Im amazed, have the standards changed. In the 70s 80s we had guys who were master sportsmen in there own right before they joined so it was seen as an asset. A lot of bikers were around then as the images show.
My younger son chose Golf and (I think) Clay Pigeon shooting as his sports at AFC Harrogate. Mind you, he had no time for sports at Phase 2 in Catterick. My older son, who joined the RAF Regiment at 16, only had time to wind up his Army Brethren