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Lyteran Armed Forces
|Lyteran Armed Forces|
|Established||2010 (de facto), 2017 (de jure)|
|Suspended Service||27 June 2020|
|Country||Kingdom of Lytera|
|Service Branches|| Imperial Lyteran Army|
Imperial Lyteran Navy
Imperial Lyteran Naval Airforce
|Previous engagements||The Great Ruislip War|
Lyteran War of the Crown
|Commander in Chief of the Combined Armed Forces||HHRH King Alexander I|
|Royal Military Council||Generaloberst HHRH Princess Megan|
Oberst HHRH Prince Owen
Oberst HHRH Princess Ayra
Oberst Duke Matthew
The Lyteran Armed Forces (LAF) are the national military of the Kingdom of Lytera.
The Lyteran Armed Forces are overseen directly by the King, and directed by the Royal Military Council during wartime. The Monarch holds the position of commander-in-chief, and makes the majority of decisions by himself. At present, the LAF consists of the Imperial Lyteran Army (ILA) , the Imperial Lyteran Navy (ILN), the Imperial Lyteran Naval Airforce (ILNA) and the Elite Pink Berets. All the ranks are in German,bar the Pink Berets, though addressing members of the LAF by their English rank equivalent is allowed.
The Imperial Army was technically founded by King Matthew on his first day in power, but the Pink Berets had been in operation beforehand since 2012. The Berets acted as a de-facto army for Lytera, though were, and still are, more equivalent to an elite marine group. The Navy and Airforce were founded on 21 August 2018. The LAF is one of the few ways to gain full citizenship without having land annexed under your control, but only if you take part in an active conflict. On June 27th, following an argument between Alexander I,King of Lytera and Duke Matthew over the Armed Force's loyalty to the state and throne over allegations they were preparing to back a Lyteran Democratic Alliance coup, the Army,Navy and Airforce were suspended from service, with the Pink Berets remaining, but Duke Matthew being removed from his position in it.
Imperial Lyteran Army
The Imperial Lyteran Army was founded on 19 August 2017. It is the largest section of the LAF, with 10 members (though some of these members are also members of other sections). The Army was involved in combat for the first time in the Lyteran War of the Crown, when it successfully defeated the then incumbent King Matthew, deposing him in favour of King Alexander.
The Army has only grown in size over the years, with a recruitment drive at local schools due to Matthew. The Army is divided into Regiments, which are then further divided into divisions. The Army, when training, is usually outfitted with Nerf Guns, provided by Duke Matthew.
- 1st Holy Imperial Guard - 5 Members
- 303rd High Regiment - 6 Members
- 310th Army Division - 3 Members
- 401st Army Division - 3 Members
The Imperial Navy was established on 21 August 2018. At present it lacks warships, but the Naval Scuba Unit still operate. The Navy predominantly guards Lake Koi, though talks have been proposed to sail a expendable ship down the River Alexander to see how far it can get. It is the smallest section, with only 2 members.
- 7th Naval Commando Unit - 2 Members
Like the British Navy, the Lyteran Navy uses pennant numbers to recognise ships easily. The Letter indicates the ship class, and the number indicates when the ship was commissioned, with lower numbers meaning older ships. When a ship is struck off the register, it's pennant number is re-issued.
- A - Aircraft Carriers
- B - Battle-Cruisers
- C - Cruisers
- D - Destroyers
- H - Heavy Cruisers
- I - Capital-Ships & Battleships
|Name||Class||Pennant Number||Year Entered
|HMS Bayliss||Bayliss-Class Destroyer||D1||2018||2019||Heavily Damaged by Faulty Pumps in Lake Koi, Ships Remains burnt after it was judged to be irreparable. Struck off in 2019||Lake Koi||No Photos Exist of the Ship - This diagram is roughly what it appeared like - but a bit more upright. Named after HR Marion.|
|HMS Mikasa||Tribal-Class Destroyer||D1||2020||N/A||N/A||Lake Koi||Ship Mould produced in the 1970s. Named after Japanese Battleship Mikasa.|
|HMS Poltava||Tribal-Class Destroyer||D2||2020||N/A||N/A||Lake Koi||Ship Mould produced in the 1970s. Named after Russian Battleship Poltava (1894).|
|HMS Piorun||County-Class Heavy Cruiser||H1||2020||N/A||N/A||Lake Koi||Ship Mould produced in the 1970s. Named after ORP Piorun (G65).|
|HMS Vasa||Invincible-Class Aircraft Carrier||A1||2020||N/A||N/A||Lake Koi||Ship Mould produced in the 1970s. Named after the Vasa.|
The Imperial Lyteran Naval Airforce was established on 21 August 2018, but lacks any planes. It does, however, consist of air-pump rockets. It has only 2 (with the King not technically being apart of it) members, but is the more active of the three main branches.
- 16th Fighter Squadron - 2 Members
The Pink Berets
The Special Operations Squad, famously known as The Pink Berets due to their former iconic pink uniforms, is an elite squad of the Military hand-picked by King Alexander. It comprises of members of the Airforce, Navy and Army, who are considered the best of the best. Being given a spot in the Berets is considered a great honour. The groups activities are kept a secret to most and are only deployed when needed. Being selected for the berets means the title of Viscount/Viscountess is bestowed to you, among other things.
The Pink Berets are unique in the fact that they've existed since the time of Clubhausia, and were, in fact, originally Clubhausia's secret police. However, when The Great Ruislip War broke out, the berets largely worked as a mercenary group for whoever Lytera supported at the time. While the berets no longer wear their distinctive pink clothing, preferring more undercover, plainclothes style outfits to remain undetected.
At all times, the Berets have a Captain, and usually four Lieutenants. The titles of Captain and Lieutenant in the current lineup are honorary, as pretty much every member outranks this rank, it is a callback to the original iteration of the group under Clubhausia.
Lytera has a wide variety of music used in it's marches, mainly from historical empires and nations. The common tracks are listed below, with their country of origin.
- Lyteralied -
- Westerwaldlied -
- Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss -
- Erika -
- Panzerlied -
- Im Wald, im grünen Walde -
- Preußens Gloria -
- Wo alle straßen enden -
- 55 Tage in Peking -
- The British Grenadiers -
- Men of Harlech -
- Le Chant De L'oignon -
- Farewell of Slavianka -
- Kalinka -
- Katyusha -
- Senshadou Koushinkyoku! Panzer Vor! -
- Sore Yuke! Otome no Senshadou!! -
- Charge Ballard -
- Battotai March -
- Yuki No Shingun -
- Korea does what it is determined to do! -
- US Field Artillery March -
- Battle Hymn of the Republic -
- Fiamme Gialle -
- Kaiserhymne -
- Warszawianka (1831 version) -
- Mazurek Dąbrowskiego -