Didier Beauchamp is a gentleman of the old school; courtly, charming and a bit of a flirt, with a fondness for vintage cognac and similarly vintage aircraft in equal measure. A veteran of the pre-unification French Air Force with several tours of duty behind him, Beauchamp spearheaded a series of guerrilla airdrops during the 1st GLA uprising. In the process severely weakening the terrorist groups hold on Northern Europe, surviving multiple brushes with death. Needless to say, Beauchamp was the first choice when it came to leading the development of all new EU Air Force. Despite his old fashioned sensibilities, Beauchamp is anything but conservative when it comes to modern air combat technology, having invested significant amounts of money into research and development in order to create, in his words, an Air Force that is "nec plus ultra."
In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a great inventor who created wax and feather wings for his son, Icarus, and himself to escape a labryrinth in which King Minos of Crete had imprisoned them. Daedalus noticed that Icarus flew too close to the sun and the wax melted where he fell to his death in the sea. This befits with his role as the Airforce General.
The USS Daedalus was a US aircraft carrier in the first Generals.