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
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
"Your Society does a damned sight more
Europe than all my Ambassadors rolled together."