I applied for the army in Feb this year and was rejected. I have since decided to appeal against the decision. Until yesterday my GP decided to give me a letter, stating I was fit and healthy in his opinion to join the Armed Forces.
There is two reasons why I was rejected.
1) I was sexually assualted as a child and self harmed through it. I was really disgusted by this.
2) Asthma, I have never had an Asthma attack but I have had inhalers as a precautionary method. My last prescribed inhalers were...July 2008. I only got these as I was moving abroad and did not trust the health services in the country I was moving too.
I took my GP's letter in to the Army Careers Office today and they said they would post it up to Glencourse for me. He said he does not know whether I will be rejected or not. I don't think this is fair, if I have studied Martial Arts for nine years and never had any problems doing that, same as running and swimming. I have ran cross country since I left school