Eyesight requirements for SBS(R)?

#2
I'd worry more about:
Passing your Medicals
Passing your AIB
Passing your Officer Training, then getting a bit of experience in your Branch.
Then you can worry about being Speshul.
 
#4
Have you hacked my Web Cam again Sgt P? That's my Speshul Ice Cream shop visit shirt hides the Tutti Fruiti stains nicley. Where's my Balloon!!!!
 

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#5
NZ_Bootneck said:
Have you hacked my Web Cam again Sgt P? That's my Speshul Ice Cream shop visit shirt hides the Tutti Fruiti stains nicley. Where's my Balloon!!!!
Sowwy, Jeffy... :oops: :twisted:

 
#6
NZ_Bootneck said:
I'd worry more about:
Passing your Medicals
Passing your AIB
Passing your Officer Training, then getting a bit of experience in your Branch.
Then you can worry about being Speshul.
Oh yes, what a great idea! I could apply, pass all of that and then have my application binned because they only accept type 1 eyesight.

Why didnt i think of that before?
 
#7
rnr77 said:
NZ_Bootneck said:
I'd worry more about:
Passing your Medicals
Passing your AIB
Passing your Officer Training, then getting a bit of experience in your Branch.
Then you can worry about being Speshul.
Oh yes, what a great idea! I could apply, pass all of that and then have my application binned because they only accept type 1 eyesight.

Why didnt i think of that before?
Yes passing all that will be sooooo easy won't it?
At your age (Born in '77?) by the time you've passed all the required training to be considered for SB you'll be in your late 30's anyhoo, probably a bit long in the tooth as well as a being a specs wearer.
I see from your other posts you're interested in playing 'Spooks' as well, have you read a lot of Andy McNab and got all the James Bond films on DVD?
Stick to your Paintballing.
 
#8
The ever helpful Ninja Stoker (A Recruiter at an AFCO so should know) had posted this yonks ago, the one you need to be looking at is The Swimmer Canoeist....

Most specialisations are: RM Other Ranks VA3, Colour Perception 4

Except

Aircrew VA1** Colour Perception 1
Snipers VA1** Colour Perception 3
Landing Craft VA1** Colour Perception 2
Swimmer Canoeists VA3** Colour Perception 3
** Contact lenses not permitted.


Current Visual Acuity Standards

Standard I (VA1)
Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/12N5, Left 6/12N5

Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses Right 6/6N5, Left 6/6N5

Refraction limit:
Total hypermetropia +3.00 sphere
Astigmatism +1.25 cyl
Myopia (in any meridian) -0.75 sphere or cyl +3.00 sphere


Standard 2 (VA2)

Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/24, Left 6/36.

Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses Right 6/6N5, Left 6/9N5

Refraction limit
Spectacle correction (in any meridian)
+3.00 sphere -2.50 sphere or cyl


Standard 3 (VA3)

Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/60, Left <6/60

Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses EITHER Right 6/6N5, Left 6/24N10 OR Right 6/9N5, Left 6/18N10 OR Right 6/12N5, 6/12N10.

Refraction limit
Spectacle correction (in any meridian)
+/- 6.00 sphere or cyl

Below VA3, unacceptable for RM or RN service.

VA3 is the minimum acceptable standard for entry as a RM Commando.

Optician Report (CHG31 dated 04/01/2008)

Following an in-Service issue where a person was unable to pass the Annual Personal Weapons Test (AWPT) due to the inability to close their left eye independently, all entrants to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, including their Reserve counterparts, must now have this physical ability checked during the entrance medical.

CHANGE TO CURRENT REGULATIONS

Annual Personal Weapon Test

It is a mandate that all personnel deploying to an operational theatre must have passed the Annual Personal Weapon Test (APWT). To fire an SA80 rifle effectively the user must be able to independently close the LEFT eye. As part of the Entry Medical FEMO’s are to test for the ability to close the LEFT eye independently. Those unable to do so are unfit for entry.
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