|Battle Name :||Protect Returning Starfighters|
|Battle Location :||Somewhere in the Galaxy|
|Battle Occurred :||Before the Battle of Yavin|
|Battle Type :||Defence (For the Rebels)|
|Force Making Attack :||Galactic Empire|
|Opposing Forces :||Galactic Empire / Rebel Alliance|
|Victorious Force :||Rebel Alliance|
|Imperial Personnel :||Unknown|
|Imperial Force Composition :||Nebulon-B Frigate Terminator and 12 TIE Bombers (Have Concussion Missiles)|
|Rebel Personnel :||Unknown|
|Rebel Force Composition :||MC80a Cathleen, Red Squadron (2 A-Wings with 12 Concussion Missiles and 2 X-Wings), Blue Squadron (3 A-Wings), Gold Squadron (4 X-Wings) and Lambda Shuttles Blue 1 and 2 (Commandos)|
|Imperial Survivors :||Unknown|
|Surviving Forces :||Nebulon-B Frigate Terminator|
|Imperial Loses :||12 TIE Bombers|
|Rebel Survivors :||Unknown|
|Surviving Forces :||MC80a Cathleen, Red Squadron, Blue Squadron, Gold Squadron and Lambda Shuttles Blue 1 and 2|
|Rebel Loses :||None|
The MC80a Cathleen
was recovering Rebel starfighters that were battle weary and damaged, after
a successful attack on Imperial shipping in the Corporate Sector. To protect
the recovery operation, Red Squadron was deployed, the X-Wings maintained
point defence around the MC80a, while the A-Wings watched the perimeter.
The Imperial Nebulon-B Frigate Terminator hypered into the area
some distance away from the MC80a, a short time after the Rebel recovery
operation had begun. The Imperial frigate deployed 6 TIE Bombers before
hypering out of the area. With that the Rebel A-Wings raced to engage the
TIE Bombers. A short time later, the Imperial frigate reappeared again,
this time on the other flank of the MC80a, still quite some distance away.
The frigate once again deployed 6 TIE Bombers and hypered out of the area.
However, in the end the Rebels were able to destroy the TIE Bombers, without
a disruption in their recovery operation. A short time after the destruction
of the TIE Bombers, the MC80a and the protecting Rebel starfighters hypered
out of the area.