Colour "Blindness" Deficency

#1
I am 15 and 9 months and have signed up to the Army to become a frontline soldier, I would like to go into the parachute regiment, But my optician is certain that the Army would NOT accept me because I am colourblind I have taken the Ishihara test and I failed miserably at it but if I concentrate long enough I can just work out the edges of the numbers,

I also have a meeting with the army on the 5th of September to discuss my application would they give me the information there and then?

I havent taken the "Holmes-Wright Type A Lantern Test" yet but would the Army recommend me taking it?

I think I am CP3

My questions are the above and

1) Will my colourblindess affect my choice of job?
2)What are the jobs classed in CP3?

Thank you

Louis
 
#2
I was categorised as CP4 at ADSC & this wasn't an issue as I was looking to enlist in the infantry.

Someone listed jobs available somewhere recently in the medical thread / joining up forum I believe (for CP4).
 
#3
Thanks for that, I was really getting depressed because i'm very fit and intelligent and I was really getting pissed off that my colour deficiency would be my only flaw but your post has enlightend me, Ill search around for that list but I do appreciate it
 
#4
Slx2005 said:
I am 15 and 9 months and have signed up to the Army to become a frontline soldier, I would like to go into the parachute regiment, But my optician is certain that the Army would NOT accept me because I am colourblind I have taken the Ishihara test and I failed miserably at it but if I concentrate long enough I can just work out the edges of the numbers, I think I am CP3
My questions are the above and
1) Will my colourblindess affect my choice of job?
2)What are the jobs classed in CP3?
REs ...............Electrician worth a try, then go 9 Squadron RE for Para
 
#7
Slx2005 said:
But I would like to be an infantry solider not an electrican
You'll be fine:

peaches. said:
According to: "TABLE 2 Minimum Medical Standards for Entry to the Army,
By Arm and Employment – Soldiers" from the PULHHEEMS Administrative Pamphlet 2007.

RAC - AFV Crewman

HCAV - AFV Crewman

RA - all

R SIGNALS - Information systems engineer, communication systems operator, EW systems operator, Driver lineman, Tech supply specialist.

Foot Guards, Infantry, PARA

RLC - Port Op, Driver, Driver Radio Op, Postal and Courier Op, Supplier, Pioneer, Chef.

RAMC - all

REME - tech storeman, rec mech.

AGC - mpgs, sps

RAVC

SASC

RADC

APTC

QARANC - student/qualified nurse, health care assistant.

CAMUS

Link to the full pdf if you want it: PAP_07. From a fellow colour vision mong.
 
#9
I'm not hurt, my cloak of facetiousness protects me from retorts! Good luck with whatever choice you make.
 
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