Originally Posted by -Skeletor-
....Sirtaco27, don't expect to be closing with and destroying the enemy as that is not the mission of Armour Recce. Recce observes, and reports what they see. Conducting Recces via vehicle(Reservists would use G-Wagon) or dismounted. As well Reserve Armour Recce is also tasked with Convoy Escort, and they were heavily employed in that role in Afghanistan for the NSE.....
You're exactly right Mike, the role of reconnaissance (at least when I was first taught it - the wording has since changed slightly) is "to obtain accurate and tactical information on the enemy and ground in a theatre of war and report it back to a higher command in a timely fashion". Long story short, as a reconnaissance soldier if you have to fire your weapon, you have failed.