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Just Wondering cos its on Friday
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I expect you will have a drugs test, its a pretty routine thing to do nowerdays..
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Just Wondering cos its on Friday
Hi - sorry to divert a bit,

I presume you had the interview for URNU - what was is like? How hard/competitive is it?


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I expect you will have a drugs test, its a pretty routine thing to do nowerdays..
I doubt that very much.

I've never heard of one, but I imagine it'll be fairly cursory, looking at whether or not you're medically fit enough to take part in URNU activities. So, height, weight, heart rate, blood pressure, that kind of thing. Like you'd expect from an average physical.

I do wonder why people really care about the contents though. Just have a shower, and pitch up wearing clean underwear on the off chance they ask you to strip down.
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I had mine recently, they check your height & weight, test your hearing, check your eyes(not as thorough as the opticians), blood pressure, blow into this (lung capacity)
They test your urine for sugar & protein levels. The doc looks in your eyes and ears, checks you have cold wet nose and nice shiny coat.

Looks at your joints, listens to your heart and lungs, drop and cough if applicable.

All you can do is turn up clean and ontime, you can't do anything to change your medical fitness so there's no point worrying about it.

Yeah, they get you to strip off so clean shreddies are just good manners!
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Just had an oasc medical, I can tell you what they did in that if you want, im sure its pretty generic to the RAF regardless of entry.
Split into 2 phases:

Phase1:

(a) Urine sample: top tip: drink lots of water and make sure you pee into the bottle midstream, ie: pee out a bit then pee the rest into the bottle. If you don't pee midstream it can give false positive results and you could potentially fail.
(b) Height and weight check.
(c) Hearing test.
(d) Full eye test. If you are going for a ground trade and wear glasses make sure you get a full sight test with your optician before you go, they can send results onto raf medical team.

Phase 2:

(a) Full top to toe examination of you checking:
Blood pressure
Pulse
Musculoskeletal examination
Checks your balls if you are a man
Spirometry
Physical examination of your abdomen

Hope that helps you.
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Hey Guys

Did it and passed

Cheers for the info helped me go in a bit more prepared

Thanks again
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Passed mine on Friday too (London)

Dr. seemed surprised I was wearing underwear and thanked me for doing so, apparently a lot of people turn up w/o boxers or anything else on to cover their manhood.

Medical was quick (bout 20 mins), lots of med. history questions first, urine test, general fitness (motion range, press ups etc), weight/height/bmi, blood pressure, hearing, eyesight, chest and general body examination.

For URNU medical no ball checking or blood needed.


Regarding interview question above, it was quite a grilling, but nothing too scary if you are prepared. Use the RN website to look up details on what the Navy is doing, get clued up on the main ship types, read the news for a few days before, be confident and be yourself. My Panel was three gentlement (Unit C/O, and two other guys, one was a serving Officer and the other retired)...they will ask a range of questions about why you want to join, about your studies, about you and your ambitions. And a few questions just to try and throw you
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Dr. seemed surprised I was wearing underwear
Well, it is the Navy...
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Well, it is the Navy...
Cheeky -.-
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digressing a bit - but just wondering once you finish the URNU (after a few years) do you have to give back the kit/shoes etc.?
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digressing a bit - but just wondering once you finish the URNU (after a few years) do you have to give back the kit/shoes etc.?
Yes, it has to go back (they do that to make you join the navy )
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Yeah, they get you to strip off so clean shreddies are just good manners!
Clean & not tighty whities.
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Im trying to join my URNU and im worried that my BMI is going to **** me over. im not the fittest and id be considered fat (BMI is 41 i think). Im 6ft 1 and 144kg, but 70 of that is muscle, so yeah im still fat but i dont want this to stop me being able to join.
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