Hi, I'd be grateful if anyone in the know could answer my query about joining the Royal Marines as an officer. I am a final year undergraduate, but relatively old for my year (24 in December). I've got a place to do a Masters for the next couple of years during which I would hope to join the RMR and then apply to become an officer on completion of my academic studies. If I were accepted to begin officer training in a couple of years, I would be 25 at the September cut off date and thus fulfil the age entry requirements (just). Is it common for YO's to be this old? Would I be at a disadvantage if I were to apply at 25? The other option is to scrap the Masters and apply now, but in my current physical state it is doubtful that I would pass the POC before September. Thanks - any advice is well received.