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Your GA nomination of 2nd Commando Regiment (Australia)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 2nd Commando Regiment (Australia) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of AustralianRupert -- AustralianRupert (talk) 08:41, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

G'day, I've added my comments/suggestions to this now. Please let me know what you think. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 20:29, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Operation Slipper[edit]

I suspect that this material on the SASR you just removed was my fault... (and has been in the article since I added it many years ago, back in the days before referencing was commonplace). Thanks for removing it. Nick-D (talk) 11:14, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Gday Nick. No worries at all (and I could be wrong - its more the absence of anything to confirm it that is my concern). I recall at the time (2001 / 2002) there being something mentioned about the NZ SAS being attached to the SASR in Afghanistan but have never been able to dig any references up for it so I wonder if it was media speculation (certainly the two units have operated together on previous occasions and would have operated together in the early stages in Afghanistan although what the command relationship was I wouldn't know). There doesn't appear to be anything in Ian McPhedran's book about it (which I would have expected) so I thought it best to remove it at the moment. The NZ SAS article is fairly well developed (and referenced) and doesn't included anything on this attachment, although I unfortunately don't have Ron Crosby's book. The NZ SAS in the early days was part of TF K-Bar and I *believe* the SASR was originally meant to be, but ended up being attached to the Marines (Task Force 58) instead (this seems to be implied by my reading of McPhedran). I am quite unclear on the chain of comd that existed at the time though and the sources don't really seem to clarify it. Pugliese's (2003) Shadow Wars says the SASR was part of Task Force K-Bar (and there are a few other works of that vintage that also says this); however, AFAIK the SASR did not receive the TF K-bar Presidential Unit Citation because they weren't part of that TF. Of cse if something comes to light which clarifies it I'm more than happy to reinsert it. All the best. Anotherclown (talk) 03:07, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
I vaguely remember reading somewhere that the SAS squadron tried to keep out of Task Force K-Bar as it was seen to be being assigned relatively unimportant tasks by the US command. I can't remember where I read this though (possibly McPhedran?). Nick-D (talk) 05:31, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Howdy - I found a little more on this from Micheletti (2003) Special Forces: War on Terrorism In Afghanistan 2001-2003, p.143 (not an impeccable source though): "Contrary to what was sometimes written, the New Zealand SAS did not operate with the Australian SAS. The main reason for that was that the two SAS units operated in different zones and while the NZ SAS were dependent on the American units deployed in the Bagram area for their logistics and command elements the Australians were operating autonomously in the Kandahar region." I'm thinking of incorporating something along these lines into the NZ SAS article at least. What do you think? Anotherclown (talk) 20:33, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
I've added something now [1]. Will adjust if required. Cheers. Anotherclown (talk) 21:22, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
That looks good. My understanding is that the SASR squadrons were one of only a few non-US special forces units deployed during the early part of the war in Afghanistan which were self-sustaining and had their own transport (John Birmingham notes this in his rather good 2005 quarterly essay A Time for War: Australia as a Military Power). Regards, Nick-D (talk) 22:29, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of 2nd Commando Regiment (Australia)[edit]

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Your GA nomination of First Australian Imperial Force[edit]

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Your GA nomination of First Australian Imperial Force[edit]

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Congratulations and thank you for your excellent work in leading the developing of this article - it's been a complete pleasure working with yourself, User:AustralianRupert and User:Hawkeye7 on it (in a fairly minor way). Nick-D (talk) 10:04, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Likewise Nick, you made some very important contributions. Two heads are better than one and this one had five working on it (when you count PM)! Anotherclown (talk) 10:13, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

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Been there, done that.[edit]

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Happy New Year! Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 04:33, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Gday, yeah I was making my own life rather difficult then! All the best for the new year. Anotherclown (talk) 21:04, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

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Gallipoli Campaign[edit]

Greetings another, do you have The Ottoman Army 1914-1918: Disease & Death on the Battlefield Hikmet Özdemir Translated by Saban Kardas and the Erikson books? Keith-264 (talk) 12:45, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Gday Keith. No I don't have any of those unfortunately. Anotherclown (talk) 12:50, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
If you're interested send an email to [rm] and I'll try to send them, once I've worked out how to zip them.Keith-264 (talk) 13:33, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Howdy. Thanks very much for the offer but I don't think I'll have much use for them, at least in the short to medium term. I'm back at work from next week and probably won't have much free time. Perhaps one of the other MILHIST editors might though? Maybe post on the talk page there? All the best. Anotherclown (talk) 04:12, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
OK If things change, let me know. Keith-264 (talk) 08:55, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

October–December 2014 Milhist reviewing award[edit]

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Murder of Kylie Maybury[edit]

Could you take a look at Murder of Kylie Maybury? There's no doubting the notability - it made the front page at the time, even pushing Reagan's win over Mondale over to the side. Paul Austin (talk) 03:46, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Gday Paul - I'm afraid there is probably not much I can assist with here. It's not really an area I work in (I mostly confine myself to areas I have some knowledge of, i.e. military history and cricket). Is there a specific aspect you think I might be able to assist with? All the best. Anotherclown (talk) 04:07, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
I was only four years old when she was murdered. I was hoping to find an Australian or Melbourneite that could help me flesh it out. Kylie deserves that. Paul Austin (talk) 05:16, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
A noble goal for sure. Unfortunately I don't think I can be of much help though. If you are looking for sources you might find something at Trove - http://trove.nla.gov.au/. It is a website run by the National Library of Australia and includes digitized Australian newspapers as well as links to various other sources, websites, journals etc. In terms of getting other editors interested in improving the article perhaps post something at Wikipedia:Australian Wikipedians' notice board? There may be someone there with the knowledge to be able to help improve the article. Anotherclown (talk) 05:54, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Against all odds?[edit]

Thanks! (Appreciated!!) Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 14:22, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Cheers for that - I figured they would embargo the announcement until later but there you go. Anotherclown (talk) 14:31, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Well, they sort-of did - until midnight EDST. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 14:52, 25 January 2015 (UTC)