Will I get dropped by recruitment over an injury?


Hi guys, I'm currently in the process of joining the Royal Marines. It's my second time through the process as the first I failed the swim test and had to reapply. I currently have a date to start in about 4 weeks time and I recently suffered stress reactions in both shins. Still healing up and I won't be able to join on the intake date and I don't know when I will be healed, it could take months. Got my diagnosis on wed and I will contact my recruiter on Monday. Will I get dropped by recruitment for this or will I be able to get another start date when my legs are healed?

Thanks guys


War Hero
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As with all questions of a similar ilk, the best answers will come from the recruiting office. Monday will be a Bank Holiday and I very much doubt you will get an answer.

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War Hero
Pretty sure you’ll be asked to defer your entry to a later date as you shouldn’t go down to CTC with an injury. As said above, phone your AFCO Tuesday.