I've been thinking of joining the RNR for some time but somehow never got round to it. According to the website, you can join up to age 40 - I'm 37 and I was wondering if joining at this stage was more or less pointless. Would I just be getting out of training in time to "retire"? Also, does anyone have any further info on what roles are available in the RNR (I'm based in Edinburgh so HMS Scotia in Rosyth would be my local unit). It seems that most of the RNR units on the RN website seem to be working on AWFP. Is that the primary role for RNR today or are there other roles too? Finally, I have heard mention of direct officer entry on this site, but I can't seem to find out anymore. Can anyone point me in the direction of more information other than the local AFCO - I'm reluctant to "rock up" at their door until I am 100% sure I want to join. Thanks in advance.