Sounds like 'intelligence preparation of the battlefield' - confirming it was properly mined. Quite agree on 'intel' - as for the 'met', perhaps confusing 'info' with 'int' and don't want to make the effort to transform the former into the latter.It grips my Sh*T when anyone British uses Intel, thats for Uncle Sams boys and girls. The Met police use 'Intel' in their briefings and I am shouting to myself "Nooo, we are British its INT, INT, INT. I was even worried that standards had slipped so much that the British army were now using the term.
I did a two week Combat Int course at Bulford in 1997 as a jolly while in 10 Para. It was an excellent course with first class Int Corp NCOs from L/cpl to WO1. Only let down by an Int Corp Major who was a throbber of the first order. His NCOs held him in contempt.
We had a lecture by a WO2 on current affairs. He said that TA Int Corp had officers and soldiers who were University lecturers who had no common sense. He cited an example of some TA officers and soldiers sitting by a bridge in Bosnia. Asking them what they were doing, there officer said "just having a picknic Sergeant Major" "Er sir, you do know that the area where you are sitting is heavily mined".