These quizzes were made to test not only your attention to detail and
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
that is displayed and the answers that we classify as correct could
be subject to disagreement. Wherever possible, select the most correct
1) What was Sir Pierre van Ryneveld struggling to get the Department
of Defence to understand about the training of cadets (especially mechanics)
and their wages?
The artisans/cadets were committed to the SAAF and they just needed
The artisans/cadets wanted to be employed under the conditions of Public
The training of cadets as flying officers and youths in technical trades
required more pay
No sooner were artisans/cadets trained before they were lured away by
the trade through offers of better pay.
2) What was the date of the SAAF's first involvement in South Africa?
3) What was it that they were involved in?
The SAAF provided ground support during an Anti-Apartheid rally
The SAAF provided ground support during a Miners Strike
The SAAF provided aerial support to ground forces during an Anti-Apartheid
The SAAF provided aerial support to ground forces during a Miners Strike
4) What other things did the SAAF do to help develop South Africa?
Airmail service, aerial photography, transporting diamonds and even
spraying eucalyptus plantations
Aerial reconnaissance, aerial photography, transporting diamonds and
even importing foreign materials
Coastal reconnaissance, spraying eucalyptus plantations and even an
None of the above
5) Even after the First World War, the economy was still struggling.
What added pressure to the Defence Budget?
The First World War
The Second World War
The Great Depression
The Anti-Apartheid activists
6) Due to this pressure, serious organisational changes occurred. Who
was placed in charge of the SAAF?
The Minister of Defence
Col Pierre van Ryneveld
Air Corporal W.J Johns
The Director of Air Services (DAS)
What happened in 1934 to the economy?
It began an upward trend and was being rationalised
It began a further downward trend and was being expanded
It began a further downward trend and was being downsized
It began an upward trend and was being expanded
8) What was so special about the Westland Wapiti?
It was the only aircraft that survived the First World War and was still
It was the only aircraft that was manufactured outside the country
It was the only aircraft to have been manufactured inside the country
It was the only aircraft to have laser guided arms
9) The decision made by the Minister of Defence to expand had a _______
effect on the Air Force.
Numbers 1 and 3
10) What does UDF stand for?
United Defence Federation
Union National Force
United Defect Force
Union Defence Force
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