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)

Function Edit

The Chancellery Guards were the police service of Gallifrey, the only people allowed to carry arms inside of the Citadel. (TV: The Invasion of Time)

Structure Edit

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)

History Edit

The First Doctor and his granddaughter Susan Foreman were being pursued by the Chancellery Guard at the time of their departure from Gallifrey. (AUDIO: The Beginning)

Posing as a "Castellan Bond", rogue Time Agent Scott Thrower had his group of shapeshifting Gizou mercenaries disguise themselves as Chancellery Guards on Helion. (COMIC: Time Fraud)

Jerricho advised and oversaw the execution of the Fifth Doctor when his body was possessed by Omega. (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".

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