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    I am fully aware of the countless posts on here about asthma and I can guarantee I've sifted through just about all of them however, I wonder if anyone can give me some advice.I am currently 16 years old and on prescription for asthma which was diagnosed for me at a very young age. However, as I have got older the affects and symptoms no longer seem to occur to me and I have decided that if I am going to pursue a career in the Army I need to come of my inhaler prescription now and wait the 4 YEARS before applying (I plan to study for A levels and a degree in this time). I am just wondering if the army would still accept me as a new recruit even after being 4 years free of any symptoms as I have read so many stories,of people being declared medically unfit for similar situations such as mine.

    Just to clarify I have never had an asthma attack and I am fully fit (I run cross country for my county and I am a member of my local running club, triathlon club and football club)

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    Hello

    I am fully aware of the countless posts on here about asthma and I can guarantee I've sifted through just about all of them however, I wonder if anyone can give me some advice.I am currently 16 years old and on prescription for asthma which was diagnosed for me at a very young age. However, as I have got older the affects and symptoms no longer seem to occur to me and I have decided that if I am going to pursue a career in the Army I need to come of my inhaler prescription now and wait the 4 YEARS before applying (I plan to study for A levels and a degree in this time). I am just wondering if the army would still accept me as a new recruit even after being 4 years free of any symptoms as I have read so many stories,of people being declared medically unfit for similar situations such as mine.

    Just to clarify I have never had an asthma attack and I am fully fit (I run cross country for my county and I am a member of my local running club, triathlon club and football club)

    Thanks
    Hi, It's ArmyJobs here,

    You are welcome to apply for the British Army when you 3 years clear from asthma (by the time you are due to start you will be around 4 years clear). It would be a good idea to see your GP to obtain a statement that you are no clear (if this is the case) and free from medication, then submit this with your application form.

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    Hi, It's ArmyJobs here,

    You are welcome to apply for the British Army when you 3 years clear from asthma (by the time you are due to start you will be around 4 years clear). It would be a good idea to see your GP to obtain a statement that you are no clear (if this is the case) and free from medication, then submit this with your application form.

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    ArmyJobs
    Thank you very much for this information. Would it in any way hinder my application with the fact that I would have a recent past history of asthma (once 3 years clear) or would it no longer be hinderence for me in the application process?

    Many thanks
 
 
 
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