Squadrons and vree telepathy?


When acting as part of a squadron all ships use the highest crew quality.

can you put 2 vree ships together, say a Crew Quality 3 and a crew quality 5 one and then apply telepathy so both count as CQ six? (well 5 with a bonus)

can different species form a squadron? can my CQ 2 vree scout join an Abbai Bimth with CQ 5 so they both have CQ 5 and then add the vree gets +1 (only to the vree ship!!)

ok if this works for non aligned how about 'squadroning' a ship rescued as per result 12 on other duties with the rest of my fleet?