Stephen Humphries Royal Corps of Signals


Steve served with the Royal Signals 12 years Years Regular and then 23 year with the Reserves. Representing the corps, BAOR/Army Germany during the 1990's, and winning the Army Cup with 7 Signal Regt in 1994. 

"It is a great honour taking to the field today with with fellow AF, veterans some who I've known for a long time others for the first time, but with the common purpose of Remembrance and Comradeship.

For the last 11 years, as well as being in the Army reserves, I've been an on-call firefighter in Royal Wootton Bassett, known for the repatriations of 345 the fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan. So it is important to showcase what we do now so everyone remembers what has been done.
Karl Reinhold Royal Navy


The camaraderie between all those involved and learning of the positive actions that come out of what AFRL does means everyone looks forward to playing and doing their bit.

The events has an inclusive and supportive ethos, which has a positive impact on all those involved. We means we grow this year on year.

Playing AFRL helps promote, raise awareness, and remember our veterans , who committed their lives and time serving their country and communities, it is an honour and a privilege to be playing in and against teams of our peers , the bruises are worn like badges of honour when earned from playing AFRL .
Dylan Williams Royal Air Force


I served as a RAF Police Corporal for 9 years. I was at RAF Valley, 4 months with the Joint Service Police and Security Unit in the Falkland Islands, Episkopi Garrison, Cyprus and finally RAF Honington, Suffolk. In the RAF I played Rugby Union, captaining RAF Valley, and representing the RAF Police several times. I also played for Episkopi in Cyprus and was Club Captain.

In 2001 I was selected to represent the RAF against the Army in Cyprus.

When I left the Forces, I stopped playing rugby for a long time, but the longing was still there, it never leaves. I now play rugby league with the North Wales Buccaneers, and am truly humbled and privileged to be selected to play in this game. Being on the  pitch alongside ex Servicemen, every one of us prepared to give the ultimate sacrifice is an absolute honour. It gives me the
opportunity to remember my Brothers who will never get the opportunity to play sports again.

Their families, who will not hear their voice again. They will never feel the sun or wind on their face again and today I am
representing them on that pitch. What greater honour is there? Thank you my brothers, never forgotten.