RN website said:The age limits for each branch are quoted on the relevant job page. Rating/ Other Rank recruits must be within this age limit on the day of entry to HMS Raleigh/ CTC RM Lympstone, including the following birthday. For example, recruits can join most branches between the ages of 16 and 36, including the 37th birthday. Officer entrants must be within the quoted age limit on the first day of the month of entry to Britannia Royal Naval College/ CTC RM Lympstone. The latest entry for the RNR is generally before your 40th birthday although ex-RN applications will be considered up to the age of 45.
n.b. The Armed Forces (with the exception of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary) have a complete exemption, in terms of maintaining operational (combat) effectiveness, from the provisions of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.
Tartan_Terrier said:The MOD spokesperson said that it had nothing to do with the shortage of recruits, and was simply to bring the Army into line with the maximum joining ages in the RAF, and RN.
Strangely enough, that's utter bollocks!
stoatman said:Can anyone seriously imagine the Â£12,000-ish starting salary being at all attractive to a 33-year-old?