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WINDLANDIA
An Ornithological Saga from the Age of Wings

REFERENCE FILE FOR MILITARY UNITS & HIERARCHY

The Winds of Aquila – Royal Air Units and Commands

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Unit Subunits  # of Airbirds Commander Rank Title Insignia Comp Unit
Covey N/A

11

Firstbeak Sergeant Page 2 Silver
 Ribbons
Squad
Comment:

Commands  Leftwing and Rightwing (2 corporals with single silver ribbons worn on appropriate wing) and 8 Talons (privates or common airbirds) Firstbeaks and their Coveys

 

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Unit Subunits  # of Airbirds Commander Rank Title Insignia Comp Unit
Talon 4 Coveys

45

Firstwing Lieutenant Squire 1 Gold
 Ribbon
Platoon
Comment:

Commands 4 Firstbeaks and their Coveys

 
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Unit Subunits  # of Airbirds Commander Rank Title Insignia Comp Unit
Flight 8 Talons

361

Flight Leader Captain Airknight 2 Gold
 Ribbons
Company

Comment:

First Commissioned Officer – This is the key independent operational arm of the air force.  With no staff or administration, this is a desirable active command and the first titled command: “Sir”. Commands 8 Firstwings and their Talons.

 

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Unit Subunits  # of Airbirds Commander Rank Title Insignia Comp Unit
Cloud 4 Flights

1,484

Cloud Master Major Baronet Single Silver
 Band
Battalion

Comment:

Post Commander - a Life Command - hence permanent leg bands. 
Commands a Battalion HQ staff of 39 known as the
Cloud Command Group including:

     4 Cloudbeaks (scribes, aides de camp and secretaries)

     5 Cloudwings (couriers – one for each Flight and one for Storm)

     8 Cloudtalons (foragers to supply Cloud HQ with food so they do not have to hunt

   10 Cloudeyes (scouts – 2 for local cover + 1 each for the 8 points of the compass)

    4 Cloudhealers (Surgeon and three medics)

    8 Feathertenders (repair and preen battle/Cloud damaged feathers)

Commands 4 Flight Leaders and their Flights–  Last of the mobile commands

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Unit Subunits  # of Airbirds Commander Rank Title Insignia Comp Unit
Storm 8 Clouds

12,318

Storm Rider Colonel Earl Single Gold
 Band
Brigade
Comment:

The first level of hereditary Commands has Brigade HQ staff of 445 
consisting of 2 Storm Groups including a Storm Support Group and a
Storm Command Group.  First fixed base command:

Storm Command Group (100)

     12 Stormbeaks (scribes, aides de camp and secretaries)

     24 Stormwings (couriers - 2 for each cloud and 8 for Wing Command)

     40 Stormeyes (Scouts & Spies)

     12 Intelligence, mapmakers, & strategists

     12 Chaplains (4 at HQ and 8 assigned to each Cloud)

Storm Support Flight (345)

     Master Beak – Warrant Officer (quartermaster/purser) in command

     80 Stormtalons (foragers)

     24 Cooks, herbalists

     32 Stormhealers (8 Doctors/Surgeon and 24 medics at a field hospital)

     32 Feathertenders (repair and preen battle/storm damaged feathers)

     96 Armorers. Farriers, Fletchers, Metalsmiths, Weavers, Tanners

     80 Stormtransports (Keep supplies moving)

Commands  8 Cloud Masters and their Clouds

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Unit Subunits  # of Airbirds Commander Rank Title Insignia Comp Unit
Wing 4 Storms

49,272

Wing
Commander
General Marquess 2 Gold
 Bands
Division
Comment:

Commands Division HQ staff of 445  consisting of:

Wing Command Group (100)

     12 Wingbeaks (scribes, aides de camp and secretaries)

     24 Wingwings (couriers - 5 for each storm and 4 for Wing Command)

     40 Wingeyes (Scouts & Spies)

     12 Intelligence, mapmakers, & strategists

     12 Chaplains (4 at HQ and 8 assigned to each Cloud)

Wing Support Group (345)

     Master Beak – Warrant Officer (quartermaster/purser) in command

     80 Wingtalons (foragers)

     24 Cooks, herbalists

     32 Winghealers (8 Doctors/Surgeon and 24 medics at a base hospital)

     32 Feathertenders (repair battle/storm damaged feathers)

     96 Armorers. Farriers, Fletchers, Metalsmiths, Weavers, Tanners

     80 Wingtransports (Keep supplies moving)

Commands 4 Storm Riders and their Storms

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Unit Subunits  # of Airbirds Commander Rank Title Insignia Comp Unit
Wind 4 Wings

198,588

Wind Lord General
Commanding
Duke Gold-Silver
-Gold Bands
Corps

Comment:

Each Wind Lord has a Corps HQ staff of 1,499, based in Each Windland Capitol. Most staff here is related to administration, promotions, logistics, budget, military intelligence, ceremonial appearances, Windland politics, military police. The Air Lord is titular Wind Lord of the Royal Windland.

Commands 4 Wing Commanders and their Wings

 

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Unit Subunits  # of Airbirds Commander Rank Title Insignia Comp Unit
Winds
of Aquila
5 Winds

1,015,941

Air Lord Supreme
 Commander
Archduke 3 Gold
 Bands
Air Force

Comment:

Supreme Commander (Archduke - Supreme Commander – Army, Navy & Air) – Traditionally the Archduke, he has Air Force HQ staff based in Eagalia of 6,000  and commands the 5 Winds: North Wind, South Wind East Wind, West Wind as well as the Royal Wind. Most staff here is related to administration, pensions, health care, veterans affairs, family assistance, budget & appropriations, medals, procurement contracts, military research and development.

Other titular offices are:

Commandant of the Royal Military Academy (4,000)

The Eagle’s Eye of the Royal Intelligence Agency (3,000)

Steward of the Royal Guards (10,000)

Commands 4 other Wind Lords and their Winds as well as the Royal Wind..

 

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