My situation is that I applied to join The Parachute Regiment early this year, only to be permanantly rejected due to operations I have had on an ear. I was just wondering if there is slacker medical entry requirements for the TA (wanting to join 4PARA)?
The medical standards are pretty much the same no matter what service/branch you join (there are some exceptions). However, if you have been graded P8 (unifit for service), that will apply across the board.
The TA/Reserves has exactly the same standards as their regular counterparts, so P8 regular = P8 TA/Reserves.
Whilst there is supposed to be a common set of standards TA and regular recruitment is a medical lottery based on the current fetish of the medical officer. I know one guy who was failed at a medical for the Parachute Regiment on the grounds of a history of ear infections then within 3 months was accepted by the TA SAS who had full knowledge of his previous rejection.