Rm upping joining age up tp 36? Gen dit or not!!

THE ISH

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Alright you lot!!

This is for Ninja i would think,
i heard a dit the otherday around the bizarres at ctc that they were again putting the joining age up to 36 anybody heard this?

some of you may remember a thread i put on a while ago (32 year old mad man starts training mon) well im in week 11 when i go back after leave and i *text deleted**text deleted*ing love it best thing ive everdone, so to you elder lot go for it if you want it.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Respect to you!

Sorry I can't answer your question. I just wondered how the training staff deal with you as probably the oldest person they've had to train for a while..probably older then some of them? I suppose they make a few jokes at your expense?

Good luck with the rest of it.
 

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Good work Ish. At the ripe old age of 26 ( 27 when I finally get over ) I thought I was pushing the age limit. Crack on mate, and let me know how the bottom field goes. How was the week 9 physical pass out, any problems ?
 

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alright iam 32 and 33 in march so its last orders at the bar for me pjft next week anyone in the same boat??
 

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Welcome to the site Pepper,

There are a few late twenties and a couple over 30 that are on here. Most of the guys that have won the King's Badge that I know of have been the older ones.
 

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If that doesnt put your motivation threw the roof then nothing will thanks!
 

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Good work Ish. At the ripe old age of 26 ( 27 when I finally get over ) I thought I was pushing the age limit. Crack on mate, and let me know how the bottom field goes. How was the week 9 physical pass out, any problems ?

Ello mate well to be honest ive had a few problems in training, basically at the end of week 4 one night i woke up with mega cold sweats a banging head and sickness fits that would make a hardned wino cry *text deleted*.

So anyway i went to the medical centre first thing and they basically gave me some paracetomol and sent me on my way but the mo said if youre sick again come back, needless to say i was sick not long after so i went back and they admitted me to sickbay i stayed in over night hanging out of my arse with a hot and cold sweats vomiting you get the idea.

The next day they ran some tests and discovered i had an infection rate of 200 red blood cells fighting the infection, bear in mind the nurse told me a normal persons would be 8 or so, next thing i new the ambulance was on the way from the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital.

so when i got there they did some more tests and discoved my infection rate had doubled to 400 and within the hour it had gone to 500!!! pretty mega so im told,

So they rushed me straight upto intensive care hooked me up to a load of machines and informed my next of kin where i was, anyway to cut a long story short i spent the week in hospital and responded well to antibiotics.

when i got back to CTC sickbay they were going to send me home on leave for a while but to be honest i didnt want to go home, so they said ok you can stay here.

When i was in Hospital my troop commander Came to visit me i told him i was concerned i would be back trooped but to my suprise he said the training team would do all they could keep me in the troop and that they would not consider back trooping me until week 8 because i hadnt missed any crieria exercises, well i was well happy with that.

They also told me it would take 7 weeks to get over the infection, well i didnt want to go to hunter so i did my best to get my fitness back upto speed which was not easy because i was on a chit which is basicall a get of games sick note, so it wasnt till week 7 when i started pyhs again.

anyway the first time back in the gym i was hanging out my arse i could only do 2 rope climbs whilst the lads were smashing 4 or 5, i was thinking to myself at this point im never *text deleted* catch up i was never the fittest in the troop anyway but loseing 2 nearly 3 weeks of training had messed me up a bit.

At the end of each week you get a report from youre section corpral and he was basically saying youre *text deleted* have to dig out blind to catch up so to cut the story short i did every thing i could to get my phys back upto speed

by the time Gym pass out came i was *text deleted**text deleted*ing myself bcause the troop are mega fit and we were told by our pti we were looking at a distinguished pass! that only comes around every 5 years or so,

no pressure then! anyway the morning of Gym pass out came and i smashed it much to my suprise we did 5 climbs in total and a make fast and i felt like i could have done a few more, and we got a very very very high superior pass whitch was just off a distinguished pass so it was a little disopointing.

Sorry to waffle on but if it helps somebody then its all good.
 

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Respect to you!

Sorry I can't answer your question. I just wondered how the training staff deal with you as probably the oldest person they've had to train for a while..probably older then some of them? I suppose they make a few jokes at your expense?

Good luck with the rest of it.
Well to be honest mate i think its better being at the older end of the scale, they do have a bit of a piss take now and again but its only light banter! example were going to france in a couple of weeks for the normandy tour, and basically were haveing a 70s theme for the piss up, the corpral turns around to the troop the otherday and says if need some 70s close go and see Staple hes got *text deleted**text deleted* loads much to the troops amusement *text deleted*

Ive also been at the other end of the scale i was 17 the first time i joined and i found that harder than i do now for a number of reasons, the team dont really give me any problems in fact i think they admire what im doing allbeit a bit mad!


Thanks for the kind words.
 
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That was a good story...unfortunatly you had to suffer for it but it made a good read hehe.

It sounds awesome mate, and your post is really motivational.

Don't forget to post up when you've got your Beret!
 

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Well done Ish on keeping up even through all the set backs.

Without sounding over dramatic you probably owe your life to this guy and the lessons learnt after it. He was in training when I was there but I never knew him. They don't take any chances now and seem a lot more clued up on the symptoms if infections. Although not sure what caused your of course.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article525936.ece
 

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Well done so far fella, an excellent inspirational post, that should inspire others your age! It CAN be done if you adopt a positive attitude. Like you, I've heard rumour with regard age limits, but have seen nothing in print. As with all buzzes, it's best to treat with healthy disregard until it's in print! Good luck with RT.
 

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Well done Ish on keeping up even through all the set backs.

Without sounding over dramatic you probably owe your life to this guy and the lessons learnt after it. He was in training when I was there but I never knew him. They don't take any chances now and seem a lot more clued up on the symptoms if infections. Although not sure what caused your of course.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article525936.ece

Sorry for the late reply fella ive been away, *text deleted**text deleted* me you right i prob do owe my life to that guy, marina was the specialist who looked after me and she is awsome at her job, im told she is amongst the best in the country for the worst types of infection known to man and stuff, whitch reminds me i owe her a few wets and some flowers, gen!!
 

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That was a good story...unfortunatly you had to suffer for it but it made a good read hehe.

It sounds awesome mate, and your post is really motivational.

Don't forget to post up when you've got your Beret!

Thanks mate, i defo will let you know when ive got me lid!! try stopping me *text deleted*
 

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Well done so far fella, an excellent inspirational post, that should inspire others your age! It CAN be done if you adopt a positive attitude. Like you, I've heard rumour with regard age limits, but have seen nothing in print. As with all buzzes, it's best to treat with healthy disregard until it's in print! Good luck with RT.

Thanks Ninja, I aim to please!! not like that?
 
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