I'm thinking of joining my local TA infantry unit (7th btn The Rifles). I understand that the official upper age limit for joinin the TA is 43, but is 33 too old in practice to join the TA infantry for somebody with no prior military service? I get the impression that youth is more highly prized in the combat arms than it might be in more technical and support roles. I've been reading various threads here on fitness standards and I believe that I can meet the standards for infantry with consistent training in my own time. Thanks in advance.