Advice Please!

#1
Hi All, around 2 and a half years ago I applied for the Royal Navy and I failed the medical due to being colour-blind. However over the past year I applied for the Army and I passed selection and everything even though Im partially colour-blind. However, I feel that the Royal Navy would be more for me and im thinking of applying again, is there a chance that this time it wont hinder my application, as there are a vast range of jobs surely there must be a job that I can do? Any help/advice welcome.


Thanks

Shaun
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#2
There are different grades of colour perception.

Depending on the recruiting test score & the medical standards for entry in the chosen branch, there are a range of jobs available (usually RM, RN Logistics or some RN Engineering specialisations) which can accept a lower standard. The lowest acceptable grade for entry is Colour Perception grade 4 (CP4) and the various colour perception tests are listed here, on the RM Forum:Eyesight - the facts about mince pies

Those graded CP5 are unfortunately ineligible for Naval Service.
 
#3
Cheers for the help! its been odd as when I went for Naval medical and did the eye test, they graded me a CP5 :( however the Army graded me level 4. so im slightly confused!

Thanks
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#4
To be graded CP5 for the Naval Service an applicant would need to either fail to correctly identify different coloured stationery tabs or fail to correctly match and connect a set number of different coloured wires within a defined timescale.

Colour perception rarely changes, but the standard of the person conducting the tests may vary. If in doubt, speak to your RN AFCO staff to enquire whether a re-test is possible.
 

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