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Royal Navy Application Concerns

Hi All,
I'm new to all this so please bare with me, I've recently passed my Navy Recruitment Test and have scored as required for an aircraft engineer. But I was born with talipes to the right ankle and I know through a failed attempt to join the RAF the armed forces state that I do not meet the criteria to join medically, When I was seven months old I had an Achilles tenden release and once the cast was removed at approximately 18 months I have never had an issue with it, My current job as a vehicle technician means I'm on my feet all day and I go to the gym and excersize very regularly. Is there anything I can do/ information I can get to 'wax seal' that my ankle won't be a problem and to help me should it turn into an appeal process again?

Many thanks,

Ross
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
RN, Army & RAF medical standards are pretty much the same.

You cannot appeal against the mandated standards but you can, with sufficient qualified medical evidence demonstrate you are fully fit to enter (assuming the condition itself or the treatment is not an outright bar). If you take a training diary, in addition, to your medical you can demonstrate the ability to undergo rigorous physical exercise without issue, together with the medical supporting evidence.

The standards applied can be found here: http://www.arrse.co.uk/community/at..._6-7-4_annex_k_jsp_346_3_12_apr06-pdf.188443/

Good luck.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Having failed for the junior service would this not rule him out, reading between the lines it looks as though he has already been through an appeal with them @Ninja_Stoker
 
I will look into this and see if I should continue with my application or if I'm wasting my time, thank you for your advice, I appreciate it :)
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Best of luck.

Appealing because you may not agree with the medical standards for entry is pretty much putting oneself on a hiding to nothing as they are non-negotiable. But if there is a degree of latitude with regard the severity of the condition or you can demonstrate the diagnosis was incorrect, then it may be worth investigating.

Incidentally the RN uses the same contracted medical examiners as the RAF, as well as the same Joint Service Publication.
 
Hi all,

an update as to where I am, my medical is tomorrow and I've found two sets of medical preclusions.

One clearly baring me from entry and the other clearly stating that if it doesn't interfere with basic military training I should be ok.

Should this turn to an appeal process could I use this as some evidence? I also have a letter from the surgeon who operated on me if that'll help?

All I can be assured about is it's a grey area still, because the forces don't put anyone with medical authority in the Afcos or in the call centres so I can't get a clear answer on whether or not it's best to cancel my application now to save time and government money.

I'm completely unsure of how it's going to go but I feel that I'm every bit as capable as the next person. I mean I learned to walk In the cast that was correcting my talipes 2 months after it was put on and 5 months in I was walking on it.

Lastly, what is the dress code for the medical? Is it a P.E kit or casual attire?

Many thanks,

Ross
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
AFCOs do not unfortunately employ individual occupational health specialists at each location. The medical standards, as stated are Tri-Service and the Navy uses the same contracted medical examiners as the RAF, so the outcome, without supporting medical evidence, is likely to be the same.

Hopefully you have acquired copies of your medical records relating to the condition, together with supporting medical evidence as previously advised. If you take them with you to your medical appointment it will hopefully avoid a delayed decision and without the need for an appeal.

The dress code for the Royal Navy medical is the same as the RAF medical - clean and casual is advised and applicants should be aware they will be required to undress down to underwear.

Best of luck - please let us know how you get on.
 
Okay thank you :)
whether or not I pass I would like to thank those who have replied for your help I really appreciate it :)
thanks
Ross
 
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