Why are Chilwell giving enlisted TA soldiers the enrolment medical for Regs ? Currently they are binning about 30% of TA personnel just because they do not meet the medical requirements of an 19 year old hoping for a regular career. How many serving regs would pass this medical ? Continuing the logic . 1. Why are the regs going out to theatres not given the same medical ? 2. If Chilwell bins a soldier as medically unfit can his CO sign is as FFR ? 3. If he is not FFR on medical grounds, lets say or high blood pressure, why should he stay in the TA. After all he cannot be mobilised. 4. Soldier gets mobilised. Sells car. Tells work. Sorts life. Goes to Chilwell, gets binned. What will happen to morale ? Sorry for swearing, but recruiting and retention, we are told, are our biggest hurdles. I disagree. Recruiting is not a major problem. Retention is. We currently loose 30% per year. If this were cut to 10% our recruiting problem would be gone. Why do we not have a retention budget ? 5. Next year, will we need a medical to be FFR ? 6. Why can a soldier with bad teeth be binned when one with good teeth who cannot pass his APWT be mobilised. Which is more important teeth or mil skills ? 7. Who, at high level, makes these short sighted decisions ? Go on Chilwell, bite if you have the teeth ..