Messenger (Runner)

This sections covers the combat equipment and weapons for this role. It doesn't mention things like uniform as every trooper had the same basic uniform. So if portraying the above position you should have the following items :-

The Messengers or 'Runners' as they were originally called. The runners task was simply, but challenging at times. The role was to send messages between the 3 squads and the platoon HQ. They had one SCR-536 radio, but depending on if it worked or not, they would find themselves 'running' between units sending messages.

M1 Garand

M3 Knife

2 small rigger pouches

1 GP (General Purpose Bag) 

1 of the 2 Runners has a SCR 536 'Walkie-Talkie' Radio 

M1936 Pistol Belt

M1936 Suspenders

Musette Bag

First Aid Pouch and Tin

M1910 or M1942 Canteen Cover / Bottle / Cup

E-Tool pouch 'optional' (either empty or don't wear one)

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