Joining the Royal Marines Reserve at 30.

David-19™

Newbie
Hey lads.

I'm interested in applying to join the RMR in the West Midlands. The question is, have I left it a bit too late and become a bit too long in the tooth? Any advice? I know the maximum age is 33, but I turn 30 in two months, so I know I'm in the older end of the age range and the process takes over a year.

Physically, I'm in good nick and I don't feel like I've aged past 20 haha. I've been weight training for over a year, not that I've managed to get as much done recently with the coronavirus impasse. I work 40 hours a week and I have a girlfriend and a 4-year-old son who I see at weekends, but I would be able to make time for all the commitments, including being mobilised for combat operations etc if the opportunity/requirement comes up.

This isn't the first time I considered this. When I finished uni a few years ago, I trained with the intention of applying to become an Officer in the RM (regulars), but other things in my life got in the way and time passes quickly. I think the Officer route in the RMR is closed to me now.
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
PRMC forum is ideal for this sort of question.
My view is give it a go. It's a big commitment, but you may regret it if you don't give it a bash.
Good luck.
P.s Lifting heavy weights is not really the type of training required.
 

arcticfox042

Lantern Swinger
Good luck lofty, fill your boots............ if you dont do it you will regret it the rest of your life , Sir Jimmy did it quite late in life.....R.I.P Jimmy, you touched so many.............
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Maker's Description = Marine Serre (BTW - Serre meaning closeness as in serried ranks)

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Royal's Description = Hoofing but prefers slingbacks

Jackspeak = Downtrodden, Walked over - TAXI !!
 

David-19™

Newbie
PRMC forum is ideal for this sort of question.
My view is give it a go. It's a big commitment, but you may regret it if you don't give it a bash.
Good luck.
P.s Lifting heavy weights is not really the type of training required.
Cheers for that. I searched PRMC forums and found a lot of similar threads.

Good luck lofty, fill your boots............ if you dont do it you will regret it the rest of your life , Sir Jimmy did it quite late in life.....R.I.P Jimmy, you touched so many.............
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Oh, yes. So inspiring.

On a serious note, I just remembered Chris Terrill passed all the Commando tests at around 50 or so before he joined the Marines on a tour in Afghanistan?
 
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