Age petition on No10 website

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by datumhead, Aug 25, 2007.

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  1. As mad as a swiss roll. 40, ok, but 50! Are we that short of troops?
  2. Lets just round it up to 70!!! :D :p :p :p :roll:
  3. I'm game, can get another 18 in then!
  4. It is even crazier when you think that most of the time, it is young privates, jncos that they want to back up the regs on tours ffs
  5. For some specialist roles, like the Joint CIMIC Group it make sense, particularly as this age group will have skills that are way out of the grasp of Regulars (national power networks, etc.) Less active trades can still benefit by freeing younger lads for service in the more demanding climates.

    I can't imagine a 50 year old infanteer or gun-bunny hacking it, though.