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For those interested in HMS Cardiff (D108), I originally came across her article after a request for help from one of her former crew, Griffiths911. He has some amazing photos of her service during the Falklands War that you should check out. It took me just over three months to achieve FA, involving lots of research.

After taking another article up to FA (against my previous advice), I can confirm that you shouldn't push past the GA mark. The FA process's strict guidelines boil down to nitpicking that hurts an article's content. Improve your articles to educate, not win glossy awards. Having an article on the main page is pretty unpleasant too. A lot of anons edit the article's lead, in the hope that their bad grammar will show up on the main.

To see the photos I've uploaded click here...

I hate the large amount of unsourced trivial crap there is on Wikipedia, I do not believe that it "doesn't do any harm".
If something is rubbish then it's mere existence drags the encyclopedia down. Articles about "Knuckles the Echidna"[1][2] should not be longer William Shakespeare, The Internet and Echidnas!

Falklands War books I've read/have:
Title Author Coverage of XX377
Battle for the Falklands Max Hastings & Simon Jenkins 0 (Roll of honour)
Diver Tony Groom 0
Four weeks in May David Hart Dyke 0
Hostile skies David Morgan 0
Official history of the Falklands campaign Vol I Lawrence Freedman 0
RAF Harrier: ground attack Falklands Jerry Pook 0
Razor's edge Hugh Bicheno Lost my copy!
The red and green life machine Rick Jolly 3 pages
Sea Harrier over the Falklands Sharkey Ward 0
Sink the Belgrano Mike Rossiter 0
Sod that for a game of soldiers Mark Eyles-Thomas 0
Through fire and water Mark Higgitt 0
Vulcan 607 Rowland White 0
Watching men burn Tony McNally 0
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Congratulations on getting your article up to GA! Keep up the good work! Justin(Gmail?)(u) 17:54, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
About time someone decorated your user page with a barnstar, expecially with all your work on HMS Cardiff (D108). Well done mate. Justin talk 15:36, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
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For working on HMS Cardiff and promoting what I believe to be the first destroyer ever to achieve Featured Article status I herby award you with the WikiChevrons. Congratulations, and keep up the good work. TomStar81 (Talk) 04:37, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
CRM.png The Content Review Medal of Merit  
In recognition of your contribution in improving Military history articles through A-Class and Peer Reviews, during the period March-May 2008, please accept this Content Review Medal of Merit, --ROGER DAVIES talk 02:11, 1 July 2008 (UTC)