Template:Did you know nominations/Imperial Gift

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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by BlueMoonset (talk) 01:40, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Imperial Gift[edit]

Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 aircraft formed part of the gift

  • ... that at the end of World War I the British Cabinet decided to give Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and India each 100 aircraft as an Imperial Gift?

Created/expanded by Dodger67 (talk), Bzuk (talk). Nominated by NJR ZA (talk) at 17:01, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting keep.svg Date and length OK. Hook is technically correct but would be more accurate if it said at least 100 aircraft as India got 100 while Canada got 110. The C of E. God Save The Queen! (talk) 20:27, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment from primary article author - The British Government offered 100 to each country - the article explains that the extras were added as replacements for aircraft donated to Britain by the countries during the war. Canada gave Britain 10 aircraft during the war, India didn't give any. These extras were paid for by various sponsors - not given by the British government. (I'm still working on expanding the article further) Roger (talk) 07:06, 3 July 2012 (UTC)