The 282nd Star Corps was an elite clone trooper unit under the command of CC-4897 , nicknamed Ace, and Jedi Master Camil Fon, and they were identifiable by their unique purple markings on their armor. They were one of the most active units of the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars, and later went on to serve the Galactic Empire.
Kamino and TrainingEdit
The clone troopers of the 282nd Star Corps were cloned from the Bounty Hunter Jango Fett, who had been selected from the Jedi-turned-Sith Count Dooku as the template for an elite army.
First Battle of Geonosis and the Clone WarsEdit
The 282nd Star Corps participated in the First Battle of Geonosis, the opening battle of the Clone Wars. During the battle, they were faced with several Separatist spider-droids, but held their position until reinforcements could arrive. The battle ended in a Republic victory, although the 282nd had suffered heavy losses.
Only 7 weeks into the war, the 282nd took place in the Battle of Christophsis, albeit only for the first portion of the battle. It assisted in taking back the capital city and pushing back the Separatist counterattack. In the midst of the battle, the 282nd was recalled to Ryloth, which was in the midst of a Separatist invasion, but arrived too late; the planet had already been subjagated by the Confederacy and the Republic forces were forced to retreat.
The Republic forces regrouped quickly in order to take back Ryloth. Many of the 282nd´s Aclammator class assault ship were hit and crashed, but most were able to deliver their clones safely to the battlefield. It later took part in the march on Lessu.
In early 20 BBY, the 282nd´s 21st Airborne Battalion, along with became famous during Operation: Crossroads and the Battle of Gaison, in which they held the capital city of Gaison against the Surrounding separatistforces.