Wimbledon and the military

Would someone explain to me the historical background to the presence of military personnel carrying out stewarding functions at Wimbledon? Are they regulars or TA ? Do you volunteer for the duty or are you detailed for it? I can't think of any other sporting event where this happens, so why Wimbledon? (Not complaining, just interested).
Two lads from my Battery (Regulars) did it several times. I never got to the bottom of how they got to do it in the first place let alone more than once.

Meant I got to get in under the wire though, which was a bonus.


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I've seen it advertised in DCIs in the past, so maybe there was a DIN. Personnel volunteer, but they must take annual leave to carry out the task. They do get 'expenses' from IIRC The Lawn Tennis Assoc....
IIRC there was a thread on here previously debating this event inc contact details for a WO dealing with personnel wishing to attend, correct me if incorrect but £85 a day was mentioned i think, unable to search for the correct thread to clarify this.

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