And when the best of the best from the Army, Navy and RAF take to Gloucester's hallowed turf on next Wednesday they will line up against a full national XV for the first time in 15 years.
The mighty New Zealand All Blacks were the last international opposition for the Combined Services, but since that clash there has been a long, long wait for a return to rugby's top arena.
Combined Services Secretary Chris Fowke could not be more delighted the long wait finally will come to an end - and he promised to give the squad a personal tour of Kingsholm in order to drum in the historic significance of their West Country hosts.
The Combined Services open their Armistice program at Aldershot on Tuesday night, with the official Remembrance game against fabled invitational side the Barbarians.
Fowke hopes the exciting double-header can prove the start of a glorious new era of Combined Forces rugby that elevates the representative side to new heights.
"The Combined Services brings together the best of the best from the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force.
"So it's a fantastic honour to be selected, and all the lads view it as a high privilege.
"This is a great opportunity for the Combined Services - it's the first time we will have played an international clash for 15 years.
"The last game of this standing was against the All Blacks, so fingers crossed we can make this a more regular thing and continue to build and raise the Combined Services profile."
With next to no preparation time, given the obviously hectic day jobs of the players involved, Fowke said the two clashes will be classic Combined Services action - a team brought together at the last minute but always ready for the tough battles and able to switch on in a flash.
"Effectively it's like the services equivalent of the Lions in a way, and similar to the Barbarians in terms of how often we meet up.
"We've got the annual remembrance game at Aldershot against the Barbarians on Tuesday night in Aldershot, and we'll meet up on Sunday ahead of that.
"So it's a quick turnaround, but that's the way it has to be and it's great fun.
"We'll meet up in advance at Kingsholm and we'll show the lads around to give them a flavour of the history, so that they understand the significance of where they're playing."
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