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


During the Clone Wars, Jedi pilot Aayla Secura flew a Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor with the Republic's Red Squadron at the Battle of Kamino[3] under the call sign "Red Two".[4]

A Delta-7 interceptor pilot flying as "Red Two" in pursuit of Separatist leader Shu Mai under the command of Jedi Master Mavra Zane was commended for precise gunnery by a squadron mate.[1]

During the Galactic Civil War, the Rebel Alliance maintained a Red Squadron aboard the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Independence. During his training aboard the Independence, Flight Cadet Keyan Farlander encountered veteran Rebel pilot Halley Kadorto, who had flown under the call sign Red Two for his famous rescue at Mon Calamari.[5][6]

As a member of the Independence's Red Squadron, Farlander himself flew as Red Two on his first mission, and a later rescue of a Sullustan leader. The call sign was also frequently used by Farlander's wingmates: Sunnar Jan-lo, for the capture of Cygnus Staff and the destruction of the Intrepid, Lieutenant Cardacs, who died in action on a rescue mission to Star's End, and Toalagar, who was killed by missiles from an Assault Gunboat during a mission to rescue Wookiee slaves.[5][6]

By 0 BBY, Red Squadron had been transferred to the Alliance's Massassi Base on Yavin 4 in preparation for the coming assault on the Death Star. During this time, Wedge Antilles used the call sign Red Two, participating in a mission to Commenor to acquire astromech droids for the squadron,[7] and the subsequent Battle of Yavin, where he was forced to pull out of the final trench run when his T-65 X-wing starfighter took damage, but was among the pivotal battle's few survivors.[2] After the destruction of the Death Star, Antilles patrolled the Yavin system as Red Two, encountering the forces of crime lord Tyber Zann.[8] Antilles would return to the call sign seven months after the Battle of Yavin for a mission to establish a listening post on Lubang Minor,[9] and again, years later, at the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War, saving Lando Calrissian's Lady Luck from pursuing coralskippers.[10]

Due to a lack of personnel following the Battle of Yavin, the smuggler Han Solo was temporarily recruited into Red Squadron, flying as Red Two for a reconnaissance mission to Kamino.[11]

Ace Azzameen flew an X-wing starfighter under the call sign Red Two in the rescue of Echo Base personnel from Bundil II, the defense of the Liberty, and the Battle of Eidoloni. He also flew under the call sign in a Y-wing starfighter for a mission to liberate the slaves of convoy KDT Group, and in an A-wing interceptor during the scramble to capture brainwashed Imperial double agent Commander Kupalo.[12]

A seemingly unknown Y-wing pilot was called Red Two in the Battle of Endor who was noted for taking a "good shot" by Antilles, who by then was leading the squadron as Red Leader.[13]

A New Republic pilot flying as Red Two in the Battle of Onderon was struck by the size of the Eclipse II and was reprimanded by Wedge Antilles to "cut the chatter", mirroring an exchange between Antilles and Red Leader Garven Dreis during the Battle of Yavin.[14]

During Red Flight's diplomatic mission to Adumar, Tycho Celchu used the call sign.[15]

Behind the scenes[]

The novelization of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope identifies the film's Gold Two, Tiree, as Red Two.[2][16]



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