Military unit created in the Second Army Corps after a decision was taken not to remove citizens with “suspect political beliefs” from the army’s ranks but instead to assign them to units comprised of “undesirables”. It was the first such battalion to arrive and set up camp on Makronissos. Throughout its operation, it was the reception unit for newly arrived troops pending their transfer to the other two battalions. Subsequent to its stationing at Makronissos, it was renamed the Second Special Privates Battalion (B ETO).