It's that time of my life when I have to start thinking about the serious stuff, and I am certain I want to join the royal marines. But I was wondering what the youngest age is. I was told on yahoo answers it was 17, but I then went on the royal marine commandos website, http://www.royalmarines.mod.uk/server/sh... , clicked on the careers tab at the top, went to how to join, then eligibility. And in the age section, it says.... "To apply to the Royal Navy you must be no younger than 15 years, 9 months. On entry you must be no younger than 16 (17 for Officers) and no older than 36 (up to and including your 37th birthday). The maximum age for Officer entry varies according to specialisation. Please Note: if you are under 18, the consent of your parents or guardians is required. This will be asked for at the application stage. " Does that mean I could join the royal marines at 16? It wasn't that clear. Thanks.