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#1
Hello,

I'm new here and have some likely common questions, I would however appreciate your feedback.

I'm a Brit aged 42 about to return to the UK after living in the US for ten years.

I understand I'm still within the age range to join the RAF.

I know I'd have to be resident in the UK for three years before I can join.

I have a degree and a lot of valuable experience, I'm looking at the Personnel Training Role (Officer).

Question:

Is the RAF (honestly) likely to be interested in a 45 year old. I'm in part returning solely to commit to this purpose and it is obviously a big move for anyone. Constructive feedback only please.
 
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#8
Hello,

I'm new here and have some likely common questions, I would however appreciate your feedback.

I'm a Brit aged 42 about to return to the UK after living in the US for ten years.

I understand I'm still within the age range to join the RAF.

I know I'd have to be resident in the UK for three years before I can join.

I'm have a degree and a lot of valuable experience, I'm looking at the Personnel Training Role (Officer).

Question:

Is the RAF (honestly) likely to be interested in a 45 year old. I'm in part returning solely to commit to this purpose and it is obviously a big move for anyone. Constructive feedback only please.
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#9
Hello,

I'm new here and have some likely common questions, I would however appreciate your feedback.

I'm a Brit aged 42 about to return to the UK after living in the US for ten years.

I understand I'm still within the age range to join the RAF.

I know I'd have to be resident in the UK for three years before I can join.

I'm have a degree and a lot of valuable experience, I'm looking at the Personnel Training Role (Officer).

Question:

Is the RAF (honestly) likely to be interested in a 45 year old. I'm in part returning solely to commit to this purpose and it is obviously a big move for anyone. Constructive feedback only please.
If you're a Doctor, yes, other wise you've shit out sunshine
 
#10
Do you think you'd pass security vetting?

Your applying for a commission remember and you'd need at least DV level

You haven't been here over a decade
 

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#14
If you can walk 5 miles in boots carrying a school bag, why not the RAF Regiment?
 
#15
"I'm a Brit aged 42 about to return to the UK after living in the US for ten years. "
The top age limit is age 47, [except Doctors] you are 42, add five years residency, and you're to old already,
if you were taken at the 3 year residency [some times allowed ] after adding training time on
you would still be to old, hope this helps
 
#17
Hello,

I'm new here and have some likely common questions, I would however appreciate your feedback.

I'm a Brit aged 42 about to return to the UK after living in the US for ten years.

I understand I'm still within the age range to join the RAF.

I know I'd have to be resident in the UK for three years before I can join.

I have a degree and a lot of valuable experience, I'm looking at the Personnel Training Role (Officer).

Question:

Is the RAF (honestly) likely to be interested in a 45 year old. I'm in part returning solely to commit to this purpose and it is obviously a big move for anyone. Constructive feedback only please.
Constructively, think about it. You're talking about moving halfway across the world to a job you can't apply for 3 years (min in exceptional circs) 5 is the standard. Until that point you will have no definative idea if they are interested or not and the application process could take a year so potentially you would be less than 1 year shy of the max age before a decision was made.

On that basis alone it's a huge gamble and as you haven't mentioned any relevant military experience and there is no shortage of people with plenty I wouldn't move down the street to gamble on landing it let alone across the pond.
 
#18
"I'm a Brit aged 42 about to return to the UK after living in the US for ten years. "
The top age limit is age 47, [except Doctors] you are 42, add five years residency, and you're to old already,
if you were taken at the 3 year residency [some times allowed ] after adding training time on
you would still be to old, hope this helps
I believe I'd be taken on the 3 years residency. The 47 year old age limit is a lot of crap then?
 
#19
"I'm a Brit aged 42 about to return to the UK after living in the US for ten years. "
The top age limit is age 47, [except Doctors] you are 42, add five years residency, and you're to old already,
if you were taken at the 3 year residency [some times allowed ] after adding training time on
you would still be to old, hope this helps
It's 49 for the training role he's angling for but it would still be tight on age alone. More chance of Dianne Abbot being put in charge of the numbers board on Countdown.
 

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