It says that you need to have not had a seizure for 10 years to be accepted for the armed forces/navy.
However, what if you last had a fit 8 years ago, due to a growth spurt, and are no longer on medication for it?
Would you be able to get away and say that you don't have epilepsy on the medical form? (bearing in mind, not having a seizure for so long and not being on medication).
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- Thread Starter
- 08-03-2016 10:01
- 08-03-2016 10:04
Integrity is a massive part of being in the armed forces, your personal qualities are just as important as your fitness and suitability for the role. If you're found out to be lying there would be serious repercussions.
- 08-03-2016 10:13
I agree with Drewski.
Say you're on tour and you come under contact, there's bullets and explosions. One of your mates gets hit and you're trying to drag him to safety - but you have a seizure. Now your platoon have send out more men to save you and him.
Don't be a liability. Think of others before yourself.
Good on you for wanting to join, though. You've got plenty of time, no need to rush it.
- 08-03-2016 10:20
Medical standards are in place for a reason. The armed forces aren't a nice easy 9-5 desk job (well apart from the RAF ). Plus lying is a big no-no. Come back in 2 years and good luck then.