I'm studying... Law of the Armed Combat.
Are Messengers combatants?
The Law of Armed Combat:
Requirements to qualify as lawful combatants.
1. Be a member of a unit under responsible command. (Dispatcher?)
2. Be subject to a code of discipline (rules of the Alley Cat)
3. Comply with the law of armed conflict. (see two)
4. Carry Arms openly. (U locks are not concealed.)
5. Wear Uniforms or other clearly distinguishable identifying clothing. (Bag, Shants..)