6-8 Weeks, my arse!

Gidion

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I applied to join RM mid february, but due to my having been in the army (briefly) they have to apply to the army for my medical documents. THis process was supposed to take 6-8 weeks. Its been amlmost 6 months now! Everytime i go in, or ring up, they tell me they are still waiting for some sort of clearance.

Is anyone else in the same sort of position, ors there anyway i can speed this up?

Peace
 

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hey mate sounds like *text deleted* really in the *text deleted**text deleted*
looks like *text deleted* fitness is in great shape , though wts this injury ?
 

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I messed my shoulder up climbing, its ok now tho, and my scores are getting back up to standard :) I suppose the plus side is is that *text deleted* had 5 months extra training and i feel really ready for prmc, but still.....
 

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yeh that is the positive side mate, last thing u want to be doing is going in unsure
*text deleted**text deleted* i still got a couple months to go yet, almost 8 months i shud think
good luck hope *text deleted* med papers come through soon
 

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Cheers mate, me too! My motivation is stronger than ever, its just doing my head in not knowing what is going on! You been waiting 8 months?
 

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*text deleted**text deleted* no i haven't got my dates yet for my medical, interview or anything.
but i think they'll most likely be in feb, only time when i got time *text deleted*, still in school.
 

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Six to eight weeks is the standard time for Kentigern House in Glasgow, to produce copies of your former Army service records. I've never heard of it taking 6 months for them to reply.

After your service records have been received, the AFCO write to the Captain of Naval Recruiting for permission to process your application (usually takes another 4 weeks) and then they will book you onto a recruiting test (which can take another 3-4 weeks).

From you submitting all your correctly completed application forms, proof of identification and producing your Army Red Book to be copied at the AFCO, it can take as little as 8 weeks to as much as 20 weeks to sit the Recruiting Test, providing there are no "glitches" with regard your former Army disciplinary record (Army Form B200) and you have been recommended further for service without any disciplinary or medical causes of discharge.

Short of applying for a temporary job at Kenigern House as a filing clerk so as you can hunt down the documentation yourself, there's little more you can do to speed it up I'm afraid.

(If you were medically discharged from the Army, it is highly likely that this will be the cause of delay on your application if the service specialists/consultants have to investigate your full medical history to establish whether you may be processed subject to passing further medical examination(s).)
 

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Thanks for the reply ninja. I went in after 3 months and was told that basically someone had messed up, so they had to send them off again. I wasnt medically discharged but was put down for 'DOE' (defect on enlistment) due to my being injured when i arrived at training. Il just sit tight and be patient. I know it'll be worth it!

Thanks again
 

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I applied to join RM mid february, but due to my having been in the army (briefly) they have to apply to the army for my medical documents. THis process was supposed to take 6-8 weeks. Its been amlmost 6 months now! Everytime i go in, or ring up, they tell me they are still waiting for some sort of clearance.

Is anyone else in the same sort of position, ors there anyway i can speed this up?

Peace
I was also in the army (briefly) and it took them about 3 weeks to get my medical info, but they still carried on going through the process while they waited.

Just sounds like your AFCO is crap, keep chasing them up and see if you can get the contact details for where they have applied and chase them up yourself.
 
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