A Couple of Questions

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  1. I'm not sure if this is the correct part of the forum to be asking, but I am a Newbie so please bear with me!

    Youngest son is in the RM and has recently had a Developed Vetting (think that is what it was called!) form to fill in, which, after having a read, led to me wondering about a couple of things.

    1 What happens to civvy Medical Notes once they have joined the RM?

    2 Son said there was a possibility of a 'visit' from whoever deals with the form. What in reality are the chances of this? Also, what do they want to know/check-up on?

    I did ask my son, who said he'd find out for me, but he flew out to 'sunnier climes' last night, and I suspect finding out answers to his mum's 'bone' questions aren't going to be high on his list of priorities for the next six months!
  2. dont worry we all get these - fill em in to teh best of your ability - expect a reject and complete again.

    theer is a question on it that says

    " are you or any members of your family a member of any terrorist organisation!!!"

    we all sat in the crewroom so tempted to tick yes and await the fallout.
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Hi welcome to the site.

    The Developed Vetting (DV) form simply means he is going to be employed in a role that will give him access to information classified above Secret.

    I think Shag Shacker is referring to the basic MOD Form 1109 security clearance form which clears every RN & RM applicant to secret. The terrorist question is not as daft as it sounds as many families have political activists.

    Anyway to answer your questions:

    1) Your civilian medical notes stay with your civilian GP. The service medical records are retained by the service & any relevant civilian medical notes prior to joining are requested and copied. The information given to the DVA is completely in confidence.

    2) Sometimes the Defence Vetting Agency (DVA) may want to arrange an interview with family, friends or nominated referees just to verify the information on the DV form is correct- there's nothing sinister about it. Often the interview may take place at your local AFCO.

    The Communications Technicians and certain other specialisations are usually cleared to this level.

    Relax, it's very straightforward & all they ask is for complete honesty and openness.
  4. I've been DV'd and was recently interviewed again. They will ask your son pretty much everything and anything, some of which may seem irrelevant. They may well know a lot of the answers already. When I was originally DV'd I'd forgotten to mention my brothers’ criminal record, so the interviewer asked me about it.

    For my first DV they spoke to all my referees but at no point did they interview any of my family. You aren't allowed to list family members as referees. Of course if they did request an interview then as has been said, don't worry about it. It's pretty informal and relaxed. I've been both the subject and a referee and all they ask is honesty. Remember, they're not looking to judge you or your son, just sastisfy themselves that he isn't a security risk.
  5. Hi - Thanks for that.

    If there are any 'activists' of any sort in our family, then, they're keeping it well hidden!

    He's not a Communications Technician, but I think he works with them, (he's based at RM Stonehouse).

    Could I just take this opportunity to say that I think the PRMC forum you run is excellent. I often go for a little lurk. (God that sounds pervy!)
    Don't think it was up and running until my son was halfway through RT. I wish it had been. Would have saved me a lot of trawling through the internet trying to learn about his potential new career, and saved my son from having to answer a million and one questions!

    Thank you again.
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Always happy to be a hindrance. :thumright:
  7. Several years ago I was DV'd.

    They went to the extent of getting Australian SB to interview my mothers husband in Aus.

    It is quite a serious document and I do agree about the temptation to enter 'yes' I do have terrorists in the family!!!!! But resisted.

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