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The action of the Jingdaoese, in airlifting a brigade strength force of amphibious infantry onto the Lengish plateau, posed an intolerable threat to the [[Boreal Air Bridge]] which served the [[Raspur Pact]] as a supply and communications conduit linking [[Normark]] in [[Keltia]] to the industrial heartlands of eastern [[Benacia]]. On 19.V.1678, the Elwynnese government responded by authorising all appropriate steps necessary to ensure that errant Jingdaoese personnel were returned to the open sea and or international airspace depending upon their situation when encountered. Concurrent with this was the declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone covering the islands of Leng and Raikoth, as well as the connecting ice-caps, wherein all aircraft proposing to enter or transit through the restricted air space would be obliged to register flight plans with the [[Council of Eliria|Court of the Prince]]. Any aircraft detected entering restricted air space without prior authorisation and or failing to maintain continuous two-way communication with Elwynnese and [[Benacia Command]] air traffic control networks would be subject to "emergency defensive measures", including interception, for the purposes of visual verification, by quick reaction flights operating from airfields on the Elwynnese mainland.  
 
The action of the Jingdaoese, in airlifting a brigade strength force of amphibious infantry onto the Lengish plateau, posed an intolerable threat to the [[Boreal Air Bridge]] which served the [[Raspur Pact]] as a supply and communications conduit linking [[Normark]] in [[Keltia]] to the industrial heartlands of eastern [[Benacia]]. On 19.V.1678, the Elwynnese government responded by authorising all appropriate steps necessary to ensure that errant Jingdaoese personnel were returned to the open sea and or international airspace depending upon their situation when encountered. Concurrent with this was the declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone covering the islands of Leng and Raikoth, as well as the connecting ice-caps, wherein all aircraft proposing to enter or transit through the restricted air space would be obliged to register flight plans with the [[Council of Eliria|Court of the Prince]]. Any aircraft detected entering restricted air space without prior authorisation and or failing to maintain continuous two-way communication with Elwynnese and [[Benacia Command]] air traffic control networks would be subject to "emergency defensive measures", including interception, for the purposes of visual verification, by quick reaction flights operating from airfields on the Elwynnese mainland.  
  
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The UDF garrison on Leng, primarily tasked with protecting the Boreal Air Bridge's interchange at the enu Kalirion air station, comprised of approximately 1,200 personnel drawn in detachments - chosen from their parent regiments by lot - from the 23rd Maritime (Coastal Artillery) Division. Personnel assigned to the Leng Garrison would undertake a three month tour with the promise of a month's leave and a twelve month period of exemption from further deployments in the Boreal wastes. They were supported by a small detachment of mechanical and electrical engineers supplied by the Black Legions primarily concerned with the maintaining the operational readiness of the flying station whilst non-operational aspects such as facilities maintenance, logistics, accommodation, and catering were handled by a multitude of ESB subcontractors who counted as non-combatants.
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The other significant Elwynnese presence on the island was the Svordson Reform Settlement, home to 12,000 inmates undergoing penance for various infractions dating as far back, in some instances as the [[Auspicious Occasion]], overseen by 3,300 [[Corps of the Gentlemen-at-Cudgels|cudgellers]] - the ubiquitous paramilitary police of Elwynn.
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The sudden insertion of a Jingdaoese marine brigade onto the island obliged the UDF to rush reinforcements to the island in the form of a squadron of
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16 [[GAV(P)-5 Nereid|GAV-5(P) Nereid]] patrol craft and a flight of 4 [[F-9 Ashavan II|F-9 Ashavans]] along with their hurriedly flown-in ground crews.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:03, 10 November 2019

Fälttåget Norrsken ("Army Crandish": Northern Lights Campaign) was an operation launched by the Union Defence Force of Elwynn in 1680 to monitor and interdict a mooted Jingdaoese deployment to the nominal territory of the Iron Cult, a colony of escaped Bassarid prisoners of war, marooned on the inhospitable Leng ice-shelf and living on the margins of Elwynnese Leng.

Area of restricted aviation access following the establishment of the Leng-Raikoth Air Defence Identification Zone.

The action of the Jingdaoese, in airlifting a brigade strength force of amphibious infantry onto the Lengish plateau, posed an intolerable threat to the Boreal Air Bridge which served the Raspur Pact as a supply and communications conduit linking Normark in Keltia to the industrial heartlands of eastern Benacia. On 19.V.1678, the Elwynnese government responded by authorising all appropriate steps necessary to ensure that errant Jingdaoese personnel were returned to the open sea and or international airspace depending upon their situation when encountered. Concurrent with this was the declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone covering the islands of Leng and Raikoth, as well as the connecting ice-caps, wherein all aircraft proposing to enter or transit through the restricted air space would be obliged to register flight plans with the Court of the Prince. Any aircraft detected entering restricted air space without prior authorisation and or failing to maintain continuous two-way communication with Elwynnese and Benacia Command air traffic control networks would be subject to "emergency defensive measures", including interception, for the purposes of visual verification, by quick reaction flights operating from airfields on the Elwynnese mainland.

The UDF garrison on Leng, primarily tasked with protecting the Boreal Air Bridge's interchange at the enu Kalirion air station, comprised of approximately 1,200 personnel drawn in detachments - chosen from their parent regiments by lot - from the 23rd Maritime (Coastal Artillery) Division. Personnel assigned to the Leng Garrison would undertake a three month tour with the promise of a month's leave and a twelve month period of exemption from further deployments in the Boreal wastes. They were supported by a small detachment of mechanical and electrical engineers supplied by the Black Legions primarily concerned with the maintaining the operational readiness of the flying station whilst non-operational aspects such as facilities maintenance, logistics, accommodation, and catering were handled by a multitude of ESB subcontractors who counted as non-combatants.

The other significant Elwynnese presence on the island was the Svordson Reform Settlement, home to 12,000 inmates undergoing penance for various infractions dating as far back, in some instances as the Auspicious Occasion, overseen by 3,300 cudgellers - the ubiquitous paramilitary police of Elwynn.

The sudden insertion of a Jingdaoese marine brigade onto the island obliged the UDF to rush reinforcements to the island in the form of a squadron of 16 GAV-5(P) Nereid patrol craft and a flight of 4 F-9 Ashavans along with their hurriedly flown-in ground crews.