Does anybody think that the Army's recruitment upper age limit of 30 should be raised, particularly considering the shortage of new recruits? I am 33 and I would join the army tomorrow if I could. I should have joined when I was 18 or 19 but decided to party full-time instead, then university (I don't want to be a Rupert, though). Is it accepted wisdom that men over 30 who are new to combat can't cut it in the field? Does it make sense to say that as long as a recruit can display the necessary standards in selection and basic training he should be allowed to join the army? Now, of course the British Army would be my first choice but this option appears closed so I am training to undergo selection in the Foreign Legion. Any opinions on the FFL?