T.A Medical questions

#1
Well, I'm going to be joining the signals in the T.A, and was just wondering, what exactly does the medical for the T.A entail?

Does it mean blood samples are taken?

Cheers.
 
#4
Lots of needles!

The Sigs Medical is just the same as any other. There is a bit of fondling your balls (my favourite bit) and the standard army checks, waddling like a duck, all four limbs, etc. Further details I'm sure can be obtained on other threads on this site or through the units themselves. I don't recall blood samples on mine.
 
#5
if joining the sigs then you will need to get used to pricks!!!! :lol: :lol:

Seriously though, its a long time since my medical and i dont recall them jabbing me with any needles, however they will need to check your blood group during your basic training and when you deploy you will get loads of jabs!!!
 
#6
Cheers, I'll just have to get used to it.


Out of all the things in the world, needles feel about the only thing that can send me into feeling a bit panicky, which is bloody pathetic I know. I'll man up during basic training for it though.
 
#8
You will have blood drawn at your initial medical for your blood grouping.

Unless you can provide documentary proof of your group from another reliable source I'm afraid a needle's coming your way!

WM
 
#9
wild_moose said:
You will have blood drawn at your initial medical for your blood grouping.

Unless you can provide documentary proof of your group from another reliable source I'm afraid a needle's coming your way!

WM

My initial medical? Was that the T.A. medical then? I had my medical and I didn't even have to get down to my skiddies or get jabbed with a needle.
 
#10
The TA medical is fairly basic, you'll have to provide a p!ss sample and go through all the usual checks - eyesight, hearing etc. It's nothing to get worried about. There's sometimes ball fondling, only get panicked if the doc winks at you whilt doing it!! :roll:
 
#11
Did my medical in August this year. Pretty basic, as follows. In no order as we were all sent to different tests at the same time:

Height and Weight
Urine sample
Blood Test
Eye sight test
Hering test
Lie in the couch and have the doc check joints and lower abdomen.

Didn't remove my undercrackers, and kept the coverall and bib on all the time.
 

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