Hi, As a teenager I almost joined the Royal Marines but was enjoying myself a bit too much at the time and didn't go through with it. I have always regretted this but my family situation prevented me from joining later in life. Now at the ripe old age of 42, I have discovered it is not too late to join the TA and want to make up some bit for what I have missed. Two of the units nearest to me are the 131 Independent Commando Squadron and The London Regiment (B Company). Now the 131 appealed to me initially as having the chance to earn a green beret and serve alongside Royal Marines seemed the next best thing to actually being a RM. As I looked into it however, mostly on this forum, I started to wonder if I would spend more time on the support work side of things and not actually do much soldiering. I know this support is important but it is the action and adventure side of soldiering that that originally made me want to be a Royal Marine. Therefore, would I be better off with the Infantry unit, even if I wouldn't be able to call myself a Commando? Apologies for the long post but obviously this is an important decision for me and I would appreciate any opinions.