A squadron that I created for a Pbemail campaign that unfortunately died after the first game.
Pacifica Intelligence Service (P.I.S.)
The PIS was the brain child of Sir Anthony Walker, a retired English diplomat that was living his old days in Victoria when Pacifica became independent. Modelled after the English Foreign Service, its task is to promote and protect Pacifica’s interests abroad by any means necessary. Sir Walker died in 1932, two months before the official operational debuts of the PIS. The Service is officially a branch of the Pacifica Foreign Ministry and has no ties to the Army and collaboration between military and civilian intelligence do not happen without tension. Sir Walker is probably screaming in rage from heaven seeing that the acronym for his beloved agency is now being used as a synonymous for a peculiar bodily function. (A covert operation is called informally pising, an agent a piser, a disinformation campaign taking a pis, pising at someone is trying to turn him into a double agent, etc…).
P.I.S. Special Operations Squadrons
The SOS were created in 1933 to train independent militias to act as a buffer between Pacifica and Alaska. This designation now also covers a group of Pacifica trained pilots operating in disputed or enemy territory. Usually the Squadrons are composed of 1 to 4 regular Pacifica pilots that provide training, supplies and technical assistance to locals and/or mercenaries favourable to Pacifica’s cause.
PIS SOS 5, The Rundson River Rats
The Rundson River is located in the middle of Northern’s California extensive river system. Since the end of 1936, this region has been the base of operation of the Rundson River Rats. The fifth SOS, this unit was put in place to support the local Northern California separatists. Lead by Maj. (ret) Reginald “Long John” Silvermane they have became the bane of Hollywood institutions in the sectors and local heroes. They have been officially branded pirates by the Hollywood Air Force, and strong diplomatic complaints have been transmitted to Pacifica urging it to stop any support to the group. Pacifcia and PIS officials deny any links with the Rats, but no one seems to believe them. The Rats are a mix of Pacifica-trained pilots, Lakotian mercenaries and Northern separatists. Some in the separatist movement are worried that Pacifica is only paying lip service to the ambitions of the Californians, but the general feeling is that even under Pacifica’s rule, they could not be more ignored then under Hollywood. The Rats employ mainly float planes since they operate from cover bases and improvised airfield around lakes and rivers.