Talk:Sandy Woodward

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Name[edit]

Shouldn't this article be under his real name instead of his nickname? Drutt (talk) 00:59, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Assessment[edit]

There ought to be a short critique of his performance as top commander in the Falklands campaign. 86.180.157.118 (talk) 14:29, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Reaction to his death[edit]

I added in two comments about him, made at the tome of his death, largely because at ITN/C there was a desire for this in order for the article to be eligible to go on WP:ITN.

Personally I don't think that having reactions to someone's death should be a requirement but that seems to be the way that WP:ITN/C works.

I have added back the reaction from Sir George Zambellas as being a military man his opinion is, IMO, more credible than that of David Cameron.

I do understand that this is not a memorial. In general comments (from someone worth listening to) about a person's work and significance do add something to the article as they help a non-expert to assess the person. However comments only tend to be made, and hence are only available for inclusion, at significant times in the person's life, e.g. retirement and death.

FerdinandFrog (talk) 11:22, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Anything that praises his achievements must be done in the relevant section. At present, it just looks like a eulogy or obituary, and thus fails WP:MEMORIAL. SO now it's trimmed and formatted as part of his achievements in life. -- Ohc ¡digame!¿que pasa? 13:51, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
That looks fine to me and fits better than what I wrote. As I said it is the ITN/C crowd that like to see reactions to deaths, not me. FerdinandFrog (talk) 14:09, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Birth[edit]

'Woodward was born on 1 May 1932 at Penzance, Cornwall, to a bank clerk.'

Very abrupt sentence. It is normal to name the parents. Presumably it was the father who was a bank clerk. Or not? Valetude (talk) 18:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)