Stuart95 wrote: »
So I’ve completed my Physical and my interview today - passed both and obviously I’m over the moon! However... almost two years ago, I was admitted to hospital with a bleeding ulcer, during this time I received a blood transfusion and was diagnosed as anemic. I’m not taking any medication for my “condition”, but at the same time, it doesn’t affect me day-to-day.
I can’t find anything to show me exactly how in depth the medical exam will be for the RDF and I don’t want to lose my position due to something that hasn’t been an issue for almost two years, which was a one off.
Can anyone tell me if I need to be worried about the medical? Can they find my previous treatments / medical history during the check?
LMTB20 wrote: »
I'm thinking of joining the RDF. How has your experience been so far?
Kilian1995 wrote: »
Hey Stuart95, did your platoon begin training with guys having no medicals? were you sworn in, get your gear etc even tho some guys medicals were never processed? If you wouldn't mind sharing some more information about your application process it would be really helpful to the guys waiting to hear something that seems will never arrive!!
Stuart95 wrote: »
first of all I apologize it's taken me so long to get back to you.
I seen your reply come through, I just kept forgetting to actually get on and look - I don't use this, ever.
I'm going to be completely honest with you.
Believe it or not, I'm no further into my career 'offically'.
Medicals for my platoon are still not completed, majority of those in my unit never received a date for the medicals, those who did, with the exception of 4/5 are still awaiting results.
This was going on a long time before Covid hit, after which, all platoon trainings were cancelled.
We've not been training since march, for obvious reasons.
My platoon hasn't done anything 'military' related in a long time - that being said, there's a small section of us within this platoon who have been playing airsoft together regularly & our platoon whatsapp chat is always on the go.
Despite not having done anything officially with my platoon, we've all gotten to know one another and developed some close bonds.
Do I recommend it?
Absolutely - but don't think it's all exciting.
Up until March (when we had actually been training), my platoon would march around the barracks for 2-3 hours every week. In the cold, in the rain, it was winter when we started training, we missed summer, and we're supposedly returning soon - so more winter weather to march in.
If it's something you're genuinely interested in, don't sit on it.
Get the application in as soon as you can. You'll meet some people you'll become great friends with and you'll carry the experiences, good or bad, with you for life.
I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help,
due to the current pandemic, everything was put on hold so my experiences within the organization have been very limited.
Best of luck!