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DYK for Edward HenslowEdit

 On 1 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Edward Henslow, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a cardiovascular fitness suite at the Army School of Physical Training is named after Edward Henslow? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Edward Henslow. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Edward Henslow), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Norman McMahonEdit

 On 1 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Norman McMahon, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the rapid-fire rifle training implemented in the British Army by Norman McMahon in 1909 proved effective in the opening stages of the First World War? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Norman McMahon. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Norman McMahon), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:01, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Robert Wilson (cricketer, born 1922)Edit

Hi Dumelow. Just wondering if you can help? The above cricketer and RAF man was awarded the DFC and AFC, I'm just wondering if there's a resource avaliable that describes the actions that led to the awards? The DFC in particular was awarded during WWII. Thanks. StickyWicket (talk) 16:29, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

I've never had much luck with citations where they aren't quoted in the Gazette. I think in theory they are held in the national archives and they have a guide on searching for gallantry medal citations but I don't think I have ever found anything came up in the search. I may be doing it wrong - Dumelow (talk) 21:58, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Dumelow. I didn't have any luck either, 4 results returned, none relevant :( StickyWicket (talk) 22:56, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day!Edit

DYK for St Peter's Bridge, Burton upon TrentEdit

 On 3 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Peter's Bridge, Burton upon Trent, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that St Peter's Bridge in Burton upon Trent, opened in 1985, is the newest road crossing of the River Trent? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Peter's Bridge, Burton upon Trent. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Peter's Bridge, Burton upon Trent), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk · contribs) 00:01, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Lionel CollinsEdit

 On 3 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lionel Collins, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that cricketer Lionel Collins scored six centuries in ten days in a feat described as "quite without parallel in the history of the game"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lionel Collins. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lionel Collins), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk · contribs) 00:01, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Park Crescent West ice wellEdit

 On 3 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Park Crescent West ice well, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that archaeologists suggest that ice from the Park Crescent West ice well may have been used to numb dental patients undergoing procedures? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Park Crescent West ice well. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Park Crescent West ice well), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk · contribs) 12:01, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2019).

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • A new tool is available to help determine if a given IP is an open proxy/VPN/webhost/compromised host.

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee announced two new OTRS queues. Both are meant solely for cases involving private information; other cases will continue to be handled at the appropriate venues (e.g., WP:COIN or WP:SPI).
    • paid-en-wp wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private evidence related to abusive paid editing.
    • checkuser-en-wp wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private requests for CheckUser. For instance, requests for IP block exemption for anonymous proxy editing should now be sent to this address instead of the functionaries-en list.

  Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:12, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Klaus KinkelEdit

 On 5 March 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Klaus Kinkel, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:25, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Theory!Edit

Hi Dumelow. While getting on with my military cricketers project I created an article for the Combined Services cricketer Duncan Smith CA page (one FC appearance in 1947). Strangely nothing is known about him, beyond his name and that he served in the RAF. His appearance in scorecards as "Duncan Smith" made me wonder if he could be W. G. G. Duncan Smith, who served in the RAF at exactly the same time, though I'm not finding much to back up my theory. Wondering if you might be able to dig something that I've missed that up backs up my eureka moment (or destroys it!) as to whether these two are one and the same. PS: I've checked the Gazette, but it's a bit of a needle in a haystack! Thanks :) StickyWicket (talk) 22:28, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Solved. A user at WP:CRIC looked into this and discovered my Duncan Smith was a Yorkshireman completely unrelated to W. G. G.! Damn, there goes that eureka! StickyWicket (talk) 23:40, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Righto, good work! - Dumelow (talk) 12:57, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Mary DennessEdit

 On 6 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mary Denness, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yvonne Blenkinsop, Mary Denness, Christine Jensen and Lillian Bilocca became known as "headscarf revolutionaries" for their attempts to improve safety in the English fishing industry? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mary Denness. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mary Denness), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yvonne BlenkinsopEdit

 On 6 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yvonne Blenkinsop, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yvonne Blenkinsop, Mary Denness, Christine Jensen and Lillian Bilocca became known as "headscarf revolutionaries" for their attempts to improve safety in the English fishing industry? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yvonne Blenkinsop), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Christine Jensen (campaigner)Edit

 On 6 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Christine Jensen (campaigner), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yvonne Blenkinsop, Mary Denness, Christine Jensen and Lillian Bilocca became known as "headscarf revolutionaries" for their attempts to improve safety in the English fishing industry? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Christine Jensen (campaigner)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Burning of SouthwarkEdit

 On 7 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Burning of Southwark, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the English settlement of Southwark was burned by the Normans in 1066? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Burning of Southwark. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Burning of Southwark), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:01, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Yarmouth suspension bridgeEdit

 On 9 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yarmouth suspension bridge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Yarmouth suspension bridge collapsed under a crowd that had gathered to watch a circus clown in a wash tub being pulled along the River Bure by four geese? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Yarmouth suspension bridge. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Yarmouth suspension bridge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLV, March 2019Edit

 
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 11:00, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Kerb paintingEdit

 On 11 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kerb painting, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that kerbs in Northern Ireland are sometimes painted to denote the political views of local residents? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kerb painting. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Kerb painting), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:01, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Senegambia bridgeEdit

 On 12 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Senegambia bridge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the opening of the Senegambia bridge has eliminated the need for a 400-kilometre (250 mi) diversion to cross the Gambia River when the ferry is out of use? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Senegambia bridge. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Senegambia bridge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Battle of Orange WalkEdit

 On 12 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Battle of Orange Walk, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that at the start of the Battle of Orange Walk the British commanders ran almost naked from their bathtubs? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Battle of Orange Walk. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Battle of Orange Walk), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:02, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Julian JeffersonEdit

Hi Dumelow, it's been a while. Hope all is well. I've created an article on Julian Jefferson and wondered if you might be interested in seeing if there's anymore military stuff that can be dug up on him? He was a temporary brigadier by the end of WWII and was the commander of British forces in the North Caribbean. Not too sure in the grand scheme of things how major an appointment that was. All the best. StickyWicket (talk) 15:51, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

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