Tiger Reunions

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2017 (100th Anniversary)

The Falcon—Stratford-upon-Avon

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As reunions go, this was the big one.

Here`s a selection of photo`s from a rather special Tigers evening.

Special guest speaker on the evening was Wing Commander Chris Moon, until recently OC 3 Squadron, and our many thanks to him for an excellent talk enjoyed by all.

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2016 (99th Anniversary)

The Falcon—Stratford-upon-Avon

… A selection of photo`s from another great reunion….

Special guest speaker was David Rigg and our thanks to him for speaking about his experiences in Afghanistan.

 

 

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2015 (98th Anniversary)

The Falcon—Stratford-upon-Avon

… Yet another great reunion….

Some photos from Jim Jolly….        

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2014 (97th Anniversary)

The Falcon—Stratford-upon-Avon

…. Another great reunion….

Our special guest was Dr Michael Crowe who is the son of 74’s CO in 1935 who gave a most interesting talk and brought along a wealth of photographs and film that his father took throughout a distinguished RAF career spanning two world wars.

Tony Clay was another guest who has a particular interest in 74 Squadron and brought along his models of 74 Squadron aircraft.

Some photos from Jim Jolly….

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Tengah Tigers 2014

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David and Jeanette Ketcher

…and some more from David Ketcher…

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2013 (96th Anniversary)

 The Falcon—Stratford-upon-Avon

Once again, a superb weekend with good numbers and some new faces.

Our special guest this year was  Marigold Simpson ,who kindly displayed a selection of memorabilia of her late Brother—-Pilot -Thomas Brian Kirk.

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This selection by Margie Crow,Dave Ketcher & Jim Jolly

 

 


 

2012

 The Falcon—Stratford-upon-Avon

Despite the reduced attendance this year, an excellent weekend was had by all.

As always, it is difficult to select photo’s from the many taken, so I have chosen a few, including some of the new faces.

This selection by John Crow & Jim Jolly.

 

 

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These images appear blurred but will dramatically come to life when clicked.


2011

The Royal Court–Coventry

As always, a good time was had by all, picking up with old friends and competing with ‘Crufts’ dog show.

There were 84 attendees this year, including some new faces.

As always it has been difficult to select photographs from the many, so once again I have tried to include some new faces.

This selection by John Crow,Dave Ketcher, Linda Johnstone & Jim Jolly.

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2010 (50 years of the Lightning)

 The Falcon—Stratford-upon-Avon

As always, a good time was had by all, picking up with old friends.

There were 93 attendees this year, including some new faces.

It has been difficult to select photographs from the many, so this year I have tried to include some new faces.

This selection by John Crow ;Linda Johnstone & Jim Jolly-

Guess who

Mystery Guest

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2009

Held at the Hilton- Warwick

Sadly we were unable to attend the reunion this year ,however I understand that a good time was had by all despite the struggle to acquire a second mortgage to pay the bar bills.

Here is a selection of the many photographs taken by Dave Ketcher, with his new toy !

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2008

Held at the Hilton- Warwick

This years reunion was of special significance ,since it marked the 90th Anniversary of the famous   ‘Tiger’ Squadron.

There were in excess of 100 attendees, who all appeared to have a wonderful  time.

This event could not have come to fruition had it not been for the efforts of the committee, and of course  Bob & Angie Cossey, who work tirelessly to keep our association very much alive .We all owe them a huge dept of gratitude for their commitment to the association.

Our President, Air Vice Marshall ‘Boz’ Robinson decided ,after 16 years of loyal service, to hand over the reigns to Air Marshall Cliff Spink.

A new badge of office was introduced by ‘Boz’ in the form of a Fez, henceforth and for ever to be worn by the President for all speeches.

For a definition of a Fez follow this link:-   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fez_(clothing)#The_fez_in_military_use

Here are a few pictures provided by John Crow & Dave Ketcher

 

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2007

The Falcon—Stratford-upon-Avon

Four of our WW II  Spitfire & Hurricane veterans.

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John Freeborn, Doug Tidy, Derek Morris ,Ted Mansfield.

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The ‘Lightning’ team

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(Photographed by John Crow,Deborah Parker & Matt Ford)


 

2002 

The Falcon—Stratford-upon-Avon

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The Tengah Tigers!

Tengah Tigers 2002

Back Row – Dave Roome, Bill Cunningham & Dave Ketcher

Front Row – John Yeo, Pete Johnstone, Sid Simpson, John Bright, Pat Thurlow, Trevor McDonald-Bennet, Colin Dawson & John Crow

(Photographed by Matt Ford)

 The Glass! – “The Wattisham crowd show everyone how to drink”

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