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Do I Qualify to Join?

Do I Qualify to Join?Royal Marines Reserve Royal Marines Reserve

British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens may join the Royal Marines Reserves, however in exceptional circumstances a Waiver may be granted. Nationality restrictions may apply for certain specialisations. Only men can serve in the Royal Marines Reserves.

You need to be at least 16 years old, physically fit and able to meet the same entry standards as the Royal Marines; for Information about this ask at your local Armed Forces Careers Office. The upper age limit , on commencing Recruit Training,  is usually 32.  Candidates over the upper age limit , with former military sevice, will be considered on an individual basis.

Note: Applicants can start the joining procedure from the age of 15 years 9 months; but must be at least 16 years of age on entry and have completed their mandatory secondary education.