Forming part of a series on modern Australian military aircraft, this article covers the acquisition and service history of the Royal Australian Air Force's six Globemaster transports. The article passed GA and A-Class reviews before being nominated for FA.
One of the best-known ships to serve with the Royal Navy, Warrior was the first-ever iron-hulled armored warship, and is superbly preserved as a museum ship in Portsmouth. Having earlier passed GA and A-Class reviews, the article underwent a long and challenging FA nomination before emerging with the bronze star.
This article describes the history and current role of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) jet fighter training unit. Formed in World War II, it was disbanded following the end of hostilities but reformed when the Korean War revealed serious problems with the combat readiness of Australian fighter pilots. The article passed GA and A-Class reviews before being nominated for FA.
In the nomination statement Hchc2009 described the subject as "a turning point in English history, complete with a cast of thousands, dramatic events, bureaucratic incompetence and revenge". The revolt was a major uprising across large parts of England in 1381 which ended in the deaths of at least 1,500 people, including many of the rebel leaders. The article passed GA and A-Class reviews before being nominated for FA.
In his nomination statement, Cliftonian noted that "The white government ministers who signed it saw themselves as emulating the Americans' Continental Congress in Philadelphia; most of the world, however, saw the Rhodesian UDI as a dreadful, racist, illegal parody of 1776... Whatever one's opinion on the Rhodesians' motivations, to paraphrase a journalist of the time, one must acknowledge the guts this tiny and obscure country had to pit itself against almost the entire world."
In Cdtew's words, this article covers the life of "a relatively controversial commander, a failed tactician, a duelist, and possibly an attempted spy for the British" during the American War of Independence. It passed GA and A-Class reviews before being nominated for FA.
While this class of two Japanese battleships was cancelled before completion, one of the hulls was completed as the aircraft carrier Kaga and participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor and the first air raids on Darwin, Australia, before being sunk at the Battle of Midway in 1942. The article underwent GA and A-Class reviews in 2009, but was significantly reworked before nominating for FA.
This article covers the series of coastal defense ships built by Germany in the 1880s to 1890s. The construction of these eight ships in the late 1800s formed part of a short-lived move away from building up Germany's ocean-going fleet in the decades before World War I.
The 15th Battalion was an Australian Army unit which saw heavy combat in Gallipoli and France during World War I, and less intensive fighting in the difficult terrain and climate of the islands north of Australia during World War II. The article discusses the unit's history in detail, and is an excellent example of the types of articles which can be developed on Australian infantry units of the World Wars.
Another of Peacemaker's long-running series of high quality articles on German units that saw combat in the Balkans during World War II, this article covers the history of a formation which was originally raised as a company and later expanded to a nominal division while never being more than brigade sized.
Another of Ian's articles on members of the Royal Australian Air Force, Gibbes was one of the leading Australian fighter aces of World War II, and the longest-serving wartime commanding officer of No. 3 Squadron RAAF. Ian has slowly developed the article since starting it in 2007, and noted Gibbes' colourful career in the nomination statement.
Pulaski was a Polish nobleman, soldier and military commander who has been called "the father of the American cavalry". Piotrus nominated this article for A-class status as a follow up to developing the Tadeusz Kościuszko article to this status.
In the nomination, Cdtew stated that this is the last of the series of articles on American Revolutionary War generals from North Carolina they have developed to A-class status. Hogun was one of five Continental Army generals from North Carolina in the American Revolutionary War and died while being held in a British prisoner of war camp.
The second-last of Cdtew's articles on generals from North Carolina, this article covers the life and military service of an officer who served with distinction in the battles of Stono Ferry and Eutaw Springs but was sidelined for periods of the Revolutionary War due to poor health.
Operation Copperhead was an unusual Allied deception plan of World War II. It's hard to better ErrantX's summary of the plan as "A drunk Australian actor parades through Gibraltar and North Africa pretending to be Montgomery"!
The converse to the order of battle noted earlier, this article lists all the Yugoslav forces active at the time of the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia. The article uses colour coding to indicate the combat readiness of the Army formations during the fighting.
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