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  1. Snake98

    BMI / Pre medical

    Hi I’m currently on my Royal Navy application and I have an upcoming medical, I’m currently 5ft 11 and weigh 15st 9lbs. If my BMI is over do they close my application all together? I’ve struggled losing more weight. I don’t know how much time I have to play with as I have no date for PJM. I’m...
  2. Nekhen

    Reserve to Full-Time and Ranks

    Hello! I'm applying for RNR General Entry Officer, whilst I pursue a civilian career.I was wondering about what happens w/regards to ranks if, after say spending a few years as a reserve officer and attaining a rank of, for example, a sub-lieutenant, I decided that I preferred the navy to my...
  3. M

    Apply with an unspent conviction or wait 2 months?

    Hi all, first time here! I want to apply for Royal Marines Commando but i have an unspent conviction for possessing a knife in a public place. I got sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work but that is now all done and my conviction will be spent by july this year so a couple months. My question is am...
  4. O

    Medical and SC clearance past drug use

    Good Afternoon people,This is my first post and im unsure if it's in the correct place but i've had something bugging me for a while, and im worried it may effect me in a negative way going forward in my application.So i've just recently passed my selection interview for the Royal Navy, this...
  5. ShazoozleBamboozle

    Application Process - Commonwealth Candidate

    Hello everyone! Sorry if I do post this in the wrong area, first time here. Right, the reason I'm starting this is because there are plenty of Commonwealth candidates who usually post up questions regarding this and at first, like them I was scavenging through this forum to find something...
  6. R

    Logistics officer submariner questions

    Hi, I'm in the process of completing my application for the role of Logistics Officer- Submariner. I've not really got any experience with the Navy and am entering my final year of a degree in History and Politics. I had no idea on what I wanted to do but Logistics has always interested me. Does...
  7. jsdoddy

    Next Stage - RNR

    Hi All,I am now at the final stages of my application to the RNR (General Entry Officer). I am at the point of Triage over the phone.I have been told that I will be able to join up at my local RNR branch for Phase-0 training either way, prior to completing fitness test and then move on to...
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    Hello, I have put my application in for the RN and bit worried about the fact that I had be prescribed a Inhaler for chest infections (four times to be exact) but i have never had asthma or anything symptoms and I have asked my GP if there was anything on record and they said it was only down...
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    Am I banned from joining the navy?

    Hi, I'm looking to join the navy as an adult nurse when I finish my degree in 2021. Unfortunately when I was 15 I experienced some mental health issues and I tried to commit suicide twice.From what I've read I understand this probably denies me entry to the forces, I was just looking for any...
  10. T

    Advice on officer or rating please

    Hello,I am in a bit of a dilemma and am looking for some advice. I have read previous threads (which has been helpful), however I don't think there are any recent posts with the same situation as me.My background is as a physiotherapist so I have a degree from that. I applied in 2018 as a...
  11. T

    Application Cooldown

    Afternoon all,I originally applied to join the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer about 2 years ago, when I put in a joint application to the RN and the RAF (as a Pilot). I "failed" the medical on my hearing, which was at the level required for Pilot in the RAF, and never appealed as I started a...
  12. L


    Hi all,Sent my application off on Wednesday. Just wandering if anyone has any idea of current time scales e.g how long until I get a phone call? How long until interview/medical etc? And a rough idea of start date if I'm successful? I've gone warfare and hoping to get into comms.Cheers!
  13. T

    Waiting Times

    I filled in the details on the website for a Medical Assistant, and received the email saying about how 'Your journey starts here' and 'You’ve chosen a Royal Navy role..' which sort of made me expect a follow up email with the application form but it's been about a week-ish and I haven't heard...
  14. Y

    Being available during application

    HelloI intend to apply to the Royal Navy, however, in 5 weeks time I will be abroad for a little under 2 months.Would it be a good idea to wait until I return to begin my application or get it started ASAP?Thank you.
  15. ws1602

    2018 Application - Step by Step

    Hello, so I have recently started my application for Warfare Specialist in the Navy. I thought that I would try, to my best ability, and document each step and give as much advice as possible. I know that there is advice out there for individual sections but I plan to compile all onto this one...
  16. M

    Clearing up medical history

    hello, I might have a few problems or at least things that would cause concern in my medical history, quite a few years ago probably 4 or 5 years I was young and became sad and introverted because I was having a bad time at school and a bad time at home so my mother wanted me to see a GP, the...
  17. J

    Temporarily Medically Unfit. Help!

    Hello,I have applied to join the Royal Navy as an Air crewman. All was going well until today when i had my medical with CAPITA. The doctor has indicated I may have a heart murmur. This is the first time this has come up in my life, I had never been told this before. I have an appointment with...
  18. PaulieGualtieri

    Father in prison, will this affect my application?

    Hi guys,I'm 17 and in the middle of my application process (Passed psychometric test awaiting medical) but I can't help but worry about the selection interview, particularly the 'What does dad do?' question. Basically my dad is currently serving 9 years in prison for GBH, he's never been to...
  19. S

    Changing my application?

    So I've just sent off an appeal for my medical. I'm trying not to get too excited, but I'm hopeful. However, because the process has so far taken over a year to sort out, my circumstances have changed slightly and I need to think about my future. I know I want to go into the navy if my appeal...
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