An older chap joining up.

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I am currently preparing myself for an application to join the army, though I am nearing the upper age limit. I am 30 at the moment but by the time of my application I will be 31. I know that the chances are I will get into to Phase One training before the age limit is reached but I am just interested in if anyone knows of many older entrants in Basic.

I was in the RN for a year back in 05 ( medically unfit for the Submarine service and so quit to join the army only to fail medical - no probs now) and there were a few trainees in their thirties but not that many. I am fit and do not think I will have any problems there but am a bit worried they will look at my age and the fact I failed my medical in 05 (lung capacity test) and refuse me straight out. Anybody have any views on this?
 
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The army can be viewing candidates so selective now due to SDR. It will be on number of things - fitness, medical, potential, intelligence etc etc.

They will go through the whole process to see if you are up to scratch and make recomendations on those. Good luck but I dont envy you if you in the long time haul, I am near my end and creaking a lot at 38, so god knows what youll be like if you stay in till 53!
 
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Well I guess your days have been slightly harder than mine and so creaks can be expected. I have to say my body is not exactly that of a 30yo. In fact I am expecting to be ripped over my age by the NCOs mainly for the fact I look more like I am 24. Maybe that will work to my advantage. Guess I will need a bit of luck on my side as well as my own ability.

Cheers.
 
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