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  1. W

    Mine Clearance Diver Fitness goals + advice

    I've looked at most threads on here about joining up as a MCD and got a few decent snippets of what life might be like in the branch. I was wondering if anyone here could give me some intricate details about what is expected of you fitness wise both before, during and after professional...
  2. B

    Realistic Food Expectations in the Royal Navy?

    Hi all, I'm hoping qualified Chefs or general Royal Navy personell might be able to provide me with some insight into something that is a concerning topic for me regarding joining the Royal Navy. :)In short, I've been interested in a career in the RN since childhood, as my father served as a...
  3. D

    Need Medical advice ASAP!

    Hi, I am 16 years old I am just about to finish my GCSEs and wish to join the Royal Navy, its been a life long ambition, and I have had a naval family since the 1800s. I did however receive the news that I am not eligible to be "a military man" by a doctor due to a heart condition, I have a...
  4. K

    Impact of service later in life

    We are conducting a research study which will explore how people’s careers affect their health and well-being later on in life. We aim to see if military service may have a different impact on health and well-being in later life or not. The study will include military veterans and non-veterans...
  5. S

    Athlete's foot

    At my last medical the doctor declared me TMU due a fungal nail infection, i looked on the list of skin conditions which are a bar to entry and athletes foot was not on there so can i object this?
  6. M

    Weight Loss

    hey all, currently at basic and wanting to lose weight but it's hard when all the food is so shit here, does anyone have any tips or is it something I should look to do in phase two? IMF helps but it isn't enough on its own for me to lose the weight I want to.
  7. S

    Some information about a knee injiry

    Hi. I'm currently joining as an officer and I have a query to ask. Its a long story but I'll be short and sweet. I had my medical test 2 months ago, and the doctor wanted some more info about a knee injury I had last year. He sent away for the documents in late beginning of November and they...
  8. Anchorarmsjoe92

    Can I join the RNR with light arthritis?

    I'm 23 and I've been training and planning to join the Royal Navy but this year I've been having some pains in my joints and it got so bad I went to the hospital and 3 doctors all said they are sure it's arthritis but just waiting to see the Rhumatologist to get the final verdict. Most of the...
  9. L

    Partial ACL, arthroscopy. Made PMO

    Unfortunately I was made PMU due to a partial ACL tear. I had an arthroscopy (key-hole) to tidy it up and it is now perfectly fine.I have read the medical standards and I'm confused as to why I've been made PMU as I've not had a reconstruction. Obviously I'm gutted at the moment and I'm trying...