7th Lyran Guards

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

The Seventh 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 Seventh Lyran Guards were one of ten regiments within the First Lyran Guards Division and one of five Divisions of active regiments within the Lyran Guards brigade in the closing decades of the Star League's existence. By the mid-twenty-eighth century the First Division was the only Division of the Lyran Guards to be at full strength, and while the Lyran Guards were supposed to be loyal to the Lyran Commonwealth first and the Archon second, the various regiments of the First had been used at certain points to keep powerful nobles in line.[1]

Like the other regiments of the Guards during this era, the Seventh lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades. Commonly assigned to garrison postings, the Seventh 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 Seventh and her sister regiments being manned by soldiers who were professional, but without the close-knit ties found in more parochial regiments. The Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces was intent on generating more camaraderie and esprit de corps amongst the Seventh and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[1]

In 2765 the Seventh was stationed on the Arc-Royal, having previously performed a tour of duty within the Terran Hegemony as a means of bolstering relations between the Hegemony and the Commonwealth.[1]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Seventh Lyran Guards (Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Seventh was based on Arc-Royal.[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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