Hello guys, girls, and officers. I've got a question for you all. I joined the army when i was 16 but a pretty bad leg injury made that have an unhappy ending in training. I was told to apply again in 3 years when everything had healed properly and it'd had time to go to **** again if it was going to. About a year after my MD i broke my jaw in 2 places, one on each side, don't ask how but anyway it meant having 2 bars screwed into the old mandible for the last 6 years. Problem is i never stopped wanting to apply again so here's my questions: 1. as far as i know the army will not allow applicants entry with metal stuff like this in them, is this still the case? 2. im going to book an appointment with my Doc on monday see what he says about getting them removed. Anyone know if it's possible on the NHS? or anyone with any idea what the doc might say? 3. If they can be removed and there's a waiting list (you know what the NHS is like), would the army do me a favor and put a rocket up their arrse and have me bumped up that list? see what i did? and 4. would the army want me to wait 3 years before i apply or simply just until the wounds from the operation have healed? any advice would be appreciated and please keep the amatuer surgeon offers to a minimum... and below Â£300 ta.