Too old at 44???

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Calinius, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. zzzzzzzzzzzz
  2. The age limit was raised to 43 (42yrs and 11months) for everybody on 07/04/07. Why don't you try the CVHQ for whichever trade you are interested in , as they may not worry about you being a year over as you have previous experience.If accepted,depending on what you want to do you may be able to go specialist rather than independant.
    Good luck
  3. Alternatively, zimmer along to your nearest RAuxAF squadron - upper age limit is 55 for those with previous military service.
  4. Seconded. And there are good trades too, including gunner, if you can keep up with all the small boys from regular units.
  5. I have never had anything to do with them, but don't the RLC Specialist units take people in at a higher upper age.
  6. zzzzzzzzzzzz
  7. Hmmmm.

    You seem to know rather more about the RAuxAF than you do the TA, including their selection tests. Is there something you want to tell us?
    I am sure that the TA can point to its fair share of "fat people in uniform" - although "generously proportioned" is the preferred term these days - and I rather think that the sort of unit that has them is the sort that might be more inclined to sponsor you for overage enlistment. You may find it hard to believe but the Army has actually had female officers for many years, and even in the long ago days of the WRAC we let them command units with men in them.

    Simple fact is that the age limits are whatever they are and you will either have to accept it or be prepared to do some grovelling (quite possibly to a generously proportioned female OC or CO).

    Do you remember an old saying along the lines of "Beggars can't be choosers" ?
  8. zzzzzzzzz
  9. I prefer the term "Salad Dodger" has a nicer ring to it.
  10. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Personally I'm not too old at knee's on the other hand.....
  11. Short sighted NHS surgeon was it ?
  12. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    no......don't want to go near the NHS in case they make it worse, bad fall years ago never really bothered me but now any lateral movement or...wait for it, driving the frigging car??? is very painful, normal walking running is fine, hopping nimbly from rock to rock isn't.
  13. What about limit for New TA recruits, a mate told me it was 33. I`m 37 fit, (slim) keen (f*ck this is getting like a lonely hearts) GSOH, OCAH...oh b*ll*x.
  14. Calinius wrote:
    There's also the issue of having female officers/commanding officers, I've never been in an outfit that had a female before, let alone commanding it.

    I think your well past your sell by date mate, the TA should leave you well alone in a man's world!