The 24-man UKAF Rugby League Squad for the Forces World Cup in Australia has been announced.
UKAF will be captained by the Navy's Ben Taylor with the RAF's James Hutchinson as vice-captain.
The squad contains 11 airmen, seven soldiers, five sailors and one marine.
Head coach Flt Lt Damian Clayton said:
“I feel I have selected a squad that is capable of dealing with a hectic schedule in Australia, which, results dependent, could see us play four matches in eight days.
"They are a great bunch of lads and we have talent and strength in depth, with plenty of experience of overseas tours to draw on along with some excellent young lads hungry to prove themselves on such an important stage at the elite level of rugby league in the military.”
Team captain LAET Ben Taylor said:
“Obviously I am over moon to be selected, and being chosen to captain my country in Australia in a World Cup is literally a dream come true.
“The squad's looking very strong, some faces that have been around a while and played in a World Cup against Aussies before, so their experience will be invaluable, but also it is good to see some new faces in there that have earned their place over last few games."
The team will play matches against the hosts Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, with the top two from the round-robin matches meeting in the final at the Pepper Stadium on July 16.
They kick off their schedule against Fiji on July 7, before facing the hosts on July 9 and New Zealand on July 12.
Full squad list
Jordan Andrade - RAF
Jamie Birdsall - RM
Liam Bradley - RAF
Kev Brown - Army
Kes Cartmell - Army
George Clarke- Army
Luke Cooper - RN
Garry Dunn - RAF
Adam Flintham - RAF
Mike Haldenby - RN
Dave Hankinson - RAF
James Hutchinson (VC) - RAF
Mike Hoyle - Army
Jordan Kerman - Army
Ryan Matthews - RN
Ben Mellor - RAF
James Parry - RN
Lee Queeley - RAF
Ben Rowan - Army
Josh Scott - RAF
Scott Stevenson - RAF
Ben Taylor (C) - RN
Steve Wicks - Army
Si Wray - RAF
Non Travelling Reserve
Sam Breeze - RAF
Head Coach - Damian Clayton MBE RAF
Tour Manager - Dave Groce - Army
Equipment Manager - Jamie Doig - Army
S & C - Paul McCormick - RAF