Escadron de Chasse 1/12 'Cambresis'
Tiger Unit Data
On January 28th, 1918 at Corcieux a new Escadrille, SPA 162 'Tigres' was Formed. And This to increase the French air Power in the 7th Army, Equipped with Nieuport the Escadrille Pilots Claimed 5 Air combat victory's. Four months later the Escadrille was re-equipped with SPAD aircraft until they where disbanded in 1919.
It is 1952 before the escadrille reforms to join SPA 89 'Guépes' and form the escadrille de Chasse 01.012 "Cambresis" operating the MD450 OURAGAN Jet.
In course of time the escadrille received Mystere IV, Super Mystere B2, Mirage F.1C (1977) and Since 1992 the Mirage 2000B/C. EC 01.012 are together with 74 Squadron RAF and 79th TFS USAF the first members of the NATO Tiger Association.
With The closure of BA 103 Cambrai, so came the end of EC 1/12. The SPA 162 however transferred to EC 1/7 and by this move the Tiger Tradition was saved.