Reconnaissance Squadron members train in tactical driving, weapons, navigation, and communications. The Primary vehicles used by Reconnaissance Squadron include the recently introduced TAPV (Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle) and the G-Wagon CRV (Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle). Armoured soldiers will be trained on both vehicles upon joining Recce Squadron. Training occurs on Wednesday night’s and select weekends.
The Squadron takes part in several field exercises throughout the year from September to May. Reconnaissance Squadron field exercises are held once a month on weekends, longer ten day Brigade level exercises are held usually in spring and summer.
During the summer months members are encouraged to take courses or if available be employed on one of Canada’s training bases. Reconnaissance Squadron exercises take place throughout BC, Alberta and the USA. Reconnaissance Squadron soldiers also get the opportunity to take part in training exercise or courses with our NATO allies.