Invictus Games

The Ex-RAF Invictus Volunteers Who Won Over Mike Myers

Meet the unsung heroes of The Invictus Games.

As with the Olympics, the Invictus Games has its own village where the athletes and their families can get some well-earned rest.

Walking through the village, you'll meet some of the 1500 volunteers without whom the Games wouldn't run.

Amongst them, you might be lucky enough to encounter ex-WRAFs on Tour, a group of eight retired members of the British Women’s Royal Air Force, who are all in Toronto to volunteer for the 2017 Invictus Games.

On his recent trip to the village, Mike Myers got to meet some of the ladies who instantly hit it off with the actor.

Myers' mother served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, before they moved over as a family to Canada.

WRAF Nicola Willis-Jones is, like Myers, a triple-national (British-Canadian-American).

She handed the Austin Powers star her special WRAF Invictus badge with all three flags on.

You can hear Nicola's story in full below:

Nicola says being part of the Invictus Games is:

“Like being brought back into the military family,”

Her friend and fellow WRAF Amanda Meehan added: “It’s not just about supporting Team UK, it’s about supporting all the athletes.” 

Most ex-WRAF members are meeting in person for the first time at the 2017 Invictus Games.

Whilst all eyes are on the competitors, it's the volunteers of the Games who are the unsung heroes.

Volunteers like Amanda and Nichola help make Invictus the truly special event that it is. 

You can keep up with all the latest news on the Toronto Invictus Games 2017 online and on the air.

For more head here or watch our coverage on Forces TV. You can also listen to highlights on BFBS Radio stations across the world.