The Rebel Legion is a worldwide organization of Star Wars fans in Rebel Alliance costume
It was founded in 2000 by Tony Troxell and has grown to become Lucasfilm Ltd.’s preferred Rebel Alliance costuming group, most notably appearing in the 2007 Rose Bowl Parade. The Legion was initially formed as a reaction to the 501st Legion and as of 2007 had a membership of over 2000 members.
The Rebel Legion can often be found assisting at promotional events for almost anything related to Star Wars and frequently put their “fame” to use at numerous charity events throughout the year.
The Legion is divided into a number of bases, local “chapters” with jurisdiction over regions of varying size (anywhere from a portion of a state to multiple states to multiple nations).
Rebel Alliance Infantry Detachment
The ‘’’Rebel Alliance Infantry Detachment’’’ (RAID) is the Original Trilogy Trooper Detachment of the Rebel Legion. Dedicated to the creation and wearing of screen accurate replicas of Rebel Fleet Trooper, Hoth, and Endor Trooper costumes from the Star Wars universe. RAID is responsible for maintaining and advising the Legion command on costume standards for trooper costumes from the Rebel Alliance and providing the Legion with qualified individuals for the approval of all future Original Trilogy Trooper costumes. The members of RAID also help new costumers work towards finishing trooper costumes, and advise on any changes needed to the standards of all costumes falling under the detachment.
Formed in December 2007, under the leadership of founding member Donna Keeley as the Detachment Commanding Officer with Phyllis Schulte as Detachment Executive Officer.
RAID has over 80 members and 10 Squads.
Trooper Costumes that fall under RAID:
- Endor Rebel Soldiers
- Rebel Fleet Troopers
- Hoth Rebel Soldiers
- Hoth Hangar Techs
- Yavin Hangar Techs
- Yavin Honor Guard
Current Detachment Command:
- Tim Balski [Detachment Commanding Officer]
- Phyllis Schulte [Detachment Executive Officer]