fake penguin said:So is he a platoon signaler or company signaler, I cannot tell?
Moot point, as AFAIK the story is BS. The Americans have their own RTOs, so they wouldn't need some random Canadian Signaller to fill that role for them.
fake penguin said:Also why is the platoon signaler carrying the radio?. Are there platoons that deploy that makes the platoon signaler carry the radio?.
The Platoon Signaller carries the manpack radio so the Platoon Commander can speak back to the Coy CP/OC(and other C/S a required), plus they are usually the Platoon SME and can sort out radio checks, troubleshoot, program freqs, load crypto, generally sort out the platoon's radios(such as in the LAVs, etc), etc. Platoon Commander can also speak back to the Coy CP/OC and other C/S(as required) if they are within range of his/her MBITR/152.
If there was no need for someone to carry the manpack radio in the Platoon HQ, the Pl Sig job wouldn't exist.