Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What's in a name?



My mother, the sainted Mrs Kinch Senior, has returned from Her summer tour of Vienna and Budapest with this fellow.  Closer inspection would seem to indicate that he is a Wing Commander and a recent addition to 266 Squadron, but he does appear to lack a name. 


Any suggestions? 



To the right



Eyes front 

31 comments:

  1. I can't think of name but I bet he's an ace dog fighter :)

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    1. There's been quite a few variations on Beagles. I like it.

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  3. Something hyphenated. Definitely hyphenated. How about Wing Commander Reginald Woofington-Chew?

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Now that will be hell to stitch on a uniform.

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  4. A quick search shows 266 squadron was Rhodesian during WW2, so perhaps he's Wing Commander Ridgeback DFC ?

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    1. Now Joppy, that is far, far too sensible a suggestion.

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  5. Wing Commander Hound (nickname Fox)

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    1. Mrs Kinch just emitted a high pitched shriek of delight and started clapping.

      The Real Wing Commander Hound?

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  6. If it's 266 squadron, it must be Algy..

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    1. Always glad to met another Biggles fan.

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  7. First thought that comes to mind is Snoopy the flying ace. Or some play on Biggles (Wing Commander Beagles?). Probably the wrong breed of canine.

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  8. What breed of dog is that? It occurred to me if he was any kind of shepherd, there's your name;
    'Wing-Cdr "Shep" Sheppard'. Goes by the name call-sign as that of a certain D. Bader: 'Dogsbody'.

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    1. Not a bad idea. Never knew that about Bader.

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    1. I love this...but Mrs Kinch doesn't get it sadly.

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  10. Sopwith. It's a good name for a pup....

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  11. Muttley? Obviously he's cleaned up a bit since his villainous days!

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    1. He was far better off in uniform. Made a dog of him.

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  12. Looks quite a bit likea modern incarnation of Anubis to me, not that you'd want to call him that.

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    1. It doesn't quite trip off the tongue.

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  13. Wing Commander "Barky" Airdale?

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  14. For some reason, I have been thinking - off and on, you understand; I would not be thought of as obsessive, or anything - about the personnel of 622 Squadron, known as the 'Dogfighter Squadron'. I think we can just about retain 'Shep' Sheppard's Wing Commander rank, but how about these fellows:

    Sqn/Ldr James Beaglesworth
    F/Lt Puggsley
    F/O Foxe
    F/O Staffordshire-Cross
    F/Sgt Whippett
    F/Sgt Barker
    F/Sgt Huskey
    F/O Poynter
    F/Sgt Huntaway
    F/Sgt Cocker
    F/Sgt Colley

    Cheers...

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