pjm, would you like to sniff my nicks? I can always make it easy for you and slot mummy, so you can sniff us both...or can I carry on with your auntie or sister....please tell because granny wants to know.
It seems, once again the Royal Navy website is being a bit ambiguous!
The maximum age for Royal Marines & Clearance Divers, upon entry is categorically 32 years of age, however the following is cut & pasted from RN/RM FAQ's on the official website:
Q. ARE THERE AGE LIMITS FOR RECRUITS?
The age limits for each branch are quoted on the relevant job page. Rating/ Other Rank recruits must be within this age limit on the day of entry to HMS Raleigh/ CTC RM Lympstone, including the following birthday. For example, recruits can join most branches between the ages of 16 and 36, including the 37th birthday. The Armed Forces (with the exception of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary) have a complete exemption, in terms of maintaining operational (combat) effectiveness, from the provisions of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.
This could be interpreted as a tadge misleading and ambiguous advice I'm afraid, as Royal Marines & Divers are not included under the term "most branches".
No wonder we get multiple enquiries from "over age" enquirers!