- Century of service: Chivalry - Stories of the Royal Australian Air Force
Century of service: Chivalry - Stories of the Royal Australian Air Force
In the Hall of Memory, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, there are 15 stained-glass windows. Each shows a figure dressed in military uniform, and under each figure is a word which describes a quality displayed by Australians during wartime.
One window features an airman standing in front of a lance, a shield, and the rose of chivalry; harking back to the time of medieval knights. In contrast, he is holding a pair of binoculars and a map, and wearing a flying cap: symbols of the cutting-edge aviation he helped pioneer. He embodies the unwritten moral codes of both chivalry and mateship. He represents the courage and integrity of those who have served in the Royal Australian Air Force.
This window bears the word Chivalry.
Chivalry: Stories of the Royal Australian Air Force is an educational resource produced by the Department of Veterans' Affairs in conjunction with the Australian War Memorial (authored by Angus Johnson and Nathan Rogers). It tells the stories of those who served in the RAAF, either in the sky or on the ground, during times of war, peacekeeping efforts or providing humanitarian aid across the globe.
Suitable for: Younger children (ages 7-12).
Details: Education resource (non-fiction).
Format: Soft cover, illustrations (photographs & maps), 52 pages.
Dimensions: 29.7 cm (h) x 21.0 cm (w) x 0.5 cm (d) / 300 grams.