#43
Good God. Are you updating this as it happens? 'Cause if so, you are flying through the application!

I applied back in August 2016, sat my RT about 3-4 weeks after, filled in the Medical Questionnaire and handed it in within a week. Didn't hear anything relating until December where I got a surprise phone call from Capita.
Had my Med. Exam at the end of January and then my Interview a week later. Did the security vet about a day later. Never had anyone come round and interview me about it. Didn't have my PJFT until mid-March due to injury and failed due to lingering issues from said injury. Passed well in May and didn't have my PRNC until December.

It's been a long initial journey but the end of the beginning is in sight!
Best of Luck to you!
I am trying to log everything on the day it happens. At the moment I'm marking time waiting for Capita and my Doctors. Capita have said they are not due to chase my doctors until the end of March!! So I will definitely be chasing my doctors.
 
#44
Definitely chase your GP my son had to as they had cocked up the information that capita had asked for ,so was in the GP’s back and forth :mad:
They got fed up with us in the end
 
#45
Definitely chase your GP my son had to as they had cocked up the information that capita had asked for ,so was in the GP’s back and forth :mad:
They got fed up with us in the end
I plan on chasing every week! I've waited 7 years to join the Navy and been through hell and back to jump through their hoops so not gonna let this drag out any longer.
 
#47
I plan on chasing every week! I've waited 7 years to join the Navy and been through hell and back to jump through their hoops so not gonna let this drag out any longer.
I had my case under review and it led to appeal, took 3 months for the board and Chief to review it, but I won. After that it went full steam ahead. I have my Raleigh date as well as my PRNC date's rather quickly.

I am proactive with my AFCO and call regularly with regards to my file. To date it's taken me a little over 2 years to get to this point and I understand the chase, but if you really want it, it's worth the wait. :)
 
#48
I had my case under review and it led to appeal, took 3 months for the board and Chief to review it, but I won. After that it went full steam ahead. I have my Raleigh date as well as my PRNC date's rather quickly.

I am proactive with my AFCO and call regularly with regards to my file. To date it's taken me a little over 2 years to get to this point and I understand the chase, but if you really want it, it's worth the wait. :)
Hi mate,

What was the reason for you initial PMU?
 
#49
It was ridiculous, really. My waistline is higher than the regular build for females. The capita doc wasn't sure where to take that measurement so she did two. One was out by 4cms. Which is a medical fail for females...in the 40's. It is an ancient rule and under the docs discretion but she felt it should be a decision made by the higher ups... turns out my waistline was perfectly fine.

My case went under scrutiny. In this it they found my one surgery ( had a wort removed) was sent for testing. One of these tests threw up a flag for a rare disorder that is barment from the navy.

So I had to pay an enormous amount of money to a UK specialist to disprove the navy assumption. Sent for appeal and won. I was devastated when I was rejected. My AFCO said to appeal, so I picked myself up, I had worked too hard for too long to give in. So with much determination and brilliant support. A good few months later I am in!
 
#52
UPDATE #10

So after chasing my doctor every single week to the point, i kicked off because they had sat on the documentation from Capita for a month they finally got it completed. They even gave me a copy so I can see what the Doctors has said.

This has been sent to Capita and they emailed me today to say that they have received the documents and that a doctor will be reviewing it on Wednesday where I hope to get another email offering me a full medical.
 
#53
Does anyone know how long it takes to get a reply from capita?
Because my GP has replied to the capita message and sent a letter on the 9th of March, and I haven’t heard from capita since
 
#54
UPDATE 5:

Eye Test

This is just a normal Eye Test done at your local Boots Opticians. They took photos of the back of your eye's and test your peripheral vision with a series of flashing white lights where you have to say if you saw them then how many flashed. Then you move to the room where they do the typical read the letters out and put on the weird glasses and change the lenses to see which one is clear when you stare at the dots. They then looked into my eye with a light thing and wrote the score on the paper provided by AFCO.

Remember to take the paperwork with you and do not pay for the test as the MoD has a contract with Boots. They then put my "score sheet" in an envelope as we are not allowed to know the results - not sure why?

When I got home I then put my eye test results in the envelope that the AFCO provided along with the Medical Questionnaire.

I know have to wait for them to book a Triage Nurse to call me to discuss the questionnaire.
These updates are incredibly useful - thank you!

Filling in the form at the top:
Name
URN
D.O.B.
BOP

What is BOP?
 

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#55
UPDATE 5:

Eye Test

This is just a normal Eye Test done at your local Boots Opticians. They took photos of the back of your eye's and test your peripheral vision with a series of flashing white lights where you have to say if you saw them then how many flashed. Then you move to the room where they do the typical read the letters out and put on the weird glasses and change the lenses to see which one is clear when you stare at the dots. They then looked into my eye with a light thing and wrote the score on the paper provided by AFCO.

Remember to take the paperwork with you and do not pay for the test as the MoD has a contract with Boots. They then put my "score sheet" in an envelope as we are not allowed to know the results - not sure why?

When I got home I then put my eye test results in the envelope that the AFCO provided along with the Medical Questionnaire.

I know have to wait for them to book a Triage Nurse to call me to discuss the questionnaire.
These updates are incredibly useful - thank you!

Filling in the form at the top:
Name
URN
D.O.B.
BOP

What is BOP?
Branch of preference


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#56
UPDATE 6:

Initial Training - phase 1.
Abbreviations;
NGT = Naval General Training
QA = Quality Assurance
MST = Military Swimming Test
NEFT = New Entry Fitness Test

Week 1 - Militarisation Phase
  • Induction
  • NGT Lessons
  • Medical & Dental
Discipline, Rounds, Personal Organisation, NEFT, MST, PT, Parade Drill, Kit Maintenance

Week 2 - Militarisation Phase Cont'd
  • NGT Lessons
  • Medical & Dental
  • NGT Exam 1
Self Study Skills, Personal Organisation, PT, Parade Drill, Kit Maintenance/Muster, High Rope, Divisions

Week 3 - Militarisation Phase Cont'd
  • MTU (CMS-1) Safet Rifle
  • Basic Combat Skills
  • Fieldcraft
PT

Week 4 - Militarisation Phase Cont'd
  • Field Craft Skills (CMS 1)
  • CIED (CMS 9)
  • Interval Training
  • Swimming Exercise
  • Pier Cellars Exercise
  • Exercise Daring Leap
  • ADTO Kit Muster
  • Land Nav and CLM Training
  • NGT
Suitt fitting and Division

Week 5 - Marinisation Phase
  • Sea Sense (CMS 5) (STBD)\
  • Weapon Drill Assessment (PORT)
  • High Ropes
  • OP Law 1 (CMS 7)
  • PT A
NGT, QA, Chaplaincy, MPAR, H&S, SERE

Week 6 - Marinisation Phase Cont'd
  • Sea Sense (CMS 5) (PORT)
  • Weapon Drill Assessment (STBD)
  • High Ropes
  • OP Law 2 (CMS 7)
  • PT
  • Strecher Run
NFT, QA, Chaplaincy, E&D, OP, Risk Analysis

Week 7 - Marinisation Phase Cont'd
  • Dartmoor Leadership Training/Exercise - Exercise Hidden Dragon (Fri & Sat)
  • Obstacle Course Intro
  • Dartmoor Land Nav (CMS 1)
  • Weapon Drill and Guard Selection
  • OP Law 3 (CMS 7)
  • RAS Theory/Practical
NGT, QA, Chaplaincy, Divisions, Uniform Fitting

Week 8 - Marinisation Phase Cont'd
  • CBRNDC Team Building
  • First Aid (CMS 3)
  • Obstacle Course
  • Competition
  • PT
Divisions, NGT, Chaplaincy

Week 9 - Confirmation Phase
  • Maritime Familiration (Ships visit)
  • Weapon Drill
  • PT (Individual Challenge)
  • NGT Exam 2
  • Assault course intro
  • Assessed Final Maritime Exercise - Exercise Bright Diamond (Wed, Thurs, Fri)
  • GSR 10 Fitting & Test
  • Divisions
Week 10 - Confirmation Phase
  • Parade Drill
  • Assault Course
  • Sports Competition
  • Course Appraisals
  • MORI
  • IMF Pass Out
NGT & PDR
PASS OUT OF HMS RALEIGH
Thanks for all this mate, really helpful. Did you do the PRNC? If so, how did you find it?
 
#57
UPDATE #11

Turns out that I am permanently medically unfit for the Navy but there’s a clause. So in the Navy you have to be 3 years clear of eczema to join which for me will be September this year so until then my application is on hold however, my security clearance is going on in the background.

I’m keeping up my running though and recently did my first 10km in just over an hour.

Hopefully early next year I will be in.
 
#60
Thank you!! Only 7 years in the making!!! Hopefully 3rd application lucky in September l!
Even though you were made permanently medically unfit but just have to wait until September to be all clear, Are the Navy letting you put your application on hold and redoing your medical at that time when you are 3 years free, or would you need to redo the whole application process again in september?

Just asking as I am waiting to hear back from capita and know that due to headaches I will need to be 2 years free but don't know if I can just put my application on hold until then or if I need to redo the entire application process when I am 2 years free. Thanks
 

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