Fonds BC1414 - Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor Miscellany

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ZA UCT BC1414

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Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor Miscellany

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  • 1920-1949 (Creation)

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1 file

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(1894-1921)

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A WW1 flying ace, Beauchamp-Proctor's victory total was 54; two (and one shared) captured enemy aircraft, 13 (and three shared) balloons destroyed, 15 (and one shared) aircraft destroyed, and 15 (and one shared) aircraft 'out of control'.[1] His 16 balloons downed made him the leading British Empire balloon buster. On 2 November, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, followed by the Victoria Cross on 30 November. He died in a flying acceident in 1921

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Letter from A Beauchamp Proctor to the father of one of his Squadron, explaining the circumstances of his son’s death. 29 May 1920. Written on University of Cape Town paper.

Photograph of Andrew Beauchamp Proctor (2 prints made from the negative by Mr Annandale). Negative

Mafeking Mail, May 13 1949 and photocopy of article: For 75 years Mafeking has been air-minded. Refers to portrait of Capt. A W Proctor, in the Mafeking Town Hall.

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  • English

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2013

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  • English

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