POSTSCRIPT ON SOUTH AFRRICA'S FIRST ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS

  • W.M. Bisset SADF
Keywords: 15-pounder BlC's, converted to anti-aircraft guns, Militaria 8/1, 1978

Abstract

One of the most fascinating things about South Africa's military history is the often surprising nature of some of its sources. In a short article on South Africa's first anti-aircraft guns which appeared in Militaria 8/1, 1978 pages 22-23 the present writer mentioned that he was unable to explain why the fact that two 15-pounder BlC's had been converted to anti-aircraft guns had been given wide publicity or why it had been necessary to undertake their conversion when the Cape Peninsula seemed beyond the range of enemy aircraft.
Published
2012-02-28
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