Applying for mine clearance diver

Div22

Midshipman
#1
I just applied to be a mine clearance diver but I have two plates in my right forearm. They don't cause any issues with exercise. Would this hinder my application?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#2
It depends where they are, why they are there, whether they still need to be there and whether there are an restrictions now or likely in future.

In short, no-one can really give a definitive answer until the relevant medical expert scrutinises your medical history relating to the issue.

Best of luck.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#4
Thanks ninja, hopefully they give me the all clear!
I genuinely hope so too - we want people to pass!

Top tip - get a complete copy of your medical records relating to the injury including dates & location/extent of the break, the treatment, surgical procedure, rehabilitation, etc., and take it all to your first Medical Appointment - It should greatly speed-up the process.
 

Div22

Midshipman
#5
They actually have all that. I was discharged with my arm im May from basic training. But the kind of discharge means I don't have to wait to re-apply and to come back as soon as I'm fit. I've gone away and got it all sorted I had minor adhesions that still hasn't been sorted. But I've had physio(which I actually should of had a while ago) to sort the issue and I'm doing a lot of crossfit/heavy lifting and circuits. I just hope the plates have nothing to do with the job itself, like to do with the pressure or anything.
 

Div22

Midshipman
#6
Although I changed to diver as it was my original choice but I was to young when I applied. Thought I'd take advantage of the opertunity.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#7
Not quite sure I understand - were you medically discharged in May this year due to an injury that occurred in training, were you discharged because of an undisclosed pre-existing injury (your arm), or did you PVR from training a few months back, having declared the injury at your initial medical?
 
#10
I inured it but it wasn't mager. Sometimes I get discomfort due to adhesions that need to be broken down. But they took it as an injury and discharged me.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#11
If discharged due to an undisclosed, pre-existing injury which wasn't declared and cleared at the AFCO Medical examination, then whilst the individual may re-apply when fit to do so, it is not assured. Technically, it could be viewed as a fraudulent application and re-entry is therefore not guaranteed. This isn't because of the type of injury but by virtue of the fact it was not disclosed when originally and specifically asked.
 
#14
[QUdoesn't help by using strange new wordsiv22, post: 1268454, member: 28407"]Sorry I'm not being very clear here![/QUOTE]
It doesn't help by using strange new words. Mager? Madure?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#17
To be honest, it's like pulling teeth trying to get the true facts surrounding the circumstances of re-entry - an evasive individual starts alarm bells ringing.

If the individual physically joins, swears the Oath and Attests (signs-on), then is discharged, they are classed as an untrained re-entrant and require approval to be processed - based on their former service.

If the individual is discharged and sent home before physically "signing-on", they can apply without the need to get approval but must still be passed fit to enter and pass all expired elements of selection - Including re-taking the recruit test if they have not already scored high enough for their chosen branch.

If the plates went in before joining & were not declared at the AFCO medical, then any subsequent injury is entirely the fault of the individual. If it was declared upfront & the injury was attributed to training, then they must be passed fit before eligible to rejoin.
 

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