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Well lads, I recieved a bad letter today stating that my medical appeal was unsucessfull.

This was absolutley heart breaking and I managed to hold myself together until I got home and had a nice little cry for the first time since I was about 10.

This had meant everything to me and I was quite positive about the appeal so it came as a nasty shock.

My plan now is to call the army and ask what the story is as one of my friends older brothers in the infantry has an extremly similar medical history. If that fails then I will try the Irish army and i would definatly be looking at the ranger wing.

All I can say is thank you to everybody, this is an fantastic site with brilliant people and I truley wish you the best with your respective careers.

All the best.
 

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Not the end of the road, more a speed bump along life’s road.

Sometimes the road takes us in directions we did not plan, to places we perhaps had not thought about.

You are young and there is still a long road before you.

Good luck in whatever route you choose.
 

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Thank you very much.
Thats just an example of the calibre of people on this site, always looking out for one another.

Just wondering do the army have the same medical standards. I can also produce more medical evidence which might help my case. I am reluctant to apply to the defence forces because one of my big driving factors was the challenge and sence of achivment if i got that green lid. Also i fear I will be just doing humanitarian work with the idf nlt actual soldiering
 

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There are good opportunities to be equally proud of your achievements in the Army! The Parachute Regiment is excellent if a bit bonkers!! :confused: and there's also opportunities to get a green lid through the Artillery and Engineers! Not guaranteed tho.

Be careful with the Army AFCO'S however, as they can tend to steer you into a role your not really wanting. Be sure of what you want! And do your research first.

All the very best.
 

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Well lads, I recieved a bad letter today stating that my medical appeal was unsucessfull.

This was absolutley heart breaking and I managed to hold myself together until I got home and had a nice little cry for the first time since I was about 10.

This had meant everything to me and I was quite positive about the appeal so it came as a nasty shock.

My plan now is to call the army and ask what the story is as one of my friends older brothers in the infantry has an extremly similar medical history. If that fails then I will try the Irish army and i would definatly be looking at the ranger wing.

All I can say is thank you to everybody, this is an fantastic site with brilliant people and I truley wish you the best with your respective careers.

All the best.

I am sorry for you mate, that sounds awful.
I would just like to say I have enjoyed reading your posts on this site and I hope that you stay on the forums in the future.
It struck me that that last paragraph specifically, with you wishing everyone else well, and the overall tone of your post shows you cared a great deal about this and it shows great promise for your future. I would like to think I could show such great attitude in the event of a PMU, but I doubt it.

Best of luck with your army aspirations :)
 
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Medical standards are applied differently in the Army so it is definitely an option worth pursuing. I am a great believer in fate and having been turned down by another service I have had a fantastic career and never regretted a second of it. As has already been stated, if a green lid is the goal, there are opportunities from engineers, gunners and loggies. Trust me it is not the end of the world even if it feels like it at the moment.
 

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Sh!t news mate but good luck in whatever you choose. There’s plenty out there for you. Feel free to stick around though I’m sure you can still learn a lot from this forum.
 

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There are good opportunities to be equally proud of your achievements in the Army! The Parachute Regiment is excellent if a bit bonkers!! :confused: and there's also opportunities to get a green lid through the Artillery and Engineers! Not guaranteed tho.

Be careful with the Army AFCO'S however, as they can tend to steer you into a role your not really wanting. Be sure of what you want! And do your research first.

All the very best.

Thank you arny.
My next choice would definatly be the paras, however I fear they would have the same medical entry standards. Only one way to find out though as i will be calling them tommorow.

Also does anyone have any expirience working with the irish rangers or has anyone heard anything about them. I get the impression they are irelads sf but the way i see it ( bear in mind this is based off wikapiedia research) they are more like armed police.

I am sorry for you mate, that sounds awful.
I would just like to say I have enjoyed reading your posts on this site and I hope that you stay on the forums in the future.
It struck me that that last paragraph specifically, with you wishing everyone else well, and the overall tone of your post shows you cared a great deal about this and it shows great promise for your future. I would like to think I could show such great attitude in the event of a PMU, but I doubt it.

Best of luck with your army aspirations :)
Medical standards are applied differently in the Army so it is definitely an option worth pursuing. I am a great believer in fate and having been turned down by another service I have had a fantastic career and never regretted a second of it. As has already been stated, if a green lid is the goal, there are opportunities from engineers, gunners and loggies. Trust me it is not the end of the world even if it feels like it at the moment.
Thanks lads it really does mean alot. Im a big beliver in no matter how much it hurts, just get on with it move on focus the mind on another thing and assess the situation at a later date without the emotions or schock.
 

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. Feel free to stick around though I’m sure you can still learn a lot from this forum.

Thanks mate. Well ive been low key addicted to this site since I found it so it would definatley be a change to stop scrolling through old posts every free second i have. I mean social media barley gets a look in.
 

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Thank you arny.
My next choice would definatly be the paras, however I fear they would have the same medical entry standards. Only one way to find out though as i will be calling them tommorow.
No they don't have the same medical entry standards. You should be fine depending on what the problem is.

Seen lads been PMU form the navy and pass the Army's medical.

Best of luck.
 

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No they don't have the same medical entry standards. You should be fine depending on what the problem is.

Seen lads been PMU form the navy and pass the Army's medical.

Best of luck.
Thanks
Woukd the paras medical differ from the rest of the army?
 
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I am a little outdated but I am pretty sure the med standards are the same, it is just the PT standard that is higher. Your Army careers advisor will confirm.
 

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Well lads, I recieved a bad letter today stating that my medical appeal was unsucessfull.

This was absolutley heart breaking and I managed to hold myself together until I got home and had a nice little cry for the first time since I was about 10.

This had meant everything to me and I was quite positive about the appeal so it came as a nasty shock.

My plan now is to call the army and ask what the story is as one of my friends older brothers in the infantry has an extremly similar medical history. If that fails then I will try the Irish army and i would definatly be looking at the ranger wing.

All I can say is thank you to everybody, this is an fantastic site with brilliant people and I truley wish you the best with your respective careers.

All the best.

Just a different path. As long as you apply the commando values to anything you do, you can’t go wrong.
Stick around and keep us updated with your progress.
 

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In terms of the Army medical, I have to complete a 6 month training diary to the very minimum of 3 X 20 minute runs and 1 x 15kg 6 mile walk per week on account from a knee injury.

Not sure what you were PMU for but I have a colourful medical history aside from the knee injury and I’m confident I’ll pass the medical once this in complete.

Hope this helps
 

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I am a little outdated but I am pretty sure the med standards are the same, it is just the PT standard that is higher. Your Army careers advisor will confirm.
Thanks mate.
Just a different path. As long as you apply the commando values to anything you do, you can’t go wrong.
Stick around and keep us updated with your progress.
Definatley.
In terms of the Army medical, I have to complete a 6 month training diary to the very minimum of 3 X 20 minute runs and 1 x 15kg 6 mile walk per week on account from a knee injury.

Not sure what you were PMU for but I have a colourful medical history aside from the knee injury and I’m confident I’ll pass the medical once this in complete.

Hope this helps
Ya i hope so. Im going to try to build a bulletproof case and get a few extra tests done so hopefully Ill be ok.
 

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Shadow Frog is right, the Army's medical standards are the same regardless of what you wish to join.
 

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No they don't have the same medical entry standards. You should be fine depending on what the problem is.
In broad terms, the medical standards for entry, contained in JSP950 are the same.

The Royal Marines, due to their numerical size, the rigourous demands of the job and correspondingly smaller budget, tend to apply the standards more rigidly in many areas. This is particularly apparent with regard a history lower limb injuries or other musculo-skeletal disorders.
 

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In broad terms, the medical standards for entry, contained in JSP950 are the same.

The Royal Marines, due to their numerical size, the rigourous demands of the job and correspondingly smaller budget, tend to apply the standards more rigidly in many areas. This is particularly apparent with regard a history lower limb injuries or other musculo-skeletal disorders.
It was linked to a history of fainting. What I gather is that while they agree it extremly unlikly to happen there is no definate reason it happend. Im going to get a letter from a specialist in the area and do a tilt table test so hopefully it might work. Im going keep the phys ticking over over cristmas and if i think theres a chance with the paras start ramping it up again.
My friends are the best, as soon as i texted him saying I failed the medical instad of texting condolences or whatever which would be super akward, he just said "want to come volunteering in thailand" so short term thats my next move, go there have an expirience, get my head straight, decide what to do next.
I think my biggest dissapointment in failing is I will always wonder what if.

I guess ill just have to replace my goal of a green beret with a sand coloured beret, joke(or maybe not).
 

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Well lads, sitting on the train to belfast having a little reflection on the last couple of months.
I passed the army medical and am on my way to my adsc now.
Saying i was estatic to pass the medical is a massive understatnent.
Ive decieded to go for the Royal Irish Regiment.
Big thanks to everyone on the site. Ive learned alot from this site from phys advice right through to learning from the attitude of serving and potential members of the royal marines.
There will always be a place in my heart for the marines and wondering if i could have done it but hopefully I will get other chances in my potential career to prove to myself I have that mindset.
Again big thanks to all
 

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Well lads, sitting on the train to belfast having a little reflection on the last couple of months.
I passed the army medical and am on my way to my adsc now.
Saying i was estatic to pass the medical is a massive understatnent.
Ive decieded to go for the Royal Irish Regiment.
Big thanks to everyone on the site. Ive learned alot from this site from phys advice right through to learning from the attitude of serving and potential members of the royal marines.
There will always be a place in my heart for the marines and wondering if i could have done it but hopefully I will get other chances in my potential career to prove to myself I have that mindset.
Again big thanks to all

Nice one mate! Good luck and let us know how you get on at ADSC
 
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