Recce troop as Tank crewman

Cfc1603

Clanker
If you join as a tank crewman can you get posted to a recce troop within a tank regiment or do you have to join as a different role
 

Boxy

GCM
I was in a tank Regt, Scots DG, and crewed tanks, Guided Weapons and finally Recce.

once in your Regt if there is a vacancy for Recce I would totally recommend it.

you get cross trained on the vehicle
 
Last time I checked the RAC only had one trade - vehicle crewman. You just do different roles within that trade according to the needs of the regiment and your skill set. And you will be trained accordingly.
I never did Recce Troop, but was trained as a CVR(T) driver within the regiment. Excellent fun.
 

Cfc1603

Clanker
Last time I checked the RAC only had one trade - vehicle crewman. You just do different roles within that trade according to the needs of the regiment and your skill set. And you will be trained accordingly.
I never did Recce Troop, but was trained as a CVR(T) driver within the regiment. Excellent fun.
Do you get choice on what regiment you want to join or just a preference?
 
Do you get choice on what regiment you want to join or just a preference?
Sorry, can’t help there as I don’t know how it works these days. In days gone you would be steered towards the regiment which is local to your area. Even then, that wasn’t a hard and fast rule.
My advice for anyone joining the RAC is always the same: go for the regiments who are still using MBT. They will still have other options, including recce troop. Whereas the other regiments are unlikely to acquire a troop or two of MBT.
 

Cfc1603

Clanker
Sorry, can’t help there as I don’t know how it works these days. In days gone you would be steered towards the regiment which is local to your area. Even then, that wasn’t a hard and fast rule.
My advice for anyone joining the RAC is always the same: go for the regiments who are still using MBT. They will still have other options, including recce troop. Whereas the other regiments are unlikely to acquire a troop or two of MBT.
Yeah that's the plan to get trained on MBT and then see what other opportunities are available after sometime being at a regiment
 
RTR mate, it’s the only way to go! For a start, the Regt tends to parade in Black Coveralls, nothing cooler! As Will Smith said in Men in Black “ We make it look good “
Fear Naught.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
Do you get choice on what regiment you want to join or just a preference?
In theory there are recruiting areas. In practice, there are three line regiments in each of these roles. Recruiting areas have become meaningless. Unless you have a powerful argument, expect to go where you're sent within whichever role you choose. Whichever regiment is least fully manned.
 
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