WWII Service Record Abbreviations

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  1. Help! New to this forum!
    Have just received the Army Service Record that is covered in abbreviations. Can anyone help me out with them?
    1. C.T.A. H.Q.R.A
    2. Forfeits 1 days pay under R.W. for WOAS see 15(1) A.A.
    3. C.R.O.A
    4. U/A/L/Bdr & P/A/L/Bdr
    5. Granted S.P.P
    6. C.P.O.A
    7. C.T.B.A
    Many thanks in advance,
  2. 4. U/A/L/Bdr & P/A/L/Bdr

    Unpaid Acting Lance Bombardier & Paid Acting Lance Bombardier. (I think)
    As for the rest, I have no idea.
  3. Thank-you! :D I'm getting there slowly!
  4. WOAS "While on Active Service"
    H.Q.R.A - Headquarters Royal Artillery
  5. Another one bites the dust!
  6. A.A. is "Army Act" (I think). King's Regulations (at that time).
  7. RW - Royal Warrant (Pay Matter)
  8. Thanks all!
  9. Surely a fit subject for Wiki entry?
  10. In exactly what conext do these abbreviations occur?

    C.P.O.A might be a Command Post Officer's Assistant - if this is a training record and he is a Lance Bombardier. Thats the bright chap who actually does the artillery command post calculations which the CPO then checks.
  11. Thanks Pteranadon. This is a Service Record of my partner's late father, who served WWII with 85th Field/Mountain Regiment R.A. (T.A.). Your suggestion could well be correct as under Qualifications it states - Signaller and C.P.O.A. Shortly afterwards he was granted S.P.P., which we now believe to be Special Proficiency Pay - awarded to those who undertook extra duties due to their special abilities.
    Once again, thank-you very much for your help.