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Dutch Vander SWA

Jon "Dutch" Vander flew as Gold Leader during the Battle of Yavin

"Red Leader, this is Gold Leader."
"I copy, Gold Leader."
"We're starting for the target shaft now."
―Jon "Dutch" Vander to Garven Dreis[src]

Gold Leader or Gold One was the call sign of the Commander of Gold Squadron. There were a number of starfighter squadrons with this name, and several beings went by the name "Gold Leader."


Galactic RepublicEdit

During the Battle of Muunilinst in 22 BBY, a Gold Leader was commanding Gold Squadron. He was killed by incoming Geonosian starfighters.

Anakin Skywalker had the call sign Gold Leader during the Battle of Bothawui.

During the Battle of Boz Pity, Jedi General Saesee Tiin commanded Gold Squadron.

Rebel AllianceEdit

The call sign was used by Jon "Dutch" Vander when he flew with the Rebel Alliance's Gold Squadron during the Battle of Yavin. Vander was killed in the assault against the Death Star.

Crix Madine served as Gold Leader during the Liberation of Gerrard V in 1 ABY.

Lando Calrissian was Gold Leader during the Battle of Endor while commanding Gold Squadron, the group that assaulted and destroyed the second Death Star.

Alliance of Free PlanetsEdit

Calrissian also served as Gold Leader during the Second Battle of Endor. There the Alliance repelled the Nagai fighter squadrons led by Lumiya.

New RepublicEdit

During a simulation exercise to qualify for Wedge Antilles's new squadron, Kell Tainer used the callsign of Gold One.

Behind the scenesEdit

In the Rogue Squadron series of games, Gold Leader was the name of an unlockable field rank, accessed when gaining 61-70 points.



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