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"This is Gray Squadron."
―A Gray Squadron pilot, at Vrogas Vas[5]

Gray Squadron, sometimes spelled as Grey Squadron, was a starfighter squadron that served as part of the Rebel Alliance's starfighter corps during the Galactic Civil War. The squadron most notably participated in the Battle of Vrogas Vas[5] and the Battle of Endor.[1]


Gray Squadron was a starfighter squadron composed of a mix of A/SF-01 B-wing starfighters,[4] RZ-1 A-wing interceptors,[4] and BTL-A4 Y-wing assault starfighter/bombers. The squadron served as part of the Rebel Alliance's starfighter corps during the Galactic Civil War.[1] Around 0 ABY,[6] the squadron was stationed at the Rebel Alliance's refueling base on Vrogas Vas.[5] Later, around 4 ABY,[8] the squadron was led by Horton Salm,[1] and staff officers included Lieutenant Gureni Telsij[2] and Lieutenant Ekelarc Yong.[3]


Battle of Vrogas Vas[]

"It's him! It's Vader! We have visual confirmation!"
―A Gray Squadron pilot, at Vrogas Vas[5]

Gray Squadron, the Battle of Vrogas Vas

In 0 ABY,[6] the squadron, made up of Y-wings, was one of six present at the planet Vrogas Vas when Sith Lord Darth Vader arrived there in search of Luke Skywalker. Vader had completely destroyed Blue Squadron and Yellow Squadron earlier. Even after Luke Skywalker smashed his X-wing into Vader's TIE Advanced x1 and both had crashed onto the planet below, Vader was still able to completely destroy all of Gray Squadron's Y-wings. Before the squadron could commence their bombing run on Vader, the Sith Lord used the Force to propel rocks and wreckage from his downed TIE at the Rebel starfighters, which destroyed at least one Y-wing and caused the rest of the squadron Y-wings to collide with each other.[5]

Battle of Endor[]

"Gray Leader standing by."
―Horton Salm at Endor[1]

Horton Salm (Gray Leader), the Battle of Endor

In 4 ABY,[8] Horton Salm (Gray Leader) led Gray Squadron during the Battle of Endor, in an large-scale Rebel assault on the Empire's second Death Star alongside the Alliance Fleet and many other starfighter squadrons such as Gold, Red, Green,[1] Blue,[9] Blade[10] and Corona Squadron.[11] During the space battle, the squadron was composed of a mix of starfighters that included Y-wings,[1] A-wings and B-wings.[4] The squadron destroyed the Star Destroyer Vehement.[12] The battle was a key victory for the Alliance, which resulted in the destruction of the battle station and the deaths of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. However, this was not without sacrifice, as the Alliance sustained many losses of its own, including the deaths of the squadron's own pilots such as Lieutenant Gureni Telsij and Lieutenant Ekelarc Yong (Gray Three).[1]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 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 VI Return of the Jedi
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rebel Starfighters Owners' Workshop Manual
  3. 3.0 3.1 ToppsDigitalLogo.png Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: Lt. Ekelarc Yong - 2021 Base - Series 3)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Vader Down 1
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 The Star Wars Book places the Battle of Vrogas Vas in the year immediately following the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states concluded in 0 ABY. Therefore, the Battle of Vrogas Vas must have taken place in 0 ABY.
  7. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, in which Gray Squadron participated, therefore the Squadron must have been reorganized on or before 4 ABY.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  9. StarWars-DatabankII.png Rebel Pilots Biography Gallery in the Databank (backup link)
  10. SWInsider.png "Blade Squadron" – Star Wars Insider 149150
  11. Lost Stars
  12. The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem