Can any RMP help me?

Discussion in 'AGC, RAPTC and SASC' started by Franz, Dec 4, 2005.

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  1. Howdo,

    Can anybody give any idea whether its worth joining the Army and the RMP in particular at my advanced age. I've just turned 27 this week so I'm ancient by recruit standards. I know I'm within the official age limit but I'm wondering whether it might in realistic terms be too late to make a reasonable career out of it. I don't expect to make General but I'd like to beable to make sgt at least before I left. Also would my chances of moving into some of the specialisms be affected by my age (assuming I'm good enough anyway, obviously) Would i be seen as too old. I've had to give up on the TA idea cause I now work weekends, always wanted to join the regs when I was younger but for various family reasons couldn't.
     
  2. When I signed up I was a mere 22 yr old, but one of the lads I joined with was 28. He managed to get to the loft ranks of Sgt in about 8 years so I am sure you could make a career out of it if you wanted.
     
  3. Go for it. There is no substitute for experience, both in age and in attitude. CP and SIB would still be open to you (for CP ensure your fitness is of a good standard and that your shooting is straight and true!)

    We have lots of 18/19 yr old LCpls passing out at the moment and, although the guys do a good job, it would be a refreshing change to see someone like yourself around the police station, giving them a bit of 'life' experience along the way.

    Good luck and all the best at DCPPA (where you would do your Phase 2 RMP training) if you decide to go that route! :p
     
  4. Go for it. There is no substitute for experience, both in age and in attitude. CP and SIB would still be open to you (for CP ensure your fitness is of a good standard and that your shooting is straight and true!)

    We have lots of 18/19 yr old LCpls passing out at the moment and, although the guys do a good job, it would be a refreshing change to see someone like yourself around the police station, giving them a bit of 'life' experience along the way.

    Good luck and all the best at DCPPA (where you would do your Phase 2 RMP training) if you decide to go that route! :p
     
  5. Good for you Sir,you will not regret it both you and the Army will benefit.Do let us know how you get on.
     
  6. Given the fact that the average age of Sandhurst recruits is 24 I fail to see how someoene applying at 27 is ancient.
     
  7. If you are unable to do regs, try TA as you get a fair few old grannies in there :)
     
  8. I joined late-the maturity helps but it can be frustrating the way decisions are made sometimes: some of your bosses will have less life experience than you!! As for fitness I'm 39 and still pass what I need to-which is more than can be said of a lot of the younger lads...Have just been promoted despite getting into bother a few years ago, otherwise would like to think it would have been sooner. Join and give it a while-if you decide to get out, you'll still be young enough to pursue another career, and you won't look back wishing you'd tried it. There are plenty of worse jobs out there. Oh and I know several guys who passed CP in their late 30s
     
  9. Franz.

    Go for it. There is no problem reaching Sgt in AGC(RMP).

    1. Pass Out of Training - Get One Stripe (LCpl)
    2. Catch 2 Speeding Military Vehicles (or incorrect paperwork) - Get Another Stripe (Cpl)
    3. Write a Statement - Get Third (Sgt)

    Should take a life experienced guy like you much shorter time to reach Sgt than the other younger AGC(RMP)s. Give yourself at least a few weeks to reach the Sergeant's Mess once you have passed out of DCPPA.
     
  10. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    You didn't read the original post did you?

    He's a STAB.
     
  11. Cheers for the encouragement youv'e convinced me. Though i didn't actually mean that I felt old, I've got the energy of a 26 and three quarter year old, you know.

    Got my BARB test booked and Ill let you know how I get on.
     
  12. Flippin' 'eck Milamber-when did RMP become part of AGC? Now I know I'm in the wrong job! All that extra typing....
     
  13. Milamber - I have told you before, sort out your English when online, there are no such thing as RMPs it is RMP!!!! You BERK! Royal Military Polices!!!!!
     
  14. Who cares? Obviously viewing all that raw male meat has made you vicious
     
  15. Have a go mate nothing ventured nothing gained. I joined at 19 with a guy who was a whole 25 years old and he was a star. It makes a difference if you have a bit of life experience to back you up when your in some guys house at 0300 in the morning trying to find out why he's just smacked his missus/ crashed his car whilst pissed up/ had a scrap with his best mate/ had all his clothes thrown out on the front lawn.

    It can be a good job mate or it can (at times) be the most infuriating job going, not just from the point of view of what your doing but the conditions that your doing it in and the people that your doing it for.

    PM me if you wish and I'll give you my thoughts, for what they're worth, on life in the RMP.