Light Cavalry Crewman

ACE_

Old-Salt
#1
Apologies in advance if this is a similar thread to one before, it’s just most are outdated and times are changing!

I’m looking for information on a Light Cav Crewman. I know the army website has “some” basic things but since the new website looking for any useful information is like finding a needle in a pile of needles... Everything is the same.

I’d just like to know preferably from a former/current Crewman what the average day would consist of, what the recce aspect to the Light Cav offers and some information on the specialist roles.

I know this is a broad topic in its own right, but the chance to understand the job role gives me the insight I need for me to put my mind to rest that this is definitely what I want to do.

I’d also like to know about potential deployments that I could go on, and any information about the regiments. I’ve been told All different things about which regiment I’d join.

Anyway cheers in advance,

ACE
 
#5
Have a look at the current Light Cav regiments and follow their facebook groups.
Life in barracks and on Ops are very different - so do some nosing and look at the likes of the Royal Lancers and the Light Dragoons.
 

ACE_

Old-Salt
#6
Have a look at the current Light Cav regiments and follow their facebook groups.
Life in barracks and on Ops are very different - so do some nosing and look at the likes of the Royal Lancers and the Light Dragoons.

Cheers mate, I’ve been having a gander and been seeing a lot about skiing teams recently which is brilliant in terms of what the army can offer. PT sessions look like a ballache though with the snow but all makes a better soldier eh.

Thanks for the reply.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
#7
Have a look at the current Light Cav regiments and follow their facebook groups.
Life in barracks and on Ops are very different - so do some nosing and look at the likes of the Royal Lancers and the Light Dragoons.
Light Dragoons, Scots DG and QDG. But he knew that. Royal Lancers, AFAIK are Recce.

Maybe he could contact Home Headquarters for the three regiments and see what info they can source for him. For example Enquiries
 
#9
This is the view from a STAB, but a lot of the job (in the field) is moving from mounted to dismounted at the drop of the hat. You'll cruise around until you have a target to observe, then you'll set up an OP on foot with the vehicles well to the rear. Other jobs include things like convoy protection, where you drive out to the flanks of more vulnerable vehicles, or influence ops where you drive around talking to locals and looking 'non-threatening' (because you're in a wheeled vehicle, not a tank).

In barracks you'll spend a lot of time kitting or de-kitting vehicles for exercise, doing maintenance and so on. I think the amount of driving involved varies dramatically between regular and reserve (regulars do less, because the army wants to put less wear-and-tear on the vehicles) - we spend a significant amount of time on 'exercise' driving up and down the motorway exposed to the elements...
 

ACE_

Old-Salt
#10
This is the view from a STAB, but a lot of the job (in the field) is moving from mounted to dismounted at the drop of the hat. You'll cruise around until you have a target to observe, then you'll set up an OP on foot with the vehicles well to the rear. Other jobs include things like convoy protection, where you drive out to the flanks of more vulnerable vehicles, or influence ops where you drive around talking to locals and looking 'non-threatening' (because you're in a wheeled vehicle, not a tank).

In barracks you'll spend a lot of time kitting or de-kitting vehicles for exercise, doing maintenance and so on. I think the amount of driving involved varies dramatically between regular and reserve (regulars do less, because the army wants to put less wear-and-tear on the vehicles) - we spend a significant amount of time on 'exercise' driving up and down the motorway exposed to the elements...
Best reply I’ve had yet mate, that tells me so much about the role. Thank you!

I’ve got to say the Crewman job role seems perfect for me if I’m honest. I start buzzing thinking about doing it haha. Seems hardwork but the work is worth it, again thank you for the reply. Appreciated.
 
#11
Best reply I’ve had yet mate, that tells me so much about the role. Thank you!

I’ve got to say the Crewman job role seems perfect for me if I’m honest. I start buzzing thinking about doing it haha. Seems hardwork but the work is worth it, again thank you for the reply. Appreciated.
Good luck mate, I'm hopefully going Armoured Cavalry (Royal Lancers), though all of the RAC job roles look like good fun to me. I start Phase 1 on March 5th!
 
#12
Out of interest, what else could you go for?
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
#15
In terms of job roles? MBT, light cav, armoured cav.
I gather you're telling me that Recce has recently morphed into Armoured Cav? Still with CVR(T)?

I did wonder if there'd been another restructuring after 9/12L and QRL amalgamated.
 

ACE_

Old-Salt
#16
Good luck mate, I'm hopefully going Armoured Cavalry (Royal Lancers), though all of the RAC job roles look like good fun to me. I start Phase 1 on March 5th!
Aye mate I appreciate that, best of luck for you and I hope it’s everything you want it to be.
 
#17
I gather you're telling me that Recce has recently morphed into Armoured Cav? Still with CVR(T)?

I did wonder if there'd been another restructuring after 9/12L and QRL amalgamated.
I believe both Armoured Cav and Light Cav have a Recce role. Armoured Cav are using the CVR(T) and also switching over to the new Ajax that's coming in.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
#18
I believe both Armoured Cav and Light Cav have a Recce role. Armoured Cav are using the CVR(T) and also switching over to the new Ajax that's coming in.
Every day is a training day.
 

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