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whether you absorb what you read, but also whether or not you understand
what happened during the conflict. These quizzes are based on the information
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be subject to disagreement. Wherever possible, select the most correct
1) What does SAAC stand for?
South African Animal Command
South African Aerial Corps
South African Air Corps
South African Aerial Command
2) What does UDF stand for?
United Defence Federation
Union National Force
United Defect Force
Union Defence Force
3) What happened after Brig Gen C.F. Beyers returned from Europe?
He set up a training schedule whereby aviators would be able to fly
He recommended to the Union that they set up a school of aviation
He sent General Smuts over to Europe to have a look himself
He started another association called the South African Aerial Command
4) How many aviators were first selected to go to the flying school
and then how many actually qualified?
Ten and five
Twelve and five
Twelve and Ten
Ten and Six
5) In 1914, two things happened. What were they?
The First World War ended and the SAAC disbanded
The First World War ended and the 26 Squadron disbanded
The First World war started and the 26 squadron was formed
The First World war started and the South Africans could volunteer their
services to the RFC
6) Why were the South African pilots recalled from England by the Union
The SAAC thought it necessary for a German South West Africa campaign
The Union thought it would be best for their safety as South Africans
The SAAC needed them in South Africa to train other pilots for the German
South West Africa campaign
The Union thought the SAAC pilots were necessary for a German South
West Africa campaign
7) Did the SAAC entry into the German South West African campaign play
a role in the Germans surrender?
Yes, the Germans surrendered three months after the SAAC entered the
No, the Germans were about to surrender already
Yes, the SAAC shot down all the German fighters and bombers
No, the SAAC was useless because the Germans had anti-aircraft guns
8) What happened after the German South West African campaign?
The SAAC moved on to defeat the Germans in East Africa
Most of the SAAC pilots volunteered themselves for further service in
The SAAC moved on to be defeated by the Germans in East Africa
None of the above
9) What was the name of the squadron that was part of the Royal Flying
Corps and that was mainly made up of South Africans?
10) Who was the squadron's command placed under and what
missions did they carry out?
General Smuts and the squadron flew reconnaissance, bombing and communication
General Smuts and the squadron flew formations which enabled them to
attack the enemy
Brig Gen C.F. Beyers and the squadron flew formations which enabled
them to attack the enemy
Brig Gen C.F. Beyers and the squadron flew reconnaissance, bombing and
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