This new forum area is designed to specifically support the HEAT Reconnaissance class and aspects to do with recce planning and patrol movement, recce patrol, close target reconnaissance, surveillance and observation (S&O), observation posts etc.
We have recently created the HEAT Reconnaissance class. That is a 3 day class focusing on recce (recon). It dioes not cover observation posts. It is likely that we will run 2 day weekend classes at some point to cover observation posts: planning, siting, setup, running, IAs.
What may not be realized / understood is that both Scott and I have specific training and experience in the realm of reconnaissance. We have held back on this for a long time, figuring out how to best bring this to class. Hence the new 3 day Recon class with later plams for 2 day OP training weekends.
Scott specialized in LRS. I had specific training in BritMil.
I have also noted the ongoing interest from students in anything long range / sniper / fieldcraft based. It is true that HEAT 2 is more of a squad based combat patrol class. The Recon class will square that circle. We are not doing ‘sniper’ but we are bringing out the fieldcraft in reltion to small team recon (recce) patrols with close target recce etc.