Age Limit ?

#1
Can anyone please give me a definitive answer as to the upper age limit now being enforced for joining up.

There are a few conflicting comments on the forums but I cannot find the official line, and before I approach my local unit I would like to have all the facts.

For information I’m 42 but have keep my self fit marathons / triathlons etc, I also severed in the RN for 5 years, but I’ve always fancied giving green a go.

Cheers 8)
 
#2
Taggs101 said:
Can anyone please give me a definitive answer as to the upper age limit now being enforced for joining up.

There are a few conflicting comments on the forums but I cannot find the official line, and before I approach my local unit I would like to have all the facts.

For information I’m 42 but have keep my self fit marathons / triathlons etc, I also severed in the RN for 5 years, but I’ve always fancied giving green a go.

Cheers 8)
IIRC, the limit is 42 for people with previous military experiance so yeah, you just make it. But if you're serious, apply ASAP before time runs out.

You could also try RAF Reseves; they recruit up to 45 - 50.

Good luck! :D
 
#4
Best get along to your local unit and see. I wouldn't be surprised if they bent the rules for someone that had previous experience.
 
#5
As stated 43 no prior knowledge required, however many units use the confusion to bar entry to those they don't want.


If you want to dp it and are worried then do it quick smart as come the new year the process will become a lot harder.
 
#6
wellyhead said:
If you want to dp it and are worried then do it quick smart as come the new year the process will become a lot harder.
What's the new process and how will it change things?

JOTS
 
#7
Am guessing the lack of response is owed to the fact that the new TA recruitment process is top secret and cannot be shared with anyone....heaven forbid a potential recruit who may be going through that process next year may want to know how it works.
Sorry I forgot, recruits should'nt ask questions, just smile and nod like churchill the nodding dog and say things like "am looking forward to my adventure training" as i sign on the dotted line. :roll:

JOTS
 
#8
No it due to the fact there is beer to be supped and women to ravaged :wink:


The only thing different is the new Recruit Selection Weekend (or day to be exact) some units do this already but its going national. At the mo you can rock up at most places and join up but in the new year you can't join till you have been selected. Its not a hard selection in any means, just a (much needed) quality gate. My only point is if you are in your 40's you might have a harder time of it, not physically but interview wise for suitability.
 
#9
wellyhead[b] said:
No it due to the fact there is beer to be supped and women to ravaged
wellyhead[b] said:
:wink: [/b]


The only thing different is the new Recruit Selection Weekend (or day to be exact) some units do this already but its going national. At the mo you can rock up at most places and join up but in the new year you can't join till you have been selected. Its not a hard selection in any means, just a (much needed) quality gate. My only point is if you are in your 40's you might have a harder time of it, not physically but interview wise for suitability.
There is? 8O Nobody tells me anything! :roll:
 

JT67

Old-Salt
#10
With previous experience, the age limit just seems to keep increasing. It is certainly worth either a visit or at least a phone call to your local unit. Good luck.
 
#12
Just to clarify, upper age limit is 55 for RAF Auxiliary and this is stretched in some cases, especially if you've got skills that are classed as 'desirable'.

We've been using the 'selection weekend' approach for a while and I must say it doesn't always work properly - after all I got through it!
 
#15
#17
Hassle said:
FrankCastle said:
Last time I checked, 4 Para and the RMR were also still setting the age limit at 34

Sorry Frank but since when and who did you check with if you want pm me the name
Got the information of thier Websites. I checked 4 Para after you Posted, and they still have the 32 age limit. :?
 
#18
I think 4Para have changed to stay in line with the rest of the Territorial Army they may suggest somewhere else if your 32 stone and 42 and three quarters though

There web site may need updating though, thanks for the pointer
 
#19
Hassle said:
I think 4Para have changed to stay in line with the rest of the Territorial Army they may suggest somewhere else if your 32 stone and 42 and three quarters though

There web site may need updating though, thanks for the pointer
How dare you, sir! I'm only 40 and 31 stone I'll have you know! :D
 
#20
I'm getting in on an age waiver (previous experience)

But you will be training with young uns.

I have to do all training (because of length of time out of service).


Trying to get information or help on selection of units available is very poor.

Apart from RMR (feck off!!!)

Already been advised that they would probably put me in for officer due to experience / qualifications etc... (I checked with the London office directly who stated that they were 99.9% sure that there was no chance of that!!!)


Still getting in is the first stage, hopefully I'll get more information during the next few months doing basic.

Best regards
 

Similar threads

Latest Threads

Top