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Request for help[edit]

Hello Hamish59,
I have seen, that You are interested in military themes and I assume that You are native English speaker. I did ask a question in Talk:Battle_of_Kohima and would like to please You to have a look at it.
Thanks in advance
Yours sincerely --Baumfreund-FFM (talk) 06:08, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Sorry - I had overlooked Your answer. Now I recognised it and added a comment.
Thanks again for Your assistance.
Yours --Baumfreund-FFM (talk) 06:13, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
No problem. Hamish59 (talk) 08:53, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

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Moves of Mounted Brigades[edit]

G'day, the "technical" moves you requested do not conform with WP:MILMOS#UNITNAMES, because they should either be at their last name, or remain disambiguated because there are other XXth Mounted Brigades. Please have a read. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 10:51, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

G'day, Peacemaker67. I note WP:MILMOS#UNITNAMES; I have been tripped up by In cases where a unit's name can reasonably be expected to be used by multiple armed forces in that I had no knowledge of 3rd Mounted Brigade (Canada) - Canadian armed forces and the Boer War not being areas of particular interest to me - so did not think my proposed moves was in any way controversial. Ho, hum. We live and learn.
Moving on, I note that you have been moving some of the Mounted Brigade articles to Cyclist Brigades, e.g. 20th Mounted Brigade to 9th Cyclist Brigade. I fully understand this per WP:MILMOS#UNITNAMES but the problem I see is that two separate formations were designated as 9th Cyclist Brigade
2/1st Lowland Mounted Brigade -> 20th Mounted Brigade -> 13th Cyclist Brigade -> 9th Cyclist Brigade
2/1st Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Mounted Brigade -> 9th Mounted Brigade -> 9th Cyclist Brigade -> 5th Cyclist Brigade
[This problem applies to all the Cyclist Brigades as there was considerable reorganization of the 2nd Line Yeomanry Regiments in November 1916. 1st to 8th Cyclist Brigades were broken up and their regiments amalgamated in pairs in new 1st to 4th Cyclist Brigades; the 9th to 14th Cyclist Brigades were then renumbered as 5th to 10th Cyclist Brigades. To add to the confusion, new 11th, 12th and 13th Cyclist Brigades were formed in September 1917.]
Question is, how do we handle this situation? Both formations existed simultaneously (though obviously bearing the 9th Cyclist Brigade title at different times) so I think we need two separate articles. I was going to write a List of British Army Cyclist Brigades in World War I type article to outline this series of renumberings and reorganization, with redirects from, for example, 5th Cyclist Brigade.
I have a related problem with 1st Mounted Division being the name applied to three different formations. The second incarnation is outlined in the 3rd Mounted Division article, but I would like to create a redirect for this. Writing something like the new 1st Mounted Division (3rd Mounted Division renumbered) is a little clumsy. A redirect [[3rd Mounted Division#1st Mounted Division]] would be better but what would be a good title for the redirect page? new 1st Mounted Division, 1st Mounted Division (second formation), or something else? Any advise would be most gratefully received. Hamish59 (talk) 13:38, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
The best solution I can think of is to disambiguate by year span. eg 9th Cyclist Brigade (1916–1918), 5th Cyclist Brigade (1916–1918). Any issues likely to arise with that? Regards, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 00:05, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
One thing that springs to mind is that some of the incarnations only had a short span. For example, the original 5th Cyclist Brigade (of 2nd Cyclist Division) existed from July to November 1916. Hamish59 (talk) 10:02, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
I wonder if 5th Cyclist Brigade (July–November 1916) would work? Whatever we call them, we will need a dab page. Hamish59 (talk) 10:34, 23 May 2015 (UTC)