"We need an army of ex-smackheads and ex-criminals, but no ex-eczema sufferers." As you may have worked out I am rather pissed off with the requirements to join the army. You could have done drugs and get in (not me). You could have been a criminal and get in (not me) but if you have had eczema (like me) you are not allowed. Fair enough if you have had to go to the hospital for it, but I have had a mild(ish) eczema which is cleared up now. So, after 5 months consisting of application forms and paper work, waiting, a barb test, a GP medical, waiting, another GP medical, training and more waiting, my boyhood dream of joining the army has been crushed by eczema (for 3 years atleast). Has anyone in my situation been successful in appealing? PS Their pretty picky for an overstreched and undermanned Army.