Hi I am due to mobilise at Chilwell on 13 June for a tour of Afghanistan. Yesterday I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy by the emergency GP. My right eye is the open one, so the ability to shoot is unaffected. My course of steroids to reduce the inflammation will be completed in 6days. Then it's just a case of facial exercises and a period of time before the facial paralysis reduces. My role in theatre will be HQ based combat support middle management. I am very keen not to miss out. I shall be visiting my own GP tomorrow for further advice on speeding up the recovery process. Any advice about the likely medical decision would be appreciated. Also anything I can get from my own GP to support my attendance at Chilwell. Any information would be appreciated, especially if I am likely to be not taken into service as I will be able to notify my employer. Thanks in anticipation.