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South African Air Force Memorial
South Africa
The SAAF Memorial at Swartkop, Pretoria
For All South African Air Force casualties
Joint Air Training Scheme casualties
South African casualties of the Korean War
Unveiled 1963
Location 25°47′57.9″S 28°10′9.7″E / 25.799417°S 28.169361°E / -25.799417; 28.169361
near Centurion, Gauteng
Statistics source: [1]

The South African Air Force Memorial is a memorial to South African Air Force members who have died whilst in service of the South African Air Corps and its successor, the South African Air Force from 1915 to the present. The memorial is located at Swartkop outside Pretoria.


In addition to the main memorial site, there are also a number of smaller memorials.

  • A memorial to the 389 Royal Air Force pilots who have died in South Africa during the Joint Air Training Scheme between 1939 and 1945
  • An olive tree planted by the South African Korean War veterans in memory of the comrades they lost during that conflict.


  1. "SAAFA History". South African Air Force Association. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 

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