If you are at their position, they are all assigned to you, all the same type of fighter, DST, Lambda, Sentinel, or Delta shuttle, go to your Piloted Ships section of your ship inventory and set them NPC controlled. Then they will follow you when you travel.
Anyhow. All ships/vehicles must be of the same type as the ship that you fly.
Only those entities can be grouped:
NPC Ships: Fighters-Class, Lambda Shuttle, Drop Ship Transport, Delta-Class JV-7 Escort Shuttle, Sentinel-class Landing Craft.
NPC Vehicles: Ground Vehicles-Class, Speeders-Class.
- Be pilot of the ships/vehicles you want to add to your squadron.
- Be at the same position as the ships/vehicles you want to add to your squadron.
- In the respective inventory check the check-boxes of those entities and then chose from the drop-down menu the option "set NPC piloted".
Make sure those ships/vehicles follow you before traveling for a long distance.
Note: In case you are un-assigned as pilot from your ship/vehicle and then re-assigned later, you have to repeat the procedure.
I believe he is implying that you must be a newer player based on your post count, and therefore it would be odd that such a new player would even NEED to know how to make squads, as it is probably not within your capabilites to assemble a group of ships when you are so new.
But either way its off-topic and besides the point. Are all your questions answered?
Sorry but that is completely in-character, so we cannot help you with it. There is no implemented feature with it, so you just need to contact each of the banks or take a look at their websites and see what they offer and what their conditions are.