Blue Squadron (TOS)

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Blue squadron is one of the Viper squadrons attached to Galactica. Blue squadron is led by Captain Apollo. Blue squadron is bunked on Beta deck (The Man with Nine Lives).

History

Blue Squadron sees action during the Battle of Cimtar, engaging the overwhelming numbers of Cylon Raiders. When Galactica disengages from the battle to attempt to protect the Colonies from the basestars, Blue Squadron is left to fend for itself until Galactica returns.

Elements of Blue Squadron fend of the Cylon ambush at Carillon, fighting off the Raiders, and even using deception to destroy a basestar (Saga of a Star World).

When most of Blue Squadron's pilots are infected by a mysterious illness, female shuttle pilots are trained to fly in their place. The shuttle pilots successfully engage and destroy a Cylon outpost, escorting a shuttle with medical personnel aboard in order to try to cure the illness that had affected the Viper pilots (Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I).

The female fighter pilots are able to hold off a Cylon attack over Kobol, and are joined by the male Viper pilots (who had just barely recovered from the illness) in driving off the Raiders (Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II).

Adama refuses to launch Blue Squadron to intervene when Apollo is isolated by a Raider attack and draws the pursuit away from the Fleet. A small recon patrol later recovers Blue Squadron's commander (The Lost Warrior).

Some new Viper pilots are being trained on a patrol when Blue Squadron encounters the Ravashol pulsar. The pulsar kills Shields and Bow, and Cree is forced to the surface of Arcta (The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part I). A small commando force destroys the pulsar and rescues the downed pilot (The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part II).

During an attack against the Fleet, Raiders manage to destroy two of the three agricultural ships. Members of Blue Squadron figure out the Cylon tactic, and manage to save the last agro ship and drive the attackers off (The Magnificent Warriors).

After encountering Pegasus, Blue Squadron takes part in a joint mission with silver spar squadron from the other battlestar. The mission of the raid is to capture Cylon fuel tankers to resupply the fleet, but Commander Cain destroys the tankers while both squadrons are occupied destroying the tanker escorts (The Living Legend, Part I).

Forced to attack Gamoray in order to obtain the necessary fuel, Blue Squadron assists on the attack on the planet, as well as providing assistance to Pegasus against Raiders. Two members of Blue Squadron help Pegasus to destroy two basestars while the rest of the Vipers are assigned to escort the evacuated personnel from Pegasus back to the Fleet (The Living Legend, Part II).

Attacked by waves of Cylon raiders, Blue Squadron attempts to hold off the attacks even though the Raiders don't appear to be fighting back. Their plan is revealed when a Raider slips through and rams Galactica, exploding and causing a fire. Blue Squadron manages to only allow only two Raiders to impact Galactica. Members of Blue Squadron later attempt to put out the fire in the landing bay by spraying boroton from their Vipers, but a megapressure pump blows and the fire reignites (Fire in Space).

Blue Squadron is recalled back to Galactica after elements of Red Squadron are abducted by the Beings of Light (War of the Gods, Part I).

A Blue Squadron patrol discovers the "Terran" shuttle, and escorts it to Galactica. Elements of Blue Squadron later accompany the shuttle to Paradeen, where the Vipers are sabotaged (Greetings from Earth).

Captain Apollo's Viper is abducted by the Beings of Light while on patrol with Blue Squadron. He is taken to Terra to try to accomplish a mission for the mysterious entities. Starbuck pursues Apollo to Terra, and helps coordinate with Galactica to prevent a nuclear holocaust (Experiment in Terra).

Blue Squadron joins all of the other Vipers aboard Galactica in engaging a basestar's Raider complement near the edge of the Galaxy. Despite facing ten to one odds the Vipers are able to hold their own, allowing Galactica to flank the basestar (The Hand of God).

Blue Squadron Roster

A personnel status for Blue Squadron displayed in Core command (The Long Patrol).

Core Command Officers

  • Sgt. Omega
  • Sgt. Rigel - Flight Corporal. Manages all Viper launches, patrols and Viper retrievals.

Pilots