My son who is 15yrs old has been deperate to join the Army for the past 2 years after having been a cadet since he was 12. He recently started the recruiting process and attended serveral 'nurture' days with the Recruiting Office where he passed all the tasks that are normally ran at selection with flying colours. He runs the mile and a half in 9mins 10sec without pain or problems and had chosen the AAC as his career path and was really looking forward to attending Harrogate AFC. This week he attended his official selection and was looking forward to starting his army career when he turns 16 next week. Being a really fit and healthy young guy you can imagine his surprise when he was told at his medical that he was being 'deffered' for hyper extension of his right knee. He was told that as there was more than 10 degrees of extension then he could not join he Army. To say he was gutted was an understatement. He has been in tears for the past few days and i have have had to deal with a truly pi***d off teenager. Is there anyone out there that had the same problem ? What did they do and is there an appeal process in this type of situation? Or if he manages to get his knee repaired will the Army re-consider taking him on. Can anyone help ????