1st Kittery Training Battalion

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1st Kittery Training Battalion
Unit Profile (as of 3068)
Nickname unknown
Parent Formation Regional Training Battalions
Formed 3026

First Kittery Training Battalion was formed in 3026, by order of Prince Hanse Davion as part of a experiment in training for non-academy MechWarriors.[1] The 1st Kittery first this type of training command to see combat.

In its earlier days, the Battalion was loaned its usage of BattleMechs from local regular units, such as 1st Kittery Borderers.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

After the unit's formation, it was assigned to Major Justin X. Allard. He was personally assigned to the training unit by Prince Hanse Davion due to his mixed Capellan heritage, and he served a dual role as Emissary to the people of Kittery in an effort to normalize relations.[2] From its conception, Training Sergeants command Cadet Mechwarriors through classes and drills, ranging from boot camp to using actual BattleMechs themselves on deployed maneuvers.

In November, 3026 a Capellan raiding force attacked the unit during a training excerise.[3] The Battalion was loaded with 30 Stinger light BattleMechs, where its two officers were assigned to a Spider and Valkyrie from another nearby unit, the Kittery Borderers.[4] The unit faced a company of Cicada 'Mechs, which had split up and come in from all directions except for the west. Major Allard detected a heavy 'Mech further to the west, and contacted his XO, Lt. Andrew Redburn, assigning command of the unit to him while Allard dealt with new threat. The Cadets rallied and combined their fire against the Capellan 'Mechs. By using their superior numbers and their jump jets, they took advantage of the valley's benefits to their lighter 'Mechs. The cadets, lead by Lt. Redburn, overcame the ambush and forced the veteran troops to flee. Shortly after the battle, they discovered the wreck of the Major's Valkyrie, where he found alive, but having lost his left forearm after fighting a Rifleman (piloted by Gray Noton) Heavy 'Mech to a draw.

4th Succession War[edit]

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War of 3039[edit]

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Clan Invasion[edit]

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Operation Guerrero[edit]

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Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Civil War[edit]

The Battalion, managed to stay out of the FedCom Civil War for the duration. The unit kept its focus on possible threats from the Capellan Confederation.[5]

Jihad[edit]

The 1st Kittery Training Battalion and the 1st Kittery Borderers were attacked on Kittery by the 13th Division of the Word of Blake Militia during the Capellan Counter-assault, Operation Thunderstrike. Both Units were reported as being destroyed by the 9th of November, 3068.[6]

Officers[edit]

As of 3026 the Commanding Officer was Major Justin Allard.[citation needed]

As of 3054 to 3062 the Commanding Officer was Kommandant Raul Bethune, he becomes later a Major.[7][8]

As of 3067 the Commanding Officer was Colonel Leona Peterson.[citation needed]

Tactics[edit]

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Composition History[edit]

3040[edit]

1st Kittery Training Battalion (Green/Reliable)[9]

3054[edit]

1st Kittery Training Battalion (Green/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Kommandant Raul Bethune

3062[edit]

1st Kittery Training Battalion (1 Battalion/Green/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Major Raul Berthune

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Warrior: En Garde, p. 12, "Hanse Davion named as creator of Training Battalion program".
  2. Warrior: En Garde, p. 7, "Justin Allard remisses his secondary objective of being assigned to Kittery".
  3. Warrior: En Garde, p. 13, "Cicadas attacked the Training Battalion".
  4. Warrior: En Garde, p. 8, "Lt. Redburn reports on 'Mechs loaded from 1st Kittery Borderers".
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 136, "Regional Training Battalion Profile"
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 28, "Kittery Liberated!"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Objective Raids, p. 14, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 132, "1st Kittery Training Battalion Unit Profile"
  9. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 137

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