I am the author of NEVER TOO OLD and I have been reading all of your comments about what you think the Legion is like and who can join ect. Most of it wrong I must say.
If you look at my front page ( www.troon-promotions.com/ntd.htm ) you will see a section on FAQ about joining the Legion.
The aim of tell my story is to try and dispell the myths and show what its all about. You don't have to be a super fit, been there done it, know it all, ex military super hero. In fact if you claim to be you probably won't make it.
The training is not in Africa, there is no such thing as a Special Forces Unit ( there is a small specialized section in the REP that is up there with the best), and hard men and bullies don't last five minutes and you don't have to speak French (It does no harm to do so). Anyone can pass through the ranks and become an officer, although some are from St. Cyr military college ( The French Sandhurst), but only a French Officer can command a regiment.
I am enjoying all the back chat but in the end, if you want to have a go, then just do it. Not in six months, next year or what ever excuse you can think up to put it off. Just do it. If you are not a get up and go person then the Legion is not for you.
Keep chating guys.
Alex (The Old One)