Good Afternoon gentlemen, I've recently passed AOSB and am furiously attempting to whore myself out on Regimental visits prior to attending Sandhurst in May. I've been informed by a number of sources that my advanced age qualification might prevent many regiments in the Infantry or Armoured Corps from offering me a visit let alone an opportunity to commission into their ranks. Should I be fortunate enough to benefit from an oversight of my age and be offered a visit, no doubt the old fart question will come up as it did at AOSB, so my question is thus: Why would a candidate a couple of years younger than myself be more suited for a commission into the Infantry or Armoured Corps? Is it fitness, future career prospects or just a longer period of service before the inevitable mid-life crisis arrives? Hopefully, by better understanding why they prefer the younger candidate, I will be in a position to counter this point of view. I was of the impression that because I have passed AOSB before the crucial 1st of May 2012 deadline that I would still be eligible for a role in an Infantry or Armoured regiment but this appears not to be the case. With this in mind, would anybody have any recommendations as to other job roles which are closer to the combat side of life as opposed to the combat services support? Many thanks and much love.