Intel Corps selection - any advice?

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".
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.
 
They still travel by bike? :cool:

It might well be - lots of new terminology since my day as a consumer. There are a few intelligencers on tbe site, but if yhey tell you I think they have to kill you.
Not quite. If we tell him/her then we get you to kill him/her.
 

par avion

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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.
IPB, I never understood that. Did anyone in the Int Corp ? If we had used that in North Africa in 1942, Rommel would have been celebrating in the local bier keller in Cario before they finished it.
 
IPB, I never understood that. Did anyone in the Int Corp ? If we had used that in North Africa in 1942, Rommel would have been celebrating in the local bier keller in Cario before they finished it.
I don't think we had the tecnical capacity to undertake IPB back then. In its simplest form it consists of defining the battlefield, describe its effects, evaluation of the threats, identification of the enemy's options, and support plans to address and overcome them........I think.
 
I don't think we had the tecnical capacity to undertake IPB back then. In its simplest form it consists of defining the battlefield, describe its effects, evaluation of the threats, identification of the enemy's options, and support plans to address and overcome them........I think.
I remember, back in the steam-driven era, we had Analysis of the Area of Operations (AAO) and the Int Assessment both of which, when taken together, did the job of IPB. The Good Thing about IPB is that it is a sub-process of the 'new' Military Appreciation Process which can't proceed without the IPB being briefed. In theory the old days of "thanks Int but I've made my mind up" are over. In theory.

At the risk of spearing off at a tangent, and having worked in an Int role at most levels from detachment to Army Group, it never failed to fascinate me how commanders and their senior staff would take advice from all specialist areas (log, med, comms etc) without question but would appear to think they could do the '2' function better than a team of professionals.

But don't get me started.
 

par avion

War Hero
I remember, back in the steam-driven era, we had Analysis of the Area of Operations (AAO) and the Int Assessment both of which, when taken together, did the job of IPB. The Good Thing about IPB is that it is a sub-process of the 'new' Military Appreciation Process which can't proceed without the IPB being briefed. In theory the old days of "thanks Int but I've made my mind up" are over. In theory.

At the risk of spearing off at a tangent, and having worked in an Int role at most levels from detachment to Army Group, it never failed to fascinate me how commanders and their senior staff would take advice from all specialist areas (log, med, comms etc) without question but would appear to think they could do the '2' function better than a team of professionals.

But don't get me started.
What happened to the concept of 'doing it all on the back of a fag packet'.
 
I remember, back in the steam-driven era, we had Analysis of the Area of Operations (AAO) and the Int Assessment both of which, when taken together, did the job of IPB. The Good Thing about IPB is that it is a sub-process of the 'new' Military Appreciation Process which can't proceed without the IPB being briefed. In theory the old days of "thanks Int but I've made my mind up" are over. In theory.

At the risk of spearing off at a tangent, and having worked in an Int role at most levels from detachment to Army Group, it never failed to fascinate me how commanders and their senior staff would take advice from all specialist areas (log, med, comms etc) without question but would appear to think they could do the '2' function better than a team of professionals.

But don't get me started.
It has already got me started when I think of the decable that was Op Banner at first........and I was an infantryman. There again, the major problem was that neither the politicos, the spooks nor he military were even looking at Ireland let alone collating info.
 

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