Hello, Have been in the TA for 3 years, albeit in a UOTC (no taunts please) and applied for a transfer to another unit (the name of which is irrelevant). Everything was going swimmingly until I was failed medically for prolonged/recurrent back pains associated with a car accident that happened nearly 4 years ago. I do not have prolonged recurrent back pains now and have passed two other army medicals since the accident. Nevertheless, in supporting documents from around the time of the accident that I stupidly provided for my RG8, a specialist clearly states that I came to him with back pain a few months after the accident although he also correctly predicted it would go away. I am appealing the decision because I am medically fit for service, the pains were very much related to having been smashed about and I recovered remarkably well all things considered. Today I am active, fit and healthy and soon after the accident I went back to a back-breaking job with no issues. I'd like to hear from anyone who has successfully appealed a rejection before and can suggest how best to approach compiling my case. I've looked at the PULHEEMS document and can see why they failed me, but I want to know if there has ever been a case of flexibility shown with the regulations. Cheers.