Is there another medical exam at HMS Raleigh?
In the time you are there, it's unlikely you will have time for a full medical, hence the pre-joining medical.snapdragon said:Is there another medical exam at HMS Raleigh?
The dental checks will be rigorous since they will have to treat you before leaving RALEIGH, but if you have already had a medical check-up then they will probably only make sure that nothing has happened since then (that you haven't lost a limb etc).jonny_quest said:I was under the impression that there was! I start on sunday and it says in the little raleigh book that we will undergo 'rigorous medical and dental checks'
Not being a submariner or medic, I can't really say for sure, but it will probably be checking your ability to undergo SM training (lung capacity, x-rays, whether your eardrums can cope with the pressure of the escape tank etc)jonny_quest said:It also says on the prejoining letter that as a submariner, i will under go a specialist submarine medical examination. Does anybody know what this will contain?
I know I am going back nearly 30 years but when I done my Submariners Medical at Dolphin they put us all in a Decompression Chamber and took us down to 30 ft.jonny_quest said:Thaqnks for the answers about the submarine medical!
Ii thought it would be the ear thing, luckily i can clear my ears! been checking at various heights (dont ask i liive in !!
the hills) I have been checking if i can clear my ears at different presures
So gone are the days of doing 2 x 30fts and 1x 60 ft ascents in your Speedos in a day and the next day doing your 100ft in the all in one suit ?janner said:You'll also need to be able to hold your breath
Seriously, good luck with everything, and enjoy the Tank. I think they do it the easy way now with the all in one suit, or can someone say if they still teach basic free ascent?