The Rhodesian Soldier

Viscount Hunyani Crew


Four crew members of the ill-fated Viscount Hunyani, RH825, shot down by ZIPRA on 3 September 1978, were posthumously awarded the Meritorious Conduct Medal (MCM) β€˜for brave and gallant conduct.’


Pilot Captain John Hood (36), who was born in Bulawayo and educated at Allan Wilson School.

First Officer Garth George Beaumont (31), who was born in Florida, South Africa and educated at Plumtree School.

Air Hostess Dulcie Esterhuizen (21), who was born in Bulawayo and educated at Northlea School.

Air Hostess, Miss Brenda-Ann Pearson (23), who was born in Salisbury and educated at Marandellas High School.
















                   










                                                                                                                 Meritorious Conduct Medal