Hi, I hear you all cry NOT AGAIN! I have done my research but just want to check I have my facts straight, and any advice from those in the know would be much appreciate. me: 24 years old (25 in April) 3 years police service (left around a year ago). I have thought of joining the Navy since before leaving school, but was never 100% sure, and knew it wasnâ€™t exactly like a 9-5 job which I could quit with 5 minutes notice! Things change, as they say, and I am now in a position to make the decision once and for all if I want it - it has to be soon, as (this has to be the first time I've ever said this, but I am sure it wont be the last!) age is against me. So am I right in thinking that if I joined tomorrow or until the day before my 26th birthday I would join as a sub-lieutenant with 1 years seniority putting me on Â£22,680, which would then lead to me being promoted after 2 years to a lieutenant, presuming I had met the requirements? So my questions if I may: 1. If I put my form in tomorrow, how long is it likely to take for me to go through the process? - I would be looking to join as a warfare officer. 2. Do many people start at BRNC as "late" as me? 3. How much would you say my age could work against me? 4. What are the living arrangements at BRNC (I believe I read you live on site for basic training - is that just phase 1?), Are you able to rent near by and live with family, or is that not allowed/frowned upon? TIA James.