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Glossary of WW2 terms and abbreviations

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Term Definition
RAAF
Royal Australian Air Force
RAF
Royal Air Force (Britain)
Rainbow
Code name given to US war plans drawn up for various scenarios
RAN
Royal Australian Navy
RCAF
Royal Canadian Air Force
RCN
Royal Canadian Navy
RDF
Radio Direction Finding
Reckless
Operational code name for US operations in Hollandia, New Guinea - April 1944
Red Army
The Soviet armed forces
Reichstag
The German Parliament
RFSS
Reichsfuehrer SS - "Reich Leader SS" the formal title of Heinrich Himmler
RIN
Royal Indian Navy
Ring
Operational code name for Soviet offensive against German army at Stalingrad - January 1943
RN
Royal Navy (Britain)
RNZAF
Royal New Zealand Air Force
RNZN
Royal New Zealand Navy
RSHA
Reichssicherheitshauptamt - "Reich Security Main Office" - orgainisation created by Himmler to coordinate all German security and police departments including the Gestapo, Kripo and SD.
Rumyantsev
Operational code name for Soviet counter offensive at the battle of Kursk, following operation Citadel - August 1943
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