Friend has mild disability and wants to join the TA. Possible???

#1
My friend has just said he’d like to join the TA with me when I’m ready to sign up myself, he has a very mild form of cerebral palsy but if he,


1. Doesn’t require any support at all.
2. Doesn't take any form of medication for it.
3. Can walk and run fine. (Can even out run me over short distances! Lol)
4. Can handle, fire and reload guns fine. (pellet guns, bb guns, air guns at fairs)
5. Passes all the army fitness tests.


Do any of you guys think he’ll be allowed to join the TA?


Worried about him signing up then finding out half way through that he can’t join. :-(
 
#4
I Very much doubt the MoD would want take someone on at risk who already has a disability such as cerebral palsy even if is mild currently, it's a complete mine field for them especially with an illness like this. You are apparently from a generation that has no idea a flat foot used to be a a drama.
 
#5
No I didn't see that post, why not if he is able bodied like the rest of us? He doesn't receive any disabled based benefits ie DLA, ESA, etc because he's fit for work according to the DWP.
Fit for work not To to serve. I call really poor wind-up; then again it's not Friday yet!m


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#7
I got a mate with mental issues can he be a para? Shit, yes, I suppose he can!


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#11
My friend has just said he’d like to join the TA with me when I’m ready to sign up myself, he has a very mild form of cerebral palsy but if he,


1. Doesn’t require any support at all.
2. Doesn't take any form of medication for it.
3. Can walk and run fine. (Can even out run me over short distances! Lol)
4. Can handle, fire and reload guns fine. (pellet guns, bb guns, air guns at fairs)
5. Passes all the army fitness tests.


Do any of you guys think he’ll be allowed to join the TA?


Worried about him signing up then finding out half way through that he can’t join. :-(
Were you and your mate at a military show last month going round the recruiting stands? No offence, but you really need to cut down on playing Call of Duty if you think it is acceptable for someone with mild cerebral palsy to join the TA/Army. Because it is the TA, doesn't mean it has lower requirements for medicals. It doesn't. These days you are expected to mobilise on Operations and with the way things are going, it might even be Syria next. Can you honestly say you'd be comfortable with your friend having Cerebral Palsy on Operations with a loaded weapon and rounds coming at him. It's not a video game!
 

OldSnowy

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#12
If he has the relevant skills, then do some investigating into the new cyber reserve, or whatever they are going to call it. I'm sure that they'd sign on Stephen Hawking in a flash if they could, and I've seen sights in one certain location that would put a mild CP sufferer at the very 'soft' end of the spectrum as regards fitness!

Seriously - if not that, then no, not a snowball in hell's chance - please explain this to him.
 
#13
Most people in the T.A have a mild disability.

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#14
The best way to get answers to questions like this is clearly on arrse, not from the recruiter type people, whoever they are these days.
 
#15
The best way to get answers to questions like this is clearly on arrse, not from the recruiter type people, whoever they are these days.
It's Capita, and if my past experience of that firm is anything to go by, applicants would be more likely to get a helpful and accurate response by writing their questions on a bit of paper and then putting it up their own bottoms, than asking Crapita employees.
 
#16
That may be so, but they are now the gateway.
 

Joker62

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#18
No but he can join as a sloppy if he can guarantee a steady supply of dogs.
Personally, I think going in as Infantry would be better as it doesn't require any kind of thinking or technical skill ;-)
 
#20
Now you've gone and done it! It was a lovely quiet morning and was about to put the bacon on for a sarnie - why didn't you just say you loved the SLR FFS!
 

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