The Convoy's Chinese Name  -chinese4sm Gong Yi Jiu Hu Dui 

About the reunion Group

The FAU China Convoy Reunion Group organises the annual reunion of original members of the Convoy and is attended by their families and friends and those of Convoy members now deceased.

As well as organising the reunions, the group seeks to preserve the story of the Convoy by identifying memoirs, diaries, letters, photographs and other records relating to its history. As part of that process we are endeavouring to make contact with other Convoy members and their friends and families.

The purpose of this website is to support those endeavours and encourage wider participation in our undertakings. As well as describing the history of the China Convoy and its experiences, we have sought to outline the activities of the FAU as a whole and the broader context of conscientious objection during the Second World War. We hope that the site will promote understanding of the FAU China Convoy's experiences and achievements, and that it may provide a useful resource for researchers interested in the study of the FAU and of conscientious objection and of this period in China's history.

We would welcome enquiries from anyone seeking further information about the history of the China Convoy or wishing to participate in our activities, and will endeavour to respond to all such enquiries as promptly as may be practicable.   Enquiries can be submitted via the Contact Us link on the right hand side of this page.  Should you wish to participate in our on-line Discussion Forum you will need to register via the Discussion tab under the main site menu above.

公 誼 救 護 隊 Gong Yi Jiu Hu Dui - roughly translates as "public/justice friendship plead/save protect group" - the FAU was also nicknamed "the public silence group"


China Exhibition 2014

A new exhibition has opened in the city of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China, to commemorate the humanitarian work of the Friends Ambulance Unit’s China Convoy. This is the first time that the story has been presented to the Chinese public.

Read the accompanying article here and view photos of the exhibition.


The Inauguration of the Memorial to the Friends Ambulance Unit took place on the 20th April 2012 at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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