The REME full screw board results were out not too long ago and there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the eligibility for promotion whilst being downgraded. Firstly I know many people will be raring to have a go at those who have previously been promoted whilst being downgraded, and think they shouldn't have... but that's not where I'm going with this. Secondly, I didn't sit on the board and I'm not downgraded... so this isn't some sort of bitter and twisted thread! Apparently, according to a few I've spoken to, their SJAR's did make it to the board on time, they had excellent recommendations but the feedback through the chain has been; You're downgraded (varying from p3 to medically non deployable) and there will be a separate board. Your appendix 9 wasn't with your SJAR, and you will sit a separate board on clarification of it. Is this normal practise or is it part of, what seems, the Army's wider scheme on tightening its belt? I had always been under the impression that promotion was irrelevant of a soldiers medical fitness.