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Ration Abreviations

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:26 pm
by koreyyy1
Hi all, made this list a while ago and thought I would pop it here incase any new users wanted to quickly get up to speed on what all these letters mean. Some of these are older then others, for example the IRP from Canada is from the 1970s

Ration GS - British - General Service Ration
Ration GP - British - General Purpose Ration
ORP - British - Operational Ration Pack
SMR - British - Single Meal Ration
CCR - British - Cold Climate Ration
Compo - British - Composite Ration

MRE - USA - Meal Ready to Eat
FSR - USA - First Strike Ration
MCW - USA - Meal Cold Weather
RCW - USA - Ration Cold Weather
MCI - USA - Meal Combat Individual
RCI - USA - Ration Combat Individual
UGR - USA - Unitised Group Ration
UGR-E - USA - Unitised Group Ration Express
UGR-H&S - USA - Unitised Group Ration Heat And Serve
(FP) LRP - USA - Food Packet, Long Range Patrol
FPSGP - USA - Food Packet, Survival, General Purpose

IMP - Canada - Individual Meal Pack
LMC - Canada - Light Meal Combat
IRP - Canada - Individual Ration Pack
IRP - Canada - Individual Ration Pack

RCIR - France - Ration, Combat, Individual Reheatable (Translated)
RIE - France - Ration, Individual, Exercise (Translated)
RIER - France - Ration, Individual, Exercise, Reheatable
(Translated)

EPA - Germany - Einmannpackung (Combat Ration, Individual)
EPA Leicht - Germany - Einmannpackung (Combat Ration, Individual, Light)

RIDC - Spain - Individual Combat Ration (Translated)
RIL - Spain - Lightweight Intervention Ration (Translated)
RIDE - Spain - Individual Emergency Ration (Translated)

CR1M - Australia - Combat Ration, 1 man
CR5M - Australia - Combat Ration, 5 man
PR1M - Australia - Patrol Ration, 1 man
IMCR - Australia - Individual Meal Combat Ration

ORP - New Zealand - Operational Ration Pack
PRP - New Zealand - Patrol Ration Pack

More to be added later

Re: Ration Abreviations

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:21 am
by housil
koreyyy1 wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:26 pm

UGR - USA - Unitised Group Ration -
UGR "E" - Unitized Group Ration "Express"
UGR "H&S" Unitized Group Ration "Heat & Serve"

Re: Ration Abreviations

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:20 pm
by koreyyy1
housil wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:21 am
koreyyy1 wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:26 pm

UGR - USA - Unitised Group Ration -
UGR "E" - Unitized Group Ration "Express"
UGR "H&S" Unitized Group Ration "Heat & Serve"
will add. Cheers

Re: Ration Abreviations

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:08 am
by ChowLine
I have a few, 1950s USA stuff

FPIA- Food Packet Individual Assault
RIC- Ration, Individual, Combat (different from the RCI: Ration, Combat, Individual)
ITF- Individual, Trail Frigid
ICMT- Individual, Combat, Meal, Type
FPIFI- Food, Packet, In-Flight, Individual
FPSA- Food Packet Survival, Arctic
FPS- Food Packet, Survival
RSI- Ration, Survival, Individual
FPLRA- Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft
FPCAS- Food Packet Carton Abandon, Ship

Re: Ration Abreviations

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:20 am
by Smitty
RP-2 - Canada - RCAF Emergency Food Packet (1950-60’s)
RP-4 - Canada - Ration Pack 4 - have no clue what it is, just seen it mentioned in communications (1950-60’s)
AFFP-1 (2, 3, etc) - Canada - RCAF Air Force Food Packet (1950-60’s
LWP - Canada - Lightweight Patrol (1980’s era)

Re: Ration Abreviations

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:04 am
by Militaryration_guy
For the Close Combat Assault Ration- CCAR

Re: Ration Abreviations

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:10 am
by koreyyy1
Militaryration_guy wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:04 am
For the Close Combat Assault Ration- CCAR
that ration hasn't been used outside of tests so won't be adding just yet