Island Liberation Army Ground Force

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Island Liberation Army Ground Force
ILA Emblem Transparent.png
Emblem of the Island Liberation Army
Active 2019 - Present
Country Flag of the Vancouver Island Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Vancouver Island Soviet Socialist Republic
Allegiance Communist Party of the VISSR
Type Army
Size 7 citizen soldiers
Part of Island Liberation Army
Headquarters Dustingrad
Nickname Red Army
Colors Red, Gold
Anniversaries 5 August
Funding 2% (2019)
Commanders
Supreme Commander Comrade Dustinov
Marshal of the Republic Comrade Dustinov
Insignia
Battle Flag ILA Ground Force.png
Emblem ILA Emblem Transparent.png

The Island Liberation Army Ground Force, or ILAGF, is the mainland warfare service branch of the Island Liberation Army, and oldest branch of the national armed forces of the Vancouver Island Soviet Socialist Republic. It has a standing troop strength of 7, as every resident of the VISSR is a citizen soldier who wears the uniform of the Ground Force in times of emergency.


History

Foundation

The Ground Force can trace its lineage from January 2019. It was originally established as the Courtican People's Army, the national armed forces of the VISSR's predecessor state - the People's Republic of Courtica. When Courtica evolved into the VISSR, it's army became the backbone of the future Island Liberation Army.

August War

On August 5th 2019, after several days of rising tensions with the Kingdom of Frelands, the VISSR received a declaration of war from the Frelands Monarchy. Following an attempted cyber-attack which Frelands assumed responsibility for, a meeting of the Supreme Soviet of the VISSR was hastily convened to discuss a course of action. The Island Liberation Army was created, with the remnants of the Courtican Army becoming the Ground Force branch. While Navy and Air Force branches were also quickly established, the Ground Force was the essential front line defense during this conflict.

Subsequent Development

The ILA Ground Force played a primary role in gathering and distributing PPE and other essential supplies during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, as well as carrying out several important operations such as removing fallen trees and clearing overgrown brush in the VISSR. The Island Liberation Army as a whole experienced a brief period of symbolic changes during the "Republic of Courtica period", with the color red being changed to blue on all military emblems and flags. The personnel of the Ground Force has remained unchanged since it's foundation. On September 4th 2020, the VISSR established the VISSR Border Troops. The Border Troops are the militarized border guard of the VISSR, and are under the direct command of the Ground Force.

Overview

Organization and Leadership

The ILA is commanded overall by Comrade Dustinov, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Dustinov holds the rank of Marshal of the Republic, the highest military rank in the VISSR. Lower officer ranks of the Ground Force branch are a highly simplified version of Soviet Army ranks.

Insignia

Flag

The Battle Flag of the Island Liberation Army Ground Force is a solid red field emblazoned with the ILA Emblem shown in gold. The flag is a homage to the battle flags of the Soviet Red Army, and pays tribute to the heroism and sacrifice of the Soviet soldiers during the Great Patriotic War.