40th Lyran Guards

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

The Fortieth Lyran Guards were a regiment of the Lyran Guards brigade active during the Star League era.[1]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Fortieth Lyran Guards was one of six regiments within the Fourth Lyran Guards Division, one of five Divisions of active regiments within the Lyran Guards brigade in the closing decades of the Star League's existence.[1]

Like the other regiments of the Guards during this era, the Fortieth lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades; commonly assigned to garrison postings, the Fortieth Lyran Guards and their sister regiments were postings of choice for those who wanted to work for the Commonwealth without either regional loyalties or particular ambitions. This led to the Fortieth and her sister regiments 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 Fortieth and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[1]

In 2765 the Fortieth was stationed on Loxley and was responsible for guarding the Kong Interstellar manufacturing facilities located on the planet. The Fortieth and the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces in general were less enthused about guarding the Kong Interstellar facilities than they were the facilities of other corporations such as the Lyran 'Mech Corporation because Kong Interstellar only supplied the Star League Defense Force.[1]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Fortieth Lyran Guards (Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Fortieth was based on Loxley.[1]

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13-14, "Lyran Guards"

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