Recce Armoured Royal Corps and Recce Infantry whats the diff

#2
With a name like FR teooper why are you worried about tankie recce troop? FR is where its as far as recce is concerned buddy. Armoured recce is just a watered down version.
 
#3
FR_Trooper said:
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FR_Trooper said:
are there any mile and a half/ pft times?
For the Royal Armoured Corps, which you operate within for those two jobs the time to run 1.5 miles in at selection is cut off to 13minutes and 15seconds (after that will be 1.5mile fail) of course you should be going as fast as you can on all 1.5mile runs with the Army.

FR_Trooper said:
any pass or fail training courses?
That's too general? When? For who? Once your in a regiment you try your hardest at everything why would you consider failing? 8O

FR_Trooper said:
...again pretty general.... :p
 
#5
I asked my Sgt about Infantry and he said that you will join the Infantry but you can choose to specialise (did i spell that right?)

In The Armoured Royal Corps as a Close Recce Trooper my main concern is how much would i spend in a scimitar and how much i will spend on foot 50/50?
And what is the difference between an Infantry Recce and a Close Recce Trooper?

Im joining as Close Recce Trooper and i heard that we will drive the scimitar to a certain mark and then carry out on foot is this true?

I dont know why but i prefer the idea on going on foot it sounds less riskier as a vehicle would be easily spotted.
 
#6
If you want to go purely recce from the word go, i.e. lots on time on foot, then go for one of the formation recce regts. As, like the Inf, within the Armd Regts close recce is also a speciality.
 
#7
Just to clear up. RAC recce regiments are Formation Recce. Tank Regiments have a Close recce troop. The difference between these two roles is massive in fact the only thing they have in common is they operate from CVR(T),thats where it ends.It sounds like you are being told a few tales,because if you have been told that your joining Close recce that means your going to a Tank regiment, which by default means you need to serve on tanks first, before you are selected for Close recce troop.

If you want recce mate join a Formation recce regiment 5 to chose from, just avoid 9th/12th as they are the laughing stock of the RAC.
 
#8
SoulCal93 said:
I dont know why but i prefer the idea on going on foot it sounds less riskier as a vehicle would be easily spotted.
If basing your career on low risk then become a cook. On current operations being spotted is the least of your worries as IED's do not have eyes. 88% of casualties are directly attributable to IED's.
 
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#10
Of course, if you join an armoured or mechanised Infantry battalion and then went on to work in the Recce Plt you'd still be Scimitar based.
 
#11
crow_bag said:
Of course, if you join an armoured or mechanised Infantry battalion and then went on to work in the Recce Plt you'd still be Scimitar based.
Though you could find yourself as a light infantry Bn a few years down the line.
 
#12
Your post is quite difficult to understand. However, I think what you are asking is, what is the difference between Close Recce in the Infantry and the Royal Armoured Corps. That being the case:

A Close Recce Troop from an armoured regiment (i.e. a regiment that has tanks) is essentially the same as a Close Recce Platoon from an armoured or mechanised infantry battalion (i.e. a battalion that has Warriors or Bulldog). Both consist of 8 Scimitars as well as a few other bits and pieces and do fundementally the same job in very much the same way. There is an aspect of both mounted and dismounted work in each, the ratio of which will depend on the situation (it could be all mounted or all dismounted i.e. on your feet). Both will only select soldiers from within the regiment or battalion, so if you want to join you would start off in an armoured squadron or an infantry company before being selected to join the Close Recce Tp or Pl.

Light role and air assualt infantry battalions also have close recce platoons, although these will normally be mounted in Land Rovers of one type or another. Once again if you join one of these battalions and wish to go to the Recce Pl, you will have to be selected from a rifle company.

In either case, you would probably expect to do at least 2 years in an armoured squadron (RAC) or rifle company (Infantry) before being eligible to join the close recce troop or platoon (unless something has changed very recently).

If you want to go straight into recce, you will need to join a Formation Recce (FR) Regiment (all of which are part of the Royal Armoured Corps). These do a slightly different job to Close Recce, but there are many similarities. Again the balance between how much time you spend in your vehicle and how much on your feet varies according to the circumstances you find yourself in; although you are more likely to spend much more of your time dismounted now than in previous years. To complicate matters further, FR regiments also now have (or will have) a Brigade Recce Force (BRF). This is again slightly different in that it is mounted on wheeled vehicles rather than CVR(T) and will spend a lot more of it's time on it's feet than a traditional FR Sqn. Like Close Recce, you would probably have to do a couple of years in an FR Sqn before being selected for the BRF.

I would suggest that you need to improve your written english if you want to go into any sort of recce, as writing patrol reports clearly is an important part of the job. The Army can help you with this once you are in.
 
#14
coward, very good answer and of course on purpose you wrote assualt instead of assault.
never mind you were probably a cook/storeman so no report writing under pressure
 
#16
revmodes said:
coward, very good answer and of course on purpose you wrote assualt instead of assault.
Touché, I will have to renew my membership of the Notianal Dislexical Accosiatian.

revmodes said:
never mind you were probably a cook/storeman so no report writing under pressure
Bottle-washer and spud-peeler actually and you'd be surprised at the uses we can put JSP 101 to!
 
#17
SoulCal93 said:
Brave Coward i am sorry if its hard too understand, i am not sure how i can explain what i am trying to say.
Fella, if my post above did not answer your question, try to ask what you want to know again. Don't worry we're here to help.

B-C
 
#18
brave-coward said:
SoulCal93 said:
Brave Coward i am sorry if its hard too understand, i am not sure how i can explain what i am trying to say.
Fella, if my post above did not answer your question, try to ask what you want to know again. Don't worry we're here to help.

B-C
Ok i think i know how to put it into a sentence here it goes lol.

As a Recce in the RAC will i be spending more time in the Scimitar or mostly on foot?
 

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#19
SoulCal93 said:
As a Recce in the RAC will i be spending more time in the Scimitar or mostly on foot?
How many topics do you need to start - on this.

You will spend most of your time in camp I hope that helps :?
 
#20
SoulCal93 said:
Ok i think i know how to put it into a sentence here it goes lol.

As a Recce in the RAC will i be spending more time in the Scimitar or mostly on foot?
OK, I think I understand your question now.

As a recce soldier in the RAC, how much of the time you spend on exercise and operations will you spend dismounted (i.e. on your feet) and mounted (in your vehicle)?

The answer does depend on where exactly you are and what you are doing, but you can expect to do about half mounted and half dismounted overall.

Hope that helps.
 

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