Max age group for TA

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  1. Whats the max age limit for serving in the TA, either for an Officer or NCO?
     
  2. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Depends on many, many factors, such as:
    - Have you previous experience (Reg or TA)?
    - What trade/Cap Badge are you going for?
    - What trade/professional qualifications do you have (and intend to use - e.g. if they allow you to join at 80 as gynocologist, it's not going to help you get into the Infantry....)
     
  3. Mate of mine just got in at 48, PWRR
     
  4. msr

    msr LE

  5. Just joined..ex PARA TA, just slips in under the radar at 48
     
  6. Whats the maxmum age for serving in the TA? Just curious.
     
  7. Did you read any of the above posts? It all depends on Corps, trade circumstances etc.
     
  8. msr

    msr LE

    For Officers:

    10. Age Limits.
    a. The minimum age for appointment to a commission is 18 years.
    b. The maximum age for appointment is 56 years.
    c. Upper Age Limits. Officers will normally be retired or required to resign on reaching the following ages: (1) Officers (other than those appointed as Supernumerary Officers (Shooting)). 65 years. (2) Supernumerary Officers (Shooting). 70 years.

    For Soldiers:

    3. Normal Retirement Age. The normal retirement age (NRA) for all ranks is 55 years; soldiers being discharged on the day before their 55th birthday. This allows the completion of an initial 12 year engagement for those enlisting just before their 43rd birthday. Different retirement ages for soldiers in specific employments are shown at paras 9 - 15.

    TA Regs Annex C to Chapter 5 refers.

    msr
     
  9. Did no one read the joining conditons?, specifically the age requirement bit?


    17 - 55
     
  10. Must have changed; I thought it was 17 - 34, up to 43 with previous Military experiance(with a few obvious exceptions).
     
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  12. General Sir Michael Walker and General Sir Michael Jackson were both over 60 when they retired - although a quick poke around Wikipedia suggests most of the senior staff are only about 50. (No birthdates, but comissioning dates in the late 1970s) Possibly one can get special dispensation to stay on past 60?
     
  13. msr

    msr LE

    TA Regs to the rescue:

    Honorary Colonels 4.143.

    f. Honorary colonels, and the Colonels Commandant Yeomanry and Honourable Artillery Company, are thus normally to vacate their appointments on attaining the age of 65 years. Annual extension beyond that age may, however, be granted by the Ministry of Defence, in exceptional circumstances, up to the maximum age of 70 years.

    Officers (ANNEX K TO CHAPTER 4)

    Age Limits.
    a. The minimum age for appointment to a commission is 18 years.
    b. The maximum age for appointment is 56 years.
    c. Upper Age Limits. Officers will normally be retired or required to resign on reaching the following ages:
    (1) Officers (other than those appointed as Supernumerary Officers (Shooting)). 65 years.
    (2) Supernumerary Officers (Shooting). 70 years.
     
  14. MSR

    Not much of a rescue.

    Para 1 of Annex K to Chapter 4 to Amendment 33 of TA Regs reads:

    General

    1. This section contains the special terms of service applicable to officers appointed to commissions for service with Army Sections of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).


    The query was for TA ages as an officer or NCO. And I would hardly class Hon Cols as mainstream TA........

    When in doubt, read the question!

    And looktowindward, Generals Walker and Jackson might be heartily offended if you were applying TA Regulations to their Regular Army TACOS.... :D
     
  15. msr

    msr LE

    Ooops.

    Trying to multitask like a woman and failing like a man....