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It was the Royal Air Force's member of the NATO Tiger Association from until . 74 Squadron held their first Tiger Meet between 5 and 9 July , having joined the 56 Squadron ('The Firebirds'), at RAF Wattisham but with the end of the Cold War .. 67 (1 Sqn AFC); 68 (2 Sqn AFC); 69 (3 Sqn AFC); 71 (4 Sqn AFC). , 1/ F Mlu TigerMeet, MB, Download. , 1/ .. , 1/72 NH90 TTH NATO Helicopter (updated), MB, Download. , , 1/25 Firebird 2 'n 1, MB, Download. Many of you are again eager to join the NATO Tigers in , when we hold our annual Tiger Meet at Mont-de-Marsan Airbase in France. I have already gotten.
There's more at the link. Of course, that's the official version.
There's also a less 'official' legend of how things began: In then Lt Mike Dugan volunteered as project officer. He therefore sent letters directly to all the tigers for which he found an address.
A number of units immediately accepted but returned their reply "through channels". It was a "friendly consultation" about "Yank" ignorance. It seems that at that time no German military aircraft were allowed near the UK.
The result was a limited and somewhat miffed consent. Mirage of Escadron de Chasse A couple of other events colored that gathering.
NATO Tiger Association - Wikipedia
We had a motley assortment of tiger emblems, but the spirit was there. When opened, most of the boxes contained champagne! This turned out to be a lucky move, since weather on the flyby day was about ft in heavy rain. Not to be discouraged - the Moths took off in flights of three and four to do flybys and low level acrobatics. Their sartorial habits also bear this out: Our normal dress is of course the flight suit, and work uniform for the ground crew.Arrivals Second Wave NATO Tigermeet Spottersday Schleswig-Jagel 23-06-2014
Most squadrons have the famous tiger scarves, and many have a special nametag with some sort of a reference to tigers on it. If not exactly legal at your home base, there are those squadrons that have a special nametag they wear during NTM. All the ground crews have also shown lots of spirit with 'special additions' to their work uniforms. French berets, American cowboy hats, German spiked helmets, Portuguese bullfighter hats, RAF leather helmets, and others have been seen in years past when the canopies pop open.
The Squadron was reborn out of the combination of detachments of Nos 323325665 and Squadrons who were on board the troopship ship Neutralia, which was en route to Malta. While it had been officially re-established, the Squadron was prohibited from identifying its aircraft by squadron number until 14 November due to security reasons - until then it was referred to as 'Demon Flights'. In February after years of unofficial use, No. On 6 Septemberafter an early morning air raid alert, a flight of No.
These were followed by two reserve Hurricanes. Both were shot down.
The pilot who fired the fatal shots was No. The exact story of what happened in this incident, which came to be known as the " Battle of Barking Creek ", may never be known. Even the origin of the name is obscure, as it did not take place above Barking Creek but near Ipswichin Suffolk.
No. 74 Squadron RAF
This was the first RAF operational death of the war. At the subsequent court martial, it was accepted that the entire incident was an unfortunate error. IIBs, similar to what No.
The Squadron, as part of No. On 11 August, the Squadron flew four sorties and by the end of the day had claimed 24 victories and 14 damaged. Mannock started it and you keep it up. Is with the Mk. Between November and DecemberNo. This subsequently led to the 'The Tigers' being named the 'Trinidad Squadron', a name that lasted until the s. The ship carrying their aircraft they had been due to fly had been sunk leaving 'The Tigers' without anything to fly. The Squadron finally recovered its air capability in December when they received Hurricane Mk.
IIBs, forming part of No. The Squadron moved back to Egypt in May in order to carry out shipping patrols.
On 23 July, 'The Tigers' took part in an large offensive over Axis -occupied Crete in which they attacked RDF stations and barracks, among other targets, severely damaging them. Vcs, as they were transferred over to Cyprus to participate in the failed Dodecanese campaign.
IX Spitfires, which were swapped for Mk.