Hall of Memory – Chivalry

Hall of Memory – Chivalry


Then under the Airman – Chivalry. And
what Bean and others observed in the airmen of the First World War were the
chivalric codes of the medieval knights. You’ll see a helmet and other accoutrements of the knights of the middle ages. Chivalry, and those chivalric
codes that they saw in these young Australian airmen of courage, honour
integrity, courtesy, a sense of justice and most importantly perhaps, our
readiness to help others no matter what the cost to yourself. And of course
personified in the Victoria Cross action of Frank McNamara in March 1917. Landing his plane behind enemy lines to help a mate who’d been shot down, was
desperately wounded, getting him into his plane and under heavy fire, being able to
rescue him. Chivalry.

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