53rd Lyran Guards
|Fifty-third Lyran Guards|
|Unit Profile (as of 2765)|
|Parent Formation||Fifth Lyran Guards Division|
Star League Era
During the Star League era the Fifty-third Lyran Guards was one of six regiments within the Fifth 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. The Fifty-third had been a part of the Sixth Lyran Guards Division, but the declining number of active regiments within the Sixth led to the Sixth being disbanded, with the two surviving regiments - the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Lyran Guards - being reorganized under the Fifth to bring the Fifth Division up to six active regiments by 2765.
Like the other regiments of the Guards during this era, the Fifty-third lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades; commonly assigned to garrison postings, the Fifty-third 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 Fifty-third 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 Fifty-third and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.
Fifty-third Lyran Guards (Green/Reliable)
- Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 14, "Lyran Guards"
- Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13-14, "Lyran Guards"