Buggy Swires

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Buggy Swires
Name Corporal Buggy Swires
Race Gnome
Occupation City Watchman
Physical appearance
Residence Ankh-Morpork
Marital Status
Books Jingo,
The Fifth Elephant,
Night Watch
Cameos Monstrous Regiment

Likely the first gnome member of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, Corporal Buggy Swires first appeared in Jingo attached to the Chittling Street station.

Buggy is currently the first and only member of the Airborne Section. Being small enough to fit on the back of a bird has made him an excellent field agent, from delivering crucial supplies to intercepting messenger pigeons or flying surveillance missions as the Watch's eye in the sky. He used to fly various birds for various tasks, a sparrow hawk for traffic duties, for example. Now, at the time of the BorograviaZlobenia conflict, he has a buzzard named Morag, which he bought from a Nac Mac Feegle clan for a crate of whiskey.

Buggy is a natural for the Watch. He likes being allowed to hit people legally. He also enjoys flying; everything looks small when he's on aerial surveillance.

A possible early but less cantankerous version of the character, a gnome simply called called Swires, appears in The Light Fantastic.