No. 4

1912 – 1938

Nos. 3 and 4, are ammunition carriers.  No. 3 takes the first supply of ammunition to the gun, assisted by No. 4, and arranges that the spare parts wallet is brought up to the gun position.  No. 4 takes the ammunition from the limber to No. 3, when a further supply is required, and also the condenser complete and half-filled with water.  No. 3 is responsible that the condenser reaches the gun position before there is any chance of the water boiling.  No. 4 places his own rifle and those of Nos. 1, 2, and 3, in the limber.

1939 – 1942

The No. 4 is identified as a ‘spare man’ and carried additional ammunition liners and a Pickaxe, or potentially a Shovel.

1943 (Airlanding)

1943 to 1968

During this period, after the Universal Carrier was introduced, and the Land Rover then used, the role of the No. 4 was undertaken by the Driver.