Height restriction?

FrancisL1991

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I'm 5'7.5" (171cm) and I know i'm tall enough but what are the height restrictions for applying to be a RMC?
 
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critchmufc

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dont think there are any height restrictions for maximum height, but lowest is like 5'5" something like that
 

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I dont think there is a maximum hight, my friend on the other hand is 6.3 and couldnt apply to be in the Raf, i think he wanted to be a pilot tho.
 
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sorry, wording error

i meant whats that as a foot/inche value
 

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Minimum height is 151.5cm.

Chicogiz; said:
I thought it was 90cm?

Sometimes one cannot help but feel as though I'm destined to have a lead role in the remake of "Groundhog Day"....

Min height is 3 foot 2

That means Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy & their mates can join.:wink:

At risk of being a pedant, the minimum height is actually 151.5cm

The reason for this, for those that are curious, is because of damage control considerations aboard a warship. If you're shorter than this, you cannot reach the top hinged clip on a water-tight door & could therefore jeopardise ship safety.


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The issue with tall people, is that it's only an issue when working with aircraft.

Naval Aircraft Handlers have a minimum height of 166cm so they can reach the cockpit release on a Harrier to hoik the pilot out . Likewise the same trade must be no taller than 193cm so as you do not suffer the effects of blade "sail" & "dip" when working under the rotor disc of a helicopter. The "effects" being decapitation.

The only other restriction for tall people is fast-jet pilots whose femur must be below a certain length (no, I haven't a clue which specific length) to avoid leaving their kneecaps behind when they eject.

A little while back I attended a secondary school careers event with a sailor who was 6 foot 8 inches & a marine, who was "fun-sized" (you could have put him in your pocket were it not for the fact he's just specialised as swimmer canoeist). A young girl, in total innocence, came across and asked if there were any height restrictions, to which the marine replied, (before I could stop him): "Does it bloody look like it?"
 

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im 6 ft 5...:D

I know a few kiwi's that height, they usually have arms size of tree trunks too.

A little while back I attended a secondary school careers event with a sailor who was 6 foot 8 inches & a marine, who was "fun-sized" (you could have put him in your pocket were it not for the fact he's just specialised as swimmer canoeist). A young girl, in total innocence, came across and asked if there were any height restrictions, to which the marine replied, (before I could stop him): "Does it bloody look like it?"

My tea shot out my nose and hit my keyboard that was so funny.
 

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I imagine as a 6 foot 8 sailor, your first couple of months on board ship will require a lot of Nurofen. All those low hatches and pipes.
 

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The really weird thing about extremely tall people in the Navy, is all those I've come across seem to be submariners. Believe me, some types of submarine are quite cramped- hence submariners specialist pay is, to my mind, well earned. Butterfly stitches, sticking plasters & NSAIDs are indeed a common sight.
 

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