22 SAS and glasses.

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  1. Hi guys. I was just generally interested about something -

    Is it possible for a soldier to join the SAS if he wears glasses?

    I read a thread on here about this subject earlier, although it seemed to be fairly indecisive.

    I know people say glasses may be a problem when jumping out of a plane etc, but then again, there are people in the Parachute Regiment who wear glasses.

    Does anyone know if this is a yay or nay?

    EDIT: May I add before I get flamed, I am not actually thinking that I will be able to join the SAS, heck, I'm not even in the Army yet. I was just interested.
     
  2. It may be a bit of a problem when your doing the stealthy, underwater, insertion techniques course.


    sorry
     
  3. Ya will probs get flamed anyway. I dont know the answer really and i dunno who could tell ya. Maybe Phantom or Filbert
     
  4. I can't see why it would be a problem; could you not just get contact lenses?

    I'm sure one of 'them' will reply on here soon with all the info you need ;-) ;-) Whilst you're on i'd recommend asking them the colour of the boathouse.
     
  5. The eyesight test for THEM is as follows:

    1. Count the individual skin cells on a single flake of dandruff
    2. Read the classified ads in "The Times" at five hundred metres.

    Without glasses. If you can't do that, you're Donald Ducked, my son. :D

    MsG
     
  6. That's a good point, although could it be possible you could tape them when going in water, like the Paras might do for a parachute jump?

    Fair enough, I will wait to see if they read this.

    As a wearer of them, I would say contact lenses are possibly more of a hassle than glasses, due to the need to be regularly cleaned etc.

    :)
     
  7. im sure LoF SAS is recruiting. ;)
     
  8. no you cant, now sod off you blind cnut
     
  9. EDIT: May I add before I get flamed

    standby
     
  10. Sounds a little bit harsh ;)

    Seriously though, it probably is the case that you do need near perfect eyesight, sigh.
     
  11. Any proof? And no, I'm not blind.

    Also, you spelt c*nt wrong. Check your eyesight?
     
  12. Pay for a miraculous recovery at ultralase you blind cnut
     
  13. Perhaps they could but surely the arms of the glasses would prevent a water tight seal between skin and mask?
     
  14. Of course you can wear glasses, what do you think they use as part of their disguise :D

    they get these badgers except the mootah normally descends 'mexicana' style (for work in South American countries) down the side of the fizzer :D

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Seriously, why are some people on this site so up them selves?