I am looking for some advice pls. My son just got a deferral letter this morning. He had Asthma as a baby, last in hospital aged 2. Although he gets prescribed inhalers, he doesnt need them. The doctor put that in his medical. He is devastated now, in tears. He's been in the Army Cadets for over 2 yrs, Lc Cpl, Marksman as well as others... I know he can do it, I know he can pass the fitness test but how can I get him to that? Has it been known to allow them a chance to prove their ability after a deferral letter. I am so scared for him, he is such a good guy and his life was the Army. Oh yeah ppl will say he's on 16 and he will get another chance but how can you tell a guy who has just had te worst news ever to keep trying.. He cant understand the decision. He cant accept the decision either, he gets annoyed because he WANTS this so bad. He's written a letter & posted it to the Medical Officer but I wont hold my breath. Any ideas?