Commemorating the sacrifice.
As visitors enter the RAAF Memorial and Museum grounds they will pass by an outdoor memorial.
The centrepiece of this memorial is a life-sized bronze sculpture of an airman, erected to acknowledge the service of all Australian airmen and airwomen.
The statue was inspired by a RAAF Pilot Officer Jack Mayall, who was tragically killed when he was shot down in his Hurricane over Malta.
Remembering the Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Personnel who did not return from service.
Surrounding the bronze airmen statue are three black granite memorials shaped as propellers.
These memorials list the names of the 61 district men who did not return from service, the 52 Aircrew and 7 Ground Crew killed in training at 2OTU and the 288 men who trained at Mildura and subsequently lost their lives in conflicts around the world.