NTM 1978 Tony, with John and Louis

A few days before Christmas the Tiger Community lost probably its most famous member. Tony attended some 18 Meets and Mini-Meets.

His friend and former 31 Sqn-mate, Roger Lams, sent us this tribute:

on September 19, rear-admiral Hervé de Bonnaventure, commander of the Naval Aviation (ALAVIA)has recognized Commander Bertrand Lepoutre as new commander of the FLOTTILLE 11F.

NTM 2012, unlike previously reported is NOT taking place in Portugal, but in Norway.
Due to increasing financial problems for Portugal, and the economic measures announced by the IMF last July. Budget for operational training for the Portuguese Air Force has suffered a drastic cutback, resulting in the cancellation of NTM 2012.

Last year around the same time, we announced the pre-order conditions for our 50 Years anniversary book.

On Monday afternoon, after the arrivals of the participants, the start was given for NATO Tiger Meet 2011
NATO Tiger meet 2011, was to be the biggest tiger meet ever.
Unfortunately recent world events have lead to the cancellation of various participants, some even in the last days before the start.

313 Squadron decided to donate a part of the income from the spottersday to the spots foundation. Today we received news of what they used this budget for.
SPOTS bought a quad for a unit in Russia who is protecting Siberian Tigers (only 400 left in the wild) and Amur leopards (only 50 left in the wild) from poachers.

Upon their return to the Czech Republic, the men and women of 211 Tactical Squadron where welcomed as heroes, with articles about both Czech Squadrons and the NATO Tiger Association in all major newspapers, and prime-time TV interviews.

In April 2011 the NATO Tiger Association will release the long-expected 50th Anniversary book - We are taking PRE-ORDERS now for this LIMITED EDITION BOOK

This evening the NTM 2010 at Volkel AB was officially closed. Tomorrow all participants will return to their home base.
At the final ceremony the trophies have been awarded. And the winners are...

SILVER TIGER 2010: 211 Squadron - Czech Republic

Already progressing into the second week of the NATO Tiger Meet the OPS-tempo is kept very high. Still 1 day and 2 missions to go before we know who takes the Silver Tiger home!

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