He often accompanied the commander of the MG Section. If not required to take ranges, he provided local protection or assisted in moving gun stores or other administrative tasks.
1912 – 1938
During this period, the duties of the range-taker were carried out by one of the No. 6s from the section.
1939 – 1942
1943 – 1968
In the 1951 Manual, the Rangetaker is identified as carrying the following equipment on a ‘long carry’.