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NATO-Tiger-Meet ´05, Balikeshir/Turkey

For the time being, the Lechfeld Tigers say good-bye to the „Silver Tiger“

Those readers regularly reading our Infos, will remember September 2004: The Lechfeld Tiger won during Tiger Meet 2004 in Schleswig, Germany, for the first time during their 10 year membership, the Silver Tiger trophy.

This was the reward for the well done efforts of the flying crews together with the Lechfeld technicians. The event was a highlight for all of us and will be remembered for long time.

Unfortunately is the Silver Tiger a wander trophy. This means all squadrons fight for it each consecutive year and try to get the big cat to present it proudly as a sign for an excellent performance during the last Tiger Meet.

Silvertiger's Good Bye to Lechfeld

... and it's safe arrival in Balikeshir

Now, from April 29 til May 9 2005, it was again the time for competition.

This year, 192 Squadron from Balikeshir in the Northwest of Turkey, was the host for NTM 2005. For the 321 Tigers as the keeper of the Silver Tiger Trophy of course reason enough to send a delegation. On board of the aircraft leading the flight to Turkey the trophy on which it had been hard to find an empty spot for medal of the Lechfeld Tigers (it is filled over and over with the medals of the winning squadrons).

Because of the high amount of commitments for the wing 2005 (exercise BATTLE GRIFFIN, Deci deployment, exercise ELITE, exercise CLEAN HUNTER ...), it was not possible to participate with a whole detachment which would have been neccessary for a complete participation. Therefore it was decided that we would go there just as a Cross Country flight with 3 ECR as a formation, lead by the squadron leader Major Mike Sylla.


... will be continued



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