RAF medical and BMI Watch

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Hi all,
Just worked out my BMI IS 25.8, is this likely to be okay?
I have heard there is an upper range limit of 28, although 18-25 is normal and preferred, and 26-30 is overweight but still okay if you haven't got any other medical issues?

Advice please?

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The min and max requirements are on the RAF Recruitment website and your age needs to be taken into account:

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/h...gibility-check
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You'll be fine, they are trialling higher BMI's at the minute anyway.
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You'll be fine, they are trialling higher BMI's at the minute anyway.
And what is the official source for this? When did the trial start? How long is it running for? What are the limits v age? Is it for male and/or female? Is it for all candidates or certain trades and branches? How is the information being used?

Actually, it doesn't matter. The RAF will publish information that applicants need to know and people should go by the eligibility requirements that are on the website.
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Thanks to all who responded, on checking the criteria it appears I'm fine!
Cheers
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And what is the official source for this? When did the trial start? How long is it running for? What are the limits v age? Is it for male and/or female? Is it for all candidates or certain trades and branches? How is the information being used?

Actually, it doesn't matter. The RAF will publish information that applicants need to know and people should go by the eligibility requirements that are on the website.
Libbywwfc is right, there is a higher BMI trial happening at the moment. Don’t know details but I am sure Adam can add more information.
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Libbywwfc is right, there is a higher BMI trial happening at the moment. Don’t know details but I am sure Adam can add more information.
I'm not saying there isn't, but it's not helpful saying "there's a trial" with no other information. What is an applicant meant to go on? As I said, the requirements are online.
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I'm not saying there isn't, but it's not helpful saying "there's a trial" with no other information. What is an applicant meant to go on? As I said, the requirements are online.
Which is why I said I am sure Adam can add the required detail, as he will know. You may find some things not helpful on here but others will; providing they are not factually incorrect then I have no issue. I am not sure that the requirements online will change as it is a trial but at least people know that there is a trail and therefore can ask the question of their doctor during their medical.
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They won't publish the information online as it is a temporary trial and they still want the applicants to aim for the actual requirements - I know it is an actual thing as I am currently I trialist
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Which is why I said I am sure Adam can add the required detail, as he will know. You may find some things not helpful on here but others will; providing they are not factually incorrect then I have no issue. I am not sure that the requirements online will change as it is a trial but at least people know that there is a trail and therefore can ask the question of their doctor during their medical.
Publishing details on a chat forum with a limited audience won't help the vast majority of candidates, and that's dependent on what information the AFCOs have as it could rest solely with the medical side.

Applicants need to meet the published BMI requirements. If they are outside the limits, there are other factors considered and they will be told what the next action will be. How does knowing there's a trial affect that? What would be people be asking?
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Already answered. Not wasting any more time with your comments on this subject.
(Original post by Surnia)
Publishing details on a chat forum with a limited audience won't help the vast majority of candidates, and that's dependent on what information the AFCOs have as it could rest solely with the medical side.

Applicants need to meet the published BMI requirements. If they are outside the limits, there are other factors considered and they will be told what the next action will be. How does knowing there's a trial affect that? What would be people be asking?
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