Recce Armoured Royal Corps and Recce Infantry whats the diff

Discussion in 'RAC' started by FR_Trooper, Nov 27, 2009.

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  1. how long do you have to be in before you can apply?
    are there any mile and a half/ pft times?
    any pass or fail training courses?
    ect ect
  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.
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    Tank Crewman (Reconnaissance) Male 16.6 - 17.1 years.

    Tank Crewman (Reconnaissance) Male 17 - 33 years. can apply this second even, from that very computer you made that post at...

    Online Army Application

    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.

    That's too general? When? For who? Once your in a regiment you try your hardest at everything why would you consider failing? 8O

    ...again pretty general.... :p
  4. Hello again you throbber.
  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. 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.
  9. Go with what Tally has said, youve been spun a line there.
  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. 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.
  13. Brave Coward i am sorry if its hard too understand, i am not sure how i can explain what i am trying to say.
  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
  15. At least he typed in Ariel font, size 11 which is recommended for army writing. :D