RMR Age constraints

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Just a "heads-up" for those with no recent (within 5 years) previous military service, please be aware there is no possibility of an age waiver to join the RMR.

All RMR applicants must commence RMR Recruit Training before their 33rd Birthday.
 

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Interesting that you have just posted this, as a recruit has just been stung by this and I was going to suggest they posted a question on here for you.

The recruit in question passed PRMC and completed an induction weekend and Ex First Step before his 33rd birthday. He is also set up with a service number, but has today received an email saying he has been "kicked out" (don't quote me on that wording :) ) From your post I am guessing this is an admin error?
 

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I guess it depends whether he commenced his induction weekend before his 33rd birthday.

In my experience those who are 32 at the time of applying are usually aware that they are up against the wire and warned from the outset. Obviously I don't know the circumstances in this case but if someone leaves it until the 11th hour to apply, then that's the risk they run unfortunately. The unit may have been unaware of the age constraints and progressed his training and the individual hoping that if they keep quiet, no-one will notice. Meanwhile the AFCO could quite possibly have already told the individual they've left it too late.
 

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As with all these things information is being drip fed. Just found out that the reason for the "boot" is linked to the SC not coming back before his 33rd birthday. So looks like a warning to others that starting training is not the safe guard. You also need to be squared way with the AFCO first.

In their defence they did try to enlist last year, but got TMU'd for being circumsised as a child. This prolonged the AFCO stage passed the PRMC resulting in another 12 month wait (another warning the older lads). Not sure why he didn't progress his app in those 12months, unless the AFCO close their does to RMR until x months before a PRMC?
 

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Thanks for this post.

I am hopeful that my recent (regular) service will count for something...
 

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As with all these things information is being drip fed. Just found out that the reason for the "boot" is linked to the SC not coming back before his 33rd birthday. So looks like a warning to others that starting training is not the safe guard. You also need to be squared way with the AFCO first.

In their defence they did try to enlist last year, but got TMU'd for being circumsised as a child. This prolonged the AFCO stage passed the PRMC resulting in another 12 month wait (another warning the older lads). Not sure why he didn't progress his app in those 12months, unless the AFCO close their does to RMR until x months before a PRMC?
TMU for a routine circumcision? I'm afraid that is nonsense. Involuntary castration maybe, but I rather think the guy is telling you whopping porkies. More like his SC was knocked back completely.
 

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I'm guessing already having SC speeds up the application process somewhat?

Is getting medicals/interviews/tests done between now and a July PRMC a realistic possibility?
 

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I'm guessing already having SC speeds up the application process somewhat?

Is getting medicals/interviews/tests done between now and a July PRMC a realistic possibility?
SC is only going to be an issue if it is knocked back, it otherwise doesn't affect joining.

Test & Interview are certainly possible, the availability of medicals could be an issue, you cannot afford any delays, so need to drive the application forward - offer to be interviewed same day as the test, etc.
 

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TMU for a routine circumcision? I'm afraid that is nonsense. Involuntary castration maybe, but I rather think the guy is telling you whopping porkies. More like his SC was knocked back completely.

He can standby if he's telling me porkies ;)

Be interesting to see what happens with him.
 

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I'm guessing already having SC speeds up the application process somewhat?

Is getting medicals/interviews/tests done between now and a July PRMC a realistic possibility?
It can be, I managed to get mine rushed through in about a month, but as Andy says its all down to the Doc really. Always handy to have a copy of medical records with you should anything crop up. Though even then it doesn't mean you won't get TMU'd. Keep on at the AFCO. Which detachment will you be going too?
 

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It can be, I managed to get mine rushed through in about a month, but as Andy says its all down to the Doc really. Always handy to have a copy of medical records with you should anything crop up. Though even then it doesn't mean you won't get TMU'd. Keep on at the AFCO. Which detachment will you be going too?

I have heard of lads being turned away even with medical notes.. call me synical, but maybe the extra letters, etc = money ;)
 

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I sereved with the regulars and RMR passing my commando course in October 2000. I did 4 years then left. I tried to rejoin the RMR last year i got my age wavier passed my medical and sc only to be knocked back for being out for more then 5 years and because i am now 39 by the branch manager! Is there anything i can do or is that it?
 

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I sereved with the regulars and RMR passing my commando course in October 2000. I did 4 years then left. I tried to rejoin the RMR last year i got my age wavier passed my medical and sc only to be knocked back for being out for more then 5 years and because i am now 39 by the branch manager! Is there anything i can do or is that it?

I don't have answer for you mate, but @Ninja_Stoker should be able to answer it.
 

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Four years in, twelve outside, then re-joining as a Marine 1st Class is a big ask, to be honest.

Five or more years outside, unless an SNCO upwards or with current, relevant and required military skills is unfortunately not likely to bear fruit in all but the RNR or RFA.
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys i just don't understand why it took them 10 months to decide this! Like i said they put me through my medical my SC even sorted me out with my kit then get told sorry but you can't come back after all!
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys i just don't understand why it took them 10 months to decide this! Like i said they put me through my medical my SC even sorted me out with my kit then get told sorry but you can't come back after all!
It does seem odd.

Re-entrants should not even be processed before they produce their discharge documents upon applying, the medical records are retrieved and formal approval to process is requested and granted by the branch manager.

It would be interesting to dig a little deeper into how this set of circumstances arose.
 

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All the staff at AFCO and RMR Tyne were great and were as disappointed as i was that i got knocked back. I would of been more then happy to go back to CTCRM for some kind of 2 week refreshers course!
 

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What would be the age limit for someone looking to transfer from the TA?
If you are looking at starting RMR Recruit Training from scratch, as is usually the case for non-Commando qualified infantrymen, you cannot commence RMR recruit training beyond your 33rd birthday unless the unit Commanding Officer reckons your operational currency or specialist skills would be of potential use in an undersubscribed specialiation within the Maritime Reserves.
 
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