Hi, I know this has probably been covered lots. I was a Guardsman for a few years came out in 2000. Never thought about re joining till last year when my best friend stood on a IED in Afghan and died. I went straight to the recruiting office and was told I was too old I was 31 at the time and they siad I would never get in before my 33rd Birthday. he said my only option was to join the TA and do a sneaky back door transfer. Is this possible? I have re done all the training and CIC. I'd be willing to go through the whole process, so please do not slate me for asking this question. It just seems my age is against me. I'm deploying on Herrick 16 with 3 RIFLES next year. Is it worth waiting to see if they will let me stay on?