Recruitment Age Raised

The question is, what does it matter? If a 40 year old passes his CFT (...and at the same level as an 18 year old) then who cares?
Generally the 40 year old a few years later when his knees/back are fucked.
 

MayfairJoe

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Generally the 40 year old a few years later when his knees/back are fucked.
Fair one. But considering we're letting ladies, ladyboys and everyone else with a pulse into the infantry and the wider army, I'm not sure why a 40 year old bloke in top shape should be discouraged from putting in 4/6 years.
 
Fair one. But considering we're letting ladies, ladyboys and everyone else with a pulse into the infantry and the wider army, I'm not sure why a 40 year old bloke in top shape should be discouraged from putting in 4/6 years.
Because its more likely they will get broken. Have a look around an infantry unit and see how many of the older generation are carrying injuries.
You wont find many people in their 40s on civvie street beating those younger than them (or even keeping up) the army wont be any different.
I dont think civvie street will fall over them selves to employ an ex pte/lcpl in his mid 40s either.
 

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