5th Avalon Hussars
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|Fifth Avalon Hussars LCT|
|Unit Profile (as of 3145)|
|Nickname||The Shooting Stars|
|Parent Formation||Avalon Hussars|
The Avalon Hussars were initially founded as a brigade of approximately eight regiments around the time of the founding of the Federated Suns in 2317; the first regiment to be founded following the destruction of an existing regiment was the Ninth Avalon Hussars, founded to replace the Third Avalon Hussars, who were destroyed in the 2360s.
Age of War
The Fifth Avalon Hussars was one of the fourteen active regiments on the rolls of the Avalon Hussars brigade when the end of the Age of War was marked by the creation of the Star League and the formation of the Star League Defense Force. In common with the other regiments of the Hussars, the Fifth traced its roots back to the Terran Marines of the Terran Alliance, and those ties were strong enough that the Fifth was one of six regiments to join the SLDF when it formed in 2571, The brigade was proud enough of this that it listed the six regiments - the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, Fifteenth and Eighteenth Hussars - as simply being on detached duty, and it would be more than half a millennium before new units would be created with the designation of any of these regiments.
The Fifth Avalon Hussars LCT was equipped with large numbers of fast tanks and 'Mechs in 3145. Their 'Mechs were all jump-capable and most could top one hundred km/h over land. They used this speed to great effect when they faced the Third Capellan Chargers on Cammal in 3145. The Fifth was able to match the Charger's speed, and as a result spoiled every one of their strikes.
|Commanding Officers of the 5th Avalon Hussars|
|Leftenant General||Christian Dietrich||3145|
Fifth Avalon Hussars LCT (Veteran/Reliable)
- CO: Leftenant General Christian Dietrich
Fifth Avalon Hussars Aerospace Brigade (Veteran/Fanatical)
- CO: Commodore Jeffrey Rodriguez
Fifth Avalon Hussars Armor Brigade (Regular/Reliable)
- CO: Leftenant General Jason Mason
Fifth Avalon Hussars Infantry Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)
- CO: Leftenant General Ann Miller
- Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 8, "Avalon Hussars"
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 32, "Integration with the SLDF"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 74
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 89, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns"