I posted this on another forum, so have just copied most: I will be 25 later this year, and am about to graduate with a masters degree in engineering. the subject doesnt appeal to pursue into civvie street, but i have always had a notion that i would enjoy life in the Royal Engineers. I recently learned that it was possible to specialise as a "Royal Engineer Paratrooper" or "RE Commando", while I've always fancied the challenge of both para and commando courses I think it would be better to use the engineering background I have than to join these units from the word go. If I find myself at Sandhurst and need a regiment to sponsor me, is it quite feasible for example to apply to 24 Commando Regiment RE, though presumably in that there is an additional selection process they aren't in the habit of sponsoring officer cadets? I'm also a bit concerned about my age. I appreciate the army allows entry to Sandhurst up to age 27, however being the upper end I'm wondering if I will probably be seen as being a bit old for it. Any thoughts? Sorry to ask such vague questions, I've always wanted to join the military, however its making that final decision to just go for it that I'm struggling with. Many thanks for any respones and reading this.