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

1977, RAF Greenham Common, GBR: 439 Combat Support Squadron, CAN
1978, Kleine Brogel, BEL: 31 Smaldeel, BEL
1979, BA 103 Cambrai, FRA: 439 Combat Support Squadron, CAN
1980, Cameri, ITA: Esquadra 301, PRT
1981, Bitburg AFB, DEU: 439 Combat Support Squadron, CAN
1982, RAF Güttersloh, DEU: Fliegerstaffel 11, CHE
1983, CFB Baden Söllingen, DEU: Jagdbombergeschwader 43/1, DEU
1984, Leck, DEU: 31 Smaldeel, BEL
1985, Kleine Brogel, BEL: Esquadra 301, PRT
1986, BA 103 Cambrai, FRA: 53rd Fighter Squadron, USA
1987, BA6 Montijo, PRT: Jagdbombergeschwader 43/1, DEU
1988, Cameri, ITA: 74 (F) Squadron, GBR
1990, RAF Upper Heyford, GBR: 79th Fighter Squadron, USA
1991, RAF Fairford, GBR: 53rd Fighter Squadron, USA
1993, Kleine Brogel, BEL: 74 (F) Squadron, GBR
1994, BA 103 Cambrai, FRA: 31 Smaldeel, BEL
1996, BA11 Beja, PRT: 31 Smaldeel, BEL
1997, RAF Fairford, GBR: 31 Smaldeel, BEL
1998, Lechfeld, DEU: 21° Gruppo, ITA
2001, Kleine Brogel, BEL: Escadron de Chasse 1/12 'Cambresis', FRA
2002, BA11 Beja, PRT: 221 Letka Bitevních Vrtulníku, CZE
2003, BA 103 Cambrai, FRA: 31 Smaldeel, BEL
2004, Schleswig-Jagel, DEU: Jagdbombergeschwader 32/1, DEU
2005, Balikesir AB, TUR: 230 Squadron, GBR
2007, MAS Ørland, NOR: 31 Smaldeel, BEL
2008, BAN Landivisiau, FRA: Fliegerstaffel 11, CHE
2009, Kleine Brogel, BEL: Escadron de Chasse 1/12 'Cambresis', FRA
2010, Vlb. Volkel, NLD: 211 Taktcká Letka, CZE
2011, BA 103 Cambrai, FRA: Esquadra 301, PRT
2012, MAS Ørland, NOR: 31 Smaldeel, BEL
2014, Schleswig-Jagel, DEU: Fliegerstaffel 11, CHE
2015, Konya AB, TUR: 21° Gruppo, ITA
2016, BA Zaragoza, ESP: 31 Smaldeel, BEL
2017, BAN Landivisiau, FRA: 31 Smaldeel, BEL