|Air Force Memorial
Museum/ Memorial in Centurion
Air Force Memorial:
This memorial was erected on Bays Hill next to the Swartkop Air Force Base and offers a view of the base. The South African Air Force was established here in 1922.
It was erected in memory of the some 3 000 members of the Air Force who died in war and during peacetime.
This building (six storeys high) is designed in the shape of a triangular star and consists of three wings. One if these is a neutral chapel for family services. A memorial hall and memorial stone on a scarlet red background takes up the centre.
The memorial also includes a garden of remembrance and an amphitheatre for 5 000 people. The wrought iron entrance gates were previously used at the old SAAF memorial in Waterkloof.
Tel: 012 351 2911/2153/2111
Route 101 (Old Johannesburg Road)
Zwartkop Air Force Base
Old Johannesburg Road