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grumbleweed

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Hey guys.
I got a phonecall the other day after applying for SAS (r) saying that the doc wouldn't pass me for medical after seeing my docs.

What are the immediate end-ex for stopping an application? I have been to the doc about my back before - could this be it? Is this going to affect my application for RM?

Looking to try a different tack and go for RMR Officer- previously RN Officer.

Regards
 

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Hi, welcome to the forum.

Not knowing what medical condition you have makes it rather difficult to give a definitive answer unfortunately & even then, the Medical Examiner is the only one qualified to advise. Some of the conditions listed under medical standards for entry can be a permanent bar to entry, particularly if you were discharged on medical grounds from regular service.

The SAS(R) tend to recruit direct entry individuals with specialist experience elsewhere, which is sought by the Regiment- Most of it being for use in the support role rather than in the frontline active-service role unless you have previous service in that area (AACC RN Commando for example). Similarly the medical standards for entry for RMR and SBS(R) are the same as those for regular service. Unfortunately a medical bar to entry for the SAS(R) is quite possibly going to be the same for the RMR in most cases, however the only person able to give a qualified answer is the medical examiner at your local AFCO as previously indicated.

In short, there's only one way to find out for sure.

Good luck
 
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