Longsword Squadron Delta

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The Longswords en route to Unrelenting

Longsword Squadron Delta was part of the GA-TL1 Longsword detachment aboard the UNSC Commonwealth in 2525.[1] During the Battle of Chi Ceti, they were used as a decoy to distract a Covenant vessel, the Unrelenting. With no other armaments, Captain Wallace ordered the squadron to launch a Shiva warhead at the Unrelenting, since the frigate was unable to do so due to the distance.[2] They were all incinerated when the warhead exploded, unable to get into the shields of the Covenant ship in time.[3]


Longsword Squadron Delta survives the detonation of the Shiva missile fired at the Unrelenting in the comic adaption of Halo: The Fall of Reach, whereas in the novel the Longswords are consumed by the explosion.


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  1. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 111
  2. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 112
  3. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 119