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Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the upper age limit is for those with no previous military experience for joining (a) 4 Para, (b) 63 Signal Squadron and (c) Honourable Artillery Company units of the Territorial Army.

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Andrew Robathan (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence; South Leicestershire, Conservative)

The upper age limit for joining the Territorial Army for those with no previous military experience is 42 years and 11 months for soldier entry and 34 years and 11 months for officer entry. A higher limit can be applied for certain professional or specialist applicants for officer entry; this would not apply, however, to those applying for the units mentioned in the question.

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