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"Red Leader standing by."
―Wedge Antilles[src]
Wedges X-wing DeathStarII

Red Leader, Wedge Antilles, exits the second Death Star just prior to its destruction

Red Leader was the call sign of the Commander of Red Squadron. There were a number of starfighter squadrons with this name, and several beings went by the name "Red Leader."

HistoryEdit

Galactic RepublicEdit

Tsui Choi flew as Red Leader with his Jedi starfighter squadron, and led his pilots, including Aayla Secura, into battle against the forces of Commander Merai at the Battle of Kamino. A Red Leader also commanded the Republic starfighter squadron of the same name at the Battle of Muunilinst.

Goji was Red Leader of the Red Squadron BTL-B Y-wing fighter/bombers at the time of the Battle of Malastare.[1]

During the recapture of Tythe and the Battle of Coruscant, Obi-Wan Kenobi led Red Squadron, flying in his Jedi Interceptor along with Anakin Skywalker, as Red Five and a squadron of ARC-170 starfighters led by Commander Davijaan.

Rebel AllianceEdit

During the Battle of Yavin, Garven Dreis served as Red Leader in the Alliance to Restore the Republic, leading his pilots into battle against the Death Star. Dreis was killed by Darth Vader during the battle.

During the Ison Corridor ambush, Luke Skywalker flew as Red Leader.

Up till 2 ABY, Lieutenant Commander Bakki Sourthol was Red Leader, commanding an X-wing squadron on Fakir sector.[2]

During the Battle of Endor, Wedge Antilles flew as Red Leader, commanding the squadron formerly flying as Rogue Squadron. He led Red Squadron into the superstructure of the second Death Star, and, along with Gold Leader Lando Calrissian, destroyed the battle station. Following that battle, Red Squadron was once more renamed Rogue Squadron.

After the Bacta War, the auxiliary Rogue Squadron was called Red Squadron while conversing with Antilles' Rogue Squadron in order to avoid confusion.

New RepublicEdit

Wedge Antilles again flew as Red Leader on a mission to the planet Adumar.

Some time after the Battle of Endor, another squadron led by a Red Leader helped defend a Star Tours travel agency StarSpeeder 3000 from Imperial TIE fighters when the civilian vessel accidentally ended up in the midst of Red Squadron's battle to destroy a Death Star-like space station.

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