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Regular to Reserve

The Army values the experience of former officers and soldiers. If you’re a former Regular or Reservist and you’re missing Army life then you might be able to re-join, either in your old role or a new one. There's a range of ways to do this depending on your age, rank and experience. Ex-Regulars who decide to join the Reserves can also get a bigger bounty when they meet the minimum annual training commitment. Check out our 'Criteria' guide below to re-joining the Army to find out more.

Re-joining as a reservist

If you've served as a regular officer or soldier you might want to consider joining the Parachute Regiment Reserves. Your experience would be very valuable in the reservists. In most circumstances the usual upper age limits will be waived.

If you have specialist skills or you've left the Regular Army in the last 3 years, re-joining may be simpler than you think. You’ll still need to meet certain entry requirements and pass a medical and physical tests.


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