Do units still carry on the tradition of having a "Stick Man" during guard mount? If memory serves me correctly,13 men would mount a guard parade dressed in No2s. The B.O.S/B.O.O would chose the best turned out soldier to be the RSM's runner for the day and he would remain in No2s and carry a black cane around for the rest of the day. He would also have 24 hours off as well as the 48 hours off the rest of the guard were receiving. The only time I managed to get "Stick Man" was when the BOS shouted "Stick Man will be No 3 in the rear rank!" Nothing "Stick Man will be No3 in the rear rank!" Nothing "F uck it" I'll do it, and I stepped foward. And a very realaxing day was had with the RSM.