BRITISH ARMY- 14 INTELLIGENCE COMPANY - 14 INT - NORTHERN IRELAND BLAZER BADGEGold bullion wire blazer badge for 14 Intelligence Company, a specialist unit of the British Army in Northern Ireland. Badge features the a shield shaped emblem with the dets emblem (PHEASANT) above a scroll ARGUS (all seeing eyes). 14 Field Security and Intelligence Company (also known as "The Det") is alleged to have been an element of the British Army Intelligence Corps which operated in Northern Ireland from the 1970s onwards. The unit conducted undercover surveillance operations against suspected members of Irish republican and loyalist paramilitary groups. Allegations of collusion with loyalist organisations were made against the unit. Authors claiming to be former members of the unit describe an organisation [1 ][ 2] [3 ][ 4] [5 ] with a depot in Great Britain and four operational detachments in Northern Ireland. Main Det (Headquarters), RAF Aldergrove .East Det, based at Palace Barracks, Belfast .North Det, based at Ballykelly County Londonderry. South Det based at Fermanagh .
Selection and training of personnel from all arms of the British Armed Forces was conducted in a number of locations on the mainland. Candidates, both male and female, volunteered for special duties for periods of 18-36 months,... read more