Firstly, sorry if this should have been posted in the TA section or has been discussed elsewhere - I did search and couldn't find anything. I would like to join the army as an officer but am 27 years old and received a letter explaining that my application would be halted because the likelihood of me being accepted to start the commissioning course before my reaching the upper age limit is almost non existent. I would still like to join but am now considering the TA as a more likely (only) option. My question is: If I progress to become an officer in the TA can I then "transfer" to being a regular officer even though by that time I would be over the age limit? As you know, the TA age limit for becoming an officer is more flexible and set at 30+ for most branches. Indeed, is it common for TA soldiers or officers to become regulars? I hope that my question/s are clear. Thanks in advance!