Following on from the ` Can I join up at 35 ` sort of thread. What length of time do people sign on for to-day? If you join at 35 do you still have to leave at age 40? Also I noted somewhere on another thread words to the effect `or 17 years until the age of 40. Perhaps a Recruiter can explain the moden Navy`s length of service. I know about fifth fives and 20e etc, it`s the initial terms and time for pension I`m on about. After 17 years , does pension start at age 60? Interested of Inverkeithing.