5 Military Intelligence Battalion is one of four Intelligence Corps Army Reserve units in the British Army. We are based in Scotland, the North East of England and Yorkshire. The Battalion is actively recruiting in all regions, at all ranks.
5 Military Intelligence Battalion (5 MI Bn) is an Army Reserve unit, part of the Intelligence Corps and under the Operational Command of the 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade. 5 MI Bn has its headquarters in Edinburgh, with sub-units / detachments located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Leeds and Nottingham.
The Battalion supports the Army in 2 main ways. Firstly we recruit and train Military Intelligence soldiers and officers so that they are ready to deploy on operations. Secondly, using advanced military IT systems at our bases, we have the capability to conduct real-time intelligence work during training nights and weekends. This work then feeds back into the wider Defence Intelligence community, to help inform our commanders and enable them to make decisions about complex threats.