Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies

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Lt A.W. Beauchamp-Proctor – die klein mannet jie met die leeuemoed

Mej W. Kroukamp


Many millions of words have been written abour heroes and many more will be written in the future, but this article about the late Captain Andrew Weatherby Beauchamp-Proctor, VC., 050., MC.(Bar), OFC., is special because he was the only South African among nineteen pilots to win the Victoria Cross during the First World War and this little man of 5 feet 2 inches had the guts of a lion - he was determined and courageous in the air - absolutely fearless.

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