Pros & Cons at joining up at 30 !

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by fido, Jul 7, 2008.

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  1. im off to catterick on august 10th and cant wait to get stuck in but as im pushing 30 and gonna be the granpa of my area most likely :lol: , can any1 tell me the pros and cons of joining at this age? by the way for any jokers among us , im late at joining as im a single parent and had to get kids settled at school etc first. better late than never.... :lol:
  2. Good stuff mate. I'm 27 with 2 kids (not single) big oldies will pull through mate.

    See you at Catterick 10th Aug.
  3. good luck mate, I'm 28 and was the oldest at selection :D us oldies will teach those young'uns a thing or two........wont we? 8O
  4. I think I was oldest by atleast 3 years?

    Not sure if there was a 26 yr old on mine though, I seem to remember there was?
  5. I can see the pro's being the life experience that 30years have given you will work in your favour. You will be able to build a better rapport with the training staff and find it easier to deal with the sh1tty times in training.

    The cons would be having to train with people a lot younger and maybe less mature than yourself, The other thing is that i guess the homesickness issue will affect you a little more as you have the kids to think about. As long as you have the right attitude then their shouldn't be any other issues that i would foresee

    Good luck with it bud!