Title, Reconnaissance Corps, RECCE


Genuine WWII British shoulder title, Reconnaissance Corps.

Created in 1941, the Reconnaissance Corps, or simply 'Recce' provided reconnaissance for infantry divisions. It was formed from infantry brigade reconnaissance groups.

All the brigade reconnaissance groups of each infantry corps were formed into reconnaissance battalions, each usually bearing the number of its relevant division. For example, the 43rd Battalion, Reconnaissance Corps (based on the 5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment) was the divisional reconnaissance battalion of the 43rd (Wessex) Division.


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