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1st Intelligence Battalion

The 1st Intelligence Battalion is a specialist Army unit with unique intelligence collection, influence and analysis capabilities in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The 1st Intelligence Battalion is part of the 6th Combat Support Brigade.

The 1st Intelligence Battalion is a specialist Army unit with unique intelligence collection, influence and analysis capabilities in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The 1st Intelligence Battalion is part of the 6th Combat Support Brigade.

The motto of 1st Intelligence Battalion is 'Periculum aliis arcete' - Latin for'Keeping others from danger', and aims to provide specialist intelligence teams and detachments to support ADF commanders in all operating environments. Some members of the unit are specially assessed for their unique roles.

The 1st Intelligence Battalion comprises principally members from the Australian Army, but also includes selected members of the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force.  A large portion of the unit comprises specialist members of the Australian Intelligence Corps and Geospatial specialists from the Royal Australian Engineers.  

The 1st Intelligence Battalion, formed in 1999, traces its history from Australian Intelligence Corps units and organisations formed prior to the Vietnam War, with a legacy to 1 Division and 2 Division Intelligence Companies. The unit also has a rich heritage from the Royal Australian Survey Corps, Topographical support units from World War I and the current 1st Topographical Survey Squadron.  

The 1st Intelligence Battalion has provided individuals and teams to support all operational theatres of the ADF since 1999.

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Last updated
14 December 2016

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