Ever since the Royal Air Force was formed in April 1918, airmen have jumped at the chance to keep up their levels of fitness on the rugby field – and take on their opposite numbers in the British Army and Royal Navy.
Today the RAF Rugby Union offers that opportunity to men and women in the RAF regulars and reserves through a wide range of teams and roles to suit all, with the aim of promoting rugby union from grass roots level upwards.
The best players come together as the RAF First XV to compete in the high profile inter-services competition as well as playing against other teams in the UK and abroad.
Inmarsat is proud to sponsor the RAF Men’s First XV for the 2016/17 season. We have served the military sector for 35 years, connecting those who protect in the air, on land and at sea. Our Global Government business unit meets the secure, real-time satellite communication requirements of governments in over 80 countries around the world.
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