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Guardsmen and women were among the first to help their communities during the COVID-19 Global Pendemic of 2020. Some are donating supplies, some deliver food. Others devote their professional expertise to hospitals, crisis centers, and local and national governments, as well as high-level international policy work. Some work to help the poor and marginalised people around the world who have been affected by the pandemic. We encourage others to do their part to help communities in need.
The Pontifical Air Corps of the Walsingham Guard is the principal air ceremonial unit of the Pontifical Walsingham Guard. It maintains the aviation heritage of the Patriarchate's temporal patrimony and honours the skills and service of its members in the air in service to others. Its foundation from the earlier Division of Air Operations was based on the fact that God made the heavens, as well as the seas and the dry land. The Signals Wing also forms part of the Air Corps since its members are experienced in radio, satellite, and cyber operations. Likewise, the Directorate of Space Operations and Exploration is placed within the Pontifical Air Corps. The Air Corps functions as an affinity group for those with air-related backgrounds and experience to continue serving within the customs of their tradition.
The insignia of the Air Corps consists of the Walsingham Guard roundel (red and blue concentric rings upon a red St. Stephen cross) surmounted by the crowned crossed halberds of the Walsingham Guard.
Membership in the Pontifical Air Corps by right of hereditary descent may be granted following the usual standards. Some members of the Walsingham Guard hold appointments in regimental unit, a naval unit, and/or the Air Corps. Typically members in the Air Corps, whether by hereditary right or by personal application, have prior serving experience in an aviation or related unit. Additionally, due to its joining requirements, the combined military, law enforcement, intelligence, and maritime experience of the members is such that, despite primarily serving an humanitarian purpose today, the Florentine Triple Cross in the air ensign represents one of the most highly trained and skilled organisations in the world.
Directorate of Space Operations and Exploration
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