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Serpens Land Armed Forces

Badge of The Ministry of Defence

Service Branches

- Royal Serpens Land Navy
- Serpens Land Army
- Royal Serpens Land Air Force

Leadership

Headquarters: Ministry of Defence, Fort Charlotte
Commander in Chief: Queen Elizabeth II
Secretary of State for Defence: Steve Wallace
Chief of the Defence Staff: Admiral Brendan Allen

Man Power

Military age: 16 - 60 years old
Conscription: Two years of service manditory
for men and women 18 - 29
Active personnel: 145,000
Reserve personnel: 580,000

Expenditures

Annual budget: NS$47.2 billion
Percent of GDP: 3.9

Foreign Suppliers (NS countries)

Rookanse, Etoile Arcture, Common Territories,
Republica Federal de Catalunya, Springmont


>>OVERVIEW


The Serpens Land Armed Forces are the military services responsible for the defence of the Realms of The Dominion of Serpens Land. The also promote the international interests of Serpens Land and provide humanitarian aid and peacekeeping. Since 1939, the Serpens Land Armed Forces has required all Serpens Land citizens to serve for 2 years in the armed forces reserves. All active personnel are volunteers.

The Serpens Land Armed Forces consists of three armed wings; the Royal Serpens Land Navy, the Serpens Land Army and the Royal Serpens Land Air Force. Under the Royal Serpens Land Navy, there are two sub-branches; the Serpens Land Fleet Auxiliary and the Royal Serpens Land Marines. On April 30 2020, the Serpens Land Space Command was formed. The Serpens Land Space Command falls under command of the Royal Serpens Land Air Force.

Secretary of State for Defence


Incumbent:
Steve Wallace

Information

Style: The Right Honourable

Reports to: The Prime Minister

Seat: Bournemouth, Fort Charlotte

Appointer: The Governor General on
advice of the Prime Minister

Personal information

Born: August 16, 1970

Party: Liberal Conservative

Spouse Mary Wallace

One of the main roles of the armed forces is to protect and enforce Serpens Land's territorial waters. The armed forces also helps protect important government officials, and participates in peacekeeping missions around the world.

The Commander in Chief of the Serpens Land Armed Forces is the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who is represented in Serpens Land by the Governor General. The armed forces are led by the Chief of the Defence Staff. The Chief of the Defence Staff also works with and advises the Ministry of Defence on defence policy.

All Serpens Land men and women who are between the ages of 18 and 29 are required to serve for two years in the military. This policy was originally enacted to increase the amount of available soldiers during the Second World War. It has been found that conscription decreases youth rebelliousness and lowers crime in general. In modern times, it is also kept due to the disputed nature of the South China Sea. Any attempts to remove conscription have not been successful. Conscripts are all in the military reserves and are not deployed overseas unless they volunteer to do so.


>>HISTORY


When the First World War broke out in 1914, the Serpens Land Expeditionary Force was formed. Around 70,000 men volunteered to go off to fight. At the same time, the Royal Serpens Land Navy was formed. HMS St George, an Edgar Class cruiser was sold to Serpens Land and renamed HMSLS St George. The Serpens Land Expeditionary Force suffered heavy casualties fighting on the Western Front, and was almost entirely wiped out in the Battle of the Somme. Of the 856 men that were ordered to go forward, only 145 came back uninjured. During the war HMSLS St George protected trade routes to and from Serpens Land. She saw little enemy action.

During the Second World, a over 100,000 Serpens Landers volunteered to go off and fight . By this time, a new armed forces branch; the Royal Serpens Land Air Force had been established. Perspective pilots went to Canada to train in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. During the Battle of Britain, Serpens Land pilots of No. 1 and No. 2 Squadrons RSLAF fought in the skies over Britain. When Japan invaded the island in 1942, much of Serpens Land's military relocated to other parts of the British Empire. Serpens Land played a major role in the war in the pacific, helping recapture New Guinea, the Solomons and Burma. Some vessels of the Royal Serpens Land Navy also fought in the Atlantic. Serpens Land played a minor role in protecting shipping to and from Britain. One of the most famous Serpens Land ships of the war is the River Class frigate; HMSLS Lagan. On May 12, 1942 Lagan, along with HMS Biter and HMS Broadway sunk the German submarine U-89. The next day, Lagan and HMCS Drumheller sunk U-753.


>>Royal Serpens Land Navy


Check out the new Royal Serpens Land Navy website here.
Royal Serpens Land Navy

Badge of
the Royal Serpens Land Navy


Sub Branches

- Serpens Land Fleet Auxiliary
- Royal Serpens Land Marines
- Serpens Land Fleet Air Arm

General

Founded: April 5, 1915
Role: Naval Warfare
March: LinkHeart of Oak
Motto: "Always Ready"

Insignia

Naval Ensign:

Naval Jack:

the Royal Serpens Land Navy or RSLN is the maritime component of the Serpens Land Armed Forces. The RSLN also has authority over two sub-branches; the Serpens Land Fleet Auxiliary, and the Royal Serpens Land Marines. The Royal Serpens Land Fleet Auxiliary is responsible for supporting the Royal Serpens Land Navy. The Royal Serpens Land Fleet Auxiliary provides food, ammunition and supplies, usually by means of replenishment at sea. The Royal Serpens Land Fleet Auxiliary also transports army and marines personnel and supports overseas deployments of Serpens Land troops. The Royal Serpens Land Marines are an amphibious light infantry force. Marines are highly trained, and are capable of rapid deployment anywhere around the globe.


HMSLS St. George

History of the RSLN

The naval history of Serpens Land begins back in the First Opium War when the British took the island from the Qing Dynasty. Although no naval action was seen on the shores of Serpens Land, the naval presence was an important step in making Serpens Land the way it is today. The RSLN was created on April 5, 1915 as a reactionary measure to the First World War. Serpens Land's first warship; HMSLS St. George was an Edgar Class cruiser built for the Royal Navy as HMS St. George. During the First World War, HMSLS St. George protected trade routes to and from Serpens Land. Although she saw little action, she helped to stir up national pride, and encourage Serpens Landers to help in the war effort.

After the First World War, Serpens Land saw no need to maintain a naval service. The St. George was quickly paid off and sold for scrap. During the interwar years, the navy was only a handful of small motor launches sailed by volunteers. In 1935, the government decided to finance a Bittern class sloop by the name of HMSLS Seymour after John Seymour, the first Prime Minister of Serpens Land. HMSLS Seymour was build by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. She was launched on January 29, 1936, and Commissioned on August 6, 1936.

Following Britain's declaration of war against Germany on September 3, 1939 the RSLN was woefully unprepared for war. With a fleet of three vessels and only around 200 men at their disposal, efforts to quickly rebuild the navy were enacted. Within months, construction has begun on six new Flower class corvettes for the RSLN. By the end of 1941, the RSLN had almost quadrupled in size with ten new vessels being commissioned. When Japan invaded Serpens Land in 1942, much of the Royal Serpens Land Navy's fleet was destroyed attempting fight off the Japanese. What was left of the Royal Serpens Land Navy relocated to other parts of the British Empire. Many vessels sailed to Australia and New Zealand and were absorbed into their respective navies. One of the most successful Serpens Land vessels of the war was HMSLS Lagan. HMSLS Lagan was ordered by the Royal Serpens Land Navy in December 1941 and built by Smiths Dock Co in the United Kingdom. When she was finally completed, Serpens Land had already surrendered to Japan. For the remainder of the war she remained based out of the UK and crewed by Serpens Landers. On the 12 of May 1943, HMSLS Lagan and HMS Broadway sunk the German submarine U-89. The next day Lagan and HMCS Drumheller sunk U-753. On September 20, 1943 Lagan was patrolling as part of convoy ON-202 when she was struck by a GNAT torpedo in her stern, killing 29 sailors. Lagan was towed back to the UK by HMS Destiny, arriving there 4 days later. When she arrived she was declared a total constructive loss, and prepared to be sold for scrap. When WWII ended in 1945, British and Commonwealth forces quickly retook the island of Serpens Land. Vessels operated by the Royal Serpens Land Navy before the war were returned to Serpens Land.


HMS Rothesay, the lead ship in the Rothesay class
Once again, the navy saw their funding rapidly decrease. Heading into the 1950s they struggled to keep their fleet of aging World War II era vessels in operational service. In 1956, the Ministry of Defence announced the construction of twelve Rothesay class frigates to replace the aging River class frigates. The first of the class, HMSLS Queen Charlotte was delivered in March 1960 with the other three being delivered in the following five years. The Rothesay class served Serpens Land well into the later 20th century. In May 1982, the government of Serpens Land offered HMSLS Landon to assist the British in retaking the Falkland Islands. Landon was instead deployed to the Persian Gulf to relieve British ships bound for the South Atlantic.

Until the 1960's the Royal Serpens Land Navy had, in common with many other Dominion navies flown the British White Ensign on their warships. In 1964, on the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Statute of Westminster many in the navy called for a new distinct ensign to be adopted. Following the Second World War, the foreign policies of the Dominions had grown increasingly distinct and many felt there was a need for a distinct identity. This would become more the case if one dominion were at hostilities when another was not. In 1965, a new ensign with the shield of Serpens Land in the fly and the Union Jack in the canton was adopted.

Naval Aviation

On June 1st 2020, the Serpens Land Fleet Air Arm - a subranch of the Royal Serpens Land Navy was created. As the Royal Serpens Land Navy increased in size, more aircraft were needed for operations on warships. The new Serpens Land Fleet Air Arm will assume controll of all the aircraft operated by No. 6 Squadron RSLAF. It will also operate all aircraft on the planned aircraft carrier HMSLS St. George.

Current Fleet

Type

Class

Name

Pendant Number

Commisioned

Notes

Landing helicopter dock

Magnificent Class

HMSLS Magnificent

L09

2012

HMSLS Majestic is the flagship of the RSLN

Destroyer

Block 1 Lagan-class

HMSLS Lagan

D150

2020

Built under contract from
Etoile Arcture

Frigate

Town Class

HMSLS Fort Charlotte

HMSLS Bramber

HMSLS Carisbrooke

HMSLS Broadway

HMSLS Richmond

F220

F345

F346

F360

F370

1996

1998

1998

1999

2000

Based off of the German
MEKO 200 design.
Mounted with the KG-20N
cannon from Rookanse

Frigate

Dyer Class

HMSLS Dyer

HMSLS Gardener

F68

F70

2007

2012

Based off of the French
La Fayette class

Offshore
Patrol

Defender Class

HMSLS Defender

HMSLS Decisive

HMSLS Dominant

P170

P173

P177

2008

2010

2013

RNZN Protector class,
built under liscence for
RSLN

Multi Role
Hydrographic survey

Discovery Class

HMSLS Discovery

H98

2004

RN Echo class, built
under liscence for RSLN

Offshore Patrol/
Icebreaker

Polar class

HMSLS Polar Bear

P380

2020

Stationed in the
Ajomcae Islands

Fleet Submarine

Serpent Class

HMSLS Adder

HMSLS Rattlesnake

HMSLS Python

HMSLS Viper

S34

S35

S36

S37

2011

2013

2015

2018

Attack Submarine

Kukri class

HMSLS Longbow

HMSLS Broadsword

HMSLS Claymore

HMSLS Trident

S201

S202

S203

S204

2020

2020

2020

2020

Bought from Wolf Armaments in
Common Territories

Fleet Auxiliary Vessels

Type

Class

Name

Pendant Number

Entered Service

Notes

Replenishment
Tanker

Tide Class

RSLFA Matthews

A28

2019

Built in the UK,
sold to Serpens Land
in 2018.

Future Vessels

Type

Class

Name

Pendant Number

Status

To Enter
Service in

Notes

Offshore Patrol/
Icebreaker

Polar class

HMSLS Arctic Fox

HMSLS Narwhal

P382

P383

Under Construction

Under Construction

2021

2023

Will be used
to patrol the waters
around the Ajomcae Islands.
Mounted with the KG-20N
cannon from Rookanse

Frigate

Dyer Class

HMSLS Tatton

HMSLS MacGregor

HMSLS Rolland

HMSLS Van Owen

F72

F73

F74

F75

Sea trials

Under Construction

Under Construction

Under Construction

2021

2022

2023

2024

Aircraft Carrier

Type 16

HMSLS St. George

R01

Sea Trials

2020

Developed with Hammel Defense
from Rookanse

Destroyer

Block 2 Lagan-class

HMSLS Seymour

HMSLS Queen Charlotte

HMSLS Atkinson

HMSLS Landon

D151

D152

D153

D154

Sea Trials

Sea Trials

Under Construction

Under Construction

2020

2021

2023

2025

Built under contract from Etoile Arcture

Naval Aviation

Model

Origin

Type

Number

Introduced

Notes

SF-100M Dragon

Serpens Land

Fighter

10

2020

Being tested for operations on
HMSLS St. George.
25 more to be
bought

Westland Lynx 36M

UK/ Republica Federal de Catalunya

ASW/Marine Patrol

12

2020

Used on Royal Serpens Land
Navy vessels. Currently in the
process of being transferred to
Serpens Land.

Muh-1171SL SeaCanary

Springmont

ASW/Marine Patrol

20

2020

Used on Royal Serpens Land
Navy vessels. Currently in the
process of being transferred to
Serpens Land.

SE-32 Raven

Serpens Land

AEW&C

20

2020

Being tested for operations on
HMSLS St. George

SC-32 Husky

Serpens Land

Transport

20

2020

Being tested for operations on
HMSLS St. George


>>Serpens Land Army


Serpens Land Army

Badge of
the Serpens Land Army


General

Founded: September 4, 1914
Role: Land Warfare
March: LinkThe Vanished Army
Motto: "In Defence"

Insignia

Battle Flag:

Non-Ceremonial Flag:

The Serpens Land Army is the land component of the Serpens Land Armed Forces. The current Serpens Land Army can trace it's roots back to the Serpens Land Expeditionary Force formed at the beginning of the First World War. The Serpens Land Army is the smallest branch of the Serpens Land Armed forces with only about 45,000 active and 100,000 reserve personnel.

Serpens Land soldiers fought in many of the major conflicts of the 20th Century, including the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War and The Malayan Emergency. Serpens Land troops also served in the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan and continue to maintain small numbers in several bases in the middle east.

Structure

The Serpens Land Army is commanded by the Chief of the Army who holds the rank of Major-General or higher. The army is divided into two deployable divisions, Special Forces Command and the Army Reserves. Each division is further divided into two or three brigades.

The first of the two deployable divisions; 1st Division is based out of Fort Charlotte. It also encompasses the two regional regiments; the Royal Pittisle Regiment, and the Royal Ajomcae Island Regiment. 2nd Division is based out of Carisbrooke. Special Forces Command is responsible for the 1st Serpens Special Air Service Regiment and is based out of Fort Charlotte. The Army Reserves is the reserve unit of the Serpens Land Army. Most reserve personnel are conscripts so reserve units are not deployed overseas.


Battle of the Somme

World War I

On September 4, 1914 the Serpens Land government authorized the formation of the Serpens Land Expeditionary Force C to serve with the British Army. The Serpens Land Expeditionary Force was sent to train in Britain before being deployed to the western front. The Serpens Land Expeditionary Force would go on to suffer heavy casualties during the First World War. During the battle of the Somme, the 2nd Battalion was one of the hardest units hit. Of the 856 men that were ordered to go forward, only 145 came back uninjured. By the end of the war, the Serpens Land Army had raised around 60,000 men.

World War II

On December 8 1941 - 8 hours after the attack on Pearl Harbour, Japan invaded Serpens Land. The Serpens Land army put up a valiant fight and managed to hold the island for another 4 months. When Serpens Land finally surrendered on March 1 1942 much of the Serpens Land Army had either been captured of killed. Parts of the Serpens Land Army that had been overseas at the time of the invasion went to Austalia and New Zealand and fought alongside empire forces in the Pacific Theatre. For the first few months of the Japanese occupation, Serpens Land Army and Air Force officers who had evaded Japanese forces by hiding in the mountains attempted to stage a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese forces. This was unsuccessful though, and most of the guerrillas were captured by the Japanese within a year.

Small Arms

Name

Origin

Type

Cartridge

Notes

C7A1, C7A2

Canada

Assault Rifle

5.56x45mm NATO

Standard issue rifle

HK417

Germany

Marksman's Rifle

7.62x51mm NATO

Designated Marksman Rifle

C8A3

Canada

Carbine

5.56x45mm NATO

Standard issue carbine

TAC-50

USA

Sniper Rifle

.50 BMG

Long range precision rifle

AWM 338

UK

Sniper Rifle

.338 Lapua Magnum

Short to medium range precision rifle

P220

Switzerland

Pistol

9×19mm Parabellum

Standard service pistol

FM Minimi

Belgium

Squad automatic weapon

5.56x45 NATO

FN MAG

Belgium

Light Machine Gun

7.62×51mm NATO

M2

USA

Heavy Machine Gun

.50 BMG

Explosives, Rockets, and Missile Systems

Name

Origin

Type

Notes

M76

USA

Grenade

Standard issue hand grenade

M203

USA

Grenade Launcher

Can be attached underneath a rifle

M72 LAW

USA

Shoulder Launched Rocket

Spike (ATGM)

Israel

Guided Missile

Used for anti tank, and anti aircraft

Armoured Vehicles

Model

Origin

Type

Number

Notes

Challenger II

UK

Main Battle Tank

45

5 units are confugured for armoured repair and recovery.

Warrior

UK

tracked armoured vehicle

60

LAV III

Canada

Light Armoured Vehicle

150

Bushmaster

Australia

Infantry mobility vehicle

457

The army has ordered 40 more

MeTS-18SL

Springmont

Field Engineering System

5

MbLS100SL Bear

Springmont

Armored bridgelayer

5

IronHope F115SL

Springmont

Heavy truck

20

GroundSpear-SL

Springmont

Surface-to-air missile launch platform

8

Artillery

Model

Origin

Type

Number

Notes

L119 light gun

UK

105 mm Towed field gun

54


>>Royal Serpens Land Air Force


Royal Serpens Land Air Force

Badge of
the Royal Serpens Land Air Force


General

Founded: April 1, 1920
Role: Air Warfare
March: LinkThe RSLAF March Past
Motto: "Per Ardua Ad Astra"

Insignia

Flag:

Roundels:

Fin Flash:

The Royal Serpens Land Air Force (RLSAF) is the arial component of the Serpens Land Armed Forces. It was formed after the First World War on April 1st 1920. The RLSAF played a large role during the second world war both in Europe and in the Atlantic.

The Royal Serpens Land Air Force is responsible for ensuring arial defence for Serpens Land and her realms as well as the arial defence of Her Majesty's Serpens Land Ships at sea.

Falling under command of the Royal Serpens Land Air Force is the Serpens Land Space Command. The Serpens Land Space Command is the government agency responsible for space research and coordinates with the ESA, and NASA.


RSLAF B-24 Liberator at Seymour Airfield

History

The Royal Serpens Land Air Force was formed after the First World War on April 1st 1920. During the interwar period, it was fairly poorly equiped, only operating about 20 WWI era biplanes.

The Royal Serpens Land Air Force underwent a massive expansion at the start of the Second World War. Under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, the air forces of the British Commonwealth trained and formed "Article XV Squadrons" for service with the Royal Air Force. Many individuals from Serpens Land served directly with RAF squadrons. During the Battle of Britain, No. 1 and No. 2 Squadrons RSLAF helped defend Britian from German Luftwaffe. Most of the RSLAF which was mainly based out of Symour Airfeild in Serpens Land was destroyed in the initial aerial attack on Serpens Land on December 8 1942. When Japan occupied the island in 1942, they quickly noticed that the runway at Seymour Airfeild was not large enough to land heavy bombers and transport aircraft. During the course of the war, prisoners of war were forced to manually build a new longer runway at Seymour Airfeild. Many Serpens Land pilots who managed to escape Serpens Land before the Japanese occupation joined other Commonwealth air forces and served until the end of the war. After the Second World War, Seymour Airfeild was converted into a civillian airport and eventually renamed Seymour International Airport.

After the war, like the other two branches of the armed forces, the RSLAF suffered from a lack of funding. Due to the high cost of rebuilding Serpens Land, the government regarded military spending as a low priority. In 1946, the RSLAF bought 15 De Havilland Vampires to replace much of it's old propeller aircraft. An additional 20 were ordered in 1947. These aircraft saw action alongside other Commonwealth air forces in the Malayan Emergency and the Korean War. During this time period, the RLSAF also operated English Electric Canberras for use as marine reconnaissance aircraft. In 1974, the aging Vampires were mostly replaced by A-4 Skyhawks and moved into the jet trainer role. At its peak in the 1980’s the RSLAF operated around 160 Skyhawks. The Vampires served as jet trainers until the 1980s when they were scrapped and replaced with BAE Hawks.


RSLAF A-4 Skyhawk
In the early 2000s, the Royal Serpens Land Air Force began to search for a replacement aircraft for the A-4 Skyhawk. The Ministry of Defence selected 3 aircraft for consideration; the Eurofighter Typhoon, Dassault Rafale, and the Serpens Land built Wilcox Aviation SF-100 Dragon. Ultimatley, the SF-100 Dragon was selected as the winning aircraft. Trials of SF-100 Dragon began in 2003, and the aircraft was officially adopted into the Rotal Serpens Land Air Force in 2010.

No. 7 Aerial Demonstration Squadron
Main article: No. 7 Aerial Demonstration Squadron

No. 7 Aerial Demonstration Squadron (nicknamed the "Flying Snakes") is the Royal Serpens Land Air Force's formation aerobatic display team. They fly about 70 times a year in Serpens Land and in friendly countries across Asia and the Pacific. The Flying Snakes fly 11 AT-47A Vandal aircraft. Becoming a member of the team is considered a great honour as it's members are some of the most skilled in the Royal Serpens Land Air Force.

Operation With The Royal Serpens Land Navy

On June 1st, 2020, the Serpens Land Fleet Air Arm - a sub branch of the Royal Serpens Land Navy was created. The new Serpens Land Fleet Air Arm will assume controll of all the aircraft operated by No. 6 Squadron RSLAF. It will also operate all aircraft on the planned aircraft carrier HMSLS St. George.

RSLAF pilots will be gradually transitioned into the Serpens Land Fleet Air Arm.

Current Aircraft

Model

Origin

Type

Number

Introduced

Notes

SF-100 Dragon

Serpens Land

Multirole Fighter

110

2010

The first fighter developed in
Serpens Land

SF-106 Spirit

Serpens Land

Multirole Fighter

45

2014

14 units are the SF-106EW
used for electronic warfare

BAE Hawk 200

UK

Light fighter

16

2000

Bought as an interim replacement
for the A-4

BAE Hawk 50

UK

Advanced Trainer

19

1984

Replaced the fleet of Vampires
as the RSLAF's jet trainer

T-6 Texan II

USA

Trainer

28

2000

AT-47A Vandal

Etoile Arcture

Trainer

35

2020

11 units used by No. 7 Aerial
Demonstration Squadron. Built
in Serpens Land by
Wilcox-Aeyers Aerospace.

C-130 Hercules

USA

Transport

9

1974

3 equiped as aerial refueling tankers

P-21A Coriolis

Etoile Arcture

ASW/Marine Patrol

10

2020

E-33B Watchtower

Etoile Arcture

AEW&C

1

2020

CH-47 Chinook

USA

Transport

16

2008

Current batch replaced older batch
from 1980

Munitions

Model

Origin

Type

Quantity

Notes

AIM-222A Ambush

Etoile Arcture

long-range multi-role missiles with primary air-to-air and
secondary anti-radiation capabilities

unknown

AIM-9X Sidewinder

USA

Short-range air-to-air missile

1500

M-Scout

Rookanse

Short-range air-to-air missile

4000

M-Ranger

Rookanse

long range air-to-air missile

2000

AGM-223A Ajax

Etoile Arcture

air launched supersonic cruise missile

unknown

AGM-224A Nemesis

AGM-224C Nemesis

AGM-224D Nemesis

Etoile Arcture

supersonic cruise missile with 500 lb class
semi-armour piercing earth-penetrating unitary warhead

supersonic cruise missile with W84 variable-yield
thermonuclear warhead

supersonic cruise missile with 24 rocket-boosted Skeet anti-
armour submunitions

unknown

100

200

AGM-65D Maverick

AGM-65G Maverick

AGM-65K Maverick

USA

Air-to-surface missile

500

AGM-114L Hellfire

USA

Air-to-surface missile

350

AGM-84 Harpoon

USA

Anti-ship missile

250


>>See Also




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HM Serpens Land government invites you on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Serpens Land to begin diplomatic relations between our two nations. If you are interested in starting diplomatic relations, please fill out this form.
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The government of Serpens Land also takes care of foreign relations for our external territories:

Serpens Land Autonomous Territories

Nation

Date Established

Notes

The 𝓡𝓩𝓐𝓛𝓜 of Pittisle

April 25, 1974

The 𝒟ℴ𝓂𝒾𝓃𝒾ℴ𝓃 of Ajomcae Islands

May 1, 2020


Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Serpens Land

Nation

Location

Date Established

Notes

Asgard and northwest isles

1 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

April 27, 2020

The Most Serene Republic of Montevento

2 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

April 29, 2020

Represented by ambassador Guido Stefanini

The Federation of Republic of Satherland

3 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 1, 2020

As we share a head of state, only a high commission has been established. Represented by High Commissioner Garrett Tan Loke Ming

The Federation of British North American Provinces

4 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 11, 2020

As we share a head of state, only a high commission has been established. Represented by High Commisioner Romeo LeBlanc

The Democratic Federation of New Transeurasia

5 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 13, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Dorinel Văduva

The Federalis Imperium of Astares Amauricanum

7 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 13, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Lucy Moritius

Transadhea

8 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 13, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Ivanova Gregoriova Namiensky

The Federation of The United States of Ibica

9 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 15, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Anthony Sergeant. Serpens Land is a member of the Ibican Defense Partner Program.

The imperial parliament

10 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 15, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Elizabeth Howard.

The United States of Springmont

11 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 15, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Logan Ditzel.

The Constitutional Sultanate of Yuwa

14 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 16, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Abdullah Kharoni.

The Republic of -Astoria

15 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 16, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Annis Reeve.

Hankuk

16 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 19, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Pak Min-Seong.

The United Kingdom of Reino do Brazil

17 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

May 20, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Jorge Oliveira.

The Revolutionary Entity of Bulgar Rouge

47 Admiralty Way, Fort Charlotte

June 10, 2020

Represented by Ambassador Danail Trichkov. Non-aggression pact signed

Serpens Land Diplomatic Missions Abroad

Nation

Location

Date Established

Notes

Asgard and northwest isles

Delray

April 27, 2020

Imperial caribbean states

Christchurch

April 28, 2020

The Most Serene Republic of Montevento

Via Santa María 34, San Giovanni, Province of Costa Grande

April 29, 2020

The Republic of Nova Kartago

Kartago

April 29, 2020

The Federation of Republic of Satherland

Corand

May 1, 2020

As we share a head of state, only a high commission has been established

The Federation of The United States of Ibica

Embassy Row, Willmington

May 9, 2020

Serpens Land is a member of the Ibican Defense Partner Program.

The Federation of British North American Provinces

Ottawa

May 11, 2020

As we share a head of state, only a high commission has been established.

Transadhea

The Old Hill

May 13, 2020

The Democratic Federation of New Transeurasia

27 Ulica Panfilova, Pravdinskij, Moscow District MR-1448.

May 13, 2020

The United States of Springmont

South Winbridge

May 15, 2020

The Freedom of Deltia-

19 Frederikstrazse

May 16, 2020

The Constitutional Sultanate of Yuwa

Dafruya district

May 16, 2020

Hankuk

Hanseoul

May 19, 2020

The United Kingdom of Reino do Brazil

May 20, 2020

The Republic of Monsone

Seversvik

May 25, 2020

International Organizations Serpens Land is a Member of

Organization

Date Joined

Notes

the commonweath of sutherlandia

April 24, 2020

The Commonwealth of Crowns

May 3, 2020

United Kingdom

June 6, 2020

The Western Isles

June 11, 2020




HISTORY


HMSLS St. George

The RSLN was created on April 5, 1915 as a reactionary measure to the First World War. Serpens Land's first warship; HMSLS St. George was an Edgar Class cruiser built for the Royal Navy as HMS St. George. During the First World War, HMSLS St. George protected trade routes to and from Serpens Land. Although she saw little action, she helped to stir up national pride, and encourage Serpens Landers to help in the war effort.

After the First World War, Serpens Land saw no need to maintain a naval service. The St. George was quickly paid off and sold for scrap. During the interwar years, the navy was only a handful of small motor launches sailed by volunteers. In 1935, the government decided to finance a Bittern class sloop by the name of HMSLS Seymour after John Seymour, the first Prime Minister of Serpens Land. HMSLS Seymour was build by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. She was launched on January 29, 1936, and Commissioned on August 6, 1936.

Following Britain's declaration of war against Germany on September 3, 1939 the RSLN was woefully unprepared for war. With a fleet of three vessels and only around 200 men at their disposal, efforts to quickly rebuild the navy were enacted. Within months, construction has begun on six new Flower class corvettes for the RSLN. By the end of 1941, the RSLN had almost quadrupled in size with ten new vessels being commissioned. One of the most successful Serpens Land vessels of the war was HMSLS Lagan. HMSLS Lagan was ordered by the Royal Serpens Land Navy in December 1941 and built by Smiths Dock Co in the United Kingdom.


HMS Rothesay, the lead ship in the Rothesay class
On the 12 of May 1943, HMSLS Lagan and HMS Broadway sunk the German submarine U-89. The next day Lagan and HMCS Drumheller sunk U-753. On September 20, 1943 Lagan was patrolling as part of convoy ON-202 when she was struck by a GNAT torpedo in her stern, killing 29 sailors. Lagan was towed back to the UK by HMS Destiny, arriving there 4 days later. When she arrived she was declared a total constructive loss, and prepared to be sold for scrap. When Serpens Landers heard of her success, they quickly raised funds for her repair. After the war HMSLS Lagan returned to Serpens Land where she would serve another 7 years with the Royal Serpens Land Navy.

Once again, the navy saw their funding rapidly decrease. Heading into the 1950s they struggled to keep their fleet of aging World War II era vessels in operational service. In 1956, the Ministry of Defence announced the construction of twelve Rothesay class frigates to replace the aging River class frigates. The first of the class, HMSLS Queen Charlotte was delivered in March 1960 with the other three being delivered in the following five years. The Rothesay class served Serpens Land well into the later 20th century. In May 1982, the government of Serpens Land offered HMSLS Landon to assist the British in retaking the Falkland Islands. Landon was instead deployed to the Persian Gulf to relieve British ships bound for the South Atlantic.

Until the 1960's the Royal Serpens Land Navy had, in common with many other Dominion navies flown the British White Ensign on their warships. In 1964, on the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Statute of Westminster many in the navy called for a new distinct ensign to be adopted. Following the Second World War, the foreign policies of the Dominions had grown increasingly distinct and many felt there was a need for a distinct identity. This would become more the case if one dominion were at hostilities when another was not. In 1965, a new ensign with the shield of Serpens Land in the fly and the Union Jack in the canton was adopted.


HISTORY


RSLAF A-4 Skyhawk

History

The Royal Serpens Land Air Force was formed after the First World War on April 1st 1920. During the interwar period, it was fairly poorly equiped, only operating about 20 WWI era biplanes.

The Royal Serpens Land Air Force underwent a massive expansion at the start of the Second World War. Under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, the air forces of the British Commonwealth trained and formed "Article XV Squadrons" for service with the Royal Air Force. Many individuals from Serpens Land served directly with RAF squadrons. During the Battle of Britain, No. 1 and No. 2 Squadrons RSLAF helped defend Britian from German Luftwaffe. Most of the RSLAF which was mainly based out of Symour Airfeild in Serpens Land was destroyed in the initial aerial attack on Serpens Land on December 8 1942. When Japan occupied the island in 1942, they quickly noticed that the runway at Seymour Airfeild was not large enough to land heavy bombers and transport aircraft. During the course of the war, prisoners of war were forced to manually build a new longer runway at Seymour Airfeild. Many Serpens Land pilots who managed to escape Serpens Land before the Japanese occupation joined other Commonwealth air forces and served until the end of the war. After the Second World War, Seymour Airfeild was converted into a civillian airport and eventually renamed Seymour International Airport.

After the war, like the other two branches of the armed forces, the RSLAF suffered from a lack of funding. Due to the high cost of rebuilding Serpens Land, the government regarded military spending as a low priority. In 1946, the RSLAF bought 15 De Havilland Vampires to replace much of it's old propeller aircraft. An additional 20 were ordered in 1947. These aircraft saw action alongside other Commonwealth air forces in the Malayan Emergency and the Korean War. During this time period, the RLSAF also operated English Electric Canberras for use as marine reconnaissance aircraft. In 1974, the aging Vampires were mostly replaced by A-4 Skyhawks and moved into the jet trainer role. At its peak in the 1980’s the RSLAF operated around 160 Skyhawks. The Vampires served as jet trainers until the 1980s when they were scrapped and replaced with BAE Hawks.

In the early 2000s, the Royal Serpens Land Air Force began to search for a replacement aircraft for the A-4 Skyhawk. The Ministry of Defence selected 3 aircraft for consideration; the Eurofighter Typhoon, Dassault Rafale, and the Serpens Land built Wilcox Aviation SF-100 Dragon. Ultimatley, the SF-100 Dragon was selected as the winning aircraft. Trials of SF-100 Dragon began in 2003, and the aircraft was officially adopted into the Rotal Serpens Land Air Force in 2010.

The Realm of Serpens Land

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