Hello Some advice if you will. I'm currently a serving Police officer in the UK. I'm 29 years of age and although I enjoy being a bobby I have this constant hankering to be a soldier and have had for the past few years. I've tried to ignore it but it won't go away. Due to various 'commitments' I can't afford, and at my age wouldn't want, to enlist as a recruit due to the financial implications. I'd be taking one hell of a pay cut for at least the first 5 or so years. From what I can tell I'm too old to enlist as an officer but am wondering whether or not there are any ways around the issue with my age... I'm only 29 FFS! I've looked at the RAF as they'll recruit for some officer roles until <33 years but when I read into the job descriptions these aren't combat roles (apart from RAF Reg.?) and I'm not ready to be holed up in an office pushing even more paper than I do at the minute... just yet. In a nut shell... have I left it too late to be an officer in a combat role?! Ta.