7th Lyran Guards

Insignia of the Lyran Guards
7th Lyran Guards
Nickname Owstein[1]
Affiliation Lyran Commonwealth
Parent Command First Lyran Guards Division

The 7th Lyran Guards were a regiment of the Lyran Guards brigade active during the Star League era.[1]


Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era, the 7th Lyran Guards were one of ten regiments within the 1st 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 1st 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 1st had been used at certain points to keep powerful nobles in line.[1]

Like the other regiments of the Guards during this era, the 7th lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades. Commonly assigned to garrison postings, the 7th 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 7th 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 among the 7th and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[1]

In 2765 the 7th 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]

Succession Wars[edit]

The unit was destroyed during the Second Succession War.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 7th Lyran Guards



Composition History[edit]


7th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the 7th was based on Arc-Royal.[1]

2786 - 2821[edit]

7th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Arc-Royal. In 2821 the command was reduced to 35 percent of its strength and was deployed on Newtown Square. [3]


7th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [2]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Arc-Royal with an operational readiness of 63 percent. [2]The unit was destroyed during the war.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13-14, "Lyran Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 99
  3. 3.0 3.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 139