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"Red Three, four lit and ready to burn."
―Wes Janson[src]

Biggs Darklighter flying as Red Three during the Battle of Yavin

Red Three was the call sign of the third member of Red Squadron. There were a number of starfighter squadrons with this name, and several pilots went by the call sign Red Three.


Galactic Republic[]

During the recapture of Tythe, Red Three, a member of Red Squadron under the command of Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, was shot down by Separatist forces after entering the planet's atmosphere.[1]

Rebel Alliance[]

In 1 BBY, Keyan Farlander flew in Red Squadron under the call sign Red Three during a mission to rescue Wookiee slaves. Later that year, another pilot flying under the call sign was killed after failing to rebalance his shields from a missile strike during a mission to protect a disabled X-wing. Farlander returned the call sign in 0 BBY while flying in defense of the MC80 Home One type Star Cruiser Defiance.[2]

The pilot of the disabled X-wing, Biggs Darklighter, would go on to fly as Red Three for a mission to Commenor and in the subsequent Battle of Yavin, where he was killed by Darth Vader.[3][4]

A pilot under the command of Red Leader Luke Skywalker was assigned the call sign during a mission to Kamino.[5]

During the Attack on Yavin 4, Sarkli was assigned the call sign.[source?]

In his first mission with the Rebel Alliance, Ace Azzameen flew as Red Three.[6]

During the Battle of Endor, Red Three was Sila Kott, a female Human who piloted an A-wing in Red Squadron. She was shot down above a Mon Calamari Star Cruiser by two TIE Interceptors.[7][8]

New Republic[]

Wes Janson flew as Red Three in Red Flight under Wedge Antilles at Adumar.[9]

Condor, a member of Red Flight in the 24th Bombardment Squadron, flew with an unnamed pilot under the Red Three call sign during Operation Hammerblow[10] and at the Battle of Doornik-319.[11]

Sith Empire[]

Red Three was the call sign of an Imperial Navy pilot and member of Red Squadron, a Predator-class fighter squadron of the Imperial Coruscant Third Fleet, during the Battle of Ralltiir.[12]

Behind the scenes[]

While Rogue pilot Dak Ralter is established to have taken Red Three Biggs Darklighter's place in Red Squadron,[13] it is unknown if he ever used the call sign himself.[14]



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