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Gold Squadron was an Alliance to Restore the Republic squadron consisting of BTL Y-wing starfighters during the Galactic Civil War. The squadron most famously fought at the Battle of Yavin and Battle of Endor.


Aboard Independence

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 Yavin

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.[1]

After Yavin

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 Battle of Gerrard V.

Following the Battle of Hoth, a Gold Squadron flying X-wing fighters was stationed aboard the cruiser Liberty during operations against Imperial Task Force Vengeance in the Airam sector. It seems far more likely that 'Gold Squadron' is a combat designation rather than an official unit title. This explains the large number of 'Gold Squadrons' operating simultaneously in the Star Wars universe, allowing each theater of operations to assign combat callsigns to their respective starfighter units.

Battle of Endor

During the Battle of Endor (in which it was also referred to as "Gold Wing"), Gold Squadron fought as a mixed squadron of X-wings, Y-wings and other ships under the command of Lando Calrissian piloting the Millennium Falcon.

Alliance of Free Planets

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 Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars 6: Is This the Final Chapter? (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  • Star Wars Rebellion: Small Victories (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: X-wing vs. TIE Fighter
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 4: The Final Duel
  • Star Wars 100: First Strike
  • Star Wars 107: All Together Now


Notes and references


This article uses material from the "Gold Squadron (Rebel Alliance)" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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