Minimum Height

Discussion in 'Army Pay, Claims & JPA' started by WhiteHorse, Apr 23, 2006.

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  1. Can anyone confirm minimum heights required for joining and for driving etc. I have been told that we now operate a strict 158cm restriction for driving, if so when did this start and does it affect serving soldiers?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Asking again as I was daft to ask at 10.30 on a Sunday evening
  3. Can't discriminate against you because of your height except when the actual job requires you to be ie. for H&S reasons...

    PS: From a 5"2 SNCO
  4. I'm 5'6'' and I have had no trouble crashing military vehicles; cars, Rovers and armour.

  5. Well, if you are too small, you could always apply for the Gurkhas!
  6. I hear he Oompah Loompas are recruiting at the moment ...
  7. The Gurkhas have a minimum height restriction in force - 160 cms.
  8. I'm ok at 187 however we have some ladies at 154cm and shorter however I can't find any publication that sets it out. Any info on where to look would be great.