Hi all, i'm new here and not in the Navy, though i'm working towards it. For a while now i've been preoccupied with thoughts of joining the Navy, but only now am i doing something about it. I went to my local AFCO and have got all the application forms and fitness test information and suchlike. My only problem is that i'm on the waiting list for an operation, and i know that this is a temporary hold on the application process. But my question is this: Can i apply anyway and have my application deferred, or do i have to wait until my operation's finished before i apply? It's only a minor laparoscopy, and i desperatly want to be able to apply (especially as i could be made redundant very soon, and want to be moving towards a career, at least). I'm probably going to fill out the forms anyway and ask the guys at the AFCO, but if any of you people could give me an answer, that'd be great! Thanks!