I have recently been looking into careers within the army and have several questions regarding the job of a Tank Crewman (Reconnaissance). I have wanted to join the army for a long time, I am interested in many aspects of the army and military life, this is making it hard for me to choose a career path to follow because many different aspects seem to interest me, with this I have recently started a 12 month contract with a company which will give me plenty of time, actually more than enough time to prepare for my future. Originally I wanted to become either a Royal Marine or Paratrooper because I want to get involved in the combat side of the military, get involved with operational duties, not that Im some gun-ho waltermitty and I want to lead an exciting and active lifestyle. I was reading some posts on forum regarding careers within the military and someone mentioned that recce units have been getting their fair share of two way ranges out on Ops in the sand pit, so I went and did some reading on the internet but there is only a small amount of resources available for me to gain information regarding the role. So here are my questions, they may seem unstructured and a bit of a mess, like the rest of the post, because Im making it up as I go along. My first question is, what does the role entail, I have gathered that you will be apart of a self reliant team ahead of the main force gathering information and take appropriate action where necessary, but what I want to know is will this all be done from a vehicle or will you at times be out on foot on patrols? My second query is regarding career progression, this is not associated to rank progression but role and skills progression, for example I know Infantrymen can move on to try their hand at other things such as the Pathfinder Platoon and Special Forces, not thats what Im intending to do, could be an option but we wont go into that now, and move from a rifle company to anti tank, sniper, mortars, patrols, heavy weapons and so on, so what other things could a Tank Crewman put his hand too? And lastly, for now until I come up with something else to ask, I have always been interested in mountaineering and exploration in the modern sense of the word, having never done any form of mountaineering it is something I would one day like to put my hand to, so my question is, will I gain any relative experience doing the job of a Tank Crewman (Reconnaissance)? Thank You very much in advance, I tried to keep it structured to the best of my capabilities, Kyle.