What is happening with 5 (V) MI Bn? It seems that the powers that be are not really looking at the bigger picture when it comes to the proposed location of said HQ. In the West corner there is the soon to be vacated Peninsula Barracks in Warrington complete with civvy staff, stores, MT etc. It also boasts excellent communications links. Being on the M6 makes it easily accessible for Bristol and Birmingham. By rail it is on the West Coast Mainline and Transpennine routes for the North East and is in spitting distance of Manchester and Liverpool airports for the Celts. Apparently NW RFCA are supporting such a move to the hilt. In the East corner there is a possible site somewhere in York as yet undecided possible a new build who knows? It boasts a rail connection to London and thatâs about it. The favourite? York if course! As long as I can remember there has been a extreme London/South East bias to 3 (V) MI with weekends in out of the way locations far down south that were extremely inconvenient for anyone outside of the M25 bubble. As 5 (V) MI will bring together the non-London coys why are 3 (V) MI getting to choose where the HQ will be? Of course, how silly of me! I know Warrington is terribly working class and oikish whilst York is far posher â so thatâs decided then. Even though 20 per cent of regular army recruits come from the North West it is relatively a military desert. Any way that the Corps can raise the profile of the Army as a whole should be applauded not to mention the jobs that will be lost because TPTB have little or no idea of what exists outside of the M25 and choose locations that sound good rather then places that are easily accessible to as many people as possible and which offer the best accommodation. Rant over.