I wonder if anyone in Airliners community can answer to the following question regarding the marking of VF-31 and VFA-87, both participated in recent CVW-8 deployment.
The question is :
1. VFA-87's CAG plane, FA-18C 164687, wears the letter "War Party" on right vertical fin and "Factory" on left vertical fin. I assume that "War Party" is the call sign of VFA-87, but what for "Factory" ?
2. F-14s of VF-31 have small phoenix insignia with the letter of "CNAL" on it. What is the meaning of this insignia ?
I would appreciate any response on this.