BRITISH NOMENCLATURE SYSTEM FOR OUTFITS
Ships, built in the UK for the Royal Canadian Navy or transferred from the Royal Navy to the RCN, were fitted with a substantial amount of Brisih manufactured electronics. Lisdted below are the letter codes for various catagoroes of radio electeronics.
LETTER GROUP  ASSOCIATED OUTFIT GROUP LETTER GROUP  ASSOCIATED OUTFIT GROUP
AR, S

ACA - ADZ
ANA - AUZ
AWA - AWZ

BBa - BBz

CN - CQ
CAA - CBZ
CDA - CDZ
CJA - CJZ

CEA - CEZ
CPA - CPZ
CRA - CRZ
CSA - CSZ
CTA - CTZ
CUA - CUZ

DE - DO
DDA - DDZ
DHA - DHZ
DJA - DJK
DIA - DLZ
DPA - DXZ

EA - EZ

ESA - ESZ

GA - GZ
 

Aerial Outfits (Submarines)

Aerial Outfits
Aerial Outfits
Aerial Outfits (Whips) 

Battery Outfits

Receiver Outfits -  W/T
Receiver Outfits -  W/T
Receiver Outfits -  W/T
Receiver Outfits -  W/T

Receiver Outfits  - Radar
Receiver Outfits  - Radar
Receiver Outfits  - Radar
Receiver Outfits -  W/T
Receiver Outfits - Television
Receiver Outfits -  W/T

Power Supply Outfits
Power Supply Outfits
Power Supply Outfits
Power Supply Outfits
Power Supply Outfits
Power Supply Outfits

Aerial Exchange Outfits

Aerial Switching Outfits

Wavemeter Outfits 

HRA - HRZ

JA - JZ

KBA - KBZ
KCA - KCZ
KDA - KDZ
KEA - KEZ
KFA - KFZ
KGA - KGZ
KSA - KSZ

QA - QZ
MRA - MRZ

REA - REZ
RHR (1)/(2) etc
RHT (1)/(2) etc
RIS
RTA - RTZ

TA - TZ
TEA - TEZ
TOA - TOZ

Radar Teacher Outfits

Indicator Outfits

Separated Aerial Control Outfits
W/T and T/T Control Outfits
C.W.S. Control Outfits
Shore Station Remote Control
Fighter Direction Control Outfit
Speech Control Outfits
VHF Control Outfits

Receiver Outfits (R.C.M. &Y) Navigation
Morse and R/T Training Outfits

Recording Outfits
Auto High Speed Receiving Outfits
Auto High Speed Transmitting Outfits
Radar Interference Suppression Outfit
Ranging Outfits

Aerial Trunk Outfits
Tool Outfits
Testing Outfits

DF OUTFITS

D/F outfits are distinguished by a nomenclature system which employs a two letter code.

First Letter:

A - Adcock Aerial System
F - Fixed Frame Coil Aerial System
L - Loop Aerial System
R - Rotating Frame Coil Aerial System

Second Letter

A - Alternative HFDF or MFDF
C - Common aerial, Simultaneous reception on HF and MF but alternative DF
H - HFDF only
M - MFDF only
U -  UHF only
V - VHF only.
S - Simultaneous HFDF and MFDF

DETAILS ABOUT THE OUTFITS

Detais for selected outfits are provided below. These outfits cover the range of radio equipment found in RCN ships fiited with electronics provisioned in the UK.

AC Power Supply Outfits IRA to IRK
Aerial Outfits  ACA to ACH
Aerial Outfits ADA to ADG
Aerial Outfits AOA to AOL
Aerial Outfits APA to APG
Aerial Outfits APW to APZ
Aerial Exchange Outfits EA to EG
Aerial Trunk Outfits TA to TN
Battery Outfits BAc to BEl
Battery Outfits BBc to BBm
Battery Outfits BBn to BBz
Deck Insulator Groups OA to ON
Receiver Outfits CO to CQ, COS to CQS, CAA to CAF
Receiver Outfits CBA to CBJ
Wavemeter Outfits GA to GL
Wavemeter Outfits GK to GU
Wavemeter Outfits GW to GZ
 
 


Contributors:

1) Collingwood Heritage Museum  http://www.rnmuseumradarandcommunications2006.org.uk/1945%20March%20edition%20five.pdf
2) Clive Kidd  <cjckidd(zat)waitrose.com>

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Oct 18/16
Aerial Outfits