Freedom to be given to battalion

The Freedom of Berwick will be granted to 5 Military Intelligence Battalion on Sunday.

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 8:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:09 pm
Last year's Minden Day parade in Berwick.

There will be a ceremonial march, starting from the barracks, via Walkergate to Marygate and the town hall. A band and local detachments of army cadets will join them.

Mayor Ivor Dixon will conduct a short ceremony at 11.50am.

Temporary road closures will be in place.

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.

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The Battalion supports the Army in two main ways.

Firstly it recruits 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, it hasthe 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 commanders and enable them to make decisions about complex threats.