Now, the story:
News reached the attentive ears of Chancellor’s adviser Tsen Shang in late 3029. Experienced politician knew well Chancellor's affection for good news; he decided to launch series of covert ops incursions into rebelled worlds, aimed to rescue loyalist forces (Tsen was planning to present them to his master as a symbol of loyalty or even form a retaliation force). The prize of operation was a symbol of Tikonov Commonality’s devotion to House Liao, the sign of nation’s unyielding spirit and thirst for retaliation.
Exhausted by guerrilla, wounded and hunted loyalists finally got a chance to break their long-standing siege. Since 3029 till 3031 CCAF managed to evacuate few left of survived warriors and equipment, not even enough to form a battalion. Disappointed, the Strategios made an unspoken decision to forget about their existence. That suited everyone except survivors, who considered themselves betrayed. They have come through years of fighting and losses not to be shelved as useless junk. And they made their own turn.
The letter, written and signed by all escaped warriors along with some other Tikonov natives staying loyal to Capella in all Confederation worlds, became a true surprise to Maximillian Liao. The petition contained no demands or complains, it was a confession and a humble plea for a chance to recover their honor, a vow to have no rest till Tikonov returns to the Confederation back again.
Touched by this penance (or maybe touched by upcoming madness - no one could say that for sure), Chancellor gave his agreement to found a unit, a brotherhood, bounded by their pledges. For the crest they took cross of Saint Andrew’s - an ancient Christian patron of Russia and Scotland. Unit came to life in 3030 as a battalion.
Unit is formed by veterans of 4th Succession War, mostly Tikonov native descendants of Russian and Scottish colonists. While most of warriors have great guerrilla background, unit had no opportunity to prove itself in any regular battle and lacks an joint combat experience.
It's not a real-russian unit, just a pure idea to all who are interested to play capellan pilots of russian/scottish/tikonov origin.
Special thanks to IxxxI for discussion, advises and spell-check