Cairns RAAF Memorial

Location of Cairns RAAF Memorial

TheEsplanade
Cairns QLD 4870

Stone boulder memorial resting on a concrete platform. There is a bronze plaque attached to the centre front of the memorial and dedicates the site to the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force on 31 March 1921. It is also dedicated to the past and present members of the RAAF.

Inscription

1921 Insignia of Royal Australian Air Force 1996

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY FOUNDING OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
ON MARCH 31ST 1921 AND IS DEDICATED TO THE PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERS OF THE R.A.A.F. PER ARDUA-AD-ASTRA
ERECTED ON BEHALF OF THE R.A.A.F. ASSOCIATION CAIRNS BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE CAIRNS CITY COUNCIL

Conflicts commemorated
  • 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
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Additional information

'Per Ardua Ad Astra' is latin for Through Adversity to the Stars.

Recorded by
Trevor and Shirley McIvor
Date recorded
27 February 2009

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