Recce may refer to:
- Reconnaissance, military scouting
- SEAL Recon Rifle, a rifle used by US Navy SEALs also called the Recce Rifle
- Recce (film), a pre-shoot reconnaissance of a film location
- South African Special Forces Brigade, nicknamed the Recces
Recce is a military term that has been borrowed by media production in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, derived from " reconnaissance" in the noun sense and " reconnoitre" in the verb sense. It refers to a pre-filming visit to a location to work out its suitability for shooting, including access to necessary facilities and assessment of any potential lighting or sound issues, and is closely related to location scouting.
The term 'recce' is also used in radio and television production. Other examples of later media borrowing from film includes wildtrack which, in film production, was sound recorded without pictures for use in post-production later. In the US the term "site survey" or "tech scout" is commonly used with the same meaning.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
(context British Canada military slang English) Relating to reconnaissance. n. (context British Canada military slang English) reconnaissance. v
(context British Canada military slang English) reconnoitre.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1941, military slang, short for reconnaissance.
Usage examples of "recce".
Ryan would have felt more comfortable with a proper skirmish approach, pausing now and again for the pointman to go on recce.
I was not getting down near the river, which was the original feature that the blokes on the recce patrol had gone to find.
Once the four recce patrols were assembled, we would become a fighting patrol.
Members of 6 Troop went out and did the recces, spent a couple of days putting OPs on it, and got all the information back.
They started saying they could do all our forward recces for us in dangerous areas around the world, but that was a load of nonsense.
We also taught them how to do close target recces on locations: to go in, try to get as much information as possible on the target without being seen, then watch it and, when the time was right, hit it.
Blanchard had been in the reconnaissance business for twelve years, mostly as pilot or copilot flying EC- and RC- 135 aircraft for the Strategic Air Command-this was only her second tour as recce section commander-and she had been dismayed at the new emphasis on space-based reconnaissance systems, or "gadgets" as she called them.
As the speed increased, the outriders let rip with shrieks that ripped across the quiet of the night sky, spurring their horses to a gallop as they headed off to recce the territory ahead.
First I recced the Caf‚ Leoni on the Corso della Repubblica, just off Piazza Cairoli, where a meeting was scheduled with Eric, and then found the Bar Venezia on Via Lata where I was to meet APOCALYPSE.
On the IONEC we practised anti-surveillance against teams from MI5's A4 and the Met SB in London on a couple of exercises, and recced two routes.
After a poke around the garden and outbuildings, as if recceing the lie of the land for a later arrest, they trudged back up the drive some 40 minutes after their arrival.