Saluting in the Army

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  1. Ok i have a problem with my hand. I cant bring my little finger in with the others so there is a gap when i salute. And its a permanent injury but everything else is ok heaves, jerry can etc. Does anyone have a similar problem and do you think this could stop me getting in. Thanks
  2. Don't join the Guards.
  3. I think the fact you've been tagged as an Oxygen thief pre-basic will stop you getting in as you are clearly a throbber of the first water.
  4. Chop it off, job done.
  5. Or better still, Don't join. the head, preferably.
  6. And stick it up your arrse
  7. Please im just trying to get a serious answer.
  8. JINGO

    JINGO War Hero Book Reviewer

    Had same problem never caused me any bother.
    If it concerns you greatly join the Vulcan Navy, you will fit in. :D
  9. OK serious answer, sellotape. Nobody will ever know.
  10. Go and visit your nearest ACIO.
  11. JINGO

    JINGO War Hero Book Reviewer

    No seriously, my little finger sticks out about 1/2 an inch from the rest of my hand when saluting but I cant recall anybody ever noticing and believe me i did a lot of saluting!
  12. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    If you had posted this without a reference to saluting, and asked a straight forward medical question, you might have received a straight answer.

    As far as an answer goes, I would go with the 'Chop it Off' theory, or my preference, the 'Smash it to Pieces so That it no Longer Offends' theory.

    See what happens when you get tagged?
  13. Thanks Jingo. :D :D :D
  14. Pinky up was always more your style though ducky ;)
  15. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Try saluting with the other hand...Failing that,salute Septic Style...