In The Force Awakens, while having her meal next to a fallen AT-AT, Rey put on a rebel pilot helmet. Whose was it? It seemed to have "Ræh" written on it, in Aurebesh... Did the helmet belong to someone she adopted her name from?

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The helmet belongs to a rebel pilot called Captain Dosmit Ræh, a member of an elite fighter squadron called the Tierfon Yellow Aces, hence the instantly recognisable yellow sigil.

Her X-Wing, (callsigned 'Yellow-4') crash-landed on the planet during the Battle of Jakku and was salvaged by Rey along with a variety of survival gear items found in her ship's storage locker.

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Image courtesy of Force Awakens Visual Dictionary

There's also a mention in Rey's Survival Guide

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Beyond that, nothing is known of Captain Ræh other than that her ship crashed on Jakku. The fact that her ejector seat had been fired (and that the canopy was missing from her X-Wing and that her helmet was found at the crash site) strongly indicates that she almost certainly survived the initial impact.

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As regards whether Rey chose her name to honour Ræh, there's absolutely no indication that that's the case.

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    I think this is the better answer, the other answer basically just repeats what the OP said in the question and doesn't actually provide any evidence as to why it is Dosmit Raeh's helmet. – theonlygusti Jun 26 '16 at 8:12
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    @theonlygusti, the question asked who's helmet it was, not as to why it Rey had it or any other reason. I provided a clear reason as to who's helmet it was. All the information in my post is in Valorium's post, just with different picture's. – KyloRen Jun 26 '16 at 9:42
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    @theonlygusti, she is part of the Tierfon Yellow Aces, which the insignia is also on the helmet which I pointed out as well. There is no other information on that helmet which states that it is anyone's elses. – KyloRen Jun 26 '16 at 10:40
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    @theonlygusti, also , is Rey's survival guide canon? thecantinacast.net/2016/01/10/review-of-reys-survival-guide – KyloRen Jun 26 '16 at 10:49
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    In-universe answer - if you found a helmet that hadn't been destroyed outright, theres a good chance you found the contents of the helmet too. – Criggie Jun 27 '16 at 1:05

The helmet belonged to a rebel pilot named Dosmit Ræh.

The biggest clues is the Aurebesh writting on the helmet. Link to Canon Canon Aurebesh

In the Outer Rim Territories, Aurebesh was sometimes used alongside Outer Rim Basic, another alphabet.During the Clone Wars, the back of the clone trooper Ponds' helmet had the phrase "Some guys have all the luck" written in Aurebesh

The Aurebesh alphabet translated into English below. I circled the ones on the helmet to make it clearer to see.

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You can see that the helmet has the letters, Resh, Enth and Herf Which translates into 'RAEH'.

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I should also mention that the insignia is from the Tierfon Yellow Aces which she was a part of.

  • @CreationEdge, Who else had a name 'RAEH' and was a pilot in the Tierfon Yellow Aces? – KyloRen Jul 9 '16 at 0:28
  • @CreationEdge, so where is the evidence that Bobspit Raeh was in the Tierfon Yellow Aces? – KyloRen Jul 9 '16 at 0:41
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    @CreationEdge, hold on a second. I provided canon links to the fact that Dosmit Ræh was a part of the Tierfon Yellow Aces, the insignia is from that. The letters written on the side are 'RAEH' in Aurebesh. So the only conclusion, (unless you have some other canon information that Bobspit Raeh is also in the Tierfon Yellow Aces) is that it is Dosmit Ræh's Helmet. As an aside, do you expect me to post Rey's survival guide after the fact? Valorium posted that info before me, so I can't just edit it in after the fact can I? – KyloRen Jul 9 '16 at 2:21
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    If I don't click the links, there's no evidence. If the linked sites go down, you've got none of the pertinent info here. Just edit it a bit with some excerpts or citations (you don't even mention the books the information can be found in offline), and you're good. Links aren't answers, no matter how credible the data on the other end is. – user31178 Jul 9 '16 at 2:25
  • You can edit whatever you want into your answer. You can mention Valorum's in yours, too, if you want to give credit. But the sites you link mentioned those as their sources, which is very pertinent to your answer. (I deleted some comments to clean up the thread. Anyway, I'm just trying to help improve your answer with some guidance, sorry for being obtuse to start.) – user31178 Jul 9 '16 at 2:26

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