Word templates for the use of the budding 101 geek.

www.rlavies.co.uk/jsp101.html

I thought the abbreviation for Jungle was 'the J'. :)


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#19
Not quite a spell checker but MS Word templates for the use of the budding 101 geek.

www.rlavies.co.uk/jsp101.html
That's a very good template but does tend to encourage laziness. There's no substitute for reading the guide in full. In my unit, we don't have personally-allocated laptops and the hard drives are wiped before issue, so we end up having to set up our own templates from scratch. It's a time-consuming bugbear but does provide training value.
 
#20
Yes, I thought so but wasn't going to crayon over a non-NAAFI thread. One also hopes he isn't a clerk, having to come on here and ask about his own trade skills. Then again......;)
 
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