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Accepted UK military abbreviation for Reconnaissance.

Why it is thus, nobody seems to know; everyone else in NATO and beyond uses the US-sourced "Recon", apart from where the imperial mantle has fallen, such as in the Indian and Pakistani Armed Forces.

May well have its roots in upper class officers in India at the time of the Raj 'Going out for a bit of a recce Eh what!