Red Squadron (RDM)

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Red Squadron is the wireless callsign of several fighter squadrons.

During the Battle of the Binary Star System, it is led by Captain Marcia "Showboat" Case (TRS: "The Captain's Hand").

The combined Raptor and Viper squadron used as decoy in the Battle of New Caprica, led by Louanne "Kat" Katraine, is also called Red Squadron (TRS: "Exodus, Part II").

Later, Red Squadron is the callsign of a Combat Air Patrol led by Apollo (TRS: "The Son Also Rises").

Similar terms

  • Red Team is the callsign of a group of Vipers on Pegasus (TRS: "Pegasus") and later during a training exercise conducted by Galactica (TRS: "Torn").
  • In a "A Day in the Life," Lee Adama orders his pilots to do flying and landing exercises, dividing them into red, blue, yellow and green "sections".


  • Originally it seemed that Red Squadron could be a standing squadron on Pegasus (similar to the naming scheme of the Original Series). However, later the term is used for widely different units, which are led by different people. This suggests that it is merely a callsign to identify the squadrons on the wireless and DRADIS.

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