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.
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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.
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