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Gold Squadron was an Rebel Alliance squadron consisting of Y-wing starfighters during the Galactic Civil War. The squadron most famously fought at both the Battle of Yavin and the Battle of Endor.

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Aboard Independence[edit | edit source]

A Gold Squadron was stationed aboard the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Independence during the build up to the Battle of Yavin. Many members were transferred to Yavin Base and reassigned to different squadrons for the Death Star assault.[4]

Battle of Yavin[edit | edit source]

Gold Squadron and Red Squadron mobilize to assault the Death Star.

During the Battle of Yavin, Gold Squadron under the command of Jon "Dutch" Vander was tasked with attacking the Death Star's thermal exhaust port while Red Squadron flew cover.[1] The entire squadron was wiped out except for Keyan Farlander, after which Red Squadron made the final successful trench run.[5]

After Yavin[edit | edit source]

In the months following the Battle of Yavin, General Crix Madine led a Gold Squadron of Y-wings working closely with Rogue Squadron on a number of bombing raids, including the Liberation of Gerrard V.[2]

Following the Battle of Hoth, several Gold Squadron Y-wings attempted to attack an Imperial space station, Outpost D-34, but were defeated by Maarek Stele and several TIE squadrons.[7]

A Gold Squadron flying X-wing fighters was stationed aboard the cruiser Liberty during operations against Imperial Task Force Vengeance in the Airam sector.[8]

Battle of Endor[edit | edit source]

Gold Squadron fought as a mixed starfighter unit of X-wings, Y-wings and other ships[source?] during the Battle of Endor—in which it was also referred to as Gold Group and as, possibly, Gold Wing—under the command of Lando Calrissian piloting the YT-1300 light freighter Millennium Falcon.

Alliance of Free Planets[edit | edit source]

Shortly after the victory at Endor, the squadron fought Nagai forces in the Second Battle of Endor.[10] It later engaged the Tof forces in the Battle of Saijo, destroying half of their Tof starfighters.[11]

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