Inquiry about joining age

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  1. theBigM

    theBigM Midshipman


    I am a 40 year old looking to join the Royal Navy Reserve. I always thought the age limit was 40 (i.e. you could join at forty), but now, according to the new website I should be "less than forty years old". I am confused. Can some one enlighten me please?

  2. Drakey

    Drakey War Hero

    Up to the age of 40 if you have no previous military service. Up to 45 if you have.
  3. Lionfish

    Lionfish New member

    I believe (I was told at HMS Cambria), that you must join before your 40th birthday, assuming no previous service.
  4. theBigM

    theBigM Midshipman

    Thanks for the replies. Looks as though I'm shafted then. I'll have to accept that I'm an old git and take up dominoes or something...
  5. 2badge_mango

    2badge_mango War Hero

    You could become a walt and join the RNA. They're quite good with the dominoes thing.
  6. cúnt

    cúnt Guest

    Look at your existing civilian skills, if any, and join a TA unit. You'll be deployable within about 5 months and may have the opportunity to contribute to operations before all but the most specialised people are out of Afghanistan.
  7. tam

    tam Banned

    Just who are the 'most specialised people'?
  8. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  9. cúnt

    cúnt Guest

    Your mum, you cúnt.
  10. tam

    tam Banned

    Hardly a grown up reply and who are you calling a cúnt you cúnt?
  11. SimpleReservist

    SimpleReservist War Hero

    Tam, it is worth a visit to your afco,mbut before hand, phone your nearest unit, talk to the recruiting officer, and you never know, he might be able to into bat for you?
  12. theBigM

    theBigM Midshipman

    Thanks for the advice. I'll give them a call.
  13. tam

    tam Banned

    Just why would I want to do that?
  14. cúnt

    cúnt Guest

    Because you're a cúnt
  15. tam

    tam Banned

    And your one is in it's monthly flushing cycle is it?
  16. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Locked on the grounds that the children can't play nicely together.
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