1st Lyran Guards Division

Insignia of the Lyran Guards
First Lyran Guards Division
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname
Parent Formation Lyran Guards[1]
Formed

The First Lyran Guards Division was one of six operational divisions active within the Lyran Guards brigade during the Star League era.[1]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The origin of the First Lyran Guards Division and her assorted sister divisions lay in the sheer size of the Lyran Guards brigade. The largest brigade within the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces during the Star League era[1] - and possibly the Age of War and the early Succession Wars - the Lyran Guards was the only brigade to have a series of permanently-staffed headquarters established between the regimental and brigade levels. The original divisional structure called for each division to be responsible for ten regiments, but this practise came to include those regiments struck from the rolls over the history of the Lyran Guards. By 2765 only one division had a full ten active regiments under it's command: the First.[1]

The First Division was responsible for the First through Tenth Lyran Guards, and was a busy and active division during the closing years of the Star League. Whilst all of the Lyran Guards regiments were supposed to be loyal to the Lyran Commonwealth first and the Archon second, the First Division was actively used to keep some of the more powerful Lyran nobles in line during the Star League era.[1]

During this era the Lyran Guards lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike other brigades and formations; commonly assigned to garrison postings, the regiments of the Lyran Guards were postings of choice for those who wanted to work for the Commonwealth without either regional loyalties or particular ambitions. This led to the Lyran Guards Divisions being manned by soldiers who were professional, but without the close-knit ties found in more parochial regiments. The LCAF was intent on generating more camaraderie and esprit de corps amongst the Lyran Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[1]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13-14, "Lyran Guards"

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