Pukin' Dogs CAG

Pukin' Dogs CAG

Postby FERG on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 6:26 pm

Evening

Prompted by the new Aerosoft F-14X release.... Oceana early 2001

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Re: Pukin' Dogs CAG

Postby RS2 on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 7:10 pm

Hey Rich, you keep posting these odd gems off the scanner.
Just had a look through some of your older posts (hadn't seem them all before), love the shots from Bodo and the Wessex retirement as well as the Stateside choppers of course. :clap:
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Re: Pukin' Dogs CAG

Postby FERG on Thu 01 Jan 2015, 10:43 pm

Evening

Co-incidentally I came across another Pukin' Dogs shot today - this time nearer to home - shot in June 1999.


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Re: Pukin' Dogs CAG

Postby Stagger2 on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 4:40 am

Very nice shots. The second one over the keys at Yeovilton was surely 1994?? (D_Day event) I was a guest of VF-143 on the Friday (nice weather mainly) & spent the day touring the airfield to photograph all the visiting aircraft at dispersals. It was 'open-season' as I was given a 'Pukin Dogs' cranial helmet to wear live-side for the practise day.
Only other USN influx was to VL Air-show in 1996 , I think?
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Re: Pukin' Dogs CAG

Postby AlexC on Fri 09 Jan 2015, 11:03 am

Great shots. Anyone know the original of the expression 'Pukin' Dogs'?
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP
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Re: Pukin' Dogs CAG

Postby FERG on Fri 09 Jan 2015, 1:34 pm

According to Wikipedia - The squadron adopted its current insignia in 1953, a winged black lion (or a mythical Griffin) on a blue shield. The distinctive squadron name "Pukin' Dogs" came about when the squadron commander's wife saw the creature’s droopy head and gaping mouth design. She stated, in front of the squadron pilots, that it looked like a "pukin' dog." The pilots loved that, and the name stuck. In the politically correct aftermath of the Tailhook scandal in 1991, the squadron was forced to officially rename itself the "Dogs". This official banishment was widely ignored until Admiral John Mazach, Commander, Naval Air Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet, rescinded the policy in a 1996 speech to the squadron.
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Re: Pukin' Dogs CAG

Postby RS2 on Mon 12 Jan 2015, 5:32 pm

Remember those F14s at Yeovilton well, quite a few star items around for those D Day celebrations.
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Re: Pukin' Dogs CAG

Postby AlexC on Tue 13 Jan 2015, 10:43 am

FERG wrote:The distinctive squadron name "Pukin' Dogs" came about when the squadron commander's wife saw the creature’s droopy head and gaping mouth design. She stated, in front of the squadron pilots, that it looked like a "pukin' dog


Thanks. Now you mention it, that sort of does ring a bell. :smile:
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP
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