Medical

#1
Completed my medical for TA last night and all was ok except the fact the doc stated that I was colour blind. I've never noticed thsi before, but seems I have trouble distinguishing between dark browns and dark reds.

Does anyone know if this is going to stop me joining up as nobody at the Recruiting Office seemed to know for definite. Apparently, it is a condition common in most males.

Any help or advice greatly recieved...
 
#3
I was looking to join Infantry, MG's to be precise, so best to keep my fingers crossed eh?
 

RP578

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
Your Colour Perception grade does effect your trade choice, but from what you describe I very much doubt that you'll be barred from any role in the Infantry.
 
#6
TVM
 
#7
I have red-green colour blindness, wasn't allowed armoured or artillery , infantry should be fine...
 
#10
My 2p worth, I believe its mainly the "technical" corps that will see colour perception as being a problem. ie Signals REME arty etc. However thats not to say you cannot join the sigs as an op or something, just being a techy would be a bit difficult.
 
#11
Polar69,

just want to get my feet cold and have boots on the ground as a simple rifleman so things are looking a bit more positive than 24hrs ago
 
#15
Markintime said:
paywog said:
Markintime said:
I'm honestly not up to date but if your pulheems are FE then no problems.
Obviously not up to date!! FE is now FD and has been for at least 12 months!

PW
What does FD stand for then and what are the other cats?
From PULHEEMS Pamphlet 2007 (Issued Sep 07)

FD = Fully Deployable on OPs
LD = Limited Deployability on OPs
RE(PP) = Pregnant
ND = Non Deployable on OPs
HO = Home Only (UK/Belgium & Germany)
HO (UK) = Home only UK
None = Undergoing treatment (normally upgradeable within 12 months)
 

RP578

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
5.56mm said:
I remmeber at ADSC some lads couldn't go inf because of colour blindness, stand to be corrected though.
I would very much doubt that he would have been barred due to colour blindness. The Army uses the Ishihara book for the initial test. If you prove red/green blind on the book, you are automatically graded as CP3 and then, if you are trying for a trade that requires a certain level of Colour Perception, you are given the HW Lantern test. No one is graded above a CP2 on their initial medical unless they are becoming a pilot or SAS soldier I believe.

Innuit, mate you shouldn't have anything to worry about as a grunt. Indeed colour blindness for some odd reason, assists in detection of camouflage so I'm told.
 
#17
paywog said:
Markintime said:
paywog said:
Markintime said:
I'm honestly not up to date but if your pulheems are FE then no problems.
Obviously not up to date!! FE is now FD and has been for at least 12 months!

PW
What does FD stand for then and what are the other cats?
From PULHEEMS Pamphlet 2007 (Issued Sep 07)

FD = Fully Deployable on OPs
LD = Limited Deployability on OPs
RE(PP) = Pregnant
ND = Non Deployable on OPs
HO = Home Only (UK/Belgium & Germany)
HO (UK) = Home only UK
None = Undergoing treatment (normally upgradeable within 12 months)
Thanks for that.
 
#18
I was looking to join Infantry, MG's to be precise, so best to keep my fingers crossed eh?
You should be fine. I got CP4 at ADSC, meaning I failed both the Ishihara cards, and the lantern test but still got accepted as a combat medic. I can't see it being a problem for infantry. I actually read somewhere that us colour blind folk are better at picking out people in camouflage. who knows!
 
#19
You should be fine. I got CP4 at ADSC, meaning I failed both the Ishihara cards, and the lantern test but still got accepted as a combat medic. I can't see it being a problem for infantry. I actually read somewhere that us colour blind folk are better at picking out people in camouflage. who knows!
Get your ******* napper down mate, the OP will probably be your Sect Comd by now.
 
#20
You should be fine. I got CP4 at ADSC, meaning I failed both the Ishihara cards, and the lantern test but still got accepted as a combat medic. I can't see it being a problem for infantry. I actually read somewhere that us colour blind folk are better at picking out people in camouflage. who knows!
Great advice mate.

All you need is a time machine.
 

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