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Rejection criteria for the Army...

Army: Admissions

I presume that this may have some relevance to those joining the Senior Service.

Commons Hansard: 21 Jan 08, Col. 1584W

Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what grounds rejections of applications to join the Army are made.

Mr. Bob Ainsworth [holding answer 17 January 2008]: Applications to join the Army can be rejected because of a failure to satisfy eligibility criteria in any of the following fields:

Age

Convictions

Driving disqualifications/endorsements

Debt

Drugs

Education standard

Eyesight

Gender (women are excluded from employment in ground combat roles)

Height

Indentured apprentice

Medical standard

Nationality

Parental consent (required for those enlisting below the age of 18)

Physical fitness

Record of conduct in previous service with armed forces

Religion (Satanists are not accepted for service with the Army)

Reserve liability to commonwealth armed services

Residency

Tattoos/body piercing

Weight/body mass index

The applicability of, and the standard required within, each criterion, can depend on whether an applicant is seeking to become an officer or soldier, and also which trade or arm of the Army the applicant wishes to join.
 
How come you can be a matelot Satanist and not a pongo Satanist?

Methinks there could be a valid discrimination case there, and maybe some compensayshun!
 
Streaky said:
How come you can be a matelot Satanist and not a pongo Satanist?

Methinks there could be a valid discrimination case there, and maybe some compensayshun!

There IS a valid discrimination case here. The Human Rights Convention makes it clear that it covers religious or similar philosophical beliefs! Then there is the issue of those Pentecostal churches that practice child torture/killings to supposedly drive out devils. If such people are allowed in, then so should Satanists.
 

dunkers

War Hero
I thought the matelot satanist in the news not so long ago had his religious views changed to "no religion" in order that he could practice satanism. As opposed to actually changed to "satanist".
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Streaky said:
How come you can be a matelot Satanist and not a pongo Satanist?

Ho-hum, the RN rules state:

"EXTREMIST GROUPS

Service life precludes membership or support for extremist groups or organisations. The Naval Service has a ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy towards discrimination or harassment and is determined to eradicate any such behaviour within the Service."

The caring, sharing "Currant (or should that be current, Norm?) Bun" however indicates otherwise, albeit 2004.
 
Ninja_Stoker said:
Streaky said:
How come you can be a matelot Satanist and not a pongo Satanist?

Ho-hum, the RN rules state:

"EXTREMIST GROUPS

Service life precludes membership or support for extremist groups or organisations. The Naval Service has a ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy towards discrimination or harassment and is determined to eradicate any such behaviour within the Service."

The caring, sharing "Currant (or should that be current, Norm?) Bun" however indicates otherwise, albeit 2004.

That excludes tree huggers then! ;) Sorry Norman..... :lol:
 
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