The Last Acts 1995
In June 1995 the RAFES laid up its
Continental Standard in the British Embassy in Paris,
where it began 50 years earlier.
A Gala Dinner was held at RAF
Cranwell the night before the laying up of its UK
Standard in Lincoln Cathedral during the Battle
of Britain Service on 17th September 1995.
The RAFES was formally wound down.
The post war
Foreign Secretary in the first Attlee Government was
Ernest Bevin. He told the first Chairman of the
RAFES, ACM Sir Basil Embry:
Society does a damned sight more good in
Europe than all my Ambassadors rolled together."