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Hi,

Sorry if this topic was already discussed, but I haven't found it anywhere .

I would like to know if I could join the Forces as a naturalised British Citizen?

Also, I have a thoracic scoliosis of cca 36 degrees (cobb angle) and a lumbar scoliosis which is around half of that.

I am interested in the Surface Warfare Officer position in RN... Is scoliosis a disqualifier right away? It does not prevent me from doing any sports or anything, I am a highly active individual...

Thanks,

M.
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I can't get the link to work, but 3rd result in this search:

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=royal+na...cal+conditions

It isn't in your favour but the final word would come from the RN themselves.
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I can't get the link to work, but 3rd result in this search:

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=royal+na...cal+conditions

It isn't in your favour but the final word would come from the RN themselves.
I know, I checked the RN website extensively out, but I figured that a Surface Warfare Officer is not going to have to carry a heavy pack touring around Afghanistan like a Marine or a Soldier would have to, so perhaps they would be more lenient to the fact that I have scoliosis which doesn't impair me in any other way..
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I know, I checked the RN website extensively out, but I figured that a Surface Warfare Officer is not going to have to carry a heavy pack touring around Afghanistan like a Marine or a Soldier would have to, so perhaps they would be more lenient to the fact that I have scoliosis which doesn't impair me in any other way..
Fitness standards are the same across the RN - and you would be expected to fight a ship-board fire and use heavy emergency equipment and drag people and equipment up and down decks.

As I said, it isn't a positive but you can only get a definitive answer from the RN.
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I know, I checked the RN website extensively out
Then why ask us? What do you think people here will be able to tell that the RN can't?
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Then why ask us? What do you think people here will be able to tell that the RN can't?

Yes I thought that I would perhaps be able to find someone who has some sort of experience with this on here.

Thanks for your reply (not).
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Yes I thought that I would perhaps be able to find someone who has some sort of experience with this on here.

Thanks for your reply (not).
As you will discover should you take it further, or if you investigated this forum, any medical issue like this is taken on a case by case basis. Someone else's experience is therefore irrelevant.

Pro's advice is the best you'll get here: everyone in the forces is expected to pull their weight. You are a warfighter first, your specialisation second.

Further, an attitude like that is, to put it mildly, unhelpful. If you don't like the questions, tough.
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