Talk:Henry Wrigley

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Skinny87 (talk) 17:36, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
    'He died in 1987, at the age of ninety-five.' - I think nintey-five has to be '95' per the MoS on numbers over ten.
    Hmm, I don't think the guideline is fully against spelt-out numbers when they're fairly short. I just make it a convention to spell out double-barrelled high numbers because of all the other figures in military articles. Of course, if you insist... ;-)
    'Wrigley was born in Collingwood, a suburb of Melbourne, to Henry and Beatrice Wrigley.' - Mentioning the date and year would be a good idea, I think.
    Heh, when I first wrote this up to B-Class standard a while ago, the convention was to not mention birth date in the Early Life section. I know it seems a bit bizarre when you consider that because people also didn't generally cite such things in the lead or the infobox, you could end up with an uncited birthdate that still magically got through FAC. Anyway, I now make a point of including it in the Early life section so it is cited, and am happy to do so here.
    Done. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 00:58, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
    'Wrigley underwent pilot training under the tutelage of Lieutenant Eric Harrison at Central Flying School in Point Cook, Victoria, before departing Melbourne aboard HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October, bound for Europe' - Can HMAT be wikilinked and possinly expanded to show it's a transport?
    Will have a go.
    Seems no link for "HMAT", did you have something in mind like simply troopship? Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 00:58, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
    'and surveyed seventeen landing fields along the way.' - Should that be 'potential landing fields' as they were unmapped previously?
    Heh, good point - will alter...
    Done. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 00:58, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
    'After further training in England, Wrigley was posted to France and flew with No. 3 Squadron AFC' - Can you clarify what 'AFC' stands for?
    I did bracket the abbreviation earlier when introducing Australian Flying Corps.
    'n November 1927, he took part in another pioneering effort, aiming to make the first night flight from Sydney to Melbourne. Having taken off from RAAF Station Richmond in a DH.9, Wrigley and his co-pilot had been in the air for six hours and covered 345 miles (555 km) when a broken fuel line forced them to land for repairs; they completed the journey the following day.' - I'm guessing that means he didn't qualify for the accolade and someone else got it in the end?
    Can't say for sure, source doesn't expand.
    'Wrigley travelled to England in 1928 to attend RAF Staff College, Andover, becoming one of the first RAAF officers to complete the course.' - Can you clarify what the course itself was?
    Well it's the staff course, not sure what else to add without repetition.
    'In March 1943, following negotiations that had begun the previous year, Wrigley signed a revision of EATS' - Should that be 'the EATS...'?
    Hmm, think it's usually just "EATS".
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:

Excelent article, only a few very minor quibbles. Happy to pass it as GA when these are cleared up. Skinny87 (talk) 17:50, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Tks for review, mate. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 00:34, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Well, if there aren't any wikilinks suitable, that can't be helped, and the numbers thing is an incredibly minor issue. Same for the staff college bit and the others. Excellent article, passing as GA now. Skinny87 (talk) 14:14, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to do it - did you want to change the queries above for completeness? Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 14:27, 20 December 2009 (UTC)


Burnett's daughter is "Sybil-Jean" in this article but just "Sybil" in Clare Stevenson. Any idea which is correct? (An aside, I like the notion that the appointment of a British RAF officer to command the WAAAF would cause "a public outcry" but apparently appointing one as CAS was okay. :)

I've seen both but will alter Stevenson's article to read Sybil-Jean, since I used the latter in Mary Bell's article as well as Wrig's. Re. the "outcry", I fully agree, however the source didn't highlight the irony in the same overt way you or I might like to, so all I could do was report the fact sans commentary... ;-) Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 06:01, 21 December 2009 (UTC)