The day was also an opportunity for charity fundraising, children’s entertainment and community engagement and also featured both the Royal Marines Band and the Royal Navy Parachute Display team.

The Hackett Rundle Cup is a major event on the military sporting calendar having been first played in Malta in 1909.

The Royal Navy won that first cup and the Army won the last time the match was played in Malta back in 1966.

After that it moved to the UK where the Navy won the first recorded match in 1976 and had a hat-trick of victories from 1994-96.

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