Chaps, Greetings from the other side. Wondered if you could help me. After enjoying part time life in green I'm thinking about making a career of it. Seeing all these officers, I'd love to be a troopy full time, although at the grand old age of 26 I feel that I am somewhat pushing it. My very own corps no longer accepts direct entry officers, the same goes for the senior service as a whole. The viable options are RAF and Army, and I am certainly leaning towards the latter for the obvious reason that it is closer to my own experience. Should I crack on with my application, pass everything and be on top all my admin it is my understanding it takes 6 months at the very least. Assuming I don't get back trooped while at Sandhurst, this would leave me as an approximately 28 year old subbie non-grad (two years seniority if they count my time at uni - ah, the folly of youth) 1. Will any teeth arm look at me? 2. What's the stick like for a bootneck(rubber dagger if you will). It's safe to say I am in no hurry to join the folk who jump out of planes. 3. I was young, I was stupid and I couldn't stand my degree. As a 21 year old I had a remarkable lack of foresight. I understand leaving university shows a lack of commitment, which I hope has been offset by me getting a green lid later in life. Cheers All.