Abbreviated designations

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Abbreviated designations

These are some of the abbreviations commonly used in the Notebooks.

(Ministers may be referred to either by their initials or their posts, usage is inconsistent)

A. Viscount Addison
A.B. Aneurin Bevan
A.H. Arthur Henderson
A.R. Alfred Robens
A.V.A. Albert Victor Alexander
Att. Gen. Attorney General
Att. G. Attorney General
Barnes Alfred Barnes
Bowker Reginal James Bowker
C.A.S. Chief of the Air Staff
C.E. James Chuter Ede
C.I.G.S. Chief of the Imperial General Staff
C.N.S Chief of Naval Staff
C.O.S. Chiefs of Staff
D. John Dugdale
E.B. Ernest Bevin
E.D. Ernest Davies
E.Sh. Emmanuel Shinwell
E.S. Edith Summerskill
Fr. Sh. Francis Shepherd
G.A.B. George Alfred Brown 
G.B. George Brown
G.A.I. George Alfred Isaacs
G.S. George Strauss
G.T. George Tomlinson
G.W. Patrick Gordon-Walker
H. Lord William Watson Henderson
H. Viscount George Henry Hall
H.A.M. Hilary Adair Marquand
H.D. Hugh Dalton 
H.G. Hugh Gaitskell 
H.M. Herbert Morrison 
M.McN. Hector McNeil
H.S. Hartley Shawcross
H.W. Harold Wilson 
J. Lord Jowitt
J.G. James Griffiths
J.S. John Strachey
K.Y. Kenneth Younger
McN Hector McNeil
M.W. Maurice Webb
N.B. Philip John Noel-Baker
N.E. Ness Edwards
P. Lord Francis Aungier Pakenham
P.M. Prime Minister
Rowl. Archibald Rowlands
R.R.S. Richard Rapier Stokes
S.Gen. Solicitor-General
Solr.G. Solicitor-General 
St. Ralph Stevenson 
Stev. Ralph Stevenson 
T.F. Thomas Fraser 
T.W. Thomas Williams
Wh. John Wheatley
W.W. William Whiteley