If you have been rejected by the armed forces for medical reasons which do not affect your ability to operate on the battlefield, at sea or in the air, you'll want to see things changed. You are not alone.
Aim: No blanket rejections for manageable medical conditions.
The Right to Fight campaign aims to make the British armed forces medical standards fairer, more accessible and realistic whereby each recruit is judged on their personal attributes, life experience and the ability to operate effectively. In short, no blanket rejections for manageable medical conditions.
WE'RE THE SOLUTION for THE...
ARMED FORCES RECRUITMENT CRISIS
The Commons Defence Committee were told in 2018 that the army had 77,000 fully trained troops compared with a target of 82,500. Considering that there is a troop deficit of 5,500, they would be able to find those 'missing' troops out of the 26,000+ it rejects each year for medical reasons simply by re-evaluating their medical policy.
VOLUNTEERING FOR COMBAT
We believe that the MoD should do everything in their power to support those raising their hands to represent the UK in present and future war zones. For an organisation which takes tough risks, it appears trivial that the MoD are unwilling to take calculated risks on its personnel when they are so desperate. We aim to put pressure on the decision makers to get things changed - for many a military career is a dream career.
"I'm here for the army"
SAS 'Most Impressive Candidate' launches Right to Fight campaign
The special forces recruit, who made a 'truly impressive effort', is 'fit, robust as well as bright and very determined' and who 'coped easily with everything' will not be allowed to join any branch of the British Armed Forces due to a food allergy...
A PERSONAL ACCOUNT FROM A RETIRED BRIGADIER
"I COMMANDED IN THE BRITISH ARMY WITH ALLERGIES FOR 34 YEARS."
I applaud this important initiative and support the Right to Fight Campaign in its mission to try and change both the mindset and bureaucracy that underpins current recruiting, in respect of individuals with allergies...