April Fools, 2007
The Official Rebel Squadrons' April Fool's Joke, 04/01/2007
For April Fool's Day, 2007, RS command decided to play a prank on the general membership. Fleet Admiral Joshua Hawkins, Fleet Admiral Michael Raven, and Fleet Admiral Dave Trebonious-Astoris collaborated to form a new RS homepage based on the template of the Emperor's Hammer's webpage, suggesting that the RS had merged with the EH. Lieutenant Colonel Terrak Jace helped out by creating a very believable header graphic. See the images of the webpage below:
Did the prank fool anybody? Quite a few people! Admiral David "Heavy" Pasiechnyk was unlucky enough to respond in email form though, which means he'll get quoted here:
"-------- Original Message --------
Subject: ... wtf!?!
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 14:41:18 -0500
From: David Pasiechnyk
Umm, what the hell just happened? One day the website is nice and dandy, now suddenly we have a new name and a new website. I'm just kinda curious, but shouldn't something like this been brought before High Command? Like, somehow I think at least the upper echelons of the Command Chain should have had some fore-warning on this. I'm, feeling kinda iffy about this change, to tell the truth. Especially with it being all of a sudden.
***Jedi Master Starfighter Pilot***----**LGN David**
Former RgF CO
Ooops, sorry Heavy! April Fools!