So I originally applied to join the establishment early last year, and after a barb of 79 I decided the engineers and more specifically the Design draftsman route was my thing. Then I hit an obstacle, in the form of another car, head on and fast enough! This was however 6 months before my application. I had cleanup surgery on my knee (rubble exclusion) but I was medically deferred for 6 months. My Drs comments were thegasman2000s knee is healed and working fully without any pain, but I cannot guarantee this will be the case in the future. Muppet! So I am now reapplying after rattling around for almost a year (Diving instructor job in Dubai amongst other things) and have been told my BARB is now out of date, new one required. New literacy tests and numeracy tests have been brought in, and I still might not get in due to the knee injury. Which is a kick in the danglies if I am honest! My main question is do I have a reasonable chance of getting in at all?? My fitness is definitely adequate (I play rugby twice a week) and I havent felt a twinge for over a year. The second question is what is my fastest route into training? I have been waiting around for a year running up debts (manageable) and generally loosing the will to live lol. Can I fast track my application somehow? Or join as something else and change to get the Basic earlier. Wow that looks like an epic rant but I am just super frustrated I cant just get training yesterday!