53rd Lyran Guards

Insignia of the Lyran Guards
53rd Lyran Guards
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname Jung-Larisch[1]
Parent Formation Fifth Lyran Guards Division
Formed

The 53rd 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 53rd Lyran Guards was one of six regiments within the 5th 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 53rd had been a part of the 6th Lyran Guards Division, but the declining number of active regiments within the 6th led to the 6th being disbanded, with the two surviving regiments - the 53rd and 54th Lyran Guards - being reorganized to bring the 5th Division up to six active regiments by 2765.[2]

Like the other regiments of the Guards during this era, the 53rd lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades; commonly assigned to garrison postings, the 53rd 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 53rd 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 among the 53rd and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[2]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 53rd Lyran Guards

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

53rd Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[2]

- At this point in time the Fifty-third was based on Novara.[2]

2786 - 2821[edit]

53rd Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Novara. In 2821 the command was reduced to 51 percent of its strength and was deployed on Hinckley. [3]

2830[edit]

53rd Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [4]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Hinckley with an operational readiness of 120 percent. [4]

2864[edit]

53rd Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [4]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Alarion with an operational readiness of 97 percent. [4]

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 14, "Lyran Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13-14, "Lyran Guards"
  3. 3.0 3.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 139
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 99

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