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Am I too Old???

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Am I too Old???

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hi guys. Some advice wanted if poss, but first, a little story on me. I always wanted to be a soldier and i was refused entry to the regs as I had an unspent criminal conviction (seriously, it wasn't anything serious) and told to come back in a year. I was refused again after waiting a year because I was over weight, still focused on getting in I signed up to REME (TA) as a Recy Mec, I think they over looked the BMI thing a little due to the nature of the specialism. Anyway, I passed my selection and took all the training weekends and awaited my 1 week final training before passing out. Truthfully, my heart wasn't with towing big trucks and realised I wanted to be with the Welsh Guards as a reg, I was swiftly (after 8 months with REME) discharged to go to the regs for selection at Lichfield. again I passed with flying colours (weirdly was a piece of p@*s compared to TA), but disaster struck 2 weeks before I went back to Lichfield for basic training.... I was promoted in my job, which made me earn more money than ever and I met a woman! My naivety and immaturity made me ring the careers office and cancel everything!
I was with my girlfriend at the time for 8 long years and I had already retrained as a chef, my focus has been money and promotions every since. So, 15 years has moved on since I first joined REME and I'm now 32 and happily married, luckily for me she is very supporting in everything I do, 2 years ago I began training to start playing rugby again and now, I dare say I'm quite fit (I run loads do my fitness training with my rugby club (RFU National 3) which is horrendous) and recently been thinking it would be amazing to return to a TA unit but I'm thinking that I may to too old to fit, I know that I'm within the age limits, but I remember it being quite a young mans game.

Any advice or anyone in the same boat would be much appreciated

Thanks guys

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You are not old yet but are heading towards the upper age limit. At that age you should be looking at making a career in Civivy street which is going to be your main support in the near future

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#3 Post by EvansBT250 »

Tab wrote:You are not old yet but are heading towards the upper age limit. At that age you should be looking at making a career in Civivy street which is going to be your main support in the near future
I have nailed my career so far, it's easier than ever to get more time off as I'm the boss, (I'm a chef) as far as I'm concerned my trade is sorted, was just looking for something new to keep me entertained!

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