Getting my mate to join RM but 1 problem

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Im trying to get my *text deleted* to join the Royal Marines but the problem is that he has a slightly curved spine from slouching as a kid! i never noticed this till he told me! but would this stop him from *text deleted* in! my m8s with me now so if any replys replyto him through me if ya get me *text deleted*
 

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it would be an issue thats all i can say, as when it comes to final ex your carrying a 120lb Bergan 21lb webbin and 10lb rifle......enough said.
 

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Ye Ex Final Thrust! Well *text deleted* told him to apply if he wants to go 4 it! he can only try
 

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Yeah deff. give it a go.

The worst that can happen is you fail the medical.
 

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Why are you trying to "get" him to join?, he either want to or he doesn't, and if he doesn't he's ballsed before he starts


Or did I pick this up wrong?
 

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Why are you trying to "get" him to join?, he either want to or he doesn't, and if he doesn't he's ballsed before he starts


Or did I pick this up wrong?

He means his mate wants to join with him but hes unsure about his spine condition
 

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even if your mate cant join now just tell him to make sure he sits up strait or really works on his back muscles and then try later, if he really wants it then he'll do it. but as far as not getting in i didn't think it would be much of a problem, they will make sure his back is strait in drill training so his spine will soon sort out
 

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they will make sure his back is strait in drill training so his spine will soon sort out



think u have the wrong idea for the purpose of drill, it dosent medicasly fix problems *text deleted*
 

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think u have the wrong idea for the purpose of drill, it dosent medicasly fix problems *text deleted*

*text deleted* trust me i dont at all have the wrong idea at all about drill i know 100% what its about. im just saying it can help.

the amount of people that jump to conclusions or read things the wrong way on this site are unbelievable *text deleted* =P
 

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*text deleted* trust me i dont at all have the wrong idea at all about drill i know 100% what its about. im just saying it can help.

the amount of people that jump to conclusions or read things the wrong way on this site are unbelievable *text deleted* =P

Blah blah. At the end of the day, I think im right in making the assumptions that there aren't many doctors or skeletal specialists on here. However, I think *text deleted* there shouldnt be a problem with your mate joining unless he's previously been diagnosed of this medically, or treated for it. However, I think ninja may have something a little more official than the guesses which have been posted already.
 

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think u have the wrong idea for the purpose of drill, it dosent medicasly fix problems *text deleted*

thats not the purpose of drill training but it will help! his spine is curved because it has generally moulded into that shape by slouching but by getting into the habbit of sitting, standing and walking in the correct manner i.e. with a straight back, will eventually re-mould the shape of the spine *text deleted*
 

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Blah blah. At the end of the day, I think im right in making the assumptions that there aren't many doctors or skeletal specialists on here. However, I think *text deleted* there shouldnt be a problem with your mate joining unless he's previously been diagnosed of this medically, or treated for it. However, I think ninja may have something a little more official than the guesses which have been posted already.

blah blah blah...
 

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The medical guidance notes state the following MAY be a bar to entry:

Musculoskeletal disorders

Any abnormality that interferes with the ability to undertake military training.
Spinal abnormalities. Certain spinal operations. Recurrent back pain or sciatica.
Joint disease, pain or limitation of joint movement. Hypermobility (laxity)
of the joints, Bone or joint operations within the last 12 months. Anterior
cruciate ligament reconstruction (subject to slngle Service policy). Recurrent
joint dislocations. Severe deformity following fractures. Loss of a Iimb. Foot
abnormalities (e.g. club foot, hammer toe). Complete loss of either big toe.
Complete loss of either thumb. Arthritis and similar conditions


The advice, as always is don't give up at the first hurdle before even applying, definitive advice can be given by the Medical examiner at the AFCO. The problem with medical conditions is they vary, so even a Medical specialist (which none of us are) would be hard pressed to give a definitive answer online for many conditions which may vary in severity. It is even possible to be passed fit for RN service, but not RM in certain circumstances.
 

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Cheers Fella! *text deleted* advised that he should jst go for it! i personally *text deleted* think it will be a problem for him! hes an animal but RM training is hard no matta how fit u are
 
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