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1) What is the meaning of the name; what does "Wing" in Wing Guard refer to?
2) What are the origins of the name, both "real-world" and "in-universe"?
Many thanks in advance. --CommanderDiscord (talk) 17:15, February 24, 2013 (UTC)
There is no real cannon explanation for those questions. However, out of universe, a wing guard is a term most commonly used in sports to denote a team's defensive guard or in the air force, as a term for the defensive fighter pilot. Its also common for fighter squadron's to be called "122 Fighter Wing". Whether this has to do with why they are called that, is not established. For more info see the Bespin Wing Guard article. Coruscantfan(Talk) 15:31, February 25, 2013 (UTC)
I have to agree the name sounds strange or ackward perhaps even incorrect stylistically. Not because of te definition of "wing" but it's position in the name. Shouldn't it be Guard Wing not Wing Guard. Guard Wing denotes a group of guard patrol fighters with the term wing being used to denote a group. Wing Guard one would think refers to guards who protect the wings or flanks, of a position. In this context it would more refer to a location.
Though in general the term wing is basically the same thing as a squadron, a group of fighters. Now I say a group because it's actually not just one pilot, that is a wingman, so related but not the same thing. 22.214.171.124 01:49, March 16, 2013 (UTC)