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Location Victoria Drive , Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type Monument
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Torrens Parade Ground.
PLEASE NOTE - The Memorial Plaques listed below, formerly located at Adelaide Airport, have all been re-located to the northern fringe of the Torrens Parade Ground, Victoria Drive, Adelaide where the Royal Australian Air Force Association (RAAFA) is now located The plaques form part of a consolidated RAAF suite of memorials.

Three black granite plinths set on a paved / concrete path, arranged radially from a central flag pole in representation of an aircraft propeller

Each plinth is double sided and carries a dedication on each side at the base. Above are mounted six plaques, on each side making a total of 36 in all, being those originally located at the Adelaide Airport.

The Memorial is approached from the Parade Ground on a path at the 'six o'clock' position. The plinth on the observer's left at '8 o'clock' is described as Plinth No 1, the face towards the observer as side (a) and the reverse as (b). Proceed clockwise to plinths 2 (the 12 o'clock' position) and 3 (the 4 0'clock position) respectively.

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Dedication Plaque:

RAAF insignia
AIR FORCE MEMORIAL
THE TREES AND PLAQUES IN THIS MEMORIAL ARE DEDICATEDTO AIRMEN AND AIRWOMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN SERVICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY
THE MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS MEMORIAL MADE BY THE LATE RONALD H. N. BADGER, O.A.M. IS GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGED
DEDICATED 18.10.87

Plaque 2: 459 Sqn
TO COMMEMORATE THOSE WHO SERVED ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE 459 HUDSON SQUADRON MIDDLE EAST AREA WORLD WAR 11
"LEST WE FORGET"
ERECTED 25-4-84

Plaque 3: 31 (Beaufighter) Sqn

TO COMMEMORATE THOSE WHO SERVED IN ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE 31 BEAUFIGHTER SQUADRON SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA WORLD WAR 11
" WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
DEDICATED 13.2.83

Plaque 4: Beaufort Squadrons 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 13,14,15, 32,100 Sqn
FALLEN COMRADES
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE WHO SERVED IN BEAUFORT SQUADRONS 1-2-6-7-8-13-14-15-32-100 AND SUPPORT UNITS IN THE SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA
WORLD WAR 11
UNVEILED 8th NOV 1981

Plaque 5: 453 (Fighter) Sqn
TO COMMEMORATE THE SACRIFICES OF THOSE WHO SERVED WITH NO 453 R.A.A.F. SQUADRON 1941-42 . BUFFALOES : 1942-45 . SPITFIRES. MALAYA-UNITED KINGDOM-FRANCE (NORMANDY)- BELGIUM- HOLLAND-GERMANY.
THEY, THOUGH AT REST, MUST NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
IT IS FOR US, IN ALL THAT WE DO, TO REMEMBER THEM.
DEDICATED 1-2-81

Plaque 6: 452 & 457 (Spitfire) Sqn
ERECTED IN MEMORY OF FALLEN COMRADES ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE WHO SERVED IN 452-457 "SPITFIRE" SQUADRONS IN WORLD WAR 11 UNITED KINGDOM-DARWIN-MOROTAI-BORNEO
THEY UPHELD THE SPIRIT OF ANZAC UNVEILED FEBRUARY 1981

Plaque 7: 454 Sqn
454 SQUADRON R.A.A.F.
"NIHIL IMPOSSIBLE"
DESERT AIR FORCE MIDDLE EAST 1942-1945 PALESTINE-IRAQ-EGYPT LIBYA-ITALY
"IN MEMORY OF FALLEN COMRADES"

Plaque 8: 3, 450 & 451 (Fighter) Sqn
DESERT AIR FORCE R.A.A.F. FIGHTER SQUADRONS 1939-1945 IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN 3 SQUADRON 450 SQUADRON 451 SQUADRON
"LEST WE FORGET"

Plaque 9: 10 & 461 (Sunderland Flying Boats) Sqn
THIS PLAQUE WAS ERECTED IN 1961 BY EX-MEMBERS OF 10 & 461 SQUADRONS (R.A.A.F.)
IN MEMORY OF THEIR FALLEN COMRADES UNITED KINGDOM 1939-1945
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"
"ST. JOHN-13-15."

Plaque 10: Airfield Construction Squadrons
"THE FLYING SHOVELS AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION SQUADRON 5A.C.S. FOUNDED JULY 1942-DISBANDED DECEMBER 1974 MORESBY-GOODENOUGH-AITAPE-NOEMFOOR-BIAK LABUAN-JAPAN-THAILAND-VIETNAM-WOOMERA MONTEBELLO-COCOS-MANUS-BUTTERWORTH LEARMONTH-TINDAL-DARWIN IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES AND OTHER R.A.A.F. AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION SQUADRONS
ERECTED 18 FEBRUARY 1979

Plaque 11: 86 Sqn
MEMBERS OF THE 86 SQUADRON (RAAF) KINDRED CLUB DEDICATE THIS PLAQUE IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES 1939-1945 "ALL THAT THEY HAD-THEY GAVE."
UNVEILED OCTOBER 1959

Plaque 12: AFC and RAAF
AFC Pilots Wings RAAF insignia
ERECTED IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES IN THE AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS AND THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE IN ALL THEATRES OF WAR
PRESENTED BY MEMBERS-R.A.A.F. BASE EDINBURGH
2ND APRIL 1978.

Plaque 13: 455 (Beaufighter RAF Coastal Command)
ERECTED IN 1959 BY 455 SQUADRON ASSCN. (S.A.) FLIGHT (BOMBER AND COASTAL COMMAND U.K.) IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES 1939-1945
THEIR NAME SURVIVES TO BE REMEMBERED FOREVER

Plaque 14: 462 & 466 (Halifax Bombers) Sqn
ERECTED TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN 462-466 HALIFAX SQUADRONS ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE UNITED KINGDOM BOMBER COMMAND 4 AND 100 GROUPS
1939 - WORLD WAR 11 - 1945
ERECTED 18 FEBRUARY, 1979

Plaque 15: 460 (Lancaster) Sqn
NO 460 SQUADRON RAAF ASSOCIATION IN MEMORY OF 1019 AIRCREW LOST IN ACTION WHILST ATTACHED TO R.A.F. BOMBER COMMAND UNITED KINGDOM
RAAF insignia 1939-1945 460 Squadron Badge
LEST WE FORGET

Plaque 16: 456 (Night Fighter) Sqn
ERECTED IN 1962 BY THE MEMBERS 456 (NIGHT FIGHTER) SQUADRON ASSOCIATION IN MEMORY OF FALLEN COMRADES 456 SQUADRON (UNITED KINGDOM) 1941-1945
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Plaque 17: 458 Squadron

RAAF insignia
ERECTED IN 1958 458 SQUADRON (S.A. FLIGHT) IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES 1939-1945 "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

Plaque 18:

ERECTED RAAF insignia IN 1962
"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

Plaque 19: RAAF Personnel assigned to RAF Units in WW II
THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED IN MAY 1960 BY AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR BASIL EMBRY G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., D.F.C., A.B.C., R.A.F. IN MEMORY OF R.A.A.F. PERSONNEL WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE WHILST SERVING WITH R.A.F. SQUADRONS DURING WORLD WAR II
"LEST WE FORGET"

Plaque 20: 24 City of Adelaide Sqn
NO 24 (CITY OF ADELAIDE) SQUADRON ASSOCIATION ERECTED IN MEMORY OF FALLEN COMRADES
"LEST WE FORGET"

Plaque 21: Far East Command
Effigy of a dead pilot lying on a tree frond
IN MEMORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN AIRMEN WHO DIED SERVING IN THE FAR EAST COMMAND

Effigy of a Lockheed Hudson Bomber Effigy of a RAAF eagle 1940 1945
SQUADRON 1
SQUADRON 8
SQUADRON 21
SQUADRON 459

SRO.SAMBAWAN

Effigy of a CAC Boomerang Fighter
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE82 (HB) WING:
21-23-24 SQUADRONS85 (HB) WING:

12-25-99-102 SQUADRONS
200-201 (SD) FLIGHTS-SUPPORT UNITS
UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE
380TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP
528TH-529TH-530TH-531ST SQUADRONS
-319TH SQUADRON-SUPPORT UNITS-
1939-1945
DEDICATED 25 SEPTEMBER 1988

Plaque 22: 463 and 467 Sqn
463 AND 467 (R.A.A.F.) LANCASTER SQUADRONS (NO 5 GROUP-BOMBER COMMAND U.K.) IN MEMORY OF FALLEN COMRADES 1942-1945
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
8th MAY 1977

Plaque 22: WAAF
ERECTED BY THE CENTRAL W.A.A.A.F. BRANCH
AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION COMMEMORATING THE W.A.A.A.F. WHO
SERVED IN SUPPORT OF THE R.A.A.F.
COMBAT UNITS IN ALL THEATRES OF
WAR IN WORLD WAR II
18TH MARCH 1979

Plaque 23: Dambusters
ERECTED IN MEMORY OF
FALLEN COMRADES
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
WHO SERVED IN
617 R.A.F. DAM BUSTER SQUADRON
1943-1945
LEST WE FORGET.
UNVEILED 27TH APRIL 1980

Plaque 24:11,20, 42 and 43 Sqn PBY Catalina Flying Boats
ERECTED BY THE CATALINA CLUB OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA COMMEMORATING MEMBERS OF THE
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE WHO SERVED IN
CATALINA SQUADRONS 11. 20. 42 AND 43 AND
SUPPORT FLYING BOAT UNITS IN AUSTRALIAN
AND SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA
1939-1945
5TH APRIL 1981

Plaque 25: Air Training Corps
COMMEMORATING
THE FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE FORMATION OF THE
AIR TRAINING CORPS
THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
WING COMMANDER SIR ARTHUR BARRETT
FIRST STATE COMMANDANT OF THE CORPS
1941-1946. IT IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE MEMBERS WHO HAVE SINCE GIVEN
THEIR LIVES IN DEFENCE OF OUR FREEDOM
SERVING IN THE R.A.A.F. AND OTHER
COMMONWEALTH FORCES.
ERECTED BY S.A. SQUADRON AIRTC
7 JUNE 1981

Plaque 26: P40 Kittyhawk 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86 Sqn
TO COMMEMORATE THOSE WHO SERVED IN
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
KITTYHAWK SQUADRONS
75-76-77-78-80-82-84-86
SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA
WORLD WAR II
LET US REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
DEDICATED 14.11.82

Plaque 27:Signals & Radar
TO COMMEMORATE THOSE WHO SERVED IN
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
SIGNALS AND RADAR UNITS
ALL AREAS
"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
DEDICATED 30.10.83

Plaque 28: 2,6,7,13,14,23,224,32 Sqn Lockheed Hudsons
ERECTED IN MEMORY OF FALLEN COMRADES
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE WHO SERVED IN
"LOCKHEED HUDSON SQUADRONS"
2-6-7-13-14-23-24-32 AND SUPPORT UNITS IN THE
SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA WORLD WAR II
UNVEILED 28TH OCTOBER 1984

Plaque 29: 22 & 30 Sqn
TO COMMEMORATE ALL WHO SERVED IN
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
22 AND 30 SQUADRONS
SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA
WORLD WAR 11
DEDICATED 25.4.86

Plaque 30: B24 Liberator Units
LIBERATOR HEAVY BOMBERS IN COMMEMORATION OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE U.S.A.A.F. AND THE R.A.A.F. WHO SERVED IN B24-LIBERATOR SQUADRONS FROM NORTH WEST
AREA AUSTRALIA, IN THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES AND SOUTH WEST PACIFIC IN WORLD WAR 11

Plaque 31: 18 Squadron RAAF / NEI (Dutch)
THIS TREE WAS PLANTED 30 OCTOBER 1988 DURING AN ADELAIDE REUNION OF MEMBERS OF THE 18 SQUADRON N.E.I.-R.A.A.F. FORCES ASSOCIATION TO COMMEMORATE 18 SQUADRONS FORMATION IN 1942 AND IN MEMORY OF 110 COMRADES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES 1942-1945.
THEY DIED WITH THE BRAVE.

Plaque 32: 12 Squadron
RAAF insignia 12 SQUADRON 12 Squadron badge
1939-1989 -OPERATIONS- DARWIN-MERAUKE-MOROTAI
COMMEMORATES ALL WHO SAW SERVICE
WITH THIS R.A.A.F. UNIT IN PEACE AND WAR
"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
DEDICATED 26AUG. 1990

Plaque 33: Aircrew Association
THE AIRCREW ASSOCIATION
(S.A. BRANCH) DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF OUR FRIENDS IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND ALLIED SERVICES
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
UNVEILED 24TH OCTOBER 1993

Plaque 34: RAAF Nursing and Medical
ERECTED BY THE NURSING BRANCH R.A.A.F. ASSOCIATION S.A. DIVISION COMMEMORATING THE R.A.A.F. NURSING SERVICE SISTERS
WHO SERVED & DIED 1940-1945
AUSTRALIA-SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA-OCEAN CONVOYS
MEDICAL AIR EVACUATION TRANSPORT UNITS
LEST WE FORGET
DEDICATED 24.10.1993

Plaque 35: RAAF insignia
'THEY WILL RISE ON WINGS AS EAGLES'
DEDICATED TO ALL MEMBERS OF
THE AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS ASSOCIATION.
THE AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION.
AND THE R.A.A.F. ASSOCIATION.
LEST WE FORGET
R.A.A.F.A. S.A. DIVISION
24 OCTOBER 1993

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MAINTAINED BY: Adelaide City Council

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