Thick Question / Upper Age Limit

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Sig_Sharky, Jul 24, 2008.

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  1. Sorry lads for sounding a bit thick but when they say the upper age limit is 43 do they mean once you hit 43 you are too old, or so long as you are below 44 you can still apply to join.
  2. I think it is under 44 on attestation but I might be totally wrong.

    It has been posted here before but might be hard to find.

    Sorry not to be more help. Good luck.
  3. According to the 4 Para website, you can join up to age 44 if you have previous military experiance. I believe this now applies to all TA Units(with the exception of UKSF Reserve, who only recruit up to age 34).

    Best of luck. :)
  4. msr

    msr LE

    Ask at your local unit.

    If they say no, then have a look at the Cadets - they are always after AIs.

  5. When I did my Charlie there was an ex reg there who was 50, he was the fittest bloke there lol, he's a PT in civi street!
  6. I believe it to be 1 day short of your 44th birthday regardless of previous military experience but some units may be a little different depending on role.

    Although I did hear a rumour a little while ago that that may be changing again.
  7. In what way? Age limit extended or all units to have the same age limit?
  8. yes its up to 44,but ive been told if you have the skills they are after they can bend it slightly...
  9. UKSF(R) will accept Support Staff(Drivers, Clerks etc)over the age of 34.
  10. Age limit for no previous military experience - 43 you need to be attested before you turn 44

    Age limit with previous military experience - 56

    Not sure what the 56 yr old signs but those up tp 43 sign the same contract as everyone else
  11. Is that for ALL Units? And if so, when did it change :?
  12. msr

    msr LE

    Do you have a reference for this?

  13. Or try RAF Reserves. :wink: They recruit up to 50 year old.
  14. Good question. None of the TA websites confirm this.

    Time to sh1t or get off the pot, Wellyhead! :twisted: