Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by c_mason, Feb 18, 2010.
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All infomation on medicals, medical appeals and all medical stuff.
Yes right away sir, just rushing to do it now...
Try again !!!
WTF are you on about?
Hi people. I was unfortunatly knocked back from joining the royal navy on medical grounds. I was going for an officer position however the royal navy declined me on the grounds that i would not be capable of withstanding the basic physical requirments of the navy.
I have a metal rod inserted into my right leg as a result of a cyst in my right femur. i have never broken it and it is now stronger than any average femur as my orthopedic consultant has assured. I am having to appeal and contenst the decision however i am just wondering if anyone out there can give me some advice on how to go about my appeal, or if anyone knows of any situations similar to mine and what their result was as i would love to know.
I am extreamly fit and capable of more than the basic requirments needed to join up. I am 20 years old male playing football, rugby leauge, swimming and going to the gym everyweek proving i am a very fit and active person who is not affected one bit by the metal pin in my leg. please send me some good news and your opionions on the matter or any advice too.
sorry first time i used this site, i thaught i was creating a new forum topic, nevermind.
Bracing myself for grammar corrections!
I thought officers should at least be able to spell correctly?? try using ......Thought or maybe League or even extremely!!!!! sorry had to correct your spelling Mr Officer.
Aaaaah... Refreshingly, I didnt have to wait long! :lol: :lol:
Couldn't resist if i hadn't done it someone else would of beaten me to it.
My bold. People in glass houses and all that. :wink:
PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULDN'T THROW STONES - "Those who are vulnerable should not attack others. The proverb has been traced back to Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Troilus and Criseyde' (1385). George Herbert wrote in 1651: 'Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.'
I like throwing stones
It is a good job that i am perfect and similar to god then, this does not leave me vulnerable.
However, i concur that throwing stones is fun.
Does anyone actually have any help for this unfortunate soul whilst we rip into his spelling and grammar?
Yeah throwing stones is great fun, but i don't think this is helping this poor chap with his dilemma !!!! 8O
Very true. Sorry Mr c_mason, no doubt angrydoc or one of the other AFCO folks will pop in and give you some information.
But it did pass away some time, hope you find the answer you need and good luck. :wink:
Sorry to hear about that mate, I have also got a metal rod in my left leg and a metal plate in my left arm, and I passed my medical and fitness test without any problems, I was waiting quite awhile from the navy specialist and I thought I would get rejected too.
These complex medical questions are best answered by AngryDoc, who is a RN Doctor.
He has been busy recently, but I have asked him to look at your question and get back to you. It may take a few days for him to reply, but he will.
Hope this helps.
Pending a reply from the man that can, the AFCO line is as follows:
All medical conditions differ, so forget about comparing your personal situation to that of another.
To appeal against a medical decision, you need professional medical evidence which supports your case & categorically proves you are as physically capable as a person without the need for metalwork implants.
You cannot appeal on the grounds that you feel the medical standards for entry are in themselves unfair, you can only appeal if you can prove they have been unfairly applied. (ie:if the service expert states the plates must be removed, then it isn't a rejection as there is a course of action available).
what a set of silly *****. i only came onto this site today to try get some help or advice. i have a life traveling the world shagin sluts and getting smashed. looks like you guys live on here you gimps. ohh dont show this to your mum that you probably still live with, shel ban you from using the pc and then your lives are probably not worth living. twats
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