17th Skye Rangers

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17th Skye Rangers RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3065)
Nickname Boys of Summer
Parent Formation Skye Rangers
Formed

History[edit]

The entire unit was destroyed during the Clan Invasion.[1] The Seventeenth fought valiantly on Barcelona and Black Earth, but they sustained heavy losses against Clan Jade Falcon. The unit was able to withdraw from Barcelona only because a JumpShip captain disobeyed orders. The withdrawal forced the Seventeenth to leave most of their supporting infantry and armor brigades behind however. This pointless waste of their RCT caused many of the survivors to develop a pro-Free Skye stance. The unit retained their combat effective status, but then the LAAF High Command transferred most of their skilled officers and soldiers to other units to break up the "disloyal" troops who were pro-Free Skye. The LAAF High Command then used the Seventeenth as a dumping ground for soldiers who were discipline cases, held pro-Victor loyalties, or petty criminals.[2]

During the FedCom Civil War, the 17th Skye Rangers were pro-Victor. They were defeated on Lost and their remains tried to join Victor's task force on York. However General Maria Esteban pulled a political trick and talked Robert Kelswa-Steiner into ordering the 17th Skye Rangers to return to Skye instead.[citation needed]


In 3065, the 4th Skye Rangers, the 17th Skye Rangers, the 22nd Skye Rangers and the 32nd Lyran Guards tried to conquer Hesperus II, but were beaten back by the Grey Death Legion, 15th Lyran Guards and 36th Lyran Guards. The Skye forces had to retreat.[citation needed]


Officers[edit]

In 3025 the unit is commanded by Colonel Bruce LaBlonc.[3]

As of 3059 Colonel Karl Prafol assumed the command of the unit, and he was still the commanding officer in 3062.[2]

Tactics[edit]

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Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

17th Skye Rangers (Elite/Questionable)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Bruce LaBlonc

3040[edit]

17th Skye Rangers (Elite/Questionble)[4]

3054[edit]

17th Skye Rangers (Elite/Questionalbe)[5]

3062[edit]

17th Skye Rangers (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Karl Prafol

Notes[edit]

In 3050, prior to being destroyed by the Clans, it was considered an Elite unit.

References[edit]

  1. Technical Readout: 3050, p. 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 101, "17th Skye Rangers Unit Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 119 (pdf version), "Unit Deployment Table"
  4. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  5. Objective Raids, p. 22

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