The Tierfon Yellow Aces were a starfighter squadron in the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Based at the Tierfon launch base, many of its pilots, such as Lieutenant Zal Dinnes, Jek Tono Porkins, and Captain Dosmit Ræh, flew T-65B X-wing starfighters. Eventually, encroaching Imperial patrols necessitated the scuttling of the base and the breakup of the squadron, with its members being reallocated to other outposts; four pilots (Dinnes, Porkins, Vangos Grek, and Robich Duggsin) were sent to Base One on Yavin 4. However, former members of the squadron retained its insignia on their flight helmets well into their service with other flight groups.
Sometime between 0 BBY and 5 ABY, the squadron was resurrected for service in the New Republic Starfighter Corps. The Yellow Aces saw action at the Battle of Jakku, during which a pair of their Y-wings engaged a stolen Imperial shuttle piloted by Norra Wexley.
At some point after the Galactic Civil War, Rey, a scavenger on the desert planet Jakku, salvaged Ræh's flight helmet with the Tierfon symbol. Jessika "Testor" Pava, a pilot in the Resistance, wore a helmet that also bore the sigil of the Yellow Aces.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Emblem only)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance) (Emblem only)
- Star Wars: Squadrons (Mentioned only) (DLC)
- Aftermath: Empire's End
- Poe Dameron 2 (Emblem only)
- Poe Dameron 3 (Emblem only)
- Poe Dameron 13 (Emblem only)
- Poe Dameron 15 (Emblem only)
- Poe Dameron 16 (Emblem only)
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (Emblem only)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel (Emblem only)
- Star Wars: Forces of Destiny—Rey (Emblem only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Ultimate Star Wars (Picture only) (Tierfon symbol on Jek Porkins' helmet)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as Tierfon Yellow Aces)
- Rey's Survival Guide
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 79 (Helmets: Jek Porkins; Highlights of the Saga: The Battle of Scarif)