During the invasion of the planet Naboo by the Trade Federation, it served as the personal astromech unit of Ric Oli, who considered his astromech a good luck charm. Oli was a pilot who served in the Bravo Flight group of the Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps, a wing of the Royal Naboo Security Forces whose job it was to protect the Monarch of Naboo. While he left Naboo to accompany Queen Padm Amidala to the galactic capital Coruscant, R2-A6 remained behind in the Theed Royal Palace’s hangar docked into an N-1 starfighter. When Oli returned as part of an effort to liberate Naboo, he boarded the starfighter carrying R2-A6 and launched out of the palace, joining his squadmates in attacking the Lucrehulk-class Battleship Vuutun Palaa. The battleship was eventually destroyed by the young pilot Anakin Skywalker, and the Trade Federation were successfully driven off Naboo.
R2-A6 was still active following the Battle of Endor and joined the crew of a young smuggler within the Anoat sector following the blockading of the sector by the Galactic Empire.
R2-A6 was a fearless and bold droid, and was capable of operating many systems including defense grids, starship systems or communication systems. It had green and white paneling.