From the 24th till 26th of November the Initial Planning Conference for NATO Tiger Meet 2009 takes place at Kleine Brogel Airbase
The IPC will bring together the main players of NTM '09 and will focus on the operational aspects. Also a extended site survey is planned.

On November 28th, 313 squadron ‘scherpgetand’ will celebrate it’s 55th anniversary.
Formed in 1953 as a jet training squadron. It wasn't until 1986 that 313 became an operational combat squadron.

On October 1, two Super Etendard modernisés (SEM) from 11 F based in Landivisiau had collided above bay of Lannion, during a exercise.

The famous 'Tiger' Starfighter will be on display during the NATO Tiger Meet spottersday on September 18, 2009
The FX-52 was the first aircraft from 31 squadron that received a full Tiger color scheme. This was done for the 1978 NATO Tiger Meet held at Kleine-Brogel airbase from on 19-26 June 1978.

The first ever Squadron of IAF, No. 1 Squadron aka ‘The Tigers’ celebrated its platinum jubilee on 01 Apr 07 at Air Force Station Gwalior.

French Defence cuts hit the Tiger Community with the announced closure of the home base of one of it’s founding members, BA 103 Cambrai, home of EC 01/012 is to bring to a close all flying activities in 2012.

Swiss 11 Staffel lead by their CO Major Daniel “Stampa” Staempfli was awarded the Silver Tiger during the end of NATO TIGER MEET 2008.
It is the second time that the Staffel wins the Silver Tiger.

Tourists visiting the Mont Sint-Michel might have looked surprised when they saw our Tiger formation passing by.
It seems to become a tradition since last year. Also this year the Tigers made some time to do formation flying with all special painted aircraft. This was done on Wednesday morning, June 25th.

In the early days of exercise Ocean Tiger Ala 15 was granted full membership of NTA.
After their first participation during the NATO Tiger Meet at Albacete the squadron immediately asked to become a probationary member of NTA.

Tigger in a Saab 105Oë cockpit

During the NATO Tiger Meet at Landivisiau a very small crew member is spotted flying along with several types of aircraft.
Tigger, the little mascot of the 31 squadron crew chiefs has travelled all over the world. Nevertheless he got home back in time to accompany the 31 squadron detachment to exercise Ocean Tiger.

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