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  Thunder Squadron Commander report #8 (09/01/2020)
This report was submitted by CMDR-SIMS/GN Phoenix Berkana/Thunder/Wing X/ISDII Challenge



To: HA Dempsey, Commodore ISD-II Challenge

From: GN Phoenix Berkana, Commander Thunder Squadron

Date: 1st September 2020


- LT Angel continues her run in the Empire’s Wrath tournament.

- A number of Iron Stars awarded throughout the squadron this week

- Medals of Communication arrive!


Last night Fleet Admiral Plif announced the beginning of a new competition - Raise the Flag.

For those of you who are new to the TIE Corps, which is a lot of you, Raise the Flag is an annual event that pits the ships, squadrons and pilots of the TIE Corps against each other.


During the course of September, all activity will count for points on RtF (a full list is here: http://rtf.tsaunders.net/pages/rules ) and at the end of the month, the pilot with the most points will be named the TCCOMS Wingman for the next 12 months, the squadron with the most will become his Escort Squadron and the ship with the most becomes the TIE Corps Flagship. 


From 2014-2018 the ISD Warrior was the winner, whilst last year the ISD Hammer took the crown. This month, is the first time that the Challenge has been able to compete and I would dearly like to dethrone the others - so if you have time this month, fly, write, draw... it all counts.


There are also a number of bonus competitions - the first one being a writing competition with the following prompt being the plot:

As the First Recon Division prepares to leave the Aurora Sector, TIE Corps training was transferred off the M/PLT Daedalus in orbit of Ullyr to the SSD Avenger. A few days later, the Daedalus failed to complete several scheduled check-ins so a small task force was sent to make contact with the platform. When the platform was hailed, the response came from a group of hijackers! They claim that the station’s personnel are now hostages and any attempt to retake the station will result in their deaths. How had they known that most of the platform’s personnel had been transferred and what are they hoping to accomplish by taking control of the Daedalus? How will the TIE Corps retake the station without endangering the lives of the platform’s crew?


Deadline for the writing competition is the 11th of September.


If you have any questions about RtF - please let me know!



A full list of active competitions is available on http://tc.emperorshammer.org/competitions.php?id=current


There are a number of ongoing competitions which are available at the link above, many of these are open to all member of the Fleet and are worth taking part in, so please do give the site a browse when you have a moment.


Back on the Challenge, we had a round of the Thunder Trivia – which was won by LT Mo Kongo. Good work!!! Answers below!


Q1: How many moons did the gas giant Yavin have?

A1: 26


Q2: How many of Yavins moons were habitable?

A2: 3


Q3: On which of Yavins moons would you find the Massassi Temples?

A3: Yavin IV


Q4: Which Sith Lord was responsible for the mutation of the Massassi?

A4: Naga Shadow


Mo Kongo 12

Aval 7

Nemo Barbarossa 2



Thunder CMDR: GN Phoenix Berkana

- On Discord / Telegram / Email

- Flew 7 battles (32 missions)

- Completed a IU Course (Starfighter Weapons)

- New FCHG rank (Cavalier)

- Awarded a Medal of Communication – silver oak cluster

- Awarded a Gold Star of the Empire


Thunder 1-2: LT Lee Cartec

- On Discord / Email

- Working on a comic

- Awarded a Medal of Communication – bronze oak cluster


Thunder 1-3: LT Angel

- On Discord / Email

- Taking part in the XvT competition – into the next round!


Thunder 1-4: LT Rick Skyward

- On Discord / Email

- Awarded a Medal of Communication – bronze oak cluster


Thunder 2-1: MAJ Tygra Shadowclaw

- On Discord / Email

- Awarded a Medal of Communication – diamond oak cluster


Thunder 2-2: LT Mo Kongo

- On Discord / Email

- Took part in last week’s Thunder Trivia

- Submitted 6 images to the Warden of the Archives

- Awarded a Iron Star with Bronze Ribbons

- Awarded a Medal of Communication – bronze oak cluster


Thunder 2-3: LCM Mazr Donir

- On Discord / Email

- Awarded a Medal of Communication – bronze oak cluster


Thunder 2-4: LT Nemo Barbarossa

- On Discord / Email

- Awarded a Medal of Communication – bronze oak cluster


Thunder 3-1: LCM Aval

- On Discord / Email

- Flew 2 battles (8 missions)

- Took part in last week’s Thunder Trivia

- Awarded a Medal of Communication – bronze oak cluster


Thunder 3-2: LT Bel Ferrin

- On Discord / Email


Thunder 3-3: COL Impulse

- On Discord / Email

- Awarded a Medal of Communication – bronze oak cluster


Thunder 3-4: LT Dynamus

- On Discord / Email



​COMMANDER: GN Phoenix Berkana

NICKNAME: Stormbringers

MOTTO: “Swift, Silent, Deadly”


Nickname: Thunder Warrios
Motto: “Bring the Thunder”
[CMDR] GN Phoenix Berkana
[1-2] LT Lee Cartec
[1-3] LT Angel
[1-4] LT Rick Skyward

Nickname: “Lightning Raiders”
Motto: Feel the Thunder
[2-1] MAJ Tygra Shadowclaw
[2-2] LT Mo Kongo
[2-3] LCM Mazr Donir
[2-4] LT Nemo Barbarossa

Nickname: Rolling Thunder
Motto: “Fear the Thunder”
[3-1] CM Aval
[3-2] LT Bel Ferrin
[3-3] COL Impulse
[3-4] LT Dynamus



Thank you all for reading, I look forward too many more reports as your Thunder Squadron Commander!


GN Phoenix Berkana
CMDR-SIMS/GN Phoenix Berkana/Thunder/Wing X/ISDII Challenge

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