Recovery mechanic action

Hey, I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about how much action a recce mech sees and if they fight. I was just wondering because I can't find anything specific online and I am looking to join up in the near future.
 

CharleyBourne

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Hey, I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about how much action a recce mech sees and if they fight. I was just wondering because I can't find anything specific online and I am looking to join up in the near future.

Military Medal Citation of Sgt Dowling:

“Sergeant Dowling was employed as the REME Fitter Sergeant attached to C Squadron, 16th/5th The Queen’s Royal Lancers for their deployment on Operation GRANBY. On the morning of 26 February 1991, Sergeant Dowling was commanding one of the two M548 logistic load-carrying vehicles grouped with C Squadron. The Squadron was deployed in a screen to prevent reinforcement of the Regimental objective (Objective LEAD) from the north.
At approximately 1100 hours, while the Squadron was in close contact with the enemy, the two M548s came under enemy tank fire.. While trying to evade the enemy fire the rear M548 broke down. Sergeant Dowling moved quickly to take the crew off the broken-down vehicle. Shortly after this his M548 was engaged by enemy tank fire again. While ordering his driver to make best speed to avoid the enemy fire, and with total disregard for his own safety; , Sergeant Dowling leaned out of the cab of the M548 and engaged the tank with his personal weapon in order to try to kill the enemy commander who was engaging with his 12.7 mm machine gun. Next to him, Lance Corporal Evans, one of the rescued crewmen, was mortally wounded.
Sergeant Dowling continued to engage the enemy tank until he, too, was killed by enemy fire. This was a selfless act of outstanding bravery.
Sergeant Dowling was posthumously awarded the Military Medal. This painting was commissioned by the Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess of 16th/5th The Queen’s Royal Lancers, and presented to the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
 
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