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The Royal Reconnaissance Service
Despite its seemingly short span of existence, the RRS has raised a number of questions both over its origins and the man actually in charge. Scant records can be found if one digs deep enough, though they point to the Service first being formed in 1715 by King George I but could be dismissed as deliberate disinformation. Equally little is known about the Scout-General who is in command, a Sir George Whittleton who was until recently completely unheard of. Though it is widely suspected that Sir George has a network of spies from all walks of life, alas nothing has been proven.
What is generally known is that the Service was formed in late 1937 when King Edward VIII finally agreed to the creation of a Royalist intelligence service after being pressured for months by his top commanders. Sir George was picked without question to head up the new operation, despite a list of candidates put forth by Royalist commanders. It soon rankled with some commanders that the Scout-General seemingly had a free-reign and was only answerable to the King himself, though they found that they couldn't argue with the effectiveness of the Service's information gathering.
Structure of the Royal Reconnaissance Service
Scout-General:- Nominal head and commander of the RRS, reports directly to the Crown. Post currently filled by a Sir George Whittleton.
Commandant:- Commander of RRS assets on a Country level, but with usually with an added suffix 'Of Operations' when full title is used; ie 'Commadant Of Operations, Scotland'.
Inspector-General:- Similar role to Commandant, but on a Regional level.
Captain:- Similar role to Inspector-General but oversees a County, City or District depending on local situation and needs.
Lieutenant:- Oversees a platoon strength force within the confines of a County District/Borough, once again depending on local situation and needs.
Swift-Sergeant:- Similar function to that of an Army Sergeant, though the 'Swift' prefix is always used. Sometimes referred to as 'Scout-Sergeant'.
Corporal:- Again, similar function to its Army counterpart.
Senior-Scout:- The RRS's version of a Acting/Lance Corporal, lowest NCO rank and often denotes a seasoned Scout who has served at least five years military service behind them.
Scout:- Lowest rank within the RRS, equal to a Private or Trooper in the Army.
Outrider:- The couriers and mounted scouts of the Service, they use normal Enlisted ranks are denoted by the suffix of 'Outrider', though on paper this was shortened to 'OR'.
Field-Inspector:- The Service's Field Agents with the authority to operate outside of the local Command. They are most often considered equal to an Inspector-General as they are both answerable to a Commandant, however a Field-Inspector may defer, if they so wished, to a local commander above the rank of an NCO.
Hobbs End LDV:- Suspected to be a front used by the RRS and headed by a chap only known as 'The Professor'...though that could just be an alias of Sir George.