Aims of the Royal Air Forces Escaping Society

The RAFES was founded in 1945 as a non sectarian and non political society. In summary, its aims were to: -

  • give financial assistance to surviving helpers and dependants of those who  lost their lives assisting members of the Royal Air Forces to evade and escape

  • make charitable donations in their countries to worthy causes, as an expression of thanks

  • encourage visits between the helpers and the helped

  • foster good relations and friendship between their countries

image source: Haslam

the UK Standard of the RAFES, now laid up in Lincoln Cathedral