I am in the process of applying to join up as an officer and have had my initial application rejected due to having two shoulder operations on the same shoulder. I dislocated it when 18 in a rugby match, had one operation...the shoulder never felt stable or strong after that op and it was deemed to be a failure when I dislocated it again. I am now 23 and had my second operation in November 2008 so am almost one year after that op. The shoulder feels solid this time and is completely different to the first op. I am currently gathering additional info from my surgeon/physio backing my appeal and am keen to hear if anyone has gone through a similar process, shoulder injury or otherwise. I applied to the RAF and was initially rejected on the same grounds but managed to over turn it on appeal, my first choice would be to join the army though so am pretty keen to find out what my chances are from anyone who has had a simialr experience.