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Brisbane RAAF Memorial

Description

The Royal Australian Air Force Memorial is an octagonal obelisk, set upon a 16 sided plinth. The apex of the obelisk displays an eagle, the symbol of the Air Forces. The whole memorial is set within a commemorative corner of the park and is prominent to one of the major CBDcrossroads.

The memorial plinth is brown speckled marble, with black marble edging. The Motto of the RAAF is displayed around the edge of the base. The obelisk is cast bronze and the bronze eagle atop, is posed as such to appear to be ready for flight and with wings covering all.

Therearetwo dedication plaques and RAAF Crest dispalyed on the base.

Location
Queen's Park, Cnr of Elisabeth and George Streets, Brisbane Qld 4000

Location of Brisbane RAAF Memorial

Inscription

'PER ARDUA AD ASTRA'

Commemorative Plaques:

CREST

THIS MEMORIAL HONOURS ALL MEN AND WOMEN

WHO SERVED IN THE

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO IN SO DOING

GAVE THEIR LIVES OR SUFFERED LASTING HURT

Secondary Plaque:

THE BRISBANE RAAF MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN LIONEL N. RACKLEY D.F.C., O.A.M., A.E.

RAISED AND GAVE THIS MEMORIAL

TO THE

QUEENSLAND STATE GOVERNMENT

AS CUSTODIAN FOR

THE PEOPLE OF QUEENSLAND

UNVEILED THIS SECOND DAY OF MAY 1996

IN THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF THE RAAF

BY THE CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

AIR MARSHAL L.B. FISHER A.O., RAAF

SCULPTOR - RHYL HINWOOD

PROJECT MANAGER - ROB HINWOOD

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Conflicts commemorated
Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit Memorials
Memorial type
Column/Obelisk/Pillar
Recorded by
Matt Smith, QLD War Memorial Register
Date recorded
20 July 2009

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