Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Plaque

Location of Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Plaque

Shrine of Memories, ANZAC Square
Brisbane QLD 4000

Brass plaque witgh marble backing. The brass supports bronze scroll work and enameled RAAF insignia, with the 'Australian Flying Corps' and Royal Australian Air Force' emblazoned down the flanks of the memorial. There is a dedication to all who served the Air Forces of Australia.

Inscription

[RAAF Crest]

THIS WAS THEIR

HERITAGE…

TO HOLD WITHIN THEIR VALIANT HEARTS

A SPLENDID CAUSE

Conflicts commemorated
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Malayan Emergency, 1948–1960
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1962–1966
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Gulf War, 1990–1991
  • Somalia, 1992–1994
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Plaque
Commemorative services held
The Shrine is utilised during commemorative events.
Additional information

Military aviation was first pioneered during the First World War. During that war, both the armies and the navies of all the major combatants operated aircraft. Late in the war, however, when it was realised that aerial fighting was a distinct form of warfare and not just an adjunct to land or sea operations, some nations formed specialist air forces. Combing the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps, Great Britain formed the Royal Air Force in 1918. The four squadrons of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) remained part of the AIF. In 1920, the remnants of the AFC became the Australian Air Corps, which in turn became the Royal Australian Air Force on 31 March 1921.

The RAAF has served in most of the major Australian-related conflicts since the end of the Second World War.

(Source: Australian War Memorial www.awm.gov.au)

Recorded by
QLD War Memroial Register
Date recorded
14 April 2009

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