The Chancellery Guard or Chancery Guard (COMIC: Ophiuchus) was the organisation responsible for security and law enforcement on Gallifrey. They reported to the Castellan and were normally equipped with staser pistols. (TV: The Deadly Assassin)
In overall charge of the Chancellery Guard was the Castellan. The Castellan acted as police chief and often sat on the High Council due to his important position. (TV: Arc of Infinity) The Fourth Doctor once referred to Kelner as a "jumped up guard." (TV: The Invasion of Time)
Reporting directly to the Castellan were the Chancellery Guard Commanders. The commander rank was denoted by ornate breastplates, gold coloured or adorned helmets and uniform braiding. (TV: The Deadly Assassin)
Directly below the Commanders were the Captains. (AUDIO: Gallifrey) There were also Lieutenants (PROSE: Blood Harvest) and Sergeants, with Commander Andred, impressed by K9's ability, noting that if K9 were a member of the Chancellery Guard, he would make him one. (TV: The Invasion of Time)
Rank-and-file guards wore red uniforms and helmets, with a white cape. The uniform was accented in white striping. The guards communicated through wristbands and carried stasers as their sidearm. (TV: The Deadly Assassin) The boots and elbow pads that the Chancellery Guard wore changed from a copper colour to silver at different points in the Time Lords' regime. (TV: Arc of Infinity)
Behind the scenes Edit
In the TV series there is only ever one Castellan seen at a time, but in the Gallifrey audio series, each Chapter House appears to have at least one Castellan. The ones in the audio series are referred to as "chapter Castellans" whilst in Arc of Infinity, the Castellan is referred to as "the duty Castellan".