I was thinking that when watching Rogue One I did not hear or see any mention of Admiral Ackbar during the film. On further investigation I found no mention of Scarif on his Wookieepedia page or of him on the Battle of Scarif page. So where was Admiral Ackbar while the Battle of Scarif was raging?

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    He probably thought it was a trap and stayed home.
    – Xantec
    Jun 8, 2018 at 19:18
  • His Wookiepedia page does have this note Ackbar was in the original script for the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but the part was ultimately changed to Admiral Raddus after Ackbar appeared in the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
    – Machavity
    Jun 8, 2018 at 19:27
  • @Machavity, any note on why he needed to be changed when he appeared in TFA? His contract states he can only appear in a single Star Wars battle per decade? Jun 8, 2018 at 22:22
  • As the linked Wookieepedia page says he was spaced along with Leia and died.
    – IG_42
    Jun 8, 2018 at 22:42
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    @IG_42 Ackbar died in The Last Jedi in 34 ABY, after The Force Awakens. Rogue One takes place a LONG time before TFA, in 15-0 BBY. He was certainly alive in the RO timeframe (he was born sometime before 50 BBY) and could have made an appearance if they wanted him to. Jun 8, 2018 at 23:07

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We don't know where he physically was, but he was apparently unable to adequately provide support in the battle.

Accordining to Star Wars: The Rebel Files, his forces were "Shorthanded, behind schedule, underequipped, and hardly in a position to supplant Raddus and bolster the rebel fleet."

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