After the game, although obviously disappointed to have finished on the losing side, Combined Services skipper Darrell Ball paid tribute to the organisers and to the Gloucester public.
"It means a lot, not only for the people we have lost in the past but I am sure a lot of the guys involved have mates who are on active duty and away from home so it does mean a lot.
"The family support, not just my family but everyone else's, all the lads and their friends and all the support for the game from all around Gloucester.
"Credit goes to those that organised it and for letting the game be played at Kingsholm. We normally play at Aldershot or Portsmouth but we cannot facilitate that amount of people there."
"So, to have a game in a rugby playing community like Gloucester, it was amazing to have that many people supporting the boys.
"Gloucester people are passionate about their rugby and they are passionate about what the services do which was nice to see."
Meanwhile, Gloucester Rugby's Ken Nottage was keen to thank everyone who had made the game possible.
"Tuesday's game was the third fixture that we have hosted here in recent times following the Samoa game 12 months ago and the Army vs Georgia game earlier this year.
"Everyone connected with the club appreciates the role that our Armed Forces play. We're delighted to be able to work with them to host fixtures of this kind and hope that they will be a regular occurrence.
"Tuesday's game would not have been possible without the help of people like Mike Burton for helping to get the game off the ground and Phil Vickery and Raging Bull for providing the kit for the Presidents XV.
"Lieutenant Col Mike Campbell and his team organised the Combined Services side and match entertainment, the troops from Imjin Barracks, led by Scott Howley, arrangeded the bucket collection and the Royal British Legion who dressed the ground.
Finally, of course, all the staff at Gloucester Rugby who gave up their time to work at the event."