Another medical?

#3
snapdragon said:
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.

As andym has said, there are dental check ups and jabs though.

You will probably need a further, more thorough medical if you are going for Submariner or Diver however.
 
#5
Nicks said:
Asked my boy and he said No.

But lots of jabs and visits to dentist.

LOL,told you so! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


p.s. when i was at Raleigh there was a really nice lady Gob Gardener.A hooter in the eye took all the worry and pain away!
 
#6
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'
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?

Thanks Jonny
 
#7
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'
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:
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?
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)
 
#8
Thanks all. I wasn't sure, and didn't think it'd be necessary but i like to be prepared for these things! I don't mind a jab or two, and me teeth are spick and span :D

As for submariner, i suspect my lack of penis would mean the medics would have to turn me away ;)
 
#9
As Tatto dog said the SM medical is really just another PULHEEMS medical,they pay attention to your ears,if you cant pop them(like i said i couldnt)then you will fail.Also there is a dental check up as well,just to make sure you dont have any cracks or cavities.If you have passed the medicals so far then i cant see you failing the Sub one.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
#10
Snapper, its good to see that you realise that Women don't serve on British Submarines. A point not grasped by a couple of others.
 
#13
janner said:
Snapper, its good to see that you realise that Women don't serve on British Submarines. A point not grasped by a couple of others.
I was waiting to see who would spot that deliberate mistake. Ahem. :oops:

Oh, and you can't be a RN diver either Snapdragon.
 
#15
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
ta
JQ
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
#16
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?
 
#17
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
ta
JQ
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.
That soon found out if you could pop your ears !!

They must do something along those lines I would of thought ??
 
#18
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?
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 ?
 
#20
They still do the free asscents as far as i know, and then the big one (probably the 100ft) in the escape suit.

I was going to go for submariner before i sobered up and realised the error of my wasy, so i researched the training a bit.
 

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