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.
Battle of YavinEdit
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. The entire squadron was wiped out except for Keyan Farlander, after which Red Squadron made the final successful trench run.
- Gold Leader—Jon "Dutch" Vander
- Gold Two—Tiree
- Gold Three—Ryle Torsyn
- Gold Four—Lieutenant Lepira
- Gold Five—Davish "Pops" Krail
- Gold Six—Hol Okand
- Gold Seven—Keyan "Lucky" Farlander
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.
Battle of EndorEdit
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.
- Gold Leader: Lando Calrissian with Nien Nunb and Ace Azzameen (flying the Millennium Falcon)
- Gold Wing: Unidentified Pilot
Alliance of Free PlanetsEdit
Shortly after the victory at Endor, the squadron fought Nagai forces in the Second Battle of Endor. It later engaged the Tof forces in the Battle of Saijo, destroying half of their Tof starfighters.
- The Farlander Papers
- X-Wing: The Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars: X-Wing
- Star Wars: Empire at War
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
- Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice (as "Gold Flight")
- Star Wars: Trench Run
- Star Wars Journal: Captive to Evil
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars 6: Is This the Final Chapter? (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- Rebellion 13: Small Victories, Part 3 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: TIE Fighter
- Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
- Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi novel
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 4: The Final Duel
- Star Wars 100: First Strike
- Star Wars 107: All Together Now
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars Blueprints: Rebel Edition
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (novel)"
- ↑ X-Wing: The Official Strategy Guide
- ↑ The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- ↑ Star Wars: TIE Fighter
- ↑ Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
- ↑ Star Wars 100: First Strike
- ↑ Star Wars 107: All Together Now