From being an air cadet at fourteen I was well aware a history of asthma prevents you from any tri-servce flying. However, as I didn't want to get to twenty-five and wonder 'what if?' I started my Pilot Officer (Aircrew) application about two years ago, from the earliest opportunity I declared my asthma, at my initial medical I declared it and had to do a one month peak flow diary and then return yet was graded fully fit. Long story short I passed every stage of selection and was boarded for the January intake at BRNC this year. I had sent all my pre-joining paperwork, personal essay etc and three weeks from reporting at BRNC for day one I received a phone call telling me I wasn't fit to fly, however I could perform any other role I like. Owing to some address confusion I've only received my confirmation today as to why I'm not fit and of course it's because I had infantile asthma. My question is what's the point in letting me progress all the way through the process, at a cost to the RN and filling up a spot that an applicant without a history of asthma could well have had, when from day one we've known that I am only applying for the role of pilot and I have a history (albeit one which could well have been misdiagnosed and be proven wrong with a gas challenge test) of asthma?