A Wing is generally a smaller grouping within a Squadron, usually consisting of a Wing Commander/Leader, and his Wingman. Thus a Squadron maybe divided into several Wings often designated by Greek (Alpha Wing, Delta Wing, etc) or Military/Navy phonetic alphabet letter (Baker Wing).
However, it appears sometimes (especially within the novels and TV Show) the term 'wing' seems to be used in place of a 'squadron' name, and designate a much larger force or group. The Red Wing and Blue Wing at the academy for example had 4 ships each.
A wing of Jalthi during the Firekkan Campaign had sixteen ships.
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In military aviation, a wing is a unit of command. In most military aviation services, a wing is a relatively large formation of planes. In Commonwealth countries a wing usually comprises three squadrons, with several wings forming a group (around 10 squadrons). Each squadron will contain around 20 planes.
Compare with Flight.