I'm looking to join the URNU (Birmingham to be specific) this September when I start my university degree and I'm just wondering if anyone has any information on the fitness/medical requirements?
I'm aware of the requirements of the RN, and I can achieve the fitness standards. However, I don't meet the RN medical as I have a congenital cataract in one of my eyes. Essentially, I can't see out of it, but it's never posed as a problem to me before. I'm able to drive and I have driven boats/sailed without it affecting me.
Is the URNU likely to be as strict with the requirements, or would I be able to explain my eyesight problem and it'll be okay?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
URNU medical? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-01-2015 13:21
- 11-01-2015 15:44
Google "Chapter 110 University Royal Naval Units and Cadet Forces" as it contains some admin stuff for URNU;
"Medical entry standard. Entry Medicals are conducted under contract by CAPITA following guidance from AFCO ME’s with URNU medical entry criteria set and reviewed by Navy Command Medical Division. Candidates will be examined with the examination recorded on a form FMed1. Neither history nor examination should reveal any medical condition that might put them or others at risk during short duration periods at sea, and they must be able to save themselves and others in an emergency. Their uncorrected vision should be 6/60 or better correcting to 6/12 or better. Where doubt exists as to a candidate’s fitness, guidance may be sought from the Senior Medical Officer Service Entry (SMO(SE)). More complex cases are to be referred, with the FMed1, to SMO(SE) for definitive determination. Candidates retain the right to appeal following failure of Entry Medical, at which point FMED1 is to be forwarded to SMO(SE), with supporting documentation, for review and definitive determination."
However, it won't stop you from applying and seeing what happens! Keep a watch out at Freshers Fair!