Hi there guys, new to the forum today - so hello from me! I've had a good sift through past and presant posts about Royal Navy aircrewman and read through aircrewman grading and training on the RN website. Currently I'm at University and pursuing to join the Royal Marines as an OR after i graduate, and I've posted here instead of the PRMC forum as I'm sure there is and has been more serving 'crewies on here out of the two who are probably best in-line to discuss this! Considering a very long term career with the RM, I know that after a couple of years as a GD marine its obligatory to 'specialise' into the corps. Out of all the trades and branches available, this grasps my interest the most. I know nothing is guaranteed when it comes to transferring and branch changing, but how positive is the oppourtunity of going down this route once I've come through CTC and completed my basics/quals as a GD marine. I've read through some posts that corporals and above is the minimum benchmark for going aircrewman; however I've definitely seen through some Flikr photos of crewies with RM flashes and lance corproal epaulettes on their shoulders. I've also seen a crewie marine manning an M3M aboard a Lynx counter-narcotics patrol. Being keen enough to specialise into this role, would there be any real set-back surrounding this. To add I've also read that the upper age limit for a 'crewie is 26? It doesn't seem too much of an issue, I will be 23 upon graduating yet comparing to RAF WSO's, the upper-age limit for applying is 32, surely this can't be right and is being confused with YO requirements. Earning my green beret and eventually going aboard the CHF Sea kings or ASW Merlins is hitting two birds with one stone for me! I've always aspired to be invovled as aircrew and not being eligible for officer to go pilot or observer, this to me is just a good a route. Thanks guys!