Silver Tiger Trophy

The Silver Tiger TrophyThe Silver Tiger Trophy

The Silver Tiger story started in 1977, when the Tiger Meet was hosted for the first time by the International Air Tattoo at RAF Greenham Common. As an old tradition in the military community, at the end of meeting there is an exchange of presents, and at this event a precious tiger made of silver was donated to the tiger community by London silversmith Mappin & Webb on request of the direcctor of the R.A.F. Benevolent Fund, The late Paul Bowen.
This silver tiger soon became a trophy to be awarded during tiger meets, the winner would keep it until the next edition of a full flying tiger meet and is then honoured to stick a little silver tag with the date his unit won the trophy on the wooden base of the trophy for all to see in perpetuity.


Silver Tiger Trophy Winners

2016: 31 Smaldeel, BEL (BA Zaragoza, ESP)
2015: 21° Gruppo, ITA (Konya AB, TUR)
2014: Fliegerstaffel 11, CHE (Schleswig-Jagel, DEU)
2012: 31 Smaldeel, BEL (MAS Ørland, NOR)
2011: Esquadra 301, PRT (BA 103 Cambrai, FRA)
2010: 211 Taktcká Letka, CZE (Vlb. Volkel, NLD)
2009: Escadron de Chasse 1/12 'Cambresis', FRA (Kleine Brogel, BEL)
2008: Fliegerstaffel 11, CHE (BAN Landivisiau, FRA)
2007: 31 Smaldeel, BEL (MAS Ørland, NOR)
2005: 230 Squadron, GBR (Balikesir AB, TUR)
2004: Jagdbombergeschwader 32/1, DEU (Schleswig-Jagel, DEU)
2003: 31 Smaldeel, BEL (BA 103 Cambrai, FRA)
2002: 221 Letka Bitevních Vrtulníku, CZE (BA11 Beja, PRT)
2001: Escadron de Chasse 1/12 'Cambresis', FRA (Kleine Brogel, BEL)
1998: 21° Gruppo, ITA (Lechfeld, DEU)
1997: 31 Smaldeel, BEL (RAF Fairford, GBR)
1996: 31 Smaldeel, BEL (BA11 Beja, PRT)
1994: 31 Smaldeel, BEL (BA 103 Cambrai, FRA)
1993: 74 (F) Squadron, GBR (Kleine Brogel, BEL)
1991: 53rd Fighter Squadron, USA (RAF Fairford, GBR)
1990: 79th Fighter Squadron, USA (RAF Upper Heyford, GBR)
1988: 74 (F) Squadron, GBR (Cameri, ITA)
1987: Jagdbombergeschwader 43/1, DEU (BA6 Montijo, PRT)
1986: 53rd Fighter Squadron, USA (BA 103 Cambrai, FRA)
1985: Esquadra 301, PRT (Kleine Brogel, BEL)
1984: 31 Smaldeel, BEL (Leck, DEU)
1983: Jagdbombergeschwader 43/1, DEU (CFB Baden Söllingen, DEU)
1982: Fliegerstaffel 11, CHE (RAF Güttersloh, DEU)
1981: 439 Combat Support Squadron, CAN (Bitburg AFB, DEU)
1980: Esquadra 301, PRT (Cameri, ITA)
1979: 439 Combat Support Squadron, CAN (BA 103 Cambrai, FRA)
1978: 31 Smaldeel, BEL (Kleine Brogel, BEL)
1977: 439 Combat Support Squadron, CAN (RAF Greenham Common, GBR)