Reserve US Doc mobilizes at 75

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by slick, Jun 21, 2006.

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  1. Not too old
    I know this chap has got very specialist skills and the US mil works in a different way, but does anyone else believe that the UK TA has set its upper age limits too low and is missing out on potential recruits 8O
     
  2. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    That's nothing - our Dr (retired Col) Whitcher was still doing Recruit Medicals for the TA at the age of 92 (which may account for something). He gave up locum work - including at Deepcut - when he got to 90, as he was slowing down a bit. He sadly died last December. He was always an absolute Gent, and a Top Doc (altohugh he had VERY cold hands). He was trained well before the invention of 'machines that go beep' and could diagnose a heart murmor by listening. He was serving in the NW Frontier as a Doctor before the War......
     
  3. Showing your age there Snowy :D
     
  4. I was interested to see this story on the BBC today. This was entry into the regulars of course - entry for RNR is up to 45 and RAuxAF up to 55.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/5105336.stm

     
  5. She`ll soon be up the duff again 8O