Pro-word: No-Wah! I have recently completed my post-graduate degree. Suddenly, I find myself with some time on my hands. I have considered giving my time to a youth organisation for about 5 years now (but I haven't the free time until now). To this end I have answered an Ad in the local paper from the County-ACF asking for adult volunteers. I have been invited to an interview in about a fortnight. I wear a neatly clipped "chinstrap" beard. There are a few reasons for this: A) I am pale skinned and dark-haired. This means that I look very "blue chinned" and disreputable due to 5-o'clock shadow almost as soon as I've put the razor down. B) My hair is very curly and I get razor-bumps every time I've tried to go clean-shaven. C) My wife likes it. So my questions are: 1) Will I get told to naff-off immediately for turning up to interview not clean-shaven? 2) Would I absolutely have to follow regular-army facial-hair rules if appointed to an ACF-detachment? 3) Do I have any sensible options both be an adult ACF member and to keep the facial fuzz? See a doctor and ask for a note re: razor bumps? Claim religious exemption? (I have Jewish roots, but I'm not Orthodox). Beg to be appointed Pioneer-Sergeant immediately? I'm sorry if I sound like I'm wanting to have my cake and eat it, but losing the beard would be a big step for me.