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 YavinEdit
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.
- Gold Leader—Jon Vander
- Gold Two—Tiree
- Gold Three—Ryle Torsyn
- Gold Four—Lepira
- Gold Five—Davish Krail
- Gold Six—Hol Okand
- Gold Seven—Keyan Farlander
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 Liberation of Gerrard V.
Battle of EndorEdit
Gold Squadron fought as a mixed starfighter unit of X-wings, Y-wings and other ships[source?] during the Battle of Endor—in which it was also referred to as Gold Group and as, possibly, Gold Wing—under the command of Lando Calrissian piloting the YT-1300 light freighter Millennium Falcon.
- Gold Leader: Lando Calrissian with Nien Nunb and Ace Azzameen (flying the Millennium Falcon)
- Gold Wing: Unidentified pilot