I was just wondering if you still have to get your head shaved to the bone as a recruit? (infantry) Bit of a stupid and silly question I know becasue most people wouldnt think twice about shaving their heads but the reason I ask is that I have a bit of a lump on the top of my head which Ive had since birth. Just the way the skull formed I guess. You wouldnt be able to tell looking at me as my hair hides it. I dont have long hair just normal short to medium length. But, the thought of having it all shaved off is not a nice one because everyone would be able to see it!!!! I normally have a number 3 on the back and sides with it fairly short on top (about 1 inch I guess) but does anyone know if you can be excused the REALLY short cut? OK you can stop laughing now!