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The '''[[Royal Officer Corps]]''' was a proposed military organization in [[Westarctica]]. Although plans were made for the creation of the unit, it was never actually formed as a fighting force. In 2005, [[Grand Duke Travis]] was urged to create a military unit by numerous members of the [[Grand Ducal Cabinet]] and the [[Baronage]], including the [[Baron of Havola]], who pleaded with the Grand Duke that there was an urgent need for a functioning military (even if it was only a small one). The creation of the [[Minister of Defense]] was phase one of the establishment of Westarctica's military, and the office was given to [[Duke of Waesche|Wolf Tulier]], a citizen of Westarctica since 2003.
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The '''[[Adélie penguin]]''' is a species of [[penguin]] common along the entire [[Antarctica|Antarctic]] coast, which is their only residence. They are among the most southerly distributed of all seabirds, along with the [[emperor penguin]], the south polar skua, [[Wilson's storm petrel]], the [[snow petrel]], and the [[Antarctic petrel]]. They are named after [[Adélie Land]], in turn named for Adèle Dumont D'Urville, the wife of French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville, who discovered these penguins in 1840.
  
As Minister of Defense, Wolf Tulier also served as the head of the Royal Officer Corps, utilizing his experience as a soldier in the U.S. Army to guide his leadership of the Corps. Shortly following the creation of the office, Wolf appointed the former Baronet of [[Brandenberger Bluff|Brandenberger]], [[Baron of Lee-Tearmunn|Troy Thompson]], as Deputy Minister of Defense to assist him in getting Westarctica’s military into marching order. Although the Ministry of Defense planned to host training camps for prospective members, the Royal Officer Corps gradually became a footnote in Westarctica's history. In 2017, their function was replaced by the [[Westarctican Royal Guards]].
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Specifics of their behavior were documented extensively by [[Apsley Cherry-Garrard]] (a survivor of [[Robert Falcon Scott]]’s fateful final journey to the [[South Pole]]) in his book The Worst Journey in the World. Cherry-Garrard noted: "They are extraordinarily like children, these little people of the Antarctic world, either like children or like old men, full of their own importance."
  
  
<p><small>Photo Credit: [[Duke of Waesche]] </small></p>
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<p><small>Photographer: Jason Auch </small></p>
 
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Adelie Penguins on iceberg.jpg

The Adélie penguin is a species of penguin common along the entire Antarctic coast, which is their only residence. They are among the most southerly distributed of all seabirds, along with the emperor penguin, the south polar skua, Wilson's storm petrel, the snow petrel, and the Antarctic petrel. They are named after Adélie Land, in turn named for Adèle Dumont D'Urville, the wife of French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville, who discovered these penguins in 1840.

Specifics of their behavior were documented extensively by Apsley Cherry-Garrard (a survivor of Robert Falcon Scott’s fateful final journey to the South Pole) in his book The Worst Journey in the World. Cherry-Garrard noted: "They are extraordinarily like children, these little people of the Antarctic world, either like children or like old men, full of their own importance."


Photographer: Jason Auch

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